" A photo is a return ticket to a moment in time"

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Not Speaking .......

   


On an early morning walk around a nearby dam
I noticed these two masked-lapwing plovers obviously
not speaking - maybe they had quarrelled or more possibly
just pondering where to get their next (juicy-worm) meal.





when I returned an hour later ... they were still in the same position
standing on a log in the middle of the dam



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34 comments:

Valerie said...

Fabulous captures Dianne. Beautiful framing of the first shot - it looks so tranquil (and a great result for the effort of rising early!). Great snap too of the plovers - one does wonder what they were contemplating!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Your early morning walk provided you with two lovely but very different photos to share.

thomas said...

A beautiful early morning reflection.

Cezar and Léia said...

silence to enjoy this perfect moment.So wonderful landscape!And your pictures are splendid!
Léia

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Your first shot is breathtaking Dianne, it's such a typically Australian scene shown beautifully. the bird shot is brilliant also but your words made me lol! An hour you say, that must have been some squabble haha!

Monique said...

Les photos sont magnifiques et celle du plan d'eau pourrait se regarder sur une musique de Claude Debussy.

Stephanie said...

Awww, that is a sweet capture. Gorgeous looking birds I must add.

Karin M. said...

Wow .... this are amazing shots, the reflection in the first photo is fantastic.
Greeting Karin

Nicole said...

So serene and peaceful. Nature is so lovely...

Gary said...

Beautiful place to find those two!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Great title for this post. The thumbnail on WBW drew me in. I just had to see what was up with these two birds. Very interesting birds they are too for I have never seen them before. Very nice.

Andrew said...

Beautiful images...

HansHB said...

Great shots! Lovely birds!
Perfect post for WBW!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Dianne the beauty of this place is amazing and the birds are quite the charming looking chaps!

Larry said...

Wow Dianne, what cool looking birds are those Plovers! And I love that header of the Lotus! Magnificent!

Fjällripan said...

Really great catures of this wonderful plovers! And your header is beautiful!/ Susanne

NixBlog said...

Wonderful shots, Dianne...
Enjoy the rest of your week.

Modesto Viegas said...

Very good compositions!!!
Regards,

Jack said...

Said one masked-lapwing plover to the other, "I've got your back."

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

Both really lovely photographs, so tranquil. We are amazed at some of the fabulous birds you have in Australia.

Happy Wednesday
Hugs
Carolyn

mick said...

That first photo is absolutely beautiful. I wonder why the Masked Lapwing were still for so long? They are usually such active and busy birds.

Emille said...

Haha, these birds really do look like a fighting couple:) But the trees in your first pic are stunning!

eileeninmd said...

I hope they have made up and all is Ok now. Cute photo and cool looking birds. The scenery is beautiful too.

heyBJK said...

Gorgeous photos, Dianne! I love the reflections! Great job!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Both of the shots are beautiful. I love the idea of them not speaking.

Melissah from Scrapbook said...

What a peaceful setting & what amazing photo of the birds! Pop over to my blog when you have a spare minute & check out the new look!
x
Melissah

Stewart M said...

Very nice pictures.

The Plovers get so upset at times we call them "The Birds of Stress" - although yours look very, very relaxed!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Rae Walter said...

Stunning captures Dianne. Especially love the composition, clarity and colours of the first shot. Congratulations.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Very nice shots.

Regards and best wishes

joo said...

Wow, they are terrific!

Pat said...

Funny! Each one looks pretty determined not to be the one to give in.
The first shot is such a beautiful scene.

Kathie Brown said...

What amazing looking birds. I wonder what purpose the yellow stuff in front of their eyes serves?

Springman said...

Such an exotic looking bird! An equally important thing is that YOU were contemplating them!
Gorgeous blog Dianne!

Alan said...

Two lovely photos, Dianne. I love the top one in particular, Great composition.

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