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So much of my time lately has been spent testing our swimming pool water to get things all chemically in balance that I decided to photograph it! 

It was quite breezy today and what first caught my attention were a few small orange flowers that had been blown into the pool and were being tossed about on the rippled water. However, it wasn’t too long before I began to notice some interesting reflections, so the floating flowers were abandoned as I began to randomly capture the reflected patterns and colors forming in the moving water.

At first I went for the obvious…poolside annual flowers making floral reflections. (Hey, I like flowers, what can I say?) The more I shot however, the more ‘loose’ my shooting became and my full-on right-brain process kicked into high gear.

"Reflections of Her" (Woman's Face Formed by Water Ripples & Reflections) Nikon D300, 650mm (200-400mm w/1.7x Teleconverter), F/9, 1/200s, -0.3EV, ISO 400

This image took me completely by surprise! Very little post-processing has been done here, folks. What you see is what the camera captured in that split millisecond. Amazing, right?

(I now get why Lynn likes photographing water reflections. They’re fun! 🙂 )

A few more really interesting reflections were captured today so it looks like I may have another series on my hands! 🙂

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UPDATE: Okay, for those not seeing the woman’s face, does this help?

Defined Eye (with eyelashes) and Mouth

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With all the recent rain, most pond levels are higher than normal, attracting more than their fair share of water birds including the local seagulls who are usually found congregating along the coastal shoreline.  

It was nice to get a chance to observe the gulls away from the pounding of ocean waves. And to me, they seemed more relaxed in this serene, fresh water environment.

Seeing Double

“Seeing Double” (Seagull with Reflection) Nikon D300, 340mm (80-200mm w/1.4x teleconverter), F/16, 1/400s, -0.7EV, ISO 400

I was able to get pretty close to the group and was delighted to see this very colorful gull enjoying a leisurely swim. With only a slight breeze to ruffle the surface, the bird’s bright colors were beautifully reflected in the dark water.  

A perfect cap to a really lovely day! 🙂

“Only in Fairytales” (Victoria Gardens, Canada Pavilion, EPCoT) Nikon D700, 62mm, F/22, 1/125s, -0.3EV, ISO 400

Entering Victoria Gardens at the Canada Pavilion is like walking into a scene pulled straight from a storybook. How I longed to run freely through the lush landscape inspired by the famous Butchart Gardens located near Victoria, British Columbia! Sadly, that behavior is strictly frowned upon here. 🙂 

On this gorgeous, yet chilly, sunny morning, you almost expect to see Snow White step out from the quaint stone cottage (followed by those infamous seven dwarfs) to attend to the day’s work. But alas, some things are only found in fairytales. 

Many thanks to my husband, Jim, for this picturesque capture, as his camera was the one equipped with the proper lens to do the scene justice. 

Well done, Jim! 🙂

Reflection in Blue

“Reflection in Blue” (Seagull & Reflection) Nikon D300, 550mm (200-400mm w/1.4x teleconverter) F/14, 1/400s, -0.3EV, ISO 500

 
Today’s focus was about reflections and nothin’ better than low-tide in mid-afternoon light to find some nice ones. 

And, yes, I nearly froze my fingers off to get this shot… 

Man, what I suffer for art’s sake! 🙂 

(By the by, dontcha just love the pink legs??)

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