Thursday, October 6, 2011

SWF>>>Chincoteague sunrise & Pelicans

I am linking up with Skywatch Friday





In the distance we watched a couple being married on the beach during the sunrise. What a great place for a wedding. On my previous post my video shows some of the bride at the very end of the video.


The clouds were turning pretty colors.

We watched groups of Pelicans flying by. I assume they were all migrating south.

 I really liked the colors in the sky and on the sand in this photo below.


We watched the Willets take off from the shore. It seemed odd that on two mornings the Willets left the beach as soon as the sun had risen.


A large flock of Willets.


A flock of Pelicans




To see more beautiful skies from around the world please visit Skywatch Friday.  Thanks to the hosting group of Skywatch: Sylvia, Sandy and Wren.  Also, thanks for stopping by to see my skies. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful weekend.

54 comments:

Barb said...

Lovely! the progression is beautiful and that last photo - stunning!

Jen said...

Love those skies! The birds aren't bad either!

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous! all of it!

Phil said...

A just brilliant shot of the pelicans against the sunrise Eileen. Great positioning.

laurak@forestwalkart said...

oh i LOVE the sunrise! (well, who wouldn't!??) i think that's part of the reason why i get up so early...my body clock...up before dawn...it's so amazing to watch the sun break the horizon!

your pictures are gorgeous!!
my favorites are the 3rd from last....and then the pelican sunrise!! so very nice!! peaceful...

Dan Huber said...

fantastic images Eileen. love the colors.

dan

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I love how the Pelicans fly in formation and seem to just skim over the surface of the ocean. Outstanding picture of the vivid orange sky with the birds! Have an excellent day today and a special day tomorrow!

Andrew said...

Wonderful images...so beautiful to see.

Kim, USA said...

Very beautiful shots Eileen. The horizon makes me think there is always hope. ^_^

Sunset Galore

joo said...

Beautiful photos! There's always so much to see on the sky:)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I would have a hard time tearing myself away from a sky that looked like that!

STARWATCH

Sky above, earth below,
Watch the stars begin to glow.

Earth below, sky above—
Watch the stars with me, my love!


© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

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Dhemz said...

wow! the last photo is a winner...lov'n it!

thanks for dropping by at explorerminded.com

Valerie said...

A spectacular collection Eileen - impossible for me to pick a favourite. Thanks for sharing your skies with us.

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous captures, Eileen! And what a beautiful place, I've always wanted to visit Chincoteague! The colors are truly glorious and what a way to begin a day. Love the birds! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Debbie said...

wow!! gorgeous, all of it!!

it seems to be a popular time for weddings, i have been seeing so many. i thought june was the month.

you always have the most beautiful pictures and i enjoy my visits here so much. glad to have found you!!

Carver said...

That would be a great place to get married. Gorgeous shots.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

A great series of photos. I love the flock of pelicans and the sunrise wedding. I'm afraid that if my wife and I had tried to get married at sunrise we'd of had to wait a while for her to show up. It would have been worth it though.

AL said...

wow I love the last two pictures! Thank you Eileen!

Al said...

What a beautiful beach, and excellent shots.

forgetmenot said...

Wow, Eileen, Those are gorgeous--that last one needs to be in a frame--stunning. I have always wanted to go to Chincoteague Island--maybe someday!!!! Have a lovely weekend. Mickie :)

Inger-M said...

Wow, the last shot is really beautiful!

SandyCarlson said...

Your pellies are elegance itself. These are delightful photos.

Karen said...

What a spectacular series! Love them!

Frostbite and Sunburn said...

Great shots Eileeen - big, big skies. And loving the ocean too ... mmmmm.

Indrani said...

Whoa! Lovely and peaceful captures.

J Bar said...

Beautiful scenes.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Beautiful series of shots. What great color! Nice place to get married too.

Darryl and Ruth :)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a beautiful place for a wedding -- wow! I'm sure that bride and groom could have nothing but good days ahead!

Your last photo is so beautiful, it honestly brought tears (of joy) to my eyes.

Ebie said...

Stunning series of photos. My favorite is the second shot, where beauty is infinity!

clairz said...

Eileen, I must echo what has been said before--these are stunning. Thank you for taking me to the beach, as its such a long way from my desert!

missing moments said...

I love sunrises but I can never seem to rise for them... so I settle for sunsets. Your images are awesome!

AVCr8teur said...

What beautiful sceneries! I have not heard of a sunrise wedding, but I can't blame the couple for wanting to have nature as their background!

Lew said...

Wonderful pictures of the birds and a superb sunrise!

Luna Miranda said...

magnificent skies! these are excellent shots.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful view of sunrise and birds. Last shot is my favorite.

lazyclick said...

Beautiful sunset and view of birds.

Jidhu Jose said...

great shots
happy SWF

thomas said...

Eileen,
love the last shot most.

My SWF

ladyfi said...

What spectacularly beautiful shots!

Gattina said...

Beautiful ! sunsets and sunrises look so similar, except that for a sunrise you have to get up early, lol !

Reader Wil said...

Awsome photos, especially the last one! Where I live I can only see a sunrise in winter. In summer the view is blocked by houses.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful scenes.

Regards and best wishes

NatureFootstep said...

a great variety of sky shots. :)Still love that video. :)

Emille said...

Wow, so many beautiful pics! But there's something about your second and the one with the birds in flight that stands out to me!

Emille said...

Am back, just to say that I'm Jesh at FB:)

magiceye said...

gorgeous pics all!!

eden said...

Wow, beautiful photos as always.

Have a great weekend.

Magda said...

Hello Eileen,
Appreciate so much your Visit. SWF is truly a wonderful way to meet Folk and thoroughly interesting Blogs.
I browsed while my computer loaded your beautiful Blog... anything I write now would only be a token gesture... I would rather return when I can give more time.

One response is the beautiful scene you have of the Wedding in the distance... I do hope they have at least one photo as dramatically and stunningly beautiful.

Until I return, thank you so much, what I have seen is beautiful and the snippets I've read, so very interesting.
Appreciation from Magda and Family in Australia

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wow, wonderful and fantastic skywatch. Beautiful shots.

Say Cheese said...

Loved all photograph, specially the last shot, it just amazing.

George said...

This is a wonderful photo sequence. I really like the colors you've captured in the sky (and sand!).

fotografaire said...

What stunning captures of tones and contrasts.

Lina Gustina said...

The last one is totally awesome...
My late visit here :)

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Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

what a spectacular!

love all of them, especially the last one!
mesmerizing!

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