Huîtres a volonté

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Comments (16)

Patricia Hiele on July 30, 2009

Oyster-fields appear when the tide goes down, about every where in the shallow seas of the Bretagne coast...

An absolute delight for those who like them!!


Jim Evans (AXOTA) on July 30, 2009

Thanks for the interesting comment Patricia!!

Looking at the adjacent map close-up, the evidence of large scale oyster farming can be seen. There are hectares of these beds just visible if you look closely ;>)


Patricia Hiele on July 31, 2009

Very well seen Jim!!! Hectares and hectares indeed! The seescape changes enormously depending on the tide (tidehight goes from 9 to 12 meters, depending on the moonquarter!!).

Sandy beaches, oyster and mussle banks emurge out of the blue... And boats lay like fish on the dry...

gtz, Patricia

Amelia Royan on July 31, 2009

I remember being here in a place called Vivier sur Mer, and the tidal race was just amazing - it was a "spring" tide, and came in across the flats so quickly one had to run to get out of the way. It was interesting to see how many animals ran out too :))

Huitres et Moules et Pommes Frites - ah - what memories this one brings back :))

Lovely reflections Patricia

Gtz, Amelia

Patricia Hiele on July 31, 2009

Vivier sur Mer, oh yes, that's at the Baie the Mont St-Michel...Amelia We were there, at Cancale too...

The baie is known for its tide coming in at the speed of a running horse...

I'll put up some pictures of dry-laying boats later on. I've seen them all over but they keep amusing me....

gtz, Patricia on August 4, 2009



Patricia Hiele on August 4, 2009

Simo-92 Thanks for liking my oysterbeds and the vote!



Ali Mostoufi on August 8, 2009

This is great, wonderful pattern and very well framed. well done and good luck!

Hubs56_je suis CHARL… on August 8, 2009


très jolie foto, j'aime bien


Amitiés, Hubs

Patricia Hiele on August 9, 2009

Thank you Piadera for your nice comment!

It is impressive to see all those oyster beds emerge from the sea!

Greeting from België,


Patricia Hiele on August 10, 2009


Thank you for the support!

Greetings from België,


Seyithan BOZDEMİR on August 29, 2009

Beautiful coposition V;O:T;E:D

► Greetings

► Seyit

Patricia Hiele on August 29, 2009

Thank you, ► Seyit.47 for the nice comment and the V!!

Gzt, Patricia

行者无路 on September 3, 2009

very nice view !!! very beautiful photo !!!

Best greetings from China ! 行者无路

Patricia Hiele on September 3, 2009

Well it isn't always rice that is growing in the water...

Thank you for you nice comment 行者无路 !!

Gtz, Patricia

ogniw on September 18, 2009

Very beautiful perspective. I like oysters. Found some in Ireland this year ;-)

Greetings, Ingo

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Photo taken in 10 Route du Cap Horn, 22470 Plouézec, France

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  • Uploaded on July 30, 2009
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    by Patricia Hiele
    • Camera: Canon EOS 500D
    • Taken on 2009/07/20 12:31:15
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 155.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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