Birds Of A Feather Not Flocking Together

While I was photographing the Snow Geese I noticed this group of birds in the foreground. I thought it was an interesting combination with the Canada Geese, a pair of Ducks and the lone Gull. The other 4 were asleep and it looked like the Gull was keeping watch over them.

Flying Brant Ducks with Atlantic City Skyline

As I was photographing clouds along the Wildlife Drive at the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Brigantine Division, this group of Brant Ducks took off. I thought it looked interesting as they flew over this little jetty of land in the water’s edge. Then they banked and flew farther to the right and over the Atlantic City Skyline you could see in the distance. The sky was constantly changing depending on which direction you were looking at. The cloud cover went from heavily overcast and ominous looking to blue sky with nice feathery clouds. But it did make for a wide variety of cloudscapes in one outing.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Olympus OMD-1, 14-140mm lens @ 48mm

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Clouds over brigantine

When we were at the Edwin B Forsyth NWR, Brigantine Division, we were looking for birds along the Wildlife Drive. But I liked the tranquil look of the soft clouds reflecting in the water. So I shot a series of shots combining them in Photoshop.

Brigantine Early Morning Panorama

This is a three shot panorama @ 24mm, photographed in the early morning at the Brigantine Division of the Edwin B. Forsythe NWR in Oceanville, NJ. Panorama assembled in Photoshop, detail enhanced with Nik Color Effect Pro in separate layer and layer opacity reduced to lessen effect to where I liked it. Noise reduced with Nik Define 2.

Two images below, single shots @ 24mm. Early morning Landscapes.

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brig early morning lndscpe_80I4338

 

 

 

 

Two Trees Panorama

I liked these 2 trees with the reflections of the sky & the trees in the early morning. The calm water, colorful sky and the calm water in front of the trees just made it look like a tranquil peaceful scene.

Alternate wider view did not have the right “feel”.

P1060063-2 brig pano v4 wide

 

 

 

 

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