Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Watery Wednesday-First Spring Rain




There was no espape from this rain!





Sunday was our first official spring rain. The goose above didn't' seem bothered by it at all. The pond was a lot choppier than usual and it made nice ripples in the water.




This wet female mallard gets out of the pond to dry off some.


Soon the male follows.




The Great Blue Heron looks down on the water from a tree branch at the wetlands in Grafton. This was another area of water I went to on Sunday.

Here is a picture of the wetlands. The water continues to be a little low in some areas. Pretty soon these wetlands will be a haven for birds and there will be ducks, geese, herons, and woodpeckers with their babies all around the area. Water is the essence of life.



Many birds were in hiding because of the rain so I took the time to play with the micro feature in my camera. A spider web glistens with raindrops and light.






Another picture of the web but in black and white. Even without color it is still lovely.


The dried up berries take on another light with raindrops.



Water diamonds on a bare scarlet branch.

Queen Annes Lace from last summer.



And finally the rain got so bad I ran to my car to escape its fury. The rain was hammering the roof and the drops clinged to my windshield. I decided to take a picture to remember our first spring rain.

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27 comments:

The Early Birder said...

It might have been wet but you've captured the jewels & diamond drops exquisitely. The head shots of the Mallards are also excellent - see I said practising would bring it's rewards. Well done. FAB

Chris said...

Hi,
A raining day is an opportunity to get nice picture. I love your droplets on the spider web. They are just really great and hope I will be able to do the same..one day. A very nice post!!!

Mildred said...

Great rainy day pics. I love the spider web in black and white.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Kim, Aren't you glad that it's just rain ---and not snow????? We had rain also recently--and even a little today.

Great 'rain' pictures--especially the spider-web and the 'drops'... Of course I love the birds too. The pictures of the mallards are very very good.
Hugs,
Betsy

Steve B said...
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Steve B said...

Wonderful set of pictures. Love the preening goose.

VALKYRIEN said...

Great series of watery shots! I love the Blue Heron balancing on the branch! Great capture!

A New England Life said...

Great shots Kim! Loved the Goose all curled up. And the one on the rock. They were all good! Your photo's just continue to get better all the time!

ShySongbird said...

Lovely photos again Kallen, the Heron looked almost surreal.

kayleen said...

Great series of photos. Especially like the spider web in black and white. Looks like the raindrops are just suspended in space.

ewok1993 said...

What a delightful collection of watery photos. Thanks for the generosity.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I enjoyed seeing all your lovely watery photos. What a fun way to spend a rainy day, don't you think?

2sweetnsaxy said...

These are all great. I'm particularly fond of macros of water drops on glass and spider webs, not always easy to capture with this digital camera. I've got to remember how to use manual focus on this camera so I capture more of those. Great job. :-)

Bryan said...

Great photos! In the second spiderweb photo, the web is almost impossible to see, which makes it appear that the water droplets formed a very interesting pattern.

Kelly said...

...the photo of the Great Blue is beautiful...very artistic. I love all your rainy photos. It's inspired me to venture out with my camera the next time it rains!

dAwN said...

OMGoodness the raindrop photos are amazing!

Shellmo said...

The raindrop photo was outstanding and so magical! As were all these photos. You got great head shots of the mallards. Your photos get better by the minute!!

Ruth said...

Lovely shots. That is a very handsome goose in the first picture. Unfortunately we had snow...

Pacey said...

The photo of the web was pretty cool and yes it was even lovely without the color. Cool cool shots.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Wow..this is a wonderful series Kim. You really got some great shots of the bird and love the heron way up there..You are going to have a blast this season..so much to see and to share...

oldmanlincoln said...

I liked your water droplet shots very much. And I also liked the blue heron who seems to be a bit skittish on the tree branch.

Jayne said...

It's been raining cats and dogs here for a week it seems. We've gotten probably close to 4" which we desperately need to stave off the drought conditions of the past two summers. Beautiful water shots!

MaineBirder said...

Awesome series Kim!

Who says you can't have fun in the rain?

MaineBirder said...

Awesome series Kim!

Who says you can't have fun in the rain?

Amy said...

Okay, I'm a bit sick of the rain but your photos are lovely. Great job on the macros!

Leedra said...

I love the Great Blue Heron on the branch. There is just something about the pic that speaks to me.

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Mary said...

Oh, I can tell you are lovin' that camera. Work it!

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