Sunday, 10 November 2013

Lake Green

When we were at Lorne we spent an evening looking for platypus at Lake Elizabeth.  While we managed to see some of these remarkable creatures, the resulting photographs were less good!

Soon it become clear that the light - and the shy nature of these egg layers - would not yield any decent images, so I looked elsewhere.

Over the last few months I have been playing with a wide angle lens - but out on the water I only had longer lenses on my cameras.  For a long time (in the pre-digital age) I took a look of pictures of "micro-landscapes" with longer lenses - so that's what I did this evening as well.

The shape of these reeds and reflection in the water caught my eye.


You can find more close up shots at Macro Monday 2 and I Heart Macro.

SM

34 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Stewert This shots is very peaceful looking. Have a great evening.

maryaustria said...

That is a beautiful photo! It has something special! Wonderful!

maryaustria said...

That is a beautiful photo! It has something special! Wonderful!

eileeninmd said...

Seeing a platypus would be cool. Pretty reflection capture, Stewart!

Arija said...

Te water in the foreground is really great.

Terri Buster said...

Lovely shot Stewart!

Lynn said...

beautiful shot, I like the soft and quiet it projects.

Our photos said...

Lovely photo, Stewart!
Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

thewovenspoke said...

Wonderful shot Stewart, simple but yet sort of complex:)
D

Irma said...

Beautiful picture Stewart.
The reflection of the reed is great.
Greetings Irma

Optimistic Existentialist said...

It looks like a little miniature island!!

Montanagirl said...

I wish you had caught a photo of the Platypus. How fun would that have been? Love your reflection shot.

TexWisGirl said...

that's beautiful. simple and sweet and very effective.

Carol L McKenna said...

Very creative macro shot! ~ carol, xxx

stiefbeen said...

Een prachtige foto mooi de reflexie.

Sylvia K said...

A beautiful, watery capture, Ste3wart, and a great reflections for the day! Hope your new week is off to a great start!!

Norma Ruttan said...

what an unexpected pleasure to view this!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Fabulous shot of the reeds and their reflection.

amanda | wildly simple said...

A beautfiul micro-landscape this is!
Last night at bedtime the book of choice by our 6 year old was a non-fiction on the magnificent platypus.
I've never had the pleasure of seeing one in real life.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just love the way those reflections look, such beautiful colors and mesmerizing shapes.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Nice photo. I will have to try that myself.

bailey-road.com said...

A beautiful photo, Stewart!

Carole M. said...

shame you missed out on the platypus but I like your mini-landscape photo Stewart

Laura said...

So beautiful Stewart!!! So lovely Randi. Thanks for sharing the love up-close with I Heart Macro:-) If you haven't already, I do hope you'll send me something for the gratitude quilt this year. No actual quilting involved… just words of gratitude from your heart, in your native language is fine.
http://www.shinethedivinecreativityisaspiritualpractice.com/p/gratitude-quilt.html

Shirley said...

That is one beautiful photo! I could not stop looking at it..very nice..

Pallavi said...

Love the beautiful reflections cast in the serene waters . Lovely picture Stewart.

Carletta said...

A little grass island. :)
Love the reflection Stewart!

Karen said...

Great reflection!

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the serenity and mirror effect

Gemma Wiseman said...

A great example of the magical art of Nature. So love the different effects of grasses or reeds reflecting in water. This is beautiful.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Great reflections…very peaceful.

edenhills said...

That is a beautiful shot! It is quite peaceful.

DIMI said...

Hi Stewart!!!You know i'm waiting to see a platypus picture from you!!Great reflection!!!!Beautiful photo!!!
Dimi...

Christian Weiß said...

Great photo and you make excursions to search platypus? I'm a little jealous :-).