One of two peacocks observed trying desperately to attract the attention of a poor set-upon peahen nearby. This one was more impressive, and more persistent, than its fellow suitor…
We were watched as we walked through the rainforest…
(I take photos of birds from time to time, but generally don’t share them through my blog… my focus here tends to be images that evoke a sense of narrative, at least for me, and that’s not usually the case with shots of birds – they just are. Sometimes that’s okay though… sometimes it’s enough just to ‘be’…)
Day 135. Now, who is looking at whom here? I thought for a long time (well, that 5 minutes felt really long…) about whether this had in fact succeeded as an image, or more specifically, the image I wanted it to be. I’m still not sure, but I’m hoping you can help with that. It’s all about the bird, you see, and I’m just not sure that he really stands out enough, or that you will even be able to spot him. Hard to judge that objectively, of course, because I know where he is hiding!
I followed this little bird as he hopped from one staging post to another. It was at this point that he just stopped and looked down at me… I like to think the expression on his face was something like, “Yes, can I help you there?”, but that’s just personification really.
Day 95. Taking some shelter from the world that comes crashing in all around…
[This was the morning of a king tide… an extra half metre or so of water… this bird was just sitting there calmly, watching the water rise higher and higher…]
Day 16. Perhaps we could call it Nevermore? (It is the wrong type of bird, I know…)
Today’s shot is inspired by American photographer, writer, and serious inspiration Freeman Patterson, who once said: “If you only photograph when you feel like it… you’ll never be totally successful as a photographer”. I didn’t feel like photographing today – but I did anyway.
[Dodgy crumbling building near the rail yards in Burnie. Bird. Nikon D700. Lensbaby, but this time with the double glass optic. Thoughts?]