Thursday, September 7, 2017

Flat tires and fiesty falcons..



Can you believe there was one nail on the road and as I was driving I went over it! While we were waiting for a new tire for my car to arrive we had two equal distance options.. a shopping centre or a walk around a nature reserve, which would you have picked? In my minimalist period :) I'm not much of a shopper so Lake Joondalup it was. The Australian hobby, a small but aggressive falcon was very high up scanning the lake to see what was on the lunch menu, below he spotted it.. a dragon fly, P got an excellent shot of it in its beak as it swooped back up.. I didn't :)


 Sitting quietly below an Australian ringneck so named because of the characteristic bright yellow ring around the hindneck.. I don't spot the ringneck all that often so will always try to get a shot, not the best but it gives you some idea of the vibrant colours. Happy Thursday, take care and stay safe..




27 comments:

  1. ...oh Grace, it must be your magnetic personality!

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  2. You made the right choice Grace! Lovely birds.

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  3. Wonderful birdshots, always so difficult to catch them at the right moment.

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  4. I like your swooping falcon shot!

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  5. what great shots grace! i'm not much of a shopper either so i would have chose the same! bummer on the nail but at least you were in a pretty location!

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  6. Where a flat tire can lead to! :))
    Nice photos Grace.

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  7. Love the birds. I would have chosen nature too, PDP.

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  8. Sorry to hear about your tire, but you made the right choice of how to spend your time. Great bird photos.

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  9. I can't think of a better way to spend the time waiting than enjoying the colorful sights of nature. Great shots here Grace!

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  10. Nice shots Grace. Sometimes there are bright spots to a flat tire.

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  11. I like these bird shots Grace. They are hard to capture but sometimes you can get lucky. I don't have a big bird lens so I take what I can get. You never know :)

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  12. If I was the Ringneck, I too would be sitting quietly below while the falcon dealt with its prey.

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  13. Shame about the nail!
    Good choice nature can't be beaten - especially with these glorious blue skies and wonderful birds.

    All the best Jan

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  14. I've think parrots are so colorfull
    Coffee is on

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  15. Nice shots! I'm glad you were able to make the best of a bad situation. Both birds would have made me happy to have taken that walk.

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  16. Sorry about the tyre, but maybe it was worth it to see the hobby! Nature reserve would take priority over a shopping centre any day :-))))) Keep well Diane

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  17. Luckily you caught that nail in time and nothing bad happened!
    Good choice but eeek, those naked trees... will be a sight here too soon, also.
    Beautiful bird!

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  18. Sorry about the tyre, at least you weren't in the middle of nowhere! And you made a good choice Grace going for the nature reserve.

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  19. It's pretty amazing that you can just take a walk in the woods and come upon so many beautiful and exotic creatures and then photography them so well! In fact, I'd say you "nailed" it!

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  20. I would have made the same choice you did. (I love birds.)

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