Monday, May 13, 2013

Roasted Red Pepper Risotto & Banoffee Pie.....


We set off for Kings Park yesterday morning in the hope of catching some shots of the walkers in the annual fundraising Mother's Day Classic. I wanted to test my new 75 - 300mm and see what it could pick up from the top of King's Park looking way down to Riverside Drive along the river. Alas we were too late, the race was over.. but I did get some good riverside shots which I'll show you tomorrow. As you know there are some magnificent old trees in Kings Park and on the way back to the car P spotted this pair of Rainbow Lorikeets almost at the top of a 30 metre high Lemon Scented Gum Tree, just look at the girth of those branches! Speaking of girth, nice segue Grace :) mine after a Mother's Day dinner of 'that explains the title' surely must be a little wider :) One day of excess must be followed by two of abstinence according to 'French Women Don't Get Fat'..peut-il être vrai? We'll see! Hope you had, or are having a super Mother's Day, catch up today, take care and stay safe.....


28 comments:

  1. What a lovely tree and beautiful colorful birds -- I've never seen one of these! Really great shots for the day! Hope you have a wonderful week, Grace! Enjoy!

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  2. Aussie birds are always good to look at.........er I mean.....

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  3. Well captured! You're so lucky to have such exotic bird life in your area. I'd have picked the same things off the menu by the way!

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  4. beautifully captured photos Grace...:D

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  5. Lorikeets are so beautiful! Nature gave them the gift of bright color. Roasted red pepper risotto sound fabulous. I'm going to go hunt up a recipe.

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  6. Oh they are sweet and colourful!

    2 jours d'abstinence ? I wish!

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  7. Beautiful colors...! Happy Mom's Day, Grace. Mother's Day is in March in UK...brrrr!

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  8. Sort of an 'Elm-y" tree. And your birds strike me dumb with delight! I love visiting here, G



    Aloha

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  10. Delighted with their photos.
    Beautiful colorful birds. An excellent contrast to the tree.
    Congratulations.

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  11. What a couple of beautiful birds!

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  12. Oooooh, I am soooo envious, that zoom is amazing Grace! Haha pardon the pun! (I'm sure you get that a lot...) Anyhoo, they are just gorgeous!
    Mmm, my indulgence yesterday was of magnificent proportions - WHAT?? two days of sustenance abstinence?? So that's the trick to staying slender huh! Gosh they know some stuff those French women. ;)

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  13. The birds are fabulous, Grace, and that tree is also magnificent! The lens worked really well.

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  14. Beautiful bird in a handsome tree but oh what a racket they make.

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  15. Fantastic captures!
    I like all three of them, the colors the textures, and of course the birds.

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  16. Beautiful and exotic. We don't have anything more colorful than cardinals.

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  17. What amazing captures of these colorful beauties! Your new lens is off to a roaring start:) (And I could never be a French lady, gastronomical abstinence is a bit tricky, haha)

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  18. Those are some WOW colors on those birds.

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  19. Great shots, Grace, are those birds beautiful!

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  20. No, that's what foreign ladies think that french ladies do ! :o)Don't believe it!! we are just like anyone else!
    Great pics of birds, your new camera is a good worker!

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  21. The clarity and dof you can achieve with you new lens Grace is amazing. You must be so pleased. Great to have a new toy.

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  22. You have such beautiful coloured birds in your country.

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  23. Looks like you have a great new lens Grace. Enjoy. Hope also that you had a wonderful Mother's Day and have recovered from the excesses of what was no doubt a superb dinner.

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  24. The zoom lens seems to be working just fine, probably thanks to the photographer.

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  25. I have to go to the Zoo if I want to see these and you have them around you! Grrrr... LOL!

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  26. Adorable birds and you got wonderful pictures!
    Léia

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