Friday, July 8, 2011

Could this be what my feline friend was looking at?

Balboa Island, Newport Beach, California
This bird looks like he was hiding from something or someone but I told him it was all clear.
I almost didn't see him when he was behind the piling.
My computer has been dying over the last month but I finally got a new one today! So my blogging should start getting a little better. :)
Have a great weekend!


  1. I almost didn't see him behind the piling, either. Great shots (complete with reflections).
    Thanks for commenting on my blog, James. Yes, the Atomium is amazing, especially considering when it was built, but I don't think Bruges was a wrong choice. It is SO beautiful, one of the main reasons I wanted to go to Europe, in fact, after we saw a movie called "In Bruges".
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
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  2. oh they can be sneaky, can't they? :)

    glad you have a new computer! i always appreciate when you stop by my blog and leave a comment!!!

  3. James, couple of wonderful images. Love the reflections.

  4. What great captures, James! I almost didn't see him either, but I bet your feline friend just might have! Love the boats and the watery reflections! Hope you have a great weekend!


  5. He was probably traveling incognito... not any more ;-))

  6. I'm glad you spotted him. Great pic! I'll be down in Newport tomorrow, but unfortunately, no time to look around.

  7. I didn't notice the bird until you pointed it out - I was busy being startle by the blue. What a glint it has in its eye!


  8. This critter is beautiful, wonderful shots James, I love the sequence today!
    *** so nice that you got a new computer and please say Vicki we are missing so much Lucy and Simba, we would love to see some new pictures!
    Léia ( and purrs from little Luna)

  9. "Un jour, sur ses longs pieds,
    allait je ne sais où,
    un héron au long bec
    emmanché d'un long cou.
    Il cotoyait une rivière"..
    This is the beginning of a famous "fable de La Fontaine". Maybe you've heard about Monsieur Jean de La Fontaine while studying french?..
    I'm wondering if I see an other bird on the buoy on the right?..
    Congrats for you new computer! A new world opening! :o)

  10. I'm sure it could....or any of the other beautiful sights in the image. If it were me, I'd be checking those muted reflections under the gangway area.
    Nice shot James.

  11. Nice catch James. Good luck with your new computer.

    I really like the Island Cat at Night shot.

  12. Hey! Lovely shots.
    And welcome again! :))

    Warm hug.

  13. Glad you have a new computer! That is awesome. It sure makes things easier. I absolutely love your photos.

    Please don't click on the ads unless it is something you are genuinely interested in. If Google thinks we are asking people to deliberately click on our ads they will take them away. :-(

    Thanks so much for letting me know. I would not want you to lose yours either! Take care and God bless!

  14. Your title made me look more carefully for something a cat might want, so I spotted the crane/heron (?) behind the piling. Clever you. Two nice shots and you could've linked this with either your reflections meme or Camera Critters. (I managed one for both this weekend.) Must feel good to have a new computer... I bet it just whizzes along... I had the feeling when I got back to my PC after working on an ancient laptop for four months.

  15. cool, it is a heron standing there. Almost invisible. :) I can understand your feling friend. :)

  16. Just stopped by and luckily caught you strolling the strand in Newport Beach around the bay at dusk. Truly a magical time in a magical place where all seems right with the world and it's hard to imagine that it is not outside that ideal setting. I've always loved it there. You capture the peaceful idyllic mood of this wonderful southern California location where even cats and birds can get along!

  17. I thought the bird was just being coy and had spotted the camera you were carrying.

  18. Congrats on your new computer. How exciting!