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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

When your friends begin to flatter you on how young you look, it's a sure
sign you're getting old.
Mark Twain

I thought the mallard duck here was the choir director for the flamingos and I was certain they were getting ready to perform, but I guess they were taking a break!


 Actions  speak louder than words but not nearly as often.  Mark Twain











Shadow Shot Sunday #2 - Magical Mystical Teacher + Chubskulit + Gemma Wiseman


 

46 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

The mallard amongst the flamingos is really interesting! I guess it's wondering why all of the guys are standing on one leg...
God bless you!
Cezar

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

The first pic is so lush and the second is so funny!

sarayutouched said...

the last shot is great...and i most love your thoughts that went with it!! thanks for the warm fuzzies today sylvia!! have a great weekend.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful shadows in your second photo.

Regards and best wishes

Cassie said...

Man that Mark Twain was a wise guy! Very cool Shadow Shots. This week you seem to be a budding ornithologist!! Happy SSS.

Ralph said...

The mallard indeed looks like a maestro, although the orchestra of flamingos seem yo not care, nor feel like taking direction from a mere duck. Artistes can be so temperamental...

TexWisGirl said...

i love that 2nd pic! what a great con-duck-tor!

frayedattheedge said...

The first quote produced an "ouch", as I have a signifacant birthday this year!!
Love the photo of the flamingos

Genie said...

The duck as the choir director just crack me up. For years I sang in the choir and had to be put down with the baritones because my voice is so low. For Christmas that year I did a piece of cross stitch for the director saying: If you can’t sing, fake it! I am wondering if the flamingos are use faking it. Have a nice rest of the weekend. In process of getting out tickets to either Portland or Seattle the first week in August. 6 of us on one flight....they may not let us on the plane. I cannot wait. genie

Indrani said...

Great capture of shadows.
You alway shave the perfect quotes for the pics.

andereperspektive-doru said...

Amazing captures! Just amazing!

Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry said...

gorgeous shots, sylvia, really gorgeous!
it's a treat for the eyes!

hope you have a great weekend!

EG Wow said...

Looks to me like the mallard is trying to figure out what's going on. :)

ladyfi said...

Oh, I love that flamingo shot! So tropical...

Have a warm weekend.

Southwest Arkie said...

Well that's something I don't see every day!

Patti said...

Poor little duck is all confused by the flamingos ~ haha~

Great capture!

And the foliage in the first picture is so pretty.

Happy Shadow Seeking Sylvia!

toby said...

Great shadows on those flamingos, Sylvia! I bet you're right - had you waited long enough, the show surely would have started up :)
Have a great week!

Rambling Woods said...

Oh that is so funny..I didn't play this week, just stopping in..Michelle

Jo said...

I love the Mallard Duck choirmaster. Spot on, Sylvia! What lovely shots and shadows. Thanks for always popping into my blog. We also do seem to be moving a lot more now that we're older, but although it's challenging to start anew, it's very interesting to stay in different countries, as you mentioned. Hope your weekend is going well. Jo

Rajesh said...

Fantastic images you got there.

Kelly said...

They do seem to be ignoring the conductor!

Love your header this week. :)

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Sylvia I get such a giggle out of your headers by your Mumbai friend .. they are too cute .. and so is this duck seemingly out of place with all of these PINK flamingos ! LOL
I think Mark Twain is VERY right ?
Joy : )

Gemma Wiseman said...

Such gorgeous photos! Love all the greens in the first photo! But the flamingo scene is completely adorable! The mallard does look like the choir master while the flamingos choose to ignore him! This begs for a story!

Jack said...

Love your flamingo photo.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

The flamingo chorus with its director is wonderful!

Kay said...

I just love the grace, beauty and color of the flamingos. Have a terrific weekend, Sylvia.

Paula Scott said...

I wonder what the mallard will be leading his pink orchestra with? Great shot! Always love what you post and my gosh-you are even on postage stamps!

Mama Zen said...

I love the duck and the flamingos!

namaki said...

I love the flamingoes' shadows ! The sun was at its zenith, wasn't it ?

John McElveen said...

What a cool CONTRAST!!! Great and Peaceful shots!!! Perfect shadows underneath!

Have a super week ahead,

John

magiceye said...

beautiful captures!

SandyCarlson said...

I love the mallard among the flamingos Great shot!

Joan said...

So vibrant your photos are!
Beautiful.

Christine said...

Love the flamingos photo, Sylvia. The shadows really standout with all that pinky-orange. Hope you're having a lovely weekend!

Leovi said...

WOW! Great pictures, I love those beautiful colors, I wish you a happy Sunday.

nana_ang_poppaphil said...

Haha, I love those Flamingos, that duck sure looks like he is waiting for them to look his way so he can get them started with a song.

Lew said...

Great shot of the mallard and her choir!

colleen said...

Love those flamingo shadows! http://looseleafnotes.com

Catherine said...

Lovely shots as always sylvia....have a good week.....

Ann said...

Are those ducks at the water edge?

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....where to begin. I love the scenes you've shared. The colors, the seasonal atmosphere. And the hidden shadows!!

[also love your two images above your shadow shot post...what a cutie patootie hiding from 'bath time'.]

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fabulous colours in the top shot Sylvia, and I think M. Mallard certainly has his wings full with that unruly flock of flamingoes!!

Reader Wil said...

Both photos are brilliant and colourful, Sylvia!

NixBlog said...

The flamingoes are amazing, Sylvia! I must get to our zoo soon, I haven't been for ages and there are great photo ops there!

LV said...

Never disappointed when visiting with you. You find some of the best sights ever. Remember, age is just a number.

Beverley Baird said...

Love your photos as well as the descriptions! Great quotes as well. Hope you have had a wonderful weekend!

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