Monday, November 12, 2012

Barge/Our World

 Barge view #1

I know you are wondering - so I am going to tell you (tee hee) - why the heck I was out making photos on a foggy morning. I was there because a couple of days earlier I had seen a rare (to this area) red-throated loon and I wanted to make a better photo.

Barge view #2

Yeah, well I never got the better photo because just as the loon swam up close to where I was quietly hiding, this barge came up the harbour.  The loon took off.  (True story.)

I bet you're thinking:  "Better luck next time."  Well, there WILL be a next time. (I hope.)

More photos from Our World can be seen by clicking HERE.

37 comments:

VioletSky said...

I will admit, I had never heard of a red-breasted loon, so have looked it up and see it is a rather undistinguished looking loon. You must have a very good eye!

Buttons said...

Oh I can't wait for that Red breasted loon but I surely do like these shots of the barge. B

eileeninmd said...

Great shots, but I am sorry your missed the loon shot. Better luck next time!

Sandra said...

to tell the truth, i rather see the lovely old barge than the bird, so thanks, and of course there will be a next time. because you can!!!

see you there! said...

The barge is interesting, can't wait to see the loon though.

Darla

Becky said...

I've been there, done that so many times. Just when you get ready to take a photo, off it flys. Grrr. Anyway I like the barge shot. Good luck finding the loon. I've never seen one.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Sorry you missed the loon, but I love the foggy morning pictures.

TexWisGirl said...

guess that's why they call it a 'barge' - no manners.

Pride In Photos said...

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laurie

Stephanie said...

Never heard of a red breasted loon.

RedPat said...

Looking forward to seeing the loon one day!

Janie said...

Oh, well, the barge makes an interesting photo with its reflections on the water. I'd like to see the loon, though. Hope you make the capture soon.

LONDONLULU said...

I love the foggy photos, even if you missed the loon this time - look forward to the next time!

Paul in Powell River said...

Red-throated Loons are a fantastic bird and I don't blame you for wanting to get closer. We see a very few here in summer and I have a picture of one I took, hanging on my wall with some of my other favourite shots.

Genie said...

Sorry we missed out on the loon, but your two barge photos are wonderful...full of personality. Love the squiggly shadows on the water. genie

Chrissy Brand said...

Like the ripples effect here.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh what a shame, not quite the same capture as the loon was it, still good photos though. :)

beyondzephyr.com said...

Something is always disrupting our plan, isn't it! I hope you will get another chance soon.

Gorgeous barge to see though!

George said...

I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get your better picture of the loon, but you did get a couple of neat pictures of the barge.

Joe Todd said...

Love those loons

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Ugh, talk about barging in!

Mark said...

Lovely shots, what a great name for a bird.

Sylvia K said...

Oh, Ugh!! Barging in indeed!! I do hope you get a chance at another shot! I'd love to see that fellow!! Have a great week, EG!

Carver said...

You got some good shots of the barge. Hopefully next time it won't barge into your loon shots.

Photo Cache said...

It is like that sometimes, you get something special to photograph other than the originally intended subject. I like the barge shots. I didn't think barges look like this.

Kathy said...

It looks pretty chilly out on that lake!

Fun60 said...

Great barge photos, pity about the loon.

Sue said...

Hope you catch your loon next time!

;)

Leovi said...

Wonderful photos ... reflections in the water are beautiful. I love it. Greetings.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Great shots that you got ~ despite missing the one you wanted ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

Robert Geiss said...

Great impressions of your world.


Please have a good Tuesday.


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Lowell said...

Pictures of loons can make one loony! And I thought this barge was going to run right into that wall in the first shot! Sheesh!

Andrea said...

Never mind, you got something very colorful too, and the photo of the water is so dramatic as well.

Andrea said...

Never mind, you got something very colorful too, and the photo of the water is so dramatic as well.

Jack said...

So, my friend EG gets up early for red-throated loons. Another thing we don't have in common!

Janet said...

Well, I would be excited to see a barge!

Snowcatcher said...

Because I'm going backwards, I see you've already seen your loon again! I applaud you for going back out to see it! Perseverance is required with wildlife!

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