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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sunday Selections #24

It's Sunday Selections time again!

Time to post photos that have been hiding away in your computer files, photos that you may have completely forgotten about.
Have a hunt through your files and find them. 

This idea comes to us from Kim at frogpondsrock, who realised one day that she takes many more photos than she uses, as we all do, and wanted to post some of the older ones on her blog.

A once a week meme seemed like a good idea, so Sunday Selections was born and anyone at all can join in.

I often choose a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week my theme is >>

BIRDS


Antennas are a favourite resting place.

One very hot day last summer I came home from work to find this little fellow sitting in the water dish. He tried to hop away when I walked into the carport, but just didn't have the energy. He stayed there for hours, hopping  in and out of the water.

 Birds on a wire.

A few years ago, this fluffy baby was guided into the shadehouse by his mum, who left him there while she flew off to do other things. He was gone by sunset.


This honey eater was hard to capture on film, he just wouldn't be still. The other 8 shots are just blur.

Ditto these two parrots. After almost an hour of hopping from branch to branch and hiding in the leaves,  they took pity on me and sat still while I took a few photos.

To join in with Sunday Selections, post photos of your choice under the Sunday Selections title, then go to Kim's site, add your name to her linky list and leave her a comment.
Then have a look at what others have posted for their selections.
There are some really good photographers out there.

14 comments:

  1. Lovely birdies and the photos are great, River :)

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  2. Birds are so very hard to photograph, they flit and dart all over the place. Thank you for sharing River, I enjoy bird photos very much.

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  3. Just beautiful. I am a sucker for birds and I loved these - particularly the baby waiting for his mama.

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  4. Jayne; thanks.

    Kim; if I could just climb up and sit in the tree...

    EC; He was very cute, so fluffy and only just learned to fly I think.

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  5. Beautiful... I have been trying to get the cardinal to sit still for me...no luck yet.

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  6. I love your bird photos. I am looking forward to making a bird friendly garden at the farm.
    I love birds and still amazes me they can fly.

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  7. I am just a teensy bit scared of birds! I doubt I would have a single photo of one in our archives. These are great, River! x

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  8. Fantastic photos, i especially like the last photo of the two Parrots it was worth waiting for 'em to sit still :-).

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  9. It's so nice for the birds if there is someone who cares and provides them with a shallow dish with water. And a shady spot too ;-) They must love you. Nice shots. It's difficult to photograph birds.

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  10. mybabyjohn; does your camera have a setting that allows continuous shooting? Set, aim and hold the shutter button down and the camera will keep taking photos until you release it or until the memory card is full. I have that setting on my old camera, but haven't found it yet on this new one.

    Trish; you'll need prickly shrubs for birds to hide from predators and flowering shrubs for them to feed from. Of course you already know this.

    MultipleMum; lots of people are afraid of birds and that's nothing to be ashamed of.

    Windsmoke; I think I was out there for most of the morning waiting for those two to stop faffing about.

    Carolina; I've made sure there's water in the yard since the drought brought a very thirsty blue-tongue lizard to my yard several years ago. I used to have just a bird bath, now there are several more dishes scattered around.

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  11. I love the splash of colour that the parrots bring to the last photo.

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  12. I had four of those cheeky charlies in one of my hanging baskets once. The safest nest ever, if they fell out, they just landed in the soil in the plant pot. All four fledged which is really unusual. As for the Lorikeets, I think they're my faves. So invisible in the trees despite their colour. If only they were a little QUIETER

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  13. myrelish; the splash of colour is usually the only way I spot them, they're so good at hiding in the leaves.

    Baino; they do get noisy, but I love to hear them. It's only for an hour or so morning and evening. and so much better than eighteen-wheelers barrelling down the road non-stop.

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  14. I love the birds on the wire. I like how 2 are facing one way and the others are straight on. I wonder what those 2 are looking at?

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