Monday, November 30, 2009

Waiting for fish at Lake Sumter Landing


This month's theme is "Waiting." Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

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20 comments:

Vogon Poet said...

Wonderful birds and a great image. I got the same idea, but with different fish catchers...

Lachezar said...

Fabulous capture of the birds, beautiful light!

Jacob said...

@ VP - I think I may have stolen your idea and then looked for a photo with different fish catchers! Thanks! I like to mine your mind!

(I took this shot a couple of weeks ago on a rather nice evening in Lake Sumter Landing.)

Leif Hagen said...

Great theme day posting! Those birds will have to WAIT for a longgggg time for fish 'cuz fish are in the water, not up on the sidewalk!

Small City Scenes said...

Love it!! Super shot.
Do you have to 'WAIT' while finding some thing to mine in his mind? MB

Ilse said...

What a beautiful, beautiful photograph. A really magical moment with the light & the bird. Thank you.

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

truly excellent image. i like this the best of your photo for theme day

Tricia said...

Fantastic shot - The lighting is nice & I like the angle of the sun shining on the 2 waiting subjects! heheheee

Jacob said...

@ Small City Scene - You betcha! But it's always worth the WAIT as there's so much to mine in VP's mind!

Jacob said...

@ Safe Leif - Tsk, tsk. Whatever am I going to do with you? The birds are not on the sidewalk, they're on a post on a pier that juts out over the water and they can see fish in the water very clearly and when they see one they like and have sufficient energy they dive down and ZAP! - that fish is gone!

Shortly after this photo was taken, the anhinga took off for places unknown. Then, the egret followed a short time later, zooming out over the water seeking new fishies while alligators snoozed with only their beady little eyes breaking the surface.

All in all, a fine evening for everyone concerned. Well, except for a few unfortunate fish.

Is this a great world or what? Again, fish exempted.

cieldequimper said...

Nah. They are posing for you. Then they will be waiting for fish! Alligators, huh? ;-) Very cool shot and caption!

Virginia said...

Gotta love Florida in the winter. I'm hungry for some snapper or grouper now. Wonder if they still are costing an arm and a leg???
V

Vogon Poet said...

@ Jacob - I like more your photo than mine. The light on those ropes is simply wonderful!

Cezar and Léia said...

These fellas are quite charming!
God bless you!
Cezar

Cezar and Léia said...

I heard he could be in Drøbak, Norway...
God bless you!
Cezar

bfarr said...

Jacob, this is really a great shot.

JM said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I just love everything on this photo.

P.S. Very funny comment you left on my blog! I LOL for a while! :-)

Lisa Wilson said...

What a great choice for the theme day! I love it! Looks very warm there. We're at 1 degree this morning. Yes, 1, not a typo.

tapirgal said...

Here's something I can relate to, and it's a beautiful photo, too! I love the way the background is unforcused.

Rose said...

Great capture!