Saturday, December 31, 2011

Can You See It?




We were treated to beautiful sunset colours at another nearby beach late yesterday, truly delightful. Master T was about to walk through the water amongst these rocks, as we have often done before, when he suddenly stopped, he thought he saw something......




Can you see it? It has moved away from its hiding spot in the shadow of the rock and is more easily visible here.




Just in there, is it a rock, no, it's alive but what is it???




Now can you see it? It's a Wobbegong, an Australian shark. This one was about one metre/yard long and they will bite if feeling threatened.




About 20 minutes later it swam away. I had never seen a Wobbegong before, not the most beautiful of our native wildlife but certainly interesting. I'm sure we'll be more cautious around those rocks from now on!

Sharing with SkyWatch Friday, Look Whooooo's Snapping, Shoot.Edit.Submit (chosen in the Top 5), Camera Critters.

41 comments:

Filip Demuinck said...

Fantastic pictures, a very big fish.

Greetings,
Filip

Sylvia K said...

Wow! That's amazing! I would have probably stepped right on it! Glad no one was hurt and how fun to see one!

Sylvia

fudelchen said...

Ist das ein gefährlicher Fisch?

Alles, alles Gute für das Jahr 2012, viele glückliche Momente, Gesundheit und Frohsinn.

Herzlichst ♥ Marianne

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful sunset, the colors are pretty. And you captured a pretty reflection on the sand and rocks. The shark is scary, good thing no one stepped on it. Wonderful photos. Happy New Year to you and your family.

DaenelT said...

Wow! And scary.

Angela Häring-Christen said...

Yes, I can see!
I have respect and a little fear from the animals in the sea. I don't know them well enough, we haven't a sea in Switzerland.
Dangerous animals: We have only two poisonous snakes (Vipers). But it's a piece of luck to see one.

Your pictures with the Wobbegong are beautiful.

Kind regards
Angela

2BPhotog said...

Cool pictures! They are all beautiful! I wanted to let you know that I've enjoyed your pictures. Can I ask what camera and lens you are using to capture such beauties?

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

What a beautiful day at the beach! That first photo is amazing. And what an interesting creature. It really does blend into the environment. So neat!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Hi 2BPhotog. My camera is a fixed lens Lumix FZ35, not a dSLR. I have a post on my camera under "Photography", I think it was dated July 7th (internet too slow, won't load for me to check this). I edited these photos in iPhoto.

It was quite late and the light was dull so the photos are a quite grainy when viewed larger. I imagine I could have done better with dSLR camera and am looking into purchasing one.

Gemel said...

Hmm, perhaps I ought to be a tad more cautious whilst paddling in the water!

Great photos.

Nadege, said...

Great capture of the fish. So clear through the water.

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I wish you good health and a happy new year!

Gillian Olson said...

That shark is well camophlaged, I have never seen one before.

thefisherlady said...

These are the most beautifully captured moments! First the sunset, and then even more so, the beautiful children and mama, and then your 'wobblegong shark..' So camouflaged and MOST interesting! So glad I had time to come by :) It was fun!
If you take that gorgeous sunset with clouds, all pastel and soft and put snow under it.... that is us :)

marijke said...

Must be lovely to see this shark. Have a lovely day.
Marijke

icedgurl said...

trekking your lovely blog!!! thanks for sharing and keep posting! Happy New Year!

cheers!
..TREK..

Laura~Pretty Pix said...

How wonderful to see nature up so close. Thanks for sharing your adventure.
Happy New Year, dear friend!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments, I so appreciate being able to share our adventures and everyday lives with you.

Dear Fisher Lady, the third photo shows 7 of our 8 children (not me), our 16 year old son was busy flying his rc model aeroplanes at the time from a nearby headland.

tinajo said...

Wow, gorgeous pics! Have a Happy New year! :-)

s.c said...

Great pictures. I hope the next year will bring us much more pictures of nature from down under. A happy new year for all of you.

Liz said...

Wow! I have never seen one either. Great images and a beautiful sunset! Looks like a lovely spot to stay.

Robyn said...

My 5-yo called me a Wobbegong not so long ago. I had to Google it to find out what it was! Seemed he remembered from the trip to the aquarium in June...

Pam said...

Hi Karen, Your daughters are beautiful, glad they have good eyes. The markings of the Woddegong blends right in with the rocks making him almost invisible.

I actually bought the Nikon P500 and found it was not any better than the Nikon P90 I use now, so I returned it. My P90 is not as good as your fz35 by a long shot. The FZ's have a better sensor and lens(in my opinion). Today I looked at the smaller SLR Lumix DMC-GF2&3 but I would have to buy 2 lenses (macro,zoom) to match what the FZ150 can do.
The FZ150 is winning so far.
I will let you know. Pam :)

Renate Waas said...

Hello Karen,
you did sooo beautiful pictures on the beach! The sunset is gorgeous!
I didn´t know about Wobbegong - that is interesting!
Camera...
I`ve got a Lumix and a dSLR - both have their advantages. For closeups i prefer the Canon dSLR with a macro lens - for holiday pictures and sharp landscapes the Lumix is often my choice. Also when I take pictures at night, the Lumix is amazing!
I´m glad you left a message at my blog, so I could find you and your blog. Your pictures make me smile and feel good!
See you soon again and best wishes from a rainy Munich in germany - Renate

Steffi said...

Fantastic set of photos for SWF and I wish I could live there too!I hope you had a good start into the new year and have a nice weekend!

GRØNN FRYD HOS MONIQUE - said...

A beautiful picture on top here, and indeed an exiting experience. Take care around those rocks from now on!

Gary said...

Great post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River,Canada.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are each so very beautiful and oh yes, I could see it from the start...what a wonderful treat, yet also can be dangerous. Glad that you saw it and did not enter that water with the children~ Happy weekend~

chubskulit said...

Beautifully captured!

Skywatch, have a nice weekend!

Daogreer Earth Works said...

Wonderful story told through pictures!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Thank you D.E.W.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...what a surprise! Lovely captures, as always.

Em S said...

Wow. Very neat! ...Way to be cautious!!

Gina Kleinworth said...

That first shot is so beautiful & those other- just WOW

Kathy said...

Those colors in your first shot....gorgeous!

Kathy

Breena said...

Wow! That is so cool! I love the playfulness of your post too :) And beautiful photos! Thanks so much for sharing at "Life as this Mommy knows It"!

Karen said...

I love the little patch of pink reflecting in the rocky shore water.

jeannette said...

Am glad no one of the kids were in the water! Lovely pics:) You must be excited about this capture!

Stewart M said...

Hi there - it may not be as scenic as some animals - but it's still splendid.

Someone has sharp eyes!

Cheers - Stewart M - Australia

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I agree... splendid. Great capture. Amazing he was in such shallow water. Love the pic of all the kids looking and pointing!

Bek said...

Beautiful and how cool is that to get to capture a shark like this!

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