Friday, May 8, 2015

Reflections in Lake Joondalup..



I feel very lucky to live not only five minutes from the beach but also very close to many areas that are perfect for bird watching and communing with nature like Lake Joondalup a freshwater lake in the northern suburbs. You can see in the first shot the water isn't very deep, it's been a long dry summer.


I watched an egret tassel (tassle?) unsuccessfully with something horrid that he'd pulled up from the bottom of the lake before flying off in disgust to try his luck elsewhere..


 How is it possible that the reflections from the houses around the lake but set well back from the lake..appear in the lake? I must be having a 'blonde' moment.. it's a good thing it's Friday :) Aimee is making me work walk for my Mothers Day breakfast this year, the 8km Mother's Day Classic to raise money for breast cancer.. I'm looking forward to it! What are you up to this weekend? Take care and stay safe...



34 comments:

  1. How delightful that you have such a neighboring body of lovely water! Have a fine weekend, my dear pal <3



    ALOHA from Honolulu,
    ComfortSpiral
    =^..^=

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  2. A lovely spot indeed. I'm liking those last two shots very much! Happy Mothers Day!

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  3. Until reading your blog I had no idea how interesting and lovely Perth truly is!

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  4. No plans yet, but I will probably think of something, although it is supposed to rain on Sunday. I have "blonde moments" all the time.

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  5. over reflectie niet te klagen.

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  6. Love the reflections on the water.

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  7. I love the reflections of the houses, Grace! Spring is always a busy time with gardening and seeing friends who are coming back from a winter down south in Mexico so that will be my weekend.

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  8. Lovely reflections, they worked out well.
    Love the clouds lining up for you and the birds posing.

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  9. Wow! What a day for reflections!

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  10. This looks like a fantastic place for watching the birds. That shallow water is perfect for those long-legged birds who like to wade around and dredge up things from the mud below. Love those reflections.

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  11. Warning, reflection implausible. It doesn't make sense to me either but I do know some camera lenses can really distort what is being viewed. I may walk .8 km this weekend. Good luck with the 8 km.

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  12. Beautiful shots, Grace! Enjoy the weekend!

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  13. I can't decide which of these I like best--they're all wonderful!

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  14. Very beautiful Grace. The sky reminds me of Montana (YEA!!!) and the others, except for the houses, remind me of a place not far from me, Merritt Island.

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  15. Pretty reflections and I always enjoy seeing egrets Grace. Sounds like you will be getting a workout on Mother's Day, but it is for a great cause!

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  16. how did you get the water that colour? Love egrets, my teaching space is called egret.

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  17. Nice relfections shot but that bird in flight steals the show.

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  18. Grace, what rich colors and perfect reflections! Those clouds look like huge marshmallows - my favorite kind.

    Bises,
    Genie

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  19. Beautiful shots Grace. Gorgeous reflections.

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  20. Love the intense colors in the reflections. You are lucky to live so close this lake. Thanks for the comment. Your countryman, Andrew Bogut, is a critical player on the Warrior team.

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  21. Do you think as photographer Grace that we can see what others may not. We look past the obvious, we search for a new angle a different perspective. I think we do. There are reflections in these scenes that many would not have spotted.

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  22. Some wonderful shots Grace. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  23. "blonde moments", Grace :-) But I have one, too, when I see the odd reflection of the houses! So birds can look annoyed, too, that´s funny!
    That´s a good idea with the walk, hope you enjoy it!

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  24. Beautiful photos....what a wonderful area.

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  25. Nice reflections Grace. Enjoy your walk on Sunday, actually one of the organizers is a friend of mine.

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  26. Great scenes.
    And your fine eyes. :)

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  27. Those house reflections seem to create a mini village fantasy in the lake. Beautiful scenes.

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