Thursday, July 25, 2013

Crashing waves & a bit of preening.....!


The first thing that caught my eye as I walked down to the boat slips at Ocean Reef Marina & Sea Sports Club late yesterday afternoon were the huge thunderous waves smashing over the sea wall. Finding myself a pleasing point of view I sat and waited for the imminent crash and explosion that I thought might make an appealing image. I waited and ....., well just as I was on the point of giving up in frustration.. whoooosh! at last! Hopefully it was worth the wait :)) While I sat patiently (?) I passed the time taking shots of the preening Darter drying it's wings, they certainly aren't camera shy, it's like they're silently miming 'look at me, look at me'. By the time I packed up to leave the sun was heading well on it's way out for the day! How long have you waited for a 'certain' image and did you feel it was worth it?  Happy Thursday, take care.....

46 comments:

  1. These photos, all of them, are fantastic. The water over the sea wall looks so dramatic and yet the birds don't seem bothered. Pretty sunset too. Super collection, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ouch! That it's impressive!

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are getting GOOOOOD!


    ALOHA from Honolulu
    Comfort Spiral
    ~ > < } } ( ° >

    ReplyDelete
  4. The shot was very much worth waiting for - wonderfully dramatic! But when I saw the title I thought perhaps it was you who was preening. There's always tomorrow :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow, fabulous shots, Grace!
    One better than the other.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Yes, definitely worth the wait.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh, Grace!! These are incredible, fantastic and all those other matching adjectives!! I can't find enough!!! And how very well worth the wait it was!! An awesome way to end any day! Thanks for sharing the beauty and the fun with those happy birds!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Gorgeous pictures! i love the light here, and the mood ! Breath of fresh air!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice group of shots, Grace. Well worth the wait!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh my gosh, I love those crashing wave shots. They are quite spectacular and that bird posing for you just makes the whole image. I'm going to California in two weeks and I hope I get to see some crashing waves while I'm there. Although, waves tend to be more dramatic in the winter months than the summer months.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Grace, those are very, very stunning pics - can you teach me how to do that? Amazing, those colors! I have a Nikon as "real" cam, 921... gah, I´ll bring it along, maybe you´ll have a look at it?
    In the meantime... awww - like vraiment! Really great!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Wonderful image full of beauty.
    Hugs and kisses.

    ReplyDelete
  13. He is a bit of a drama queen isn't he? Didn't you yell at him, less is more? The waves are great.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your patience paid off. Lovely light in these shots too.

    ReplyDelete
  15. That top shot looks like a painting. The final sunset is gorgeous. Have a nice weekend, Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think we call these things anhingas. What a fantastic sunset!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Clever girl! What totally fabulous shots Grace! You must be pleased, oui? :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. You have four wonderful photographs today, Grace. The sunset is especially nice, but I also like the waves crashing on the rocks with the pier and bird in the foreground.

    I am sometimes a bit short of patience, so waiting for the perfect moment doesn't happen very often. But, on occasion I have waited as long as an hour for clouds to move or for someone to move into or out of a picture, etc.

    ReplyDelete
  19. These are just gorgeous. I particularly like the first one - violence, peace and wonderful perspective.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Some lovely shots there. Well worth the wait. How do you get the birds to pose for you?
    I am still waiting for a really good shot!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Wowee Grace. Those first two shots are just tremendous. Love the way you have caught the sunlight on the pier and the tumultuous wave background add such atmosphere. Bravo.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Lovely shots !!
    And I love the big bird.
    Greetings

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nicely caught! Perfect moment.

    ReplyDelete
  24. wow, grace. these are fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  25. p.s. clearly however long i've waited hasn't been long enough...i've never come up with something like this.

    ReplyDelete
  26. seriously, Grace, these are GORGEOUS

    ReplyDelete
  27. Very dreamful images! Arianna

    ReplyDelete
  28. Super captures of the waves. The light shining on them is great.

    ReplyDelete
  29. These are spectacular -- especially the waves. Amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Grace, I have to tell you this is one of your best posts! The waves, the birds, the sunset, everything is just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  31. These are very special (being in the right place at the right time!)
    And the birds add a lot.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great to see the waves baging againts the rocks.

    Greetings,
    Filip

    ReplyDelete
  33. What more can I say Grace but Stunning!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Beautiful set of pictures of this impressive spot, the first one is outstanding! Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  35. Nice work Grace!!!! That's a cool bird with a cool background:) Looks like you had a cooperative player:)

    ReplyDelete
  36. Beautiful photos! It's a good thing you are patient. Those birds aren't even giving those crashing waves a second thought.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Beautiful, especially the last one.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Wow!!! What a beautiful spot to contemplate the beauty of the ocean and those fabulous birds!!! Great shots Grace!!!

    ReplyDelete
  39. Wow, what a sight!
    And curiously the birds seem so at ease in spite of the waves!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...