Monday, September 22, 2008

Water Reflections: for Ruby Tuesday

While out walking this morning I chanced to see two female Common Mergansers in the river. While taking their pictures I was wondering to myself if their reddish heads might qualify as a red for a Ruby Tuesday post, for I didn't have anything else in mind for today's posting. However, the qualifying, or not, issue, flew from my head as I downloaded my photos and saw the beautiful red reflections in the water from the colourful autumn leaves on the trees which lined the shore.

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33 comments:

Mary said...

Looks ruby to me! What lovely reflections! I imagine really seeing the ducks float around in those reflections was pretty neat.

Columbo said...

Plenty of red for me. I like the reflections, as that is what I used in my RT. Have a great Ruby Tuesday.

Leora said...

Oh, I absolutely love the water reflections! I took some photos of water yesterday, and it was hard to get something with which I was happy. Not enough differentiation in my water compositions. Anyway, love your mergansers, they look great in the reddish water.

Felisol said...

Isn't autumn a great season for all shades of red.
Mighty impressive that you caught the colors of fall in the water.
The birds are unfamiliar to me, but as you put it, red enough. A splash!
From Felisol

Nick S said...

Look at those fall colors in the water. Lovely :-)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Oh yes. I'd say your photos definitely qualify. Happy Ruby Tuesday!

Linda said...

First I love your header! I can see different tones of red. Well done.

Deborah Godin said...

Mergansers are red enough for me, but that water reflection is really nice, too! Looks like you caught one of the ladies either just finishing or just starting to periscope below the sruface.

dot said...

These are just down right pretty!

Paz said...

Wow! Very nice shots!

Paz

Judi~Gmj said...

Cool, I have never seen this duck before. Thanks for sharing your stunning photos.

Raven said...

Nice ducks and beautiful red and gold reflections.

DrillerAA said...

If it's red, it qualifies. Great shots. I really love the pair of fawns in your banner.

Happy RT.

Bird Colibri said...

Your pictures are lovely as usual.

Carletta said...

Gorgeous reflections!
Fall really is with us.

Bobbie in Hawaii said...

Wow, I'm amazed that the leaves have changed color that much already. Very nice photos.

ettey said...

fab shotS!!

magiceye said...

they are all so lovely!!!!

Ivon said...

Nice series of pictures! Fall in knocking at the door.

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Beautiful colors!

bobbie said...

Fantastic!

Norm said...

lovely colors! I like the water reflection...

Ruth said...

I think common Mergansers are the most elegant ducks, especially when the "men" in their full breeding plumage accompany their "lady". I love the fall colours in your pictures.

Ivanhoe said...

Your leaves already turned colors like that? Wow! What a capture. Ours are just starting...
Have a wonderful Tuesday :o)

Becky and Gary said...

Yep they qualify, and so does that beautiful reflection in the water.
Have a happy Tuesday.

Rambling Woods said...

We have only had rare visits from the hoodies...But I really LOVE the color reflections...

Desert Songbird said...

I love the reflected color in the water. Nice capture.

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Tommy V said...

wonderful pictures.

Dianne said...

the reflections are amazing, that last shot is stunning!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great reflections in the water. I can just imagine the trees outside of the shot. Plenty of red for me.
:-)

Grandma Faith said...

You have captured the magic of autumn in your pictures. I give my highest regards for your work. Take care.

Denise said...

This is a great Ruby Tuesday post. And I loved looking at those ducks. Wonderful photos and very fitting for the season.

Mo said...

These have a gorgeous autumn feel.