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Throwback Thursday: below the sea level

You’re wondering about the title of this post? ūüôā¬†At low tide I’m standing on the ground of the sea in Brittany and pointing my camera upwards. On this rock (and similar to the other rocks around) you can see many, many common or¬† blue mussels. They are eatable. Therefore they are i.e. cooked in white wine.

Take care!

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Travel Tuesday: come up to me

ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) / Steinwälzer

It’s always fun observing these small birds. They are walking up and down the beach. Most of the time they are in the surf zone searching for food between the stones, the washed up algae and other stuff. Often, it’s quite hard to see them properly because they are well¬†camouflaged between all this stuff.

 

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: ruddy turnstone

 

ruddy turnstone (Arenaria interpres) / Steinwälzer

The ruddy turnstone is a small wading bird. Here we have one in its winter habit or non-breeding plumage. They are running restless along the shore during the surf to find some food.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: walking through the mud

 

During low tide the vanishing water gives room for the many birds to go out and find some food: shells, crabs and snails. Although, these animals hide in the mud, the bird will find some to feed themselves and their breedings (during the breeding season).

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: Sunset at low tide

It’s mid November. So, sunrise is quite late (at about 8). Therefore sunset is early (at about 5). Over the next 5 weeks the days will shrink further.

Additionally, the sky is overacted by a thick dark-grey layer of clouds and it’s raining very much. Most of the trees don’t have leaves anymore.

That’s, why I need some some colors. I hope you like this sunset as a reminder to the past summer.

Take care!

 

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Monochrome Madness 4-28

 

IN THE OPEN

Standing on top of the dike¬†and looking at the sea or the low tide. Every now and then, a bird or a cloud catches your eyes. Listen to the sound of the wind, the waves and the birds. Enjoy the surroundings. You’re in the middle of an open space. So many invisible things are around you. Discover them by closing your eyes and open the ears instead. Next, open your eyes and try to find the sources of the sounds your ears has heard.

We have a theme this week at Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate.¬†The conditions are ¬†published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

Take care!

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Travel Tuesday: waiting for …

These 2 common black-headed gulls (Larus ridibundus) seemed to wait for something. During low tide I found them sitting on these piles of a Lahnung at the coast of Schleswig-Holstein.

In German the are called “Lachm√∂we”, meaning “laughing gull” because of the sound of their cries.

Take care!