Skywatch #6


Swan, originally uploaded by duopastorale.

God...who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.
1 Timothy 6:17

Today is Skywatch Friday. OK, so I cheated, but I figured that there was a lot of reflected sky in this one! I have been fortunate to have had some time off this week and on Monday I discovered Bedfont Lakes. It's very close by, but this was my first visit. It is just outside the perimeter road of Heathrow airport and surrounded by office buildings. It is an oasis in which birds thrive. There were people feeding the ducks, birdspotting or just taking the dogs for a walk. The sky was blue and I could see planes taking off in the near distance. As I approached these swans they came very close and posed beautifully for me. It struck me that even in this urban environment nature is bursting out and reflecting the glory of God, giving us much to enjoy. For more skywatch photos visit Dot at Strolling Through Georgia. Have a great weekend everyone!

Comments

Andrea said…
Beautiful picture and great post.
Old Wom Tigley said…
Well captured Mike.. that little drop of falling water is awesome.. I can see what you mean by the blueness of the water and these clear skies we have had of late.
gaz said…
you got some great shots of that lake mate. enjoy the w/e.
quintarantino said…
The photo is unbelieveble ... grace and peace on it. And the detail of the drop... how amazing this all his.
Hi Mike!
This is a great skywatch, I love the colours of the water and the swan, welldone..

Watch the DUTCH sky on my blog,
Greetings JoAnn from Holland
Anita said…
Such a beautiful shot.. and a great post, too!
Daniel J Santos said…
fantastic, that's a beautiful image.
marcia said…
I love the droplets such gooddefinition
ellen b said…
Beautiful Mike. And Amen to God giving us so much to enjoy!
Billie said…
Just beautiful.....
happyone said…
The swan photo is awesome. What a great shot!!
Paulie said…
What an amazing blue sky reflected in the water with the goose providing depth!
Paulie said…
Oh what a goose I am! I meant swan. . .
zakscloset said…
WWWOOOOOWWWW!! that is a fantastic shot of a beautiful swan!!! how is that possible!?!?
Sidharth said…
I had seen this pic of yours a while back. Beautiful one!

Sid
Suzi-k said…
that is an amazing sharp pic, great!
Lilli & Nevada said…
That is amazing i like how you were able to capture that drop of water
dot said…
Mike, I've missed your beautiful pictures every day but you have made up for it in this one. Fantastic shot!
Ida said…
Amazing shot! :)
Very BEAUTIFUL! :)))
Petunia said…
You only get one word from me this week:
WOW!
Dick said…
Yes there is sky in it thats true. This picture is as clear as glass, beautiful.
Breathtaking. Your swan leaves me in awe.

Your pictures and words never disappoint!
"A thing of beauty is a joy forever".
Gudl said…
Just this week I was reading this scripture, too, and thinking about God's goodness and how generous He is.
Very nice photo, too1
Jill said…
Hi Mike - next time you're there pop round for a cuppa - I'm round the corner :) Love the beautiful Swan picture.
Misty Dawn said…
Oh my gosh, this is one of my favorite photos ever!!! This is spectacular beyond words!
Wanda said…
What a great post and picture. That drop of water is striking.The contrast of colors is great.
granmal said…
Very beautiful picture and I always enjoy your comments.
lance said…
wonderful post
Teresa said…
What an inspiring photo! That suspended droplet of water is amazing. The crisp detail of the feathers, and that beautiful Swan's eye is so engaging. You have truly captured the beauty of Creator's creation, in photo.
leslie said…
Omigosh, Mike! What a beautiful shot. I feel like I could reach out and touch the swan! Simply beautiful.
How beautiful. You can almost see the water moving!!! Great.
Susan
Steve said…
You know how to take a photo of a swan. It's a wonder you don't have them all queueing for photos!
RuneE said…
No cheating here - beautiful swan!!
Angie said…
I am most definitely enjoying. Thanks Wanda for pointing out that drop of water. Gorgeous. Mike, you have an eye for the beautiful.
Willard said…
Wow, that is an awesome photograph!
AndrĂ©e said…
This is one of the most beautiful photos I have EVER seen. The water drop from the beak, the water drops on the swans back. How in the world did you do it? It's totally awesome.
Wanda said…
Mike to answer a question you asked on my post...Do I sell cards?

Yes! I am in the process of putting together a catalog of all my greeting cards and paintings. I will be able to finish it up and get it printed shortly after we move. If you would like a copy of that catalog, with order form and price list, I would be so happy to send you one. Just email me your address if you are interested.
Thanks for the encouragement!!
LOL Wanda
I can't imagine to be in such a wonderful place on a day off from work! (beautiful photo!)
Craver Vii said…
I think that was fair to use the reflection from the sky. This is quite a beautiful picture, Mike!
Barbara said…
I was thinking wow you have done a lot of posts then I see you are off for the week.
I have seen the Bedfont lakes on Tv wild life programmes a number of times. Your phjotos are stunning.
KOSTAS said…
Amazing photograph, the small drops of water in swans head, you believe that they are small diamonds!
Sharon said…
Breathtaking shot, Mike :)