Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Fly Low and Avoid the Radar


When I was in Bristol last month standing near the Delaware River, I looked to the right and saw this interesting sculpture, and what I later found out was Burlington New Jersey across the river. If you look closely (left side of bottom picture) you can see the Riverboat that I posted last week and the tall spire of St. Mary's church that was in my sepia post last month.

When I looked left I saw this duck zip down and fly just above the water. I really had to click fast to get the shot.

Immediately it reminded me of what KROQ disc jockey Dusty Streets used to say everytime her show ended in the early 1980's "Fly Low and Avoid the Radar"

This is my Watery Wednesday post.

To see other Watery Wednesday posts please click here.

29 comments:

B SQUARED said...

If this were Florida, a gator would have that duck in nothing flat.

Cezar and Léia said...

This place looks so calm!I loved this sculpture, very interesting and creative!Hey, that boat is so small!I need my glasses nowwwwww! ;)
God bless you
Léia

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hah ha love that low flying duck. Cool scuplture, too!

Thom said...

What an excellent shot. Boy you must have that camera ready at all times. Terrific.

Jacob said...

Must be nice to be young and quick! I'd still be looking for the shutter button!

Great shots. Love the sculpture!

Asta said...

Hi James,

Fantastic pictures! Look how the duck reflects in the water. That's really cool!

Best regards
Asta

Vogon Poet said...

From flying gull to flying duck: well done! Could you find something more about this alien artifact posing as a sculpture? I really like it!

Martha in PA said...

Great shots. You did good with the duck! That's a very interesting sculpture! Maybe Thursday we will take a drive to your neck of the woods, we need a day trip. Miss Cranky Pants (not me, Tara) is BORED.

Ebie said...

My blog is here.
Hi James, very quick reflex, you got a perfect dive shot! A very interesting work of art!

Stephany said...

What a great sculpture! It looks like a huge leaf. I like the duck's reflection on the water.

storyteller said...

Love that first photo especially ;--)
Mine's at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. Great catch! Of a picture. Not of a fish : )

m_m said...

Great photos and clever title:) The first shot is really great:)

Leora said...

You have photographs of New Jersey, and I haven't been visiting your blog? Shame on me. I'll be making up for that now. I haven't been to the Delaware River in a while, but it sure is a great place for photography. Nice shots.

Maggie May said...

I loved both of these pictures.
Greetings from Bristol UK.

Carletta said...

Both shots wonderfully composed and both serene and beautiful!
Love the duck reflection.

J Bar said...

Great sculpture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Pam said...

I enjoyed you humorous play on words, James. Wonderful shots for WW.
Thanks for sharing and for your visits :D

Lois said...

That's a great shot for Watery Wednesday! I wish I was that fast with my camera.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful snaps. In the first snap it is the perfect timing to take a fantastic snap of the bird in flight sol close to water.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

Very dramatic low landing for the dear duckie. Beautiful park by the waterside!

SandyCarlson said...

These are wonderful shots. The statue is gorgeous.

Hilda said...

Great capture of the duck, James! I love that colorful sculpture, whatever it's supposed to be.

Sally in WA said...

Great shot of the duck, James!

Regina said...

What a great captures.
Beautiful scenes!

Denise said...

Wonderful photos, such an interesting sculpture and the one of the flying duck is great, love how you have captured its reflection in the water. You must have fast reflexes. It would have been out of sight before I had a chance to react. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The duck really is flying low. ;-) Until I read your words I thought the sculpture was a HUGE plant.

Malyss said...

I'm not sure to like the sculpture, but I'm sure to love your picture with the duck! I can imagine it, flying in a total silence, just on the top of the water, maybe even caressing the river sometimes.. What a feeling!

Bim said...

I love the duck shot!