Thursday, March 14, 2013

Skywatch Ocean City

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday


I took a lot of photos this past weekend during our getaway to Ocean City, Maryland. 


This is  a Cormorant sky. I had to edit this post after I found out one of my Cormorants is a lifer "The Great Cormorant". It is the one with white feathers around it face and head. Some of my facebook friends noticed the difference on my Cormorants. Thanks to Linda and Arlene!


The bridge at the Indian River inlet and some cool cloud formations.


I am pretty sure this is a Red-breasted Merganser. The lighting was not the greatest and with the tide changing and the waves it was hard focusing on this bird.


Surfers catching the waves. Love all the blues, the water and the pretty blue sky. It was a great weekend.


After dinner at the Crabcake Factory which was delicious by the way, we watched the sunset over the bay.

The sunset and a few ducks hanging out on the bay. Zooming in I saw that the ducks were Buffleheads.


I love the colors and the pretty reflection on the water. I hope you enjoyed my Ocean City skies and birds.
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Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to the host of NF Winged.  Also, thank you for stopping by to see my post. I wish everyone a safe and happy weekend.

68 comments:

me (maria) said...

Beautiful photos..the sunset is amazing!!
Have a nice day!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

THe last few spells tranquility !

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

A wonderful blue sky, beautiful sea and a great Sunset. Best regards, Synnöve

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful series. The colours in the sunset shots are gorgeous.

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

gorgeous sunset. ( :

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely water and sky views.

It looks like a red breasted merganser to me....

I love that first photo with the cormorants!

Leave It To Davis said...

What relaxing photos...just makes me want to go back to bed and dream....

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Lovely, glassy water sunset!
To be a kid again! Must be freezing in the water surfing - even in wet suits!! Yummm - Crabcake Factory!!! Love the crabs in Maryland!!

Judy said...

I love those sunset images!!! The reflections in the water are wonderful!

Phil said...

Yes Eileen, you certainly got some superb sunset shots there. Good to see the Red-breasted Merganser shot too. It's not an easy species to get close to over here, all my pictures are rather poor and not a patch on yours.

Karen said...

Excellent shots! Great perspective of the bridge, and a gorgeous mellow sunset.

NatureFootstep said...

lol, I have a shot from Morocco that looks pretty much like your shot of the cormorants. :)

The last of your sky shots are, well, perfect! Everything about it is jsut right.
And I see you redecorated again. Love it.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Crab dinner and a sunset? Sounds like the perfect evening to me! Absolutely adore that last sunset shot. Wow!!!!

islandwonder said...

Love the sunset pictures. Those waves were big.

Beppan said...

Beautiful photos of birds and burning sky...
Surfing birds???

TexWisGirl said...

like the bridge supports against the sky! and the sunset... nice!!!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Love that shot of the waves!!

Zizi Santos said...

Sempre me apaixono pelas suas fotos!
Lindas!
Zizi

Phyllis Oller said...

I love how all the photos of your photos blend all together,what a beautiful selection of your photos,thanks for taking us along with you on your trip! The ocean is amazing on the off season,I miss going,phyllis

Mama Zen said...

What a gorgeous sunset!

Charlotta said...

Very beautiful serie of photos. What a nice weekend tour you have been to.

DIMI said...

Dear Eileen,very beautiful pictures of the skies!But i love the photos of the sunset!!Exellent shots!!Thank you for sharing!Have a lovely evening!
Dimi..

George said...

I like the blue sky above the bridge, but your sunset photos are gorgeous. The color of the sky -- and the reflections -- is beautiful.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks like such a fun weekend! I love the Ocean City skies and bird shots. So pretty!

Betsy Adams said...

Hi Eileen, Love all of the photos but the last one really caught my attention. Love that tree in the lower left corner. That somehow just 'makes' that picture. Thanks!

Hugs,
Betsy

Genie Robinson said...

Eileen....Maybe one day when we go to Chestertown my daughter will take us to Ocean City. ( have never been there. Your pictures are beautiful and that sunset is magnificent. Here I am wishing for spring...now you have me wanting summer and VA Beach. There is nothing like the water and blue skies. genie

HansHB said...

Lovely colours in the sky!
Happy SWF to you!

Light and Voices said...

Wowza....lovely, lovely sunset.
JM Illinois

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

What a great selection of photos. From the individual birds to the bridge (I love bridge photos) and the several sunset pics. Thanks for sharing!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous, colorful sunset! Love your reflections! Terrific captures as always, Eileen! Hope you have a great weekend!

Dianne said...

Fabulous captures Eileen especially those sunset pics ....Stunning!

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely sunset colors over the bay!

Carver said...

Fantastic shots. I love the colorful reflections in the water.

Lynne said...

Gorgeous sunset! Love the reflection. Happy Skywatching!

Montanagirl said...

I LOVE your Ocean City skies and Birds!! That last photo is gorgeous.

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely sunset shots,it's always nice to watch one by the beach.

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful sunset and i love the perspective of the second photo.

Elaine said...

Love those sunset shots!!

Martha Z said...

You got some great images, Eileen. What a wonderful place for a get-a-way.

Carletta said...

That last sunset shot is stunning! A perfect ending to your lovely day I'd say. :)
I really like how you framed the bridge picture too.
Have a great weekend Eileen!

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous sunset pictures and a lovely blue sky!

Liz said...

Wonderful shots! Happy sky watching.

My sky.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Love that sunset over the bay... beautiful photos!!

namaki said...

the sunset pictures are beautiful ... the scene looks so quiet ad sereine !

Hilde said...

Great series of photos, and lovely skies. The sunset is so beautiful, what gorgeous colours!

Thanks for your visit and comment.
Wishing you a happy weekend.
Hilde :)

Bob Bushell said...

The Cormorants are superb, but your sunsets are delicious, cheers Eileen.

Marco Alpha said...

Hello Eileen,
What a great shots!! The shot with the stay cables of the bridge is very nice with a beautiful sky. And your sunset shots are really fantastic. What a great colors!! Well done!!

Many greetings,
Marco

Leovi said...

Wonderful, I love those skies so bright and soft, really magical and beautiful pictures. Greetings.

Giga said...

Piękny niebieski kolor nieba i oceanu. Do tego ptaki i wspaniały zachód słońca,to razem bardzo miłe widoki do oglądania. Pozdrawiam.
Beautiful blue color of the sky and the ocean. To the birds and the magnificent sunset, a time very nice views to watch. Yours.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

Exelent photos, have a nice weekend ;:OD)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Isn't it great to get away to the Ocean!! (We used to love going to the Oregon Coast when we were working..back in our other life!)

Beautiful colors on the water/sky and you saw great birds. Congrats on the lifer.

Stuart Price said...

Nice sunsets and yes it is a drake Red Breasted Merganser.........

Ebie said...

The sunset shots are beautifully framed! And mind you, I love crab cakes!

DeniseinVA said...

You got some great pictures on your trip Eileen, and we got to share them. How lucky we are! Have a great weekend.

Ranten said...

What a view!

Betty Manousos said...

wow eileen, some of these are very painterly.
so overwhelmingly beautiful!!
lovely reflections too.

wishing you a great weekend~

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like you chose a perfect time to visit!

Tricia Hays said...

boy oh boy oh boy, they're all very beautiful, but i really love that last one! =)

Lynne said...

Gorgeous photos! I am at a Midwest meet up of bloggers for the weekend. More from me when I return home!

Beth said...

Beautiful pics!
Beth @ Life on Devils Hollow

nature ramblings said...

Lovely photos!!

Linda said...

Interesting shots! The sunsets are really gorgeous!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the beautiful energy of the waves! And the lighting over the bay is simply splendid!

Sally in WA said...

Beautiful shots, Eileen, especially the sunset ones. Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Those landscapes are breathtaking!

Kerri said...

Oh my ..... that Sunset is Amazing! WOWZA!

Rohrerbot said...

More wonderful birds Eileen! Congrats on the lifer. That is one awesome cormorant. I blew it up to look closer and the markings. FB is great for helping out with ID markings. Glad they caught it. We had some RBM come here just a few days ago but I dipped on them. Next time:)

ladyfi said...

Those are some magical sky shots!

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