Skinny dipping

Nearly mid-November and a chill in the air.

Perfect weather for skinny dipping!

The moon slipped into the cool water with silver grace.

The dog looked longingly – in his familiar place – into the purple glow,

And gave into temptation —

Creating delicious ripples in the satin sheet of water.

In the last light of dusk,

A family of feathered beauties

Bathed in the purple moonlight.

For more adventurous creatures, please: Camera Critters.

80 thoughts on “Skinny dipping

  1. What a gorgeous way to end the day — any day! Love the colors! Fun to see the dog swimming — that water has to be really cold though!! Hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend, Fiona!

    Sylvia

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  2. You have captured all of my favourite colours here! I’m in complete awe of each capture and the exquisite beauty you’ve woven with your words! This a WoWer of a post for me! The dog reminds me of my beloved Shandi, who was a miniature Golden Retriever 🙂

    ~* Absolutely B R E A T H ♥ T A K I N G beauty *~ from start to finish 🙂

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  3. Oscar is such a lucky boy to go skinny dipping with the Moon! And you, Fi, are lucky, too, to be bathed in those Moon colors. Your lake is magic – ever-changing and always photogenic.

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  4. Those are amazing photos, and a lovely story. You have a beautiful environment around, very tranquil and serene. Even the dogs and birds can’t resist its temptation! Those are winning photos.

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  5. Fantastic series of photos. Maybe your dog’s coat is water repellant enough so that he didn’t get cold. Bless him, he just had to jump in, cold or not!

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  6. That puppy of yours is going to be so sad when the lake freezes over!!! I think about that every time I see him swimming….glad he can still enjoy it for now though! The shots are fabulous- LOVE the purplish color!!!

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  7. The tones are amazing! Did you use a tripod? Although the one where the dog is on the bridge doesn’t show any motion, it means it either was a very patient and still dog or a fast shutter speed.
    Was the dog not cold after the swim?

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  8. Nature puts on a delightful show for you, and you capture it so well for the rest of us to delight. I love the first picture with moon nestled in the tree limbs, dappled reflection in the water. You’ve a gift.

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  9. I think you’re the number one in terms of the poetic photography of the world created by the last light of the sun. Wondrously and mystically beautiful world of purple!

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