Friday, 9 January 2015

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS - Bembridge Reflections

On Boxing Day I posted one shot of an old building at Bembridge and I animated it and quite a number of you asked how I did it   This first shot below reminded me of what you had asked so at the END OF THIS POST I will tell you how I achieved it very easily.  All of the lakes were frozen giving lovely reflections and some of the water you will see is slowly thawing.










These are Mallards standing on the frozen water.



                Some Coots have found some water that has defrosted.




Several Moorhen were in the reeds.


These are shots from the other side of the path, the first one above is my attempt at taking a panoramic shot. 





A far off Grey Heron above and some Shoveler below with a Black headed gull.






OK, yesterday you were all very clever to see the Buzzard, so today can you ID this bird above?  It was sitting on the tree but when I raised my camera, he flew away.  I will tell you the answer tomorrow!  There is a tell tale sign as a clue!


For me that day started off well by seeing the 'bird' above and then an even bigger treat was when I watched a March Harrier for 10 minutes searching for food over the reeds.  Unfortunately it was too far away to get any decent shots.



Buzzard in tree above with a couple of Cormorants in the tree to the right and Canada geese below.



These are Canada Geese however I have a video at the end showing you Dark bellied Brent geese in flight.


Now to tell you how I added the animation.  
CLICK HERE for web site or just put LunaPic into Google.
When in the site, upload your photo and apart from the water reflection there are lots of other animations as well as many more things you can try.  ENJOY!


 I hope you enjoyed this post and I leave you this time with the front of the old building in the water animation shot.

CLICK HERE if the video does not appear below.




I am linking with post with WEEKEND REFLECTIONS.


Thank you for visiting and also to all those who leave comments.

36 comments:

  1. Some absolutely glorious reflections there.
    The mystery bird? Count me as ignorant.

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    1. HI EC I certainly will not count you as ignorant! Here is anther clue, it is not in your country! This is a bit of fun, no awards.

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  2. That is an awesome effect with the animation, because it's very subtle and thus more effective. I like it.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. Lovely reflections, Margaret.. And I love the variety of birds, the moorhen is a great bird.. I would take a wild guess and say your mystery bird is a Magpie.. Happy Friday!

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  4. It is lovely to be able to focus on these images from nature - so calming in troubled times.

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  5. You do take beautiful photos.
    Thanks for your informative comment left on my blog.

    Best wishes to you

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  6. Such beautiful photos, Margaret. And, thank you for sharing the info on that animation. Pretty darn amazing what can be done these days!! blessings ~ tanna

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  7. I didn't see your animation before but how cool is that? You are an amazing fount of information on the birds. Have a nice weekend.

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  8. lovely reflections and the panoramic shows beautiful color. :)

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  9. That´s a wonderful place! Your photos are gorgeous! Such a variety of birds!

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  10. Wow the lovely photos and their beautiful reflections, are outstanding but the actual water moving as if I'm right there is really delightful. So needed right now too!

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  11. A fascinating series of great pictures. I really like the animated water picture. Well done.

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  12. Beautiful reflection images, well photographed Margaret.

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  13. Love all the images especially the Mallards and the funky old building, reflections. That is a pretty cool effect, going to look into that site. Many thanks for sharing the info.

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  14. Is it a Jay Margaret? Love that corrugated iron reflected - so beautiful.

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  15. Very well done post, Lots of beauty in the old building and the reflections. All the information you provide is so helpful! Weekend blessings.

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  16. Some wonderful reflections, Margaret.Thanks for the info on the animation, the water looks great.

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  17. Oh yes, lovely reflections Margaret and of the birds too. I especially enjoyed the mallards standing on the ice and the video was as enjoyable as always.

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  18. Margaret, once again watch your beautiful pictures.
    I love the countryside views. They are very beautiful.
    I wish you a nice weekend.
    Greetings.

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  19. Beautiful contribution!
    My post at: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/

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  20. Old buildings are wonderful subjects, doubly so when they are reflected.

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  21. I was quite stunned by the first picture of mallards, cause the water doesn't look frozen, and strange thoughts came into my mind by looking at it... I like the old brownstone factory : the way it stands in the water gives quite an atmosphere to your pics.

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  22. I love your shots of the old buildings with the calm water! Also the grey heron, he is all frazzled for us! Your animation is delightful and beautiful.

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  23. Thawing ... your lakes are thawing? How can that be ... our's are just freezing. Theywill be ice fishing on them soon. Oh my ... I am envious :) Love your old building and the prairie and water shots ... I don't know the buzzards of the UK but I can tell you that this bird is a buteo ... has all the same dimentions as our Red Tail Hawk which is our most common buteo. Beautiful bird though ... glad you were able to catch him in flight. As for your animation info ... Thank you, Thank you. I went over there, but there is so much to explore I decided to wait until I had something to play with, then see what I could do. Looks like great fun. Have a wonderful weekend, Margaret ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  24. I so want to explore the inside of that old building!

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  25. What a great posting! Love that water animation. No idea how to do that. And the video at the end was so much fun! I love how we are a world away but share our birding life.

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  26. I love the reflections you've captured for this post. Such peaceful tranquility.

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  27. I agree the water didn`t look frozen & I was amazed at the mallards "walking on water" like Jesus!
    I was going to say the bird looked like a red shouldered hawk, but that cannot be correct.
    I enjoyed all of your pictures, I love old buildings & the last one with the water moving it felt like I was there,thanks for sharing, phyllis

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  28. Nice selection of birds there Margaret. No idea what that bird flying away is...................

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  29. Wonderful reflection shots!
    Have a nice week end!
    Photographer Gil Zetbase
    http://www.gilzetbase.com/

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  30. i love that old building you photographed and the animation you did. i usually animate the whole pic in my Photoshop but i'll have to try that site out as it animates only part of your image. very cool. your images are beautiful. you have a wonderful area to photograph. hope all is well.

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  31. great old building reflection. About the animation I did it soemtiems a few years ago but then forgot about it. :) It´s cool sometimes

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  32. Beautiful photos! The scenery is lovely!

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  33. The colours in the water are amazing, what a wonderful spot (oh and the ice... so wonderful to see, it's been way too warm here!)

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  34. Stunning scenes. I love the serenity of the water scenery.

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