Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sunrise Ocean City

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday

I have more scenes and sunrise shots from our visit to Ocean City, Maryland. On my previous Ocean City post I shared my sunset shots now I more from the next day of our weekend away.  Since we stayed overnight  hubby and I were able to catch the sunrise coming up over the ocean.


We were out on the beach a little before the sun came out, the lighting was still pretty.






Ocean City sunrise, I love to catch the reflection of the sun on the wet sand.


The Purple Sandpiper is one of my favorite Sandpipers. They are usually found around the rock jetty. They have orange legs and the base of their bill is also orange. Violet highlights in the upperparts are visible in good light.


 The Common Loons are another favorite of mine, it was great seeing them somewhat close to the jetty wall.

Sunrises and sunset are a simple pleasure of mine. I hope you enjoyed the sunrise and my birds. Thanks for stopping by and I appreciate the comments. Happy Skywatching and Happy Spring to everyone!

To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
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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.

77 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Sunrise at the beach, just delightful. A lovely series of photos Eileen.

me (maria) said...

Amazing photos!!
Beautiful colours...
Have a nice day!

Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely photos! Purple sandpipers are very sweet, I've only ever seen one in real life.

Nancy Claeys said...

So beautiful Eileen! We saw loons in Minnesota some years ago and I fell in love with them.

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful sunset...Nice pictures of birds.. Congrats and regards..

Lynne said...

Gorgeous, beautiful, inspirational, fabulous, great and grand!
Thanks Eileen . . .

Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

beautiful views. a reason to get up so early. wow. nice!!! ( :

oldmanlincoln said...

Quite attractive photos.

confusedmind said...

Beuatiful photos!!! You made my smile!! Thank you!!

islandwonder said...

Gorgeous sunrise photos!!!

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Exellent shots and photos!!Great captures of the sunrise and the reflection on the wet sand!!Great work!I realy enjoyed seeing these wonderful sceans!Have a lovely day!
Dimi..

TexWisGirl said...

just gorgeous skies and beach! like the sandpiper and his shadow, too.

Montanagirl said...

I always enjoy your photography! The sunrise shots are stunning, and I love the Common Loons. We've seen a few here in the last couple years. Reminds me I should post some of my photos of them!

grammie g said...

Hi Eileen ...Just a stunning sunrise!
Love the progression of the sunrise !!
Grace

Giga said...

Warto było wcześnie wstać żeby zobaczyć taki cudowny wschód słońca i zrobić piekne zdjęcia. Pozdrawiam.
It was worth getting up early to see the wonderful sunrise and take beautiful pictures. Yours.

Betsy Adams said...

Good Morning, I also love sunrises and birds---so you can imagine how much I loved this post....

That last sunrise photo with the sun's reflection in the water is awesome..,

Hugs,
Betsy

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Lovely orange colors in the sunrise. I love the one with the reflection on the wet sand.

beyondwandering.com said...

Your sky watch photos are so pretty with beautiful colors. I don't think I will ever have enough of sky photos :-)

Karen said...

Worth getting up for!

Judy said...

What a lovely sunrise!!! Thanks for the whole series of shots! I agree with you, the reflection of the sun on the wet sand is the best!!!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Oh my goodness, the sunrise is incredibly beautiful! Bravo on the photography! The sandpipers and loons are wonderful captures. Ocean City is a beautiful place.

Anki-itte said...

Pictures with the sunrise are wonderful, and so are your photos with the birds too.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What heavenly and tranquil views...wow

Phil said...

Lovely shot of the "Purp" Eileen. Here they are very scarce and I'd love to get a shot like that one. love the loons too. Have a great weekend soon.

DeniseinVA said...

Those simple pleasures are the best :) Fabulous photos of ocean and the birds Eileen. Have a great day!

DeniseinVA said...

I forgot to answer your question about Gregg's retirement. He is planning on October of this year but it could be earlier if contracts are not renewed.

Pam said...

Whoa....that is awesome! :) Hope you both enjoyed your overnight stay!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Beautiful photos of both birds and the sunrise.

Terry said...

The sunrise is beautiful.

George said...

You got beautiful pictures of the sunrise. That's one of the best reasons for visiting the Atlantic coast. I also like your photo to the Sandpiper.

bettyl said...

Such wonderful photos with great sunrise colors. On behalf of those of us who only manage sunset shots, thank you :)

Emilie's daughter said...

An incredibly wonderful piece of earth! As I always say: Lucky you! Take care and thanks for sharing! Christa

Tricia Hays said...

Oh my goodness gracious, these are so very beautiful! Love the colors

Thanks a million for your prayers =)

Jim said...

Beautiful.

Valerie said...

A fabulous series of shots Eileen; I like the way the ocean is "sandwiched" between the sunrise and its reflection! Thanks for sharing.

Photo Cache said...

I really like the sandpiper. It's so cute.

Karen said...

Lovely series of shots, pretty birds, like the shadow shot.

Jill c",) said...

This is amazing! I love the sunset, and your sunset is more than beautiful:))

afanja said...

Now that's a wonderful sunrise, I think it's almost magical. Special the fifth shot is a beauty.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your weekend.

NatureFootstep said...

wow, gorgeous sky shots. Love them all. And a better shot of the Purple Sandpiper. It is really goodlooking. Thanks for sharing. :)

Carver said...

Fantastic shots. What a treat to watch the sun rise over the ocean.

Dianne said...

Wonderful sunset captures Eileen.

Naturegirl said...

Stunning sunrises Eileen!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

I love your photographs. I also love reflections in the wet sand. It is very underrated.

Rajesh said...

Gorgeous sunrise, love the color shades.

ladyfi said...

It doesn't get better than this. Gorgeous!

Ebie said...

The color of the horizon is so tantalizing! How beautiful to see the bright skies!

Linda said...

Ah yes! Sunrise over the ocean... so lovely! Great pictures.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Really beautiful skywatch shots!!

Lina Gustina said...

Stunning series, Eileen. Love them a lot.
Thanks for dropping by :)

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Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful

Bob Bushell said...

Love the sunsets and the birds, superb.

Leovi said...

Yes, that dawn over sea gorgeous ... pure passion ... beautiful photos. Greetings.

Kusum Sanu said...

Lovely set of pics!

Indrani said...

What a glorious sun rise! A beautiful start to the day.

Luna Miranda said...

what a beautiful sunset...magical!

Elaine said...

Wonderful! Your reflection shot is simply gorgeous!

DrillerAA09 said...

Very nicely captured photo set. The sea sandwiched between the sun and it's reflection is really well done.

LifeRamblings said...

beautiful sunrise. happy skywatching.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I'm back, catching up on my bloggin' buddies today!! Beautiful birds Eileen....spectacular sunrise photos!! Breathtaking.

Linda Gross said...

Beautiful sunrise pictures! I enjoy capturing the sun rise over the ocean waters as well.

Black Jack's Carol said...

I did indeed enjoy both the sunrise and the birds. Wonderful blog. The Purple Sandpiper is a new one for me. I thought it looked a bit like the Turnstones we have here. Seems to me you could also link this up to the meme: Orange You Glad It's Friday.

Laura said...

Hi!
These pictures are amazing, I love sunrises because I have a new day in front of me full of all kind of possibilities.
Thanks for your visit and comment in my blog.
I'm your follower now.
Have a nice weekend.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Gosh, such a lovely sunrise! I love the photo where you can just barely see it poking up from the ocean :) Great shots!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Beautiful captures of Sunrise. I like all of your photos. Thank you for sharing.

rainfield61 said...

We enjoy the sunrise.

So do the birds.

Gemma Wiseman said...

What romantic lighting over these beautiful water views! And love the textured patterns on the sandpiper's feathers!

sceneoftranquility said...

A sunrise worth waiting for.

Stewart M said...

Wonderful skies! Sunsets and sea are a a good combination.

Also, nice to see the Sandpiper.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Betty Manousos said...

i adore your sunrise/sunset shots, eileen! superb photos!
what a great start to my day!

happy weekend~

p.s. i love your new template too.

Maria said...

These are awesome landscapes!

Pat said...

Sunrises and sunsets over the ocean are some of my favorite photos! You did indeed capture a beautiful sunrise. The bird and ducks very cute.

Rohrerbot said...

Sometimes I can't sleep the night before with all the anticipation of the next day. Do you ever have that happen to you? When you feel like if you don't get up, you'll miss things like a beautiful sunrise or sunset.....or those early morning birds??

Sherrie {Bird Lady} said...

Strange seeing the Loons in their winter plumage. We only get them for about a month in April and sometimes they stop by in the fall on their way to winter grounds. You would think Loon Lake would have more Loons!

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

great shots, dear
only now I am returnign to the blog....
Have a nice day

Robert Geiss said...

Thank you for such beautiful impressions.

Please have you all a good Friday ahead.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fantastic sunrise shots, Eileen, and I love your sandpiper and loons.
Loons have been among my favorites for many years, and sandpipers only recently. I was fascinated to read about the purple parts!
K

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