30 October 2008

Sky Watch Friday - Take your pick

Delicate manoeuvre by the Westbank aerobatics team at last weeks airshow


Oyster Catchers feeding at the tide line at the Maitland River Mouth beach last night

18 comments:

shutterhappyjenn said...

The second shot of the oyster catchers is just so good. Great great shot!

My SWF post is up here. Hope you can pass by if you have time. Thanks.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Wow, those two planes looks to be very close. I hope they didn't bump into eachother. Happy SWF

Firefly said...

Your timing on the first pic is great, but I prefer the second picture. Looked like a great evening. See my post on PEDP.

Eleanor said...

I just love the oyster catchers on the wet sand. I grew up at Camps Bay, Cape Town and the photo of the surf and birds makes me nostalgic. No chance of moving back there - houses cost a fortune. Thanks for the visit. The quality of your excellent blog makes me proudly South African!

Kim said...

Great sunset shot with the oyster catchers. I love airshows too, great capture of that action..
Happy SWF!

sonia a. mascaro said...

First of all, Congratulation to your son!

About the Ecological Day I will love to have your participation. I will open Mister Linky on 1th November at 06:00 PM and you can add your name and URL any time.

I am glad that you figure out how to do huge photos. As my English is not so good, I could not understood how you fixed it. What's mean - must keep the aspect ratio right?
By my turn, I delete the width: 400px; height: 274px; that show up on the html of the picture and changed the value of s400 for the size we want.
See you on Ecological Day!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Ah! I forgot to tell you that I LOVE your photos, principally the sunset at the beach with those lovely birds!

Paz said...

Very cool sky shots!

Congrats to you, your son and family. Have a wonderful celebration.

Best,
Paz

AphotoAday said...

I pick both shots...

Sreddy Yen said...

The photo of the sunset is breath-taking. You take awesome and descriptive photographs! May I ask what type of camera you have?

Sreddy

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the beach shot. What beautiful colors. Happy skywatching.
Marnie

Afanja said...

I really like both pictures.
The first one is awesome spectacular and the second one has real fine soft colours.

Neva said...

what a great shot! One of daughter's friends is coming to Cape Town for a year and half starting in January......I think she will like your part of the world......

babooshka said...

Excellent action shot and beautiful silhouetted birds

Anna said...

Oh my Max-e, not sure if you want to call this a delicate manouver, but I love the second photo very much, after getting goose bumps by looking on the first one, lol. Great photos as always Max-e. Anna :)

Arija said...

Both really stunning photos. Those two mating dragonflies in the sky look really dangerous. Flying at such close range, you must have nerves of steel.
The sunset put my heart back into it's rightful place. Oyster catchers are so active at sundown and make great sillhouettes agaist the glowing sand.

vincibene said...

Gorgeous pictures! The first photo is breathtaking!

Jeanne said...

What a stunning shot of the oystercatchers - a perfect exposure!