Posts tagged ‘sunrise’

Catching the rays…

Hello everyone!  Even though we are nearly at spring here, today winter is having her last say, we didn’t get above 4C all day and at one point with wind chill it was -6.6C!  Since I last posted I have been back to the UK for a very long overdue visit to see my family which was really fantastic but not so much for photography as the weather, considering it was the northern hemisphere summer, was diabolical!!   However, there were some nice days and the image I am posting today is of a little spider in my mum’s garden.  It was not long after sunrise and I loved the way the light allowed a wonderful view of the spider sitting on her web – the delicate tension waiting for a meal to come along.  Enjoy 🙂

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A moment of beauty…

Hello everyone.  It has been very cold here, winter has arrived.  The image I am sharing on another sad and unthinkable day for London and the UK,  is one I took a few weeks ago.  I saw this dragonfly at sunrise which was still in it’s cold slumber from the night before and was fascinated by the glass like beads of dew on the wings and the magnification in the drops on it’s eye.  Enjoy.

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Autumn sunrise with sparkles.

I hope everyone is well.  We’re now into late autumn, the last of the deciduous trees are in their wonderful colours, days are getting much shorter and the misty mornings are plentiful.  One day last week we had very heavy fog and I spied these little grasses which had gone to seed sparkling in the rising sun.  Enjoy 🙂

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Jewels at dawn.

It’s been a hot start to February here whilst some of you are freezing before the seasons start to turn!  One morning this week saw very heavy fog as the overnight temperature got really quite cool (6C) before another hot day.  At sunrise I was delighted to find many insects waiting for the warmth of the sun to get dry and moving – this tiny butterfly (wingspan of 2 cm) is called a common grass blue.  I hope you enjoy, click in for a larger image. 🙂

butterfly-dew

Delicate Strength….

A very big hello to everyone!!!  It’s been a long time since I last posted, in fact, nearly 6 months!  I hope everyone is well 🙂  A lot has happened since I was last here, as it would be for everyone.  I look forward to catching up with all your posts 🙂  WordPress has had a lot of changes!!  This image was taken yesterday early morning, it’s hot here and the cool of the morning was welcome.  Glad to be back 🙂

grass head

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Cloudy water?!

Autumn has been a bit odd this year – normally there are beautiful sunny days but this year has seen a lot of grey days and it is very dry. This image was taken last week, there was a frost and it turned out to be a beautiful day 🙂  This is a creek that runs into the dam and was taken literally as the sun was about to come up over the horizon.

cloudy water

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Golden Orb…

I am flat out with work at the moment and so this is the first time I have properly logged into WordPress for what seems an age (well 5 days!!), and is likely to be this way for another week or so.  In turn, I am snatching photo opportunities when I can.  This image was taken last Thursday morning just after sunrise with the fog so thick you could look at the shape of the sun 🙂

fog dam

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A dam at dawn…

I took this image on my way to work this morning – very cold (-1C) and watched the colour unfold as I was driving.  I saw this dam with the wonderful reflections of the (very large) lambs against the increasing fog and warm pre-sunrise light – I had to stop and get out with the camera 🙂

dawn dam 2

Another high ISO as taken handheld about 30 minutes before sunrise. Click in for larger view.

 

Web and wires…

Last Tuesday was a glorious morning, the temperature about -4 C and a heavy frost.  It was slightly strange as it had warmed enough to start thawing and then as usual at first light, the temperature dropped, but this time dramatically and refroze everything.  This was taken just after sunrise with the first low rays of light.  I took a heap of images and have only just started sorting so there will be more to come 🙂

broken web1

Handheld and so high ISO