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Gallery: seeing double

There`s a double beauty whenever a swan

Swims on a lake with her double thereon

Thomas Hood

There is something about a reflection that draws us as photographers. Is it the illusion of seeing double? Or the fact that we can capture double the beauty?

Terri has challenged us to find ‘Double the delights’ for this week’s Sunday Stills challenge. She’s looking for any photos of ‘twos’ and my first thought was couples. But as I quite recently shared pairs of people for a One Word Sunday challenge on this theme, this time I’m focusing purely on reflections as a literal interpretation of ‘seeing double’. Most are of birds, boats and buildings, with a bridge and statue thrown in.

And as Marsha’s Wednesday Quotes this week is a free choice I’m linking to that too. After all, what better theme could there be for a dose of double-dipping?!

Heron by the water's edge in a tangle of reeds

Heron fishing, Boston Manor Park, west London


Colourful duck swimming

Mandarin duck, Bushey Park, west London


Two cream and brown geese standing in shallow water

Egyptian geese, Richmond-on-Thames, west London


Long-legged bird reflected as it feeds

Flamingo feeding in the Salar de Atacama, Chile


Crocodile on a rock in a river

Crocodile, Okavango Delta, Botswana


Brightly painted boat moored next to trees

Narrowboat on the River Brent, Brentford, west London


Simple wooden boat reflected in water

In Hoi An, Vietnam


Man rowing a boat on a lake with distant mountains

On Fewa Lake, Pokhara, Nepal


Man rowing a boat on a lake

At a roadside stop in North Korea


Moored yacht reflected in still water

Yacht on Kielder Water, Northumberland


The Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam

Arched bridge with a roof reflected in a canal

Ruins and palm trees reflected in a lake

Angkor Wat just after sunrise, Cambodia


Red building on stilts at water's edge in snowy landscape

Boathouse near Trollfjord, Norway


Imposing statue of a man with arm outstretched

Statue of Kim Jong Il at a station on the Pyongyang Metro, North Korea

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