Monday, 1 February 2016

THROUGH MY LENS and PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT

These are very random photographs I selected before I left for Costa Rica to schedule in for you.  I hope you enjoy the selection I made and I would be interested to know if there is a particular one you like and why.


Mandarin Duck in Spain


Sunset in Innisfail, Queensland


Puffin on Great Saltee Island, Ireland


Reservoir outside Belfast


Gannet on Great Saltee Island, Ireland


Lagan Weir in Belfast


Black Guillemot in Bangor, Co Down(my town)


Reflections under the Queens Bridge of the River Lagan in Belfast


Grey Heron


Child in Paraguay


Photographed along the Broad Water Towpath at Moira, Co Antrim


Rhododendron at Rowallane National Trust Gardens, Co.Down

I am linking with THROUGH MY LENS and PHOTO SCAVENGER HUNT.

Do you have a favourtie?  I hope so.

Thanks for visiting and thanks to all you leave their choice or comment.

32 comments:

  1. They are all great, but I think I like the moody beauty captured at the Resevoir outside Belfast.

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  2. I think my favorite would be the reservoir outside Belfast. Thank you for linking in with "Through My Lens".

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  3. I like the resevoir one too, very peaceful............

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  4. The photos are all great but I think I would choose the Puffin - one of my favourite birds :) Enjoy Costa Rica and look forward to seeing all the photos.

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  5. Lovely photos! I really think you captured a regal post in your Mandarin duck. Wishing you well!

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  6. Sono tutte stupende ma la mia preferita è la prima: l'oca mandarina. Stupendi i colori e bellissima la posa. Complimenti sei bravissima, un abbraccio
    Emi

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  7. Hello Margaret, what a great selection for your hunt. I love all the beautiful birds, The puffin is one of my favorites. Happy February, enjoy your new week!

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  8. wonderful shots, love the water photo!

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  9. This is a wonderful collection of photos, each a prize in its own right. Do I have a favorite? Yes, two actually. I love your face on shot of the Puffin because it reminds me of our time in northern Scotland, and your B&W shot of the weir with that terrific reflection.

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  10. Nice photo collection! I like the puffin portrait the best.

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  11. Gorgeous photos !! I love these beautiful birds !!
    Greetings

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  12. Merveilleuses photos, j'aime beaucoup le Mandarin duck !
    Bonne semaine à toi ! merci de tes nombreuses visites sur mon blog.
    Bise- Cath.

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  13. Hi Margaret, I love them ALL--but my two fav's today are the first one (love the colors) and the last one ---because I LOVE Rhododendrons....

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  14. They are all my favorites! Some of your very best! (at least what I've seen).

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  15. Excellent photos - so sharp and well composed. I'm not a birder, so my favorite is Lagan Weir. I like the way it almost looks abstract, with the shine and reflections.

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  16. I couldn't possibly pick a favourite...they are all stunning. Well done.
    x

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  17. Your Grey Heron looks just like the Great Blue Herons we have here in the United States. Very difficult to pick a favorite, all are lovely photos!
    The simplicity of the Reservoir outside Belfast really appeals to me.

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  18. Me fascinaron los colores del pato mandarín :)
    Y sobre todo la de la niña, porque no hay nada más sincero y bonito que la sonrisa de un niño.
    ¡Maravillosas fotografías!

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  19. They're all great! But i love the Puffin.

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  20. All are beautiful,but I really am struck by the lone tree.

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  21. They are all favorites. Wonderful images!!

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  22. Excellent photos. I love the mandarin duck, but my favourite is Lagan Weir.

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  23. They are all such fantastic photos! I love them all.

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  24. All of them: so beautiful wonders to discover! best regards!

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  25. These are amazing shots, Margaret. The Mandarin Duck is exquisite, he almost doesn't look real, but like something painted.
    I'm also captivated by the photo of the reflection under the bridge - at first glance it almost appeared an abstract.. Just a fantastic scene, so vivid and interesting!!

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  26. Spoilt for choice! The Mandarin Duck is stunning ~ just a beautiful shot, as they all are! The head on encounter with the Puffin was another fantastic shot... such detail and clarity. Who could not be enamoured with that sweet smile of the little girl? You have captured the silent stealthy movement of the Grey Heron. They are such patient birds, before the sudden dive for food. I also admired the photo of the reflection. A most wonderful selection of excellent photography!

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  27. The Gannet is an interesting-looking bird, especially the beak and eye coloration.

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  28. Great photos!
    Hard to choose. I am very fond of ducks (pleasant, likeable birds), and the Mandarin Duck is smashing! But the Puffin is a favorite and a most interesting bird, also nesting here in Norway.

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  29. Wonderful nature photos.
    I'm impressived
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    I would be very happy.
    the challenge goes every Thursday

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    Warm greetings from Germany

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  30. All beautiful shots but especially love that mandarin duck. Such perfection in design!

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