It has been steadily raining, mostly in the evenings, for days now. Look how green the garden looks in the background. But I think this fellow was a bit fed up of the continual damp weather. He looked a bit dejected sitting on the bird-bath.
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I love our beautiful Australian birds and many of them mate for life so I immediately thought of these birds when Sue of “A word in your ear” opened her dictionary at TWO this week.
The challenge this week almost had me stumped, I see everything in colour and find it hard to visualise the world in black and white or even the many shades of grey… But I enjoy the challenges from “Let’s be wild” so have thought about what I can submit this week.
Then I had one of those light bulb moments…. Many of the Australian birds are black and white…
So this is my contribution this week….
Skinnywench from “A word in your ear” opens her dictionary at random and out pops a word. The challenge is to interpret it in either words or photos. This week the word is zoom.
The zoom lens creates so many photo opportunities and creative possibilities I would be in a photographic wilderness with out it. Capturing wild life would only be a blob on the horizon as it is so hard to sneak up close to them. As for birds they are up and away as soon as they see you. So for this challenge I am going to show case a gallery of bird photos I have zoomed in on over the years.
When ever it rained this couple of rainbow lorikeets would shelter on our front deck.
I am looking forward to seeing them again soon…
Ailsa from “Where’s my backpack” has given us this lovely theme. Click on the link to take you to more…
I just had to share this amazing experience with you.
As we had breakfast this morning I heard, then saw thousands of birds swarming like bees above us. I grabbed the camera. It was hard to follow and focus on them they moved so fast. They were budgies, those cute little pet birds you see in a cage, turning and swirling around then dropping onto a small puddle of water before soaring away again. Then I saw a hawk diving in among them. It was his breakfast time too…
I was entranced and stood watching for almost 20 minutes before they finally disappeared over the horizon.
We were going to move on today but as there is WiFi connection here we will stay another night to catch up with emails, blogs etc.