Thursday, 1 January 2015

The End Of The Year Show

The morning of December 31, 2014, was spent rambling around Amwell Nature Reserve in Hertfordshire. Here are some photos:


The sun attempting to battle its way through the early morning mist

Down on the River Lea Navigation nothing stirs

Searching for birds....

Ah, there's one!
This little Robin hopped on to the fence
right in front of me,
just begging to have his picture taken.

Time for a walk to try to warm up.

Exploring the valley of the River Ash

A frosty Teasel seedhead

The beautiful little River Ash

Back to the Lea Navigation

The thaw begins

Sunshine at last.
A cheerful omen for the year to come, perhaps.

That's all for 2014.
Now I really must fly!


Take care.



36 comments:

  1. Beautiful Finnish to 2014....looking forward to your photos in 2015.... Happy New Year!!

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  2. Your winter photos are absolutely stunning! Happy New Year, John.

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  3. Great photos, especially your first one!

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  4. Wonderful atmospheric photos John. Happy New Year!

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  5. So beautiful, John. Your early photos with the frost are simply wonderful.

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  6. Your photos present great nature.

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  7. Beautiful photos! The light was lovely and I love the robin photos too - great close ups! Happy New Year to you.

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  8. Simply gorgeous! And much appreciated.

    Happy New Year.
    =)

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  9. What beautiful photos (as always) - a reward for being out in the cold so early.

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  10. Love the robin! We saw some treecreepers on our frosty walk but they were too quick for us to get pictures.

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  11. Happy new year!
    Beautiful winter landscapes with a cheery robin to warm the day.
    I started my new bird list today on the shores of the Pacific with a few neat life birds!

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  12. Super images John. Have a great 2015.

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  13. gorgeous series of images John. The robin is beautiful.

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  14. Superb captures here John. I especially like the 2nd one - it beckons one to tip toe along the path! .... and the first Robin capture is exquisite! Happy New Year to you.

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  15. It looks like a gorgeous place to ramble John. Hope you were wearing your mittens. Happy 2015. Wishing you many days with your lens cap off

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  16. Fabulous last post for 2014. How can you better that next year? I'll be checking. You are brave to be out in the early morning frost and cold but it sure does make photos beautiful.

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  17. Beautiful, peaceful and surreal comes to my mind.

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  18. These are some frosty but still gorgeous shots! Happy New Year!

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  19. Hi John .. fantastic shots ... so stunningly beautiful ... with a Robin redbreast for warmth ... the sun photo is amazing ...

    Happy New Year and looking forward to more countryside views ... Hilary

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  20. Beautiful photos - so atmospheric. I think robins like to have their photo taken they always pose well and don't hurry away like the other birds:)

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  21. Happy new year John. \love the photographs - especially the robin.

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  22. So beautiful there. The frosty morning mist and the lovely warming sunlight. You really do capture the transition in these photographs. Love seeing that robin. What a beauty!

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  23. Such beautiful photos. I bet that little robin's feet are cold! Happy New Year!

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  24. The tone of your words were fun -- especially when you stated "now I must really fly." Your accompanying winged bird photo fulfilled your words. We call your frost -- a hoary frost here -- it really is quite beautiful. Looking forward to more of your wonderful posts in the new year -- barbara

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  25. Wonderful photos! I especially loved the misty morning ones. Thanks for visiting John and you spotted my English Landscape. It is actually a print I had framed of my home village.

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  26. I also meant to add the little robin shot with its wings outspread was stunning!

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  27. How beautiful nature is in all these places! These are amazing photos with a great light. And I love images with birds. You are very patient taking wonderful pictures of them.

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  28. Glad I came back for a second look at your photos John. They truly are a treat for the eyes. I wanted also to thank you for your latest comment and to say that this place in my header was Widecombe-in-the-Moor? We visited on my last trip to Devon and I will be sharing a post about it sometime soon.

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  29. I wish I'd been there too! Your photos are fabulous!

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  30. Beautiful photos - what a gorgeous little robin you found! - Tasha xxx

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  31. I really enjoyed your version of quiet beauty of winter. The mist made the scenes more atmospheric. Is the encounter with the lovely bright-colored Robin the simple result of serendipity? I look forward to seeing how you fly in 2015 with your inner wings to fly.

    Yoko

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  32. John these winter images are totally gorgeous, the first is stunning. As you can imagine with temps in the high 30C's I view these vistas with much pleasure. What can i say about your wee friend, the cutest!

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  33. Heips.
    I love these winter photos. The landscape look beautiful.

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  34. Looks like you've got next year's Christmas card picture sorted out...

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  35. Brrr. It's easy to forget that my home county has this to offer HNY for 2015

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