Jun 16, 2009

water mirror

Tomorrow the first part of my fieldwork will finally end, and I'm celebrating with another work photo. I've taken pictures just below the water surface because I'm interested in floating biofilms. I love how the air-water boundary is a double sided mirror:



This is a little water-plant branch which got stuck on the chicken wire that covers my experiment (to protect it from dangerous moorhens). The water layer ends just above the branch...but I find it hard to see that half of the picture is a reflection.

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23 comments:

Guy D said...

I really enjoy underwater shots, thanks for sharing.

Cheers
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Ebie said...

This is a nice underwater shot!

Martha Z said...

Neat photo!

Maggie May said...

This has a kind of mystical quality.
Lovely photo.

ellievellie said...

That is great percpective. I am the kind that never dips her head under the water - looks like I'm missing quait a bit! Thanks for showing us that. Looks like you enjoy your work! That is a blessing!

ewok1993 said...

I do agree with Maggie May about this photo having mystical quality. Very nice.

Dagrun said...

That was really different and beautiful!

Kitty said...

Dangerous moorhens? :D

The reflection looks like a continuation of the underwater world.

BarbiePhobia said...

oh pretty kewl! =O

Phoenix C. said...

I agree with Maggie May - it does look somehow mystical! I love the light.

(Dangerous moorhens? They sound like they should be in a Wallace and Gromit film!)

Linnea W said...

Most unusual shot! It reminds me of a watercolor painting! I love the soft colors and how you can see the movement of the leaves...

Carletta said...

I'm looking for Ariel to swim by. :)
Kidding aside it's a great shot. I'm still trying to get my brain wrapped around the reflection.
Nice shot!

My post is here: Carletta’s Captures.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How cool! What an interesting job you must have!

Pacey said...

That's a very clever shot and great post for WW.

Karen said...

That is a very cool shot...

It really is hard to realise that part of it is a reflection ...very well captured..

Aileni said...

I have always enjoyed looking at the surface from below - though not in fresh water, never done that.

Arija said...

A wonderfully poetic effect, really charming.

Julie said...

Fun shot and a different perspective.

BPOTW said...

That is an impressive view! You have a great eye for details.

Amanda Guthrie said...

That is pretty amazing, I keep looking and keep finding new details!

Nita said...

Bloghopping from Watery Wednesday. Have a great day.

Cheers,
Nita

srp said...

It is looking through a mirror at yourself... sometimes the perspective is not always what your mind thinks. Lovely!

Bonnie Bonsai said...

and that is real cool Bim!