Sunday, January 1, 2012

Better late than never.....!

Oh la la! excusez moi for being tardy today of all days...too many glasses of champagne last night to celebrate the New Year resulted in le grand mal de tete this morning, and here we are late afternoon in Perth and I'm just starting to feel like there's a possibility I might survive haha! I picked this picture as my favorite for the year for three reasons, firstly the chances of actually seeing a Blue Fairy Wren are so rare and secondly, from the time it appeared, turned and looked at me as if to say 'blink and I'll be gone' was a matter of seconds, so all in all it was a miracle I even managed to get it in frame at all and thirdly, it's just so darn cute I couldn't resist the chance to show it off again.....!! I hope you had a great New Year and hopefully awoke this morning feeling much better than I did.... To view images for today's theme: Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

37 comments:

  1. You have to like that blue color. Gott Nytt År.

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  2. Sounds like you had a good time last night! What a stunning bird. Of course the birds of Australian are so beautiful but this is a first for me. Never seen a wren this colour. Good choice. Happy New Year! love Jilly xxx

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  3. Fantastic shot, it´s a great choice to this theme day. Happy New Year!

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  4. Happy New Year Grace! Hope the head is a bit clearer now :-)
    Lovely photo and a great choice!

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  5. Happy New Year Grace!! Glad you had a great night. Fantastic shot, different to the Blue Wrens we have on the Eastern Seaboard, I love the white on the WA type!

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  6. Beautiful!
    My best wishes for a Happy New Year with many more beautiful photographs!

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  7. may 2012 be filled with wonderful surprises like this for you, grace. and may those mal de tetes be kept to a bare minimum.

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  8. Happy New Year Grace! Hope you have a fabulous year in 2012! I'm so glad you chose this photo to repost...I love the sly look the blue bird is giving you ;D

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  9. What a gorgeous bird! Happy New Year!

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  10. What a lovely little bird this is! Best wishes for 2012, Grace.

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  11. Beautiful photo of an equally beautiful bird. Just look at the vibrant color! This is a great choice. It is so much fun when those split second photos turn out like this. Happy 2012.

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  12. Hope you are feeling better! Great picture Grace!

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  13. Hope that first day of the New Year has passed well! Great capture Grace.

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  14. Gorgeous shot -- very deserving of Photo of the Year. Drink plenty of water today. : ) Happy New Year! I look forward to seeing lots of wonderful Perth pics in 2012.

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  15. Ha ha, sounds like you had a good night! :) Hope you're feeling better by now! Happy new year to you, I always enjoy your photos and hearing from you.

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  16. Ah, we do pay for our fun, don't we, Grace!! But it's worth hurting a bit!! I really love your captures for the day! I've never seen a Blue Fairy Wren and what a beautiful bird it is! Hope your new year/week is off to a great start!

    Sylvia

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  17. Ah Gracie!... Je vois que les Australiennes ne tiennent pas le coup au champagne!... :-) Mais tu as fait la fête et tu as eu bien raison. Les bons moments, il faut toujours les prendre quand ils se présentent.
    Commence bien l'année!

    Gros bisous.

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  18. This is the first time I've seen a Blue Fairy - cute indeed. Unfortunately, I have had a hangover or three - so know how you feel. Hang in there and hope another Blue Fairy comes your way in 2012!

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  19. Simply wonderful... Happy New Year!

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  20. How novel. Someone in Australia apologizing for being late in bringing in the new year -- many hours ahead of those of us in the Western hemisphere. Best wishes for the new year.

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  21. I loved this shot too! Happy New Year Grace!

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  22. Happy new year!:D
    Have a great 2012!!!
    Abrazos,
    Ce.

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  24. Sorry about your headache. Just a little bit of champagne starts my head to hurtin'!

    What a gorgeous little bird. I've not seen one like it.

    Hopefully, you will find lots of wonderful birds and other things to photograph in 2012. I'll be watching! :-)

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  25. Great choice for the theme day, Grace. The blue is just stunning on this little fella.
    Let's hope 2012 is a year filled with health and happiness!

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  26. That is BLUE! Prettiest little bird I ever did see. Happy New Year.

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  27. That's stunning - does it sing well? the wrens in the uk are drab little things but with the sweetest song.

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  28. It is a beautiful bird and you offer us a beautiful image, Grace. Sorry about the headache. I tried to warn you!

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  29. So damn cute, I couldn't agree more !

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  30. He looks like the Blue Bird of happiness. Nice shot! Happy New Year.

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  31. The bird's blue is so deep and vivid. It reminds me of velvet.

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  32. Indeed a lovely little bird and «Louis» likely would have posted it, too!

    All the best to you this new year - and «Louis» hopes the mal de tête has faded into a bad memory by now...

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  33. Wow, another beautiful bird! Happy New Year to you!

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  34. Sorry I'm so late arriving to wish you and yours all the very best in 2012 and to commend you for a beautiful capture of this elusive little wren. Great choice, Grace, for the theme!

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  35. Great image of this tiny and colorful friend! Best wishes for 2012!

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  36. Oh how pretty! Thanks for sharing this! I love photographing birds when I get the chance, and I love seeing new birds. He's very cute...bright and fluffy like a little stuffed animal.

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