Sunday Selections # 179
Welcome back to Sunday Selections!
This once-a- week-meme was originally begun by Kim of Frog Ponds Rock, as a way to showcase some of the many photos we all take, but don't get around to showing on our blogs.
The rules are very simple:-
1. post photos of your choice, old or new, under the Sunday Selections title
2. link back to me, River, somewhere in your post
3. leave me a comment so that I know you've joined in and can come over and see what you've posted.
4. hop on over to TheElephant’s Child to see more of her wonderful photos.
There are a couple of other participants too:
Jackie K at WorkingThrough It
Gillie at The View fromHere
I usually go with a theme for my Sunday Selections and this week I'm continuing with some photos of Zoo animals.
Except today, they're birds.
here is a lovely photo of a cage, with a bird in it. I've been told that if you focus the shot on a specific part of the bird, such as his eye or beak, the fence disappears. I've tried it and it does work, BUT, it is easier if the grid is bigger and MUCH easier if the bird doesn't move.
in this shot, the grid in front of the bird is almost invisible. If I'd zoomed in just a little more, I might have got the clear shot.
our one and only, lonely, remaining flamingo. He/she pined a bit after the older bird died, so there are ducks in the pond with him and a couple of mirrors have been hung so that he sees another flamingo.
the Cassowary, a rather unusual looking bird and very curious too, always coming right up to the camera.
a peacock, who wouldn't spread his tail, no matter how many times I said please and called him a pretty boy.
A week after this was taken, J, me and the other J, went to a wildlife park where there is an albino peacock and of course I took photos, but haven't resized those yet.
silly bird raised his head a fraction just as I clicked the shutter button. But isn't he lovely?
once again, I wish I'd photographed the signs that say what type of birds they are.
pretty birds all in a row
wait, I'm not at the top yet!
I love their bright colours.
I must have taken dozens of photos.
I was looking for the Toucan, but found Big Blue instead. (That's my name for him).
He finally stopped moving long enough for me to focus. Every other photo is cage with a blue blur.