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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Greenfields Wetlands.........



Now I'm going to show off my birding knowledge
this is a - Great Egret - soaking up the sun
and I really hope I've got the name right !!!
anyway whatever the name he's a very handsome bird
and even more special because unlike other water-birds
 he didn't fly off into the blue beyond
the moment I aimed my camera.

I'm an impatient photographer - just like to point and shoot
then be on my way but Steve Paris impressed upon us
at his work-shop - the need for patience and perseverance
I really must return to this place with a different mindset.




Greenfield Wetlands is a relatively new man-made urban wetland zone
constructed in an effort to entice bird-life back into the area
plus filter polluted stormwater through a series of reedbeds and ponds.
On both counts it's been very successful


These pics have been linked with
Scenic Sunday
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24 comments:

Jo said...

it is always pleasing when they stay put so you can capture them just right.... Great photos..

Malyss said...

it seems that all around the world, birds are enjoying sun and view! :o)
I visited your blog about France and saw that you visited my corner of the world!I like to see how people from other countries see mine, it's very interesting!
and its so pleasant to see people enjoying our way of life, thank you!

Mark said...

Wonderful shot of the Egret, yes I am impatient photographer and mostly take poor shots of birds!

mick said...

What a great idea to create wetlands so close to the city. Very nice scenic photos and I agree about the bird being a Great Egret.

NixBlog said...

The egret has been most cooperative and you have captured it wonderfully! Amazing curves in its neck!
I agree about being patient when photographing, something which I do, but which annoys the people I am with!

Nadege, said...

I need to be more patient too, especially when it comes to bird life.
It's wonderful to see all these man-made wetlands springing up around the suburbs.
Lovely shots.

LifeRamblings said...

the egret looks friendly and it's great that it managed to pose so nicely for you. lovely captures.

Joan Elizabeth said...

Wow it is the combination of bird, foreground and framing that works so well here.

Peter said...

A sparkling fishing bird!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

What a beautiful capture of that egret! The sun is shining on it's neck so very nicely. We have egrets flying around our little neighbourhood all the time.

Duncan In Kuantan

Ann said...

egret or Kotuku in Maori. This is the name of my teaching space.

Cezar and Léia said...

An elegant and beautiful Egret!Your pictures are great, so blessed landscape there!
Hugs and a nice Sunday,
Léia

Karin M. said...

Wonderful shots, I really like your header.
Greetings Karin

eileeninmd said...

Hi, you captured the wetland beautifully. And I love the shot of the Great Egret. Well done! Have a Happy Sunday!

Al said...

Nice shots, that looks like a wonderful area. You've captured a wonderful quality of light in that first one.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Gosh Dianne if this was a quick point and shoot, you hit the mark spot on! It's so beautifully composed it looks like you've 'eyed' it out perfectly! M. Egret looks very happy to let you take his picture, delightful image.

Valerie said...

Exquisite capture of the Egret - even from a distance. The composition is great, and the lighting behind the bird almost silhouette-like. A delightful shot and well worth framing (in my humble opinion!) Have a great week

EG Wow said...

I like learning about man-made things that actually HELP the environment. Plus it's a great place for photo ops!

Emille said...

You may be impatient (lol), but you do have a good eye for design!The branch where the egret is on, reinforces the forms/standing position of this bird - a great capture!

Joyful said...

very nice scenes

Red Nomad OZ said...

Amazing how a wetland can transform an arid plain!! Just shows what can be done ... Great shot of the egret!!

ladyfi said...

Wow - fabulous! That first shot is magical!

missing moments said...

Great shot and yep, that's an Egret ... they are beautiful!

Kevin said...

Beautiful capture. I think bird photographers especially do need 'patience and perseverance'.

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