Saturday

~Summer Sunrise at the Lake~

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Do you see something unusual or out of the ordinary in this photo? 

Sort of reminds me of Stephen King, for some reason.

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The photos were not edited, other than sizing down.

I used the Tameron 18-200mm lens, with the Canon Rebel T2i.

All photos were taken Thursday morning, August 5, 2010.

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“The grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.”

John Muir

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This Hummingbird feeder is on the deck of the condo.  I took the photos, through the sliding door, on the same morning I took the sunrise photos. 

At one point, I counted 15 Hummingbirds at and around this feeder. 

It was an amazing sight.

The tiny birds will pack their bags, in just about another month, and move south for the winter.

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Linking to The Tablescaper’s Summer Sundays.

From Wikipedia:

The Lake of the Ozarks is a large reservoir created by impounding the Osage River in the northern part of the Ozarks in central Missouri. Extents of three smaller tributaries to the Osage, the Niangua River, Grand Glaize Creek, and Gravois Creek, are included in the impoundment. The lake has a surface area of 55,000 acres (223 km²), over 1,150 miles (1,850 km) of shoreline, and the main channel of the Osage Arm stretches 92 miles (148 km) from end to end. The total drainage area is over 14,000 square miles (36,000 km2).

46 comments:

Rowan said...

These are stunning photos of the sunrise, absolutely beautiful. I like the silhouettes of the humming birds too. The Ozarks are such a lovely area, I'd love to visit one day. As for the humming birds packing their bags and moving south for the winter - well, I'd rather like to do the same, it's cold and grey here, not like summer at all.

W.C.Camp said...

Yes you caught the light just right! I never get tired of those sunrise pictures.

I really liked the first shot of the Hummingbird too. It really looks like it is right out of a magazine. Nice work as usual! W.C.C.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

These are just fabulous Pat! Your pictures are always amazing and I enjoyed this post so very much~
Happy Weekend,
Cindy

Southern Lady said...

What amazing shots of the hummingbird silhouettes, Pat ... as if those gorgeous pictures of the sunrise weren't enough!

You were definitely in the right place at the right time.

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Wow! Beautiful and breathtaking photos. Nature puts on a wondrous show, but it takes talent to capture it in a photo.

Thanks so much for sharing.

Manuela@TPOH said...

Wow to get that many hummingbirds at a feeder is just amazing! I've only seen one all summer.

Stunning photos Pat! They don't make me think of Stephen King at all!

Manuela

Allie and Pattie said...

Gorgeous! We had a little hummingbird friend at our home in NY- he was so entertaining!
xoxo Pattie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Pat, what glorious photos. Kind of like my sunset pics after the storm last week except yours are clearer of course. We have the same hummingbird feeder, but never have that many birds. I have had two or three at the most. I love watching them. It hangs right outside my sun room so I can enjoy them. Have a great weekend.

salmagundi said...

The hummingbird photos are amazing! Enjoy the rest of the weekend. Sally

Adrienne said...

Magnificent!
~Adrienne~

Kris said...

Hello Pat- Love your daybreak photos and poem. Very beautiful.
I also love the hummingbirds at your feeder. I have a couple that come at my rose of sharon and love that. Recently on FB someone shared a video where a person was holding a baby hummingbird in their open hands while the mother came to feed it. It was an amazing video clip. Have a great weekend. Kris

NanaDiana said...

Beautiful photography. The thought that immediately came to mind was the old adage-
Red sky in morning, sailors take warning; Red sky at night, sailors delight. Just wondering if the adage held true for the day~? Thanks for the beauty~ Diana

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Beautiful sunrise photos Pat....stunning! Love the shots of the hummingbirds too.

Donna (Timeless Settings) said...

Stunning photos of the sky! The tiny hummingbirds are beautiful!

Donna

deb mills said...

your photos are just stunning. i especially love the silhouettes of the hummingbirds.
i check out your blog every day and so enjoy it.

Carolyn said...

Pat, this sunrise is beautiful. I love sky pictures and the hummer silhouettes are awesome. They are such fun to watch!
Thanks for sharing these.
Carolyn

Chris said...

Beautiful photos Pat! Such a wonderful way to start the day.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous. Beautiful pics. Hugs, Marty

Glenda/MidSouth said...

I see a pair of eyes in the first one! :D They are all beautiful - really like the hummingbirds.
Enjoy your weekend.

linda said...

Ah Pat.
Lovely. Beautiful.
Smooths the rough edges on a
sharp morning.
Thank you.

Deb {Posted from} Home said...

Amazing photography Pat. You have captured the serenity at the lake beautifully. The hummingbird photos are amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend ♥

Stephanie said...

These are gorgeous! Love them! You have an amazing eye and talent!

Jean said...

Pat your photos are incredible! Really! Love them. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I hardly ever get hummingbirds in my yard. Those were phenomenal pics of them, by the way! I saw eyes peeking at me up in that sky. Eerie!
Brenda

Kat said...

Yes, that first photos looks like there are some eyes looking at us! Freaky. The other photos are amazing though! Love the ones of the hummingbirds. Wonderful.

Hugs,
Kat

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my these are stunning photos! And the darling little hummers, how wonderful they are! We had a little Coliope come for a visit last year and they are just so tiny. I sure would have liked to capture pics like you have, they're amazing!
Terry

Jill said...

Beautiful photos! That first one, with the eyes in the sky? Amazing!

Catherine Holman said...

You did a beautiful job of capturing that sunset!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh my, Pat! These photos are amazing! What a gorgeous sunrise! And the hummingbirds pics are so unusual in silhouette like that! No wonder you and J love to spend time there! Happy weekend...hugs...Debbie

Connie said...

Beautiful Pictures. I hate to see summer coming to an end, even with the hot weather we have had this summer. We do go to Florida in Jan. and Feb. so we are somewhat like the hummingbirds that go south for the winter.

Terri said...

I am guessing this is the result of the recent solar flare we had. I remember that morning... the night before we had a sunset. Your photography would make a great book. If you decide to do one, I want a copy!

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Amazing photo, Pat. Thanks for all the beauty you share with all of us.

Charla

JD said...

Your photos are so lovely...last year we had about eight hummingbirds visiting our feeders...this year we have NONE...Don't know what happened to them...a bit disappointing...

Mary said...

Your hummingbird shots are AMAZING...our hummers are so territorial~ they don't allow another to feed!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Fantastic Hummingbird photos!

I sent for some sweet wines from one of the wineries you mentioned. Delicious. :-) Thank you.

Gentle hugs...

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous! I haven't been up at sunrise in years! Well, maybe if I am sick and up all night!
Fabulous photos, Pat!
We have a wedding today, all 4 of my gkids as well as my son and dil are in it. Going to be a long day!

Average Girl said...

Great photos!!!

Kathysue said...

Pat when I see a surise or a sunset like this I call it "The Glory of God." What amazing images you have produced for us to enjoy. I love the hummers, truly beautiful. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us, Kathysue

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

How gorgeous! That first shot does have "eyes" doesn't it? I love the hummngbirds, we have lots of them here and they are so hard to capture. You did a brilliant job!

The Tablescaper said...

Such incredible sunsets - just awesome!!!

Thanks so much for being a part of "Summer Sundays".

- The Tablescaper

Red Couch Recipes said...

Really these are quite stunning shots! The orange is just so beautiful! I love the John Muir quote too! Joni

Bonnie said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. The hummingbird pictures are amazing.

Cabin and Cottage said...

I've come to really enjoy the SS posts, and your post is one of the reasons. These shots are really nice. Especially the hummers! Jacqueline

Ellie said...

Beautiful photos! I love the hummingbird shot.

porter place cottage said...

I just happend upon your blog and love it! It hits home with me, my family is from the Ozark area and next year my husband and I are going to start looking at vacation property there! Such a beautiful place. I love your bedroom redo! Looks so relaxing.

Your summer photos that you labeled "Stephen King", first one looks like a pair of eyes!

Thank you for a wonderful blog!
Terrie

Shannon said...

I really enjoyed your beautiful photo's. Heck, I love your blog!!!

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