Thursday, September 11, 2008

Skywatch Friday: Dancing Cloud on the Santa Rita Mountains

Dancing Cloud photo by kathiesbirds 9-9-08, Nikon D80, 70-300mm lens
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This was the view I saw yesterday as I headed into Sycamore Canyon wash for a hike. Read about A Craving for Nature by reading the rest of the story below or clicking on the link.
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23 comments:

Beth said...

That is a very beautiful shot. I enjoyed reading about nature walk that brought you out to see the cloud.

Photo Cache said...

surely you have one of the most beautiful landscapes around. nice cloud too.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Beautiful shot. I think I just commented on one of your posts. but maybe not. This photo is really nice. You have that distance haze just right.

My Sky Watch Friday blog is at my Canon Pixels blog. If you have time I would appreciate your having a look at the sky peeking through the oak tree leaves.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Beautiful shot! What a wonderful place to take your camera.
Happy Sky Watch!

Alan said...

Kathie,
Great photo this week! I love how the mountains fade into the background.

Have a good one!

bobbie said...

They do, indeed, look as if they are dancing. Lovely

Louise said...

It IS dancing. Reminds me a bit of a kokopelli.

babooshka said...

I love that hovering cloud.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Incredible view... what a spectacular sight of that cloud... great capture!
Mountain Retreat

Wren said...

Nice-nice-nice. I like the idea of clouds dancing.

Tommy said...

great photo. I see a giant hand from god cupping a young sweet child.

Jules said...

Wow - what an amazing cloud and what an amazing place to go walking!!!

PS I see a dog begging.

Gallicissa said...

lovely blue mountains in the distance. You have composed teh shot to show a lot of details.

2sweetnsaxy said...

What a great view topped off by that great cloud. :-) Have a great SWF!

Randi said...

What a nice clod, dancing on the mountain.

Ha en a nice day

Anne-Berit said...

Great photo!

Deborah Godin said...

Kathie, I love this! You've caught both the humor and majesty of this scene at just the right moment!

Mary Hughes Studio said...

Looks like a might wind is blowing that across the sky. Great shot!!

fishing guy said...

Kathie: It looks like a dancing turtle to me. Very nice capture for your SWF.

Arija said...

Katie, tha cloud is not just dancing, it's frolicking across the skies, you can see how much t is enjoying itself!
I hope we get some desert flowers from you after that downpour...pleeeze.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

beautiful sky... love the hummingbird too!

Celeste said...

Cool shot, it almost looks like a volcano spewing steam! Glad your nature hike worked its magic :)

Larry said...

I se a definite face looking to the left with a prominent chin-pointy nose-eye hole and a hairdo that extends beyond the forehead.