Saturday, October 30, 2010

Curvy Shadows

We found these shadows at Lake Balboa in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California a couple of weeks ago.  We had intended to visit the nearby Japanese Gardens, but they were closed while we were in the area.  Lake Balboa did turn out to be a great place to watch birds though.

Great Blue Heron

Great Egret

Camel ?
Ok, not a bird, but it had a nice little shadow at 11:00am.

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23 comments:

Ralph said...

I like the heron and egret. From their spindly legs to pointed beaks, the water avians look tall and proud. The camel looks pleasant as it lies in the sand. And to think I thought camels were mean. Here he is personable!

Barb said...

I love the way the trees seem to be leaning in the camel photo - the area must get some wind! Also, that little tiger is very scary!

Sylvia K said...

Love the Heron and the Egret! And that camel is so cute! Terrific fun shadow shots for the day Diane! Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Sylvia

EG Wow said...

The lake has many wonderful birds to photograph. The camel
s shadow is so clear - I love the shape.

tom sullivan said...

Your (non-bird) camel reminds me of the old bit about being thankful that camels CAN'T fly.

betchai said...

great set of bird pictures again Diane. i love herons and egrets, they are interesting to photograph.

chubskulit said...

Gorgeous shots!

Shadow Shot at my page, hope you can visit. Happy Halloween!

rainfield61 said...

You have found a camel.

So, ready for a ride?

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great shadow pictures, Diane.... And --you won't see those 'curvy' critters in Zona, will you??????

Great post!!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

That heron shadow is awesome, but the camel is over the top including the shadow.

Julie said...

That sure is a cute tiger in your sidebar! :)

Halie Santos - Dayo said...

Fun looking curvy shadows. And the smile on the camel's face is really cute too.

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Hey Harriet said...

That looks like a lovely day out! I don't think I've seen a heron quite so big before. The ones here are much smaller! Come to think of it, I don't think I've seen a camel quite like that one before either ;)

cieldequimper said...

Oh lol, I was expecting another bird!

Stephanie said...

Oh that neck... I wonder if anyone would want hold on it... and if the bird will find it ticklish he he...

Have a wonderful Sunday Diane!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Very nice shadow shots. And, I love little Tyler Tyger in the sidebar, just adorable.

Boonie S said...

Great shots, great shadows. Thanks for sharing these.

All the best, Boonie

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Love these shots!

Great title, too.:)

Have a lovely Sunday!

B x

Clytie said...

I love herons and egrets - they have so much character. So does the camel, by the way! Although in his case I think maybe I'd say "attitude" instead of "character".

LauraX said...

great shadows...but I must say, I am enjoying the lovely photos on your side bar of you sweet little pumpkin grandson!

Allison said...

Ok...the picture of your grandson is adorable! In that little tiger suit!

***Icy BC said...

Wow..I like those curvy shadows! The great egret is fantastic to see.

Self Sagacity said...

Those are great shadows you found. The last one is so cute. T would be so excited.