The Stillness of an Estuary Morning

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Comments (17)

trikermike on October 13, 2012

Early Birds looking for breakfast Worms!

Amelia Royan on October 13, 2012

Dear Mike, thank goodness someone has opened this one - it is my favourite photo of the area!

I'm sure there were worms aplenty here, hence the arrival of the geese and lots of other birds. I think we might book into the hotel here when we come back to the UK for good. I loved this place!

Ca canny noo, Amelia

trikermike on October 13, 2012

That particular area was visited by me in my youth Bonnie Lass, I had relatives that I stayed with near Barrow in Furness, the father of the family (all distant kin) was a photographer/bus driver and had a Humber motor car, we used to all pile in to visit local spots on a daily basis - divvunt knaa where, but recall a high sense of wonderment at the scenery- mind you, that was in the mid 50's!!!

this explains why the Canada Geese are attracted to such mud flats as well as it being a place without predators! When tide comes in, Geese search out grass land to flock to, much to the chagrin of local farmers!

trikermike on October 13, 2012

Of course, waders such as Dunlin, Redshank & etc., flock in these areas in vast numbers for feeding on subsurface crustacea and all kinds of mud worms, as the mud banks are extremely rich in that sort of delicacy ~ ~~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ther go a few now!

Amelia Royan on October 13, 2012

Aye - ye may have missed it, but for a wee while this photy wiz covered wi' birds o' al sorts! It's a wee bit quieter again noo!

Adrian's grannie lived in Dalton-in-Furnace, and he knows this area quite well. It's the first time he has taken me here though. I think he may well be the replacement for my Norwegian guide eventually! ;-)

Suzi in Oregon on October 13, 2012

This is a gorgeous scene and image, Amelia dear - well done. It sparkles (O:

Amelia Royan on October 14, 2012

I am so pleased that you like this one dear Suzi. It is a lovely but dangerous muddy estuary, with quicksand and other hazards to confront the unwary. Apparently one can go cockle fishing here, but it would be foolhardy to do so without a guide, as well as local knowledge of the tidal currents. The birds love it though! :)))

malby on October 16, 2012

This silver shine is very picturesque dear Amelia, morning light is soft and sober. Like it.

Amelia Royan on October 16, 2012

Thank you dear Maggie. There was something magical about the light on that morning. I fell in love with this muddy estuary and will certainly visit it again.

Hugs, Amelia

gymariner on October 17, 2012

realy lovely photo! my title for this picture would be "peace"

gymariner on October 17, 2012

or "tranquility"

Amelia Royan on October 17, 2012

Both of those titles would be absolutely perfect. I might change it! ;-)

Raul.SG on October 20, 2012

BELLISIMA Y ATRACTIVA IMAGEN, una suavidad infinita, muy bonito el trasparente color y la suavidad de la perspectiva. Me gusta+Fav. Buen fin de semana y mis mejores deseos. Raul

Amelia Royan on October 21, 2012

Thank you so much Raul. This is my favourite photo of this area, and I too liked the light here.

Warm wishes, Amelia

Haris A. on November 1, 2012

Beautiful scenery, really amazing view…good work…


Best wishes


Amelia Royan on November 1, 2012

Many thanks for your wonderful compliment and Y*. This is one of my own personal favourites too Haris.

Friendly wishes from Norway, Amelia

Amelia Royan on November 5, 2012

Good morning Steve, and many thanks for your visit here. This is undoubtedly my own favourite of this area. The morning light was silver and shining and the sea was so quiet.

Best wishes, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 11, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Amelia Royan
    • Taken on 2012/10/09 11:18:00
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 24.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash