Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Watery Wednesday #36

When's the last time you got cyber wet? If you haven't checked out or participated in Watery Wednesday what are you waiting for? See what it's like to have your eyes drenched in cool water from all over the world. Here's my entry for the week.


These were taken at Santa Fe Reservoir yesterday. The Santa Fe Dam and Bonelli Park are county owned and it's that time of the year where they start charging so my visit will be limited. I refuse to pay $8 just to go take some photos of the lake and a duck or too. It's either that or wait until 7:00 when they stop charging and then I'm limited to early evening/sunset shots.


I noticed this duck had something hanging from its mouth. At first I thought it got tangled in some fishing line. I don't think that's what it is but it could be fishing line covered with moss. People are so careless with their fishing lines. Whatever it is, I felt sorry for the duck but they don't exactly let you get close enough to help.

I wasn't there long before the sun began to set. It's not a huge lake but the view of the San Bernardino mountains is a spectacular background for photos of the lake and today we actually had a spattering of clouds that always enchance a sunset shot.


Sometimes not knowing how to work a camera and the lighting works out in my favor. What a fitting last shot of this duck swimming off into the sunset with its light casting wonderful golden flecks on shimmering light in the water.



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29 comments:

Dagrun said...

The last one is really beautiful!!! Amazing, looks like it's swimming in fluid gold.

Aileni said...

All lovely but that last is really superb... one for the wall.

J Bar said...

Great shots. Interesting edge of the reservoir.
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Thumbelina said...

Oh wow these shots are amazing! I love that last one, but I am a complete sucker for a sunset.
Great post. Thanks for hosting too.

Tulip said...

beautiful white ducks swimming and the last one so pretty, a cute duck splashing in a stary water.

mimi said...

awesome view of a beautiful sunrise and ducks enjoying their swim. so lovely.

Pacey said...

Great shots and the last one is a favorite. So cool of the duck basking on the sun's setting lights reflecting around him.

VALKYRIEN said...

Beautiful shots! And that last one is a golden winner! Awesome!

ewok1993 said...

I know that the entrance fee is used for the upkeep of the park/s, but like you I can't seem to part with my dollars that way, so I too wait until the parks are free to see :)

That's a lovely spot.

Moon-Writer said...

Oh these pix are just breathtaking. That last one I can see blown up in a nice frame over a couch in a living room. Wow you really got some great shots!!!
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Bonnie Bonsai said...

Hey, that is too much beautiful water from your hemisphere. Lovely those white ducks are!

Ebie said...

Me too, $8.00 is too expensive. I have not stayed at dusk at the Dam, so I don't get to enjoy the beauty of the mountains and the sunset. Every year, our Alumni Assn hold the annual picnic here. I will check out Bonelli Park.

George said...

All of your photos are wonderful, as usual, but the last two are absolutely superb.

Barbara said...

Very enjoyable watery shots. Love the siloutte and shine on the water in the last one. Smiles Barbara

Tricia said...

Awww, that poor duck! I hope it was just some kind of stringy food or something, we eat spaghetti, so maybe it's duck sketti! heheheh

These photos are beautiful, but your last photo is phenomenal! I love it!

luna miranda said...

i enjoyed each photo here...and the last shot is absolutely stunning!

Ladynred said...

These are awesome shots. I love the last shot's too!

The Right Blue said...

Excellent series of shots. Just ducky (even!), Love the sunset one.

magiceye said...

absolutely gorgeous pictures!!

Bim said...

A bit of sun - just what I need: thanks!
A beautiful series - what a great time the duck must have in that last stunning picture.

Greyscale Territory said...

Each photo is a delight! But the last photo has something extra special that makes it brilliant!

Pam said...

Amazing photos... I love seeing the mountains in the background of the first one.
Thanks for hosting, 2Sweet:D

Mamapippa said...

What a lovely place !

Shey said...

AAhhh! Just lovely scenes. Happy eyes. My favorite is the last one with the sunset lights in the water and the duck's outline. Awesome! :)

Hilda said...

What a lovely reservoir and such immaculately white ducks! I feel sorry for the duck towing that string — I hate it when people don't bother or care.

All your photos are beautiful, but that last one is an absolute stunner!

Regina said...

Wow, fantastic shots.

Denise said...

Fantastic series of photographs, they are all stunning but love the little duck in the last shot. He looks like he is swimming on satin.

Arija said...

Beautiful shots, I like the dabbling ducks, but the sunset duck really takes the cake!

Judy said...

I love the golden sparkles in that last shot!!!