Frosty Morning Magic Photographs of Bulrushes, taken December 2012 local pond, Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2012. Camera used Nikon Coolpix P500. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 33 thoughts on “Frosty Morning Magic” Add yours I like your new look. better to show your great nature photographs…bob LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very much, Bob 🙂 LikeLike Reply Yes. A landscape covered in frost is truly magic. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Your caption says it well. Especially love the morning blue tint in the first photograph. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 I love the way the world is transformed into a Narnia type realm on frosty or snowy days. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply The effect of frost is wonderful. Beautifully captured! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful captures Pete, such a lovely frosty dusting 😀 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Lisa 🙂 I always find that frosty dusting so magical. LikeLike Reply The low angle of the first image and the contrast between foreground and background works especially well. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Judith. It is probably my favourite image out of the set. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful photos Pete. Love frost, water, cattails. 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Peggy 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful shots. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Daniel 🙂 LikeLike Reply These are just wonderful. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Snehal 🙂 LikeLike Reply Amazing shots! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLike Reply Really nice LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply How lovely LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you 🙂 LikeLike Reply These are smashing shots, Pete. I’ve only ever seen bulrushes once out here; at a local koi farm. There were growing wild in a large, man made dam where koi were being grown. The owner let me have some for our pond but cautioned me as they can get out of hand. They did! They went ballistic within a season. I removed them. But it was nice to see them again. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you very mush, Ark 🙂 Interesting to read about your experience with bulrushes. I am amazed how they can quickly colonise even a small pond. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Which is why they had to go! I was also concerned the roots might do damage and the cost of repair would be considerable, especially as our pond is the old swimming pool and it’s approx 100,000 litres! LikeLiked by 1 person That is some pool you have there, Ark! Best you did what you did and removed them. LikeLiked by 1 person I dropped a couple of old rubber/plastic dustbins in the shallow end, weighted them down with some large stones and grew Iris’s, and pickeral plants and a few grasses. I tried growing water lilies but <i have a fish called a grass carp – big devil he is – and he ate the perishing lot! At some point some of the other plants broke away from 'Home Base', and have established themselves as a small floating island! I just have to be very wary of the large Grey Heron that visits from time to time. LikeLiked by 1 person It sounds great, Ark! LikeLiked by 1 person I really like Bespoke Traveler’s comment about the first photo and totally agree. Very special photo – I’m taken with the silhouette effect of the bulrush heads and the white frosty outline. Enjoying your photo studies and stories so much! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Liz 🙂 I appreciate that! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Great look and atmosphere. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Thank you, Rabirius 🙂 LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to Pete Hillman Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (Address never made public) Name Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.