Friday, June 20, 2014

Pond Reflections

 Serious photographer with serious lens

Last weekend my husband had an overnight from the hospital and since the weather was awesome, we went birding for a few hours. The guy above was also out looking for birds. I have no idea what he was looking at through that lens as mine isn't that strong. All I could see were mallards, Canada geese, one Great Blue Heron away off in the distance, and him.  Luckily for me, he was casting a neat reflection.

Same pond, same day

FYI: The hospital released my husband on Wednesday after 99 1/2 days. I'm glad that's over!

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67 comments:

Andy said...

This guy is doing some serious photography. I'm glad the hear your hubby is back home. All the best to the both of you.

Mersad said...

What wonderful shores. You should also link this up to this weeks Friday My Town Shoot Out. The theme is Beaches and Shores. You can find the link on my blog.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Revrunner said...

Looks more like a canon (pun intended) than a lens. :-)

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

Serious piece of kit and it looks like he knows how to use it.

Magia da Inês said...

•° Olá!
Ótimas fotos!
Muita saúde para você e seu marido.
º°。♡♡

Ótimo dia cheio de luz e muita paz!!!
Bom fim de semana!
Beijinhos.
º。✿✿º°

Stefan Jansson said...

That is a serious bird watcher!

Beth @ "E." Lizard Breath Speaks said...

no kidding ... i love that it is cammo. too fun!! i wonder how often me takes pics? have a great weekend. ( :

cieldequimper said...

Very cool reflection!

Well the 1/2 day was necessary to make it stay just under the 100 days! Enjoy life back at home, sir (and you too of course!)

eileeninmd said...

Cool reflection shot! Happy Friday!

Halcyon said...

So happy to hear your husband is out of the hospital. Great news! The photographer almost looks like a hunter. :)

Roan said...

Yay! Hubby is home! Very nice reflections. I want one of those lenses. lol

Judy said...

You are right about the great reflection he casts!!! And I love the cammo lens!
Glad your husband is out of the hospital, and life can approach normal again!!

Anvilcloud said...

That's an extremely impressive lens. It boggles my mind how much some invest in their hobby. But good for them if they can afford it.

William Kendall said...

A lovely pond! And good news about your husband!

Bob Bushell said...

Lovely way to go birdwatching.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh EG I am so glad for you and your husband. 99 days a such a long long time to be away. Keep being positive. YAY!!!!

That camera is serious for sure but the reflection is good. MB

carol l mckenna said...

Oh so glad hubby is home and lovely reflection shot ~ enjoy the weekend ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Buttons said...

YEAH your husband is home YEAH YEAH HUG HUG.

That is a very serious photographer that camera looks heavier than I and I am sure I would need a wagon to pull it around:) Hug B

Tanya Breese said...

yay! i'm glad your husband is back home, i'm sure he is too! and wow, that is a serious lens!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I am so glad your husband is hone!!!

That lens is impressive!

Malyss said...

Glad that your hubby's back home !
The guy there was looking for birds, and you for a reflection . You are all happy !

Christa atCedarmereFarm said...

I am so glad to hear your husband is feeling better and can go home. That is some serious photographer! I bet his reflection is much more interesting than what he is looking at! :)

Misty DawnS said...

Glad to hear your husband is home!!!!!! That lens would get too heavy for me on my hikes ;-)

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

His lens cost more than my used car. Best to you both. Now you can get some normalcy back into your lives.

TexWisGirl said...

love it!

Sandra said...

99 days is unbelievable. I am so happy for both of you that he is out now. hope all is well with him.
i could not even carry that lens out there to put it on a tripod... love the reflections

Karen said...

Neat reflections. I want a lens like that!

Glad to hear that your husband is home!

Taken For Granted said...

That photographer, along with his reflection, makes for a more interesting photo than the close-up bird photos he might have been shooting with that huge lens. Nicely done.

see you there! said...

First of all, so happy to hear your husband is home. Great reflections, I can't imaging carrying that huge camera/lens around.

Darla

Birgitta said...

Wow! What a lens :) Great shots!

RedPat said...

He's in a whole different photography world from me! So happy to hear your good news, EG!

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Ela said...

Wonderful reflections !
Greetings :)

Marie said...

Wow! That's one SERIOUS lens! :-) Glad your husband is home and doing better. Nice photos.

llandudnopictures said...

Taking it very seriously indeed... great news about your husband!

Linda W. said...

That is one intense photographer! I always love getting photos of the photographer. Glad to hear your hubby is home from the hospital.

Gail Dixon said...

So happy to hear your husband has been released!! Yay. I know you both are so relieved.

I've seen lenses like that before and although I have lusted after them, once I see the strength needed to lug them around, realize that I couldn't do it. You got a fantastic reflection of him.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

That is an impressive lens,but like Gail said,I would not be able to carry it around ,so,I'll let him have it. You got some good shots.Glad to hear your Hubby has been released.

Lowell said...

What wonderful news about your husband! We wish you both the very best in the future!

I love that first shot. He's an intense photographer. And the lens - well, that thing would ring up about $15-20K I think. Yesterday I read an article about photographers hurting themselves by assuming crazy positions to get their photos. This guy looks pretty comfy, though.

Pamela Gordon said...

That is quite a lens the guy is using! I can't imagine lugging something like that around. The pond and reflection is really nice. I'm so happy that your husband got home after all that time! Blessings to you both! All the best. Pam

Carver said...

Great shots. I don't see how people carry around those huge lenses but I know a lot of birders do.

Viera said...

He is really competent as well as his reflection... Excellent shot...

Andrea Priebe said...

That's a mental image of Brian King ... don't know anyone any more serious about photography than he is. I am very happy for you that your husband has been released ... I don't know and perhaps you haven't shared why he was in there, but I am assuming that it was for good purpose and things may get back to normal now that he is out. Best Wishes EGCG ...

Andrea @ From thr Sol

Lynn said...

Congratulations to having your hubby home, that is quite a stretch in a hospital, sleeping in his own bed has got to be heavenly! That is A camera, I wonder what he was shooting, this is what a young friend of mine (12) would call a talking photo :-) super capture.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

I am so happy for you and your husband. I'll bet he is super happy to finally be home! You too! This guy with the fancy camera is pretty serious, isn't he? I wonder how far he can zoom it.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

So glad that he's out :) As to that photo what a lens! I wish I'd had my camera out not too long ago. I looked out my kitchen window and there was a HUGE hawk..just sitting on my neighbors fence under the tree and little birds were going crazy / almost as if they were trying to attack it or something. It was certainly a full grown big hawk, not the smaller variety. Flew away when a car drove past.

Fun60 said...

That was really convenient of him to be lying there so you could get a reflection.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

A hunter in camouflage but he shoots with a camera. He made a great reflection.
So glad to hear your husband is out of the hospital. Enjoy the weekend together.

Michelle said...

Holy cow, that is an impressive lens!

Lisa Gordon said...

That is one impressive lens.

I am so glad that your husband is home now.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Felicia said...

neat reflection. Wish i had a lens like that.

The Furry Gnome said...

So glad to hear your husband is out of the hospital. Take care.

Randy said...

Now I really have lens envy.

Jim said...

Excellent reflection.

ladyfi said...

What wonderful reflections! And that is a serious lens, isn't it?!

orvokki said...

Wonderful photo with the reflection of the photografer.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

Wish I had a lens that size.

99 1/2 days is a very long time. I hope you are celebrating! So happy for you!

Ileana said...

Great reflections. I need one of those lenses. :)
Have a happy weekend!

Kate said...

Wouldn't I love a lens like that!!

Debbie said...

well, mr. photographer served a wonderful purpose!! perhaps he is brian, from briankingimages!!

Shammickite said...

So no more daily trips to South Lake.... very good news! Hugs to your husband!

Kathy said...

Now that's a camera lens! Wonder what that baby cost.

That is a long hospital stay. I hope whatever he was in there for has been taken care of for good!

Stephanie said...

Great news on the release from the hospital. I am sure you must be happy to have him home again. Those are serious lens on that camera.

maryaustria said...

Great shot!
All the best wishes for you and your husband!

Kerri Farley said...

VERY cool!

kelley jensen said...

that is one serious photographer!

Pat Tillett said...

It looks like a nice place. I'd like to have that lens, but I'd hate to have to carry it around.

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