Shades of Blue and a Willet Too

Shades of Blue and a Willet TooShades of Blue and a Willet Too – Nikon D200, handheld, f5.6, 1/640, ISO 320, Nikkor 80-400mm VR at 400mm, natural light

As we go into a holiday weekend filled with loud noises and flashes of fireworks I wanted to share something more peaceful, a simple image of a Willet walking on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

Nature is my kind of fireworks.

Life is good.



  1. Deborah Flowers July 7, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    So pretty.

  2. Elephant's Child July 3, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Oh how I love the gentle shadings and the alert and beautiful Willet. Thank you.

  3. Patty Chadwick July 3, 2015 at 8:52 am

    Fireworks are so tough on wildlife, especially birds…the noise and the pollutants, the debris , that fill the air and doesn’t completely clear up until about the middle of the next day(!). With the terrible droughts so many places are facing, there’s also the very real threat of setting off even more wildfires…humans can be so darned, blindly stupid!
    This is a lovely shot…you caught that bird in such beautiful, soft, golden light…and just the gentlest of ripples on the water…very peaceful. Nice….

  4. Deedee July 3, 2015 at 8:22 am

    I agree. Nature is my fireworks too. Always enjoy your blog.

  5. Dave Sparks July 3, 2015 at 7:04 am

    I love the blues in the BG and the out of focus breaking waves. The Gulf can generate some powerful fireworks too at this time of the year. Even from Colorado, I check the weather for news of tropical storms and hurricanes almost daily.

    • Patty Chadwick July 3, 2015 at 8:57 am

      I’ll bet you do check the weather every day!!! Especially after last year’s flooding. One of our daughters lives in Lyons. She’s still nervous every time she has to go through the canyons, esp. Left Hand and Sunshine…

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