Friday, May 11, 2012

friday's fringe - 5 (spiraling minnows)



~ a short 2 minute video i did while we were at Rodman Reservoir/Lake Ocklawaha last weekend. ~

enjoy.




every friday. just one of my nature shots.
(well, usually...just ONE picture...this time...the coolest minnow video!)





54 comments:

  1. wonderful - love it when the 2 spirals merge...fab music too!

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    1. thanks lindsey!! :) i agree...when the one spiral POPS and then the two merge...i get goosebumps!!
      the music is one of my "work playlist" favorites!! it really fits...

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  2. What a marvellous sight! Thank you Laura, it was just great to watch :D)

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  3. So cool when the spiral explodes outwards and then closes in again...but...why are they doing that? Are they feeding? Is this normal minnow behaviour?

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    1. i have never seen the minnows do this...not for this length of time...not such an intricate 'dance'. usually...they just travel in schools....a bunch...along the shore. this was different!
      i was amazed!!
      thanks Delores!! :)

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  4. truly awesome!!! gave me chills watching that! thank you, laura!

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    1. well...besides the minnows dancing being awesome...YOU are awesome...for pointing people in this direction!! the more the merrier...and it feels GOOD to know that so many people came...saw...and enjoyed!!

      thanks Theresa!! again and again! :)

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  5. Oh, Tex sent me here...this is wonderful!

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  6. awesome choreography by God. so beautiful. i have seen minnows all my life but not like this. great capture

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  7. Tex sent me. This was amazing!

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  8. I LOVED that!!! Nancy sent me this. It was mesmerizing. Even still I wanted one of them to turn around to see if all the others would follow. Thanks.

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    1. hmmmm...i wonder that too...is there a 'leader'...or are they all collectively on the same brainwave...like in a trance...i know they're kind of trance-like to WATCH!! thanks for stopping by...and leaving your thoughts RoeH! :)

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  9. TexWisGirl shared this with me and I'm very happy that she did. Just perfect at the perfect time. I was running around trying to get things together for going out of town. Spending the weekend with my mom, and it's always a challenge finishing all preparations. I sat down one final time to check email and the link was in my inbox. Joy! thanks for this. my first visit - it's very nice to meet you. I'll be back. happy weekend to you LauraK.

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  10. Whoops! I mean Tex sent it to me. I get Rural Ranch and Run A Around Ranch mixed up in my cluttered little brain. :(

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  11. TexWis sent me, too. Isn't Mother Nature amazing?

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    1. yes! awesomely amazing...we just have to keep our eyes open...and SEE! thanks for stopping by!! :)

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  12. Wonderful to see I am so pleased Texwis brought me here as well.
    i have just had a lovely browse around your blog.

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  13. I did, I did enjoy both the minnows dance and the music! Yep, Miss TexWisGirl sent his Ozark Farm Chick over here too!

    What a wonderful video!

    God bless and have yourself an amazin' weekend from the happy hills and hollers of the beautiful Missouri Ponderosa!!! :o)

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  14. Mesmerizing! Tex sent this to me too, so glad to know about your lovely blog.

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  15. Add me to the list of people TWG sent this way. I really enjoyed that and am always looking for inspiration for my own videos. I've never seen anything like that...well, I guess so on a much grander scale, like Nature programs of fish in the ocean schooling, but minnows, no. The music made it. Well done.

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  16. This is the most amazing video I have ever seen. What an awesome capture. Theresa sent me to you and what a treat this video has been for my old eyes. Beautiful work. genie

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  17. I really love this! I remember your photo of this...and just that alone one could imagine, but your video really rocks! Thanks! The power of the dance! :)

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  18. So wonderful to see the minnows 'dancing'. Somehow reminds me of vast flocks of starlings shape-shifting across the sky.

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    1. Thanks Arija!! 'shape-shifting'....a perfect description!!

      thanks for taking the time to leave your thoughts!! :)

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  19. I also came here via Texwisgirl and I'm so glad I did. What an amazing video I wonder if they are playing. Thanks so much for sharing. :))

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    1. yes...playing i think too....moving in unison...down the shoreline...swirling and dancing the day away!!

      thanks for stopping by Ellie!

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  20. Thanks for this. How nice to stop my racing mind and just follow the dance!

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  21. Tex sent me over, and it's been a while since I last visited. Very cool video!

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  22. I saw this thanks to you and Tex. I love the energy and the life. It made me very emotional. Thank you!

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  23. Thank you thank you I have been so stressed the last few days and your video of something so simple yet so incredibly beautiful with the lovely soothing music has made my heart sing. I feel so relaxed and ready to take on what ever this darn world seems to be throwing lately. :) Thank you, oh I said that but I really mean it. I will be back Thanks to Tex who also knows what I need. B

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    1. OH...you're welcome Buttons Thoughts!! :) thanks to TexWG...i was able to share this dance with so many more people!! it feels good! thanks for stopping by & taking time to leave a comment!

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  24. This is simply amazing!
    Such a beautiful dance.

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  25. Texwisgirl forwarded this to me as a lovely gift to lift my spirit - so pleàsed she did.

    Happy day!

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  26. Tex sent me to you! Wow, amazing video. Loved "the dance" especially as they merged . . . Widened . . . Two circles one. Really wonderful. . . . Thanks for the view . . .

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    1. Thanks Lynne! the part of the video...of the dance...for me, would be when they 'popped' and opened up...like a flower...then swirling...spiraling...

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  27. Laura this is a lovely visual meditation
    thanx so much for sharing it with us
    bet your clients would enjoy it too :-)

    http://cre8space.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. yes, you're right Kel...my clients would enjoy it too!!
      unfortunately...none of them do the computer thing!

      but now u got me thinking....i may have to take my laptop nexct week to appointments and share it!! thanks! :)

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  28. texwisgirl is your personal cheerleader! :o)
    this was really amazing. took me back to my childhood when we'd go minnow fishing.

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  30. I don't think my 1st comment went thru, so I'll try this again...

    TWG emailed this link to me & I just had to come check it out... she knows what's cool to see & this was definitely cool! I can't believe you captured this on video... so awesome!

    Thanks to you for sharing & thanks to her for sending me =)

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    1. THANKS for taking the time to leave your comment Tricia!! i have to say...i was also pretty excited when i saw what the minnows were doing for me when i had the camera pointed in their direction!! i was MORE excited to be able to share their dance! thanks again for stopping by! :)

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  31. What a treat to see this! Tex sent me too!

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  32. That is amazing!! TexWis Girl sent me as well.

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  33. A beautiful experience of nature at its best. Thanks you. TexWisGirl forwarded this to me and I will follow your blog from now on. Nature sustains me, it always has and since I retired I am blessed to live in the midst of its peace and beauty.

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    1. THANKS so much for stopping by Inger...and sharing in my part of the world..my nature...i will stop by your place too. :)

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  34. utterly cool - what a great thing to see!

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  35. YIKES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! wOw!! soooo many notes...i'm really surprised there were enough rocks around to hold them down...to keep them from blowing away!!
    a warm and special THANKS to TexWG for sending people...or suggesting to people...to stop by and see the minnows dance!! the more the merrier! and nature sure has so many amazing things to see and experience...it feels good to share!! THANKS to everybody!! :) your thoughts are appreciated! >laura

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  36. Fantastic! Minnows are of that special group of 'unsung' wonders! I've had them in an acquarium before because a friend had leftovers...go figure. You captured a graceful, beautiful sight...and, with great music to boot! They're not JUST for fishing!♥

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  37. I had to come back two more times it is truly addictive. Nature always does that for me though. Thanks again. B

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    1. hey...you can watch it as often as you like...it's mesmerizing! so many worse things to be addicted to, right?!! :)

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  38. Hi! Visiting via Hilary and found this fascinating, and a nice break in the day!

    All Best!
    Michael

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  39. That's awesome! How do they here the music... ;)

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    1. if you look REALLY closely...you can see the tiny ear buds!! :)

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  40. I'm late but I've just read my email from TexWisGirl and I'm so glad I came by for a visit. Your video is awesome! I love how the two groups danced around and became one large dancing group! Wonderful!

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