Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax

There are times when we stop, we sit still. We listen and breezes from a whole other world begin to whisper. ― James Carroll

Taking nature photos is one of the most relaxing things to do. These photos were taken at a local bird hide which looks out over a lake. It’s very peaceful there, although not always quiet. Breezes rustle through the reeds, frogs croak, insects buzz and the chirps and calls of various water birds break the silence.

To see more photos see the post Tranquility.

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This post is part of the Daily Post | Weekly Photo Challenges | Relax

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Author:lisa@notesfromafrica

I live on the Southern coast of South Africa, and write about the things that interest, amuse or inspire me. You can find me at https://notesfromafrica.wordpress.com and http://southerncape.wordpress.com (my photoblog)

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19 Comments on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Relax”

  1. December 8, 2016 at 7:08 pm #

    These photos are beautiful.

  2. Dos beans en my pocket
    December 8, 2016 at 8:46 pm #

    Agree with you! Taking pictures of Nature is very relaxing :-)) I love the Huron one. They are ver shy and difficult to photograph some times 😉

    • December 10, 2016 at 7:04 am #

      The advantage of going to the bird hide is that you can get quite close to the birds without frightening them. Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment! 🙂

      • Dos beans en my pocket
        December 10, 2016 at 8:29 pm #

        Photographing birds is something I have to learn:-) I have more experience photographing cats…my cats ;-)) I saw the photographs of the lions on Notes from Africa. They are amazing! you are very lucky to be there and to have the opportunity to photograph them. Thank you Lisa for started fallowing my blog :-))

      • December 14, 2016 at 7:00 am #

        I think photographing birds – at least photographing them well – is a matter of luck! 😉 Yes, we are very lucky to live near wildlife reserves where we can see the big cats.

        I’m looking forward to seeing more of your cat photos.

  3. December 9, 2016 at 12:23 am #

    I agree with you that taking nature photos is a very relaxing activity! These are lovely!

  4. December 10, 2016 at 5:17 am #

    It’s nice when nature stays still long enough to get focused, too. That second picture looks like a cormorant, but I suppose is really some kind of heron? Beautiful whatever he is.

    • December 10, 2016 at 7:14 am #

      Photographing nature requires a lot of patience! You’re forced to relax and just wait for the right moment. The second photo is an African Darter. The feathers are beautiful – you can see close up photos here. Although there were cormorants and herons in the same location.

  5. December 13, 2016 at 3:39 am #

    Lovely captures Lisa – interestingly I find shooting birds very energizing vs relaxing! You kind of have to be on alert to catch them in their behaviors. I envy you for being able to relax with it!

    • December 14, 2016 at 6:16 am #

      Thank you, Tina! 🙂 I think it is the sitting in the bird hide and waiting for the birds to come close enough is the relaxing bit. 😉

  6. December 13, 2016 at 8:52 am #

    Very nice, I like your choices for this challenge.

  7. December 14, 2016 at 3:52 pm #

    wonderfulp nature photography!

    • December 20, 2016 at 5:50 am #

      Thanks for visiting and for your kind comment! 🙂 We are amateur photographers so still learning.

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