Saturday, March 17, 2012

A walk around Hyde Park.....

Have you ever noticed that when you're trying to get a decent shot of birds, it's almost as if they know it and start preening, I was trying to get a full frontal of these two Mallard ducks but they had their heads stuck in all the wrong places! Still I liked the colours and reflections. I'm not terribly fond of the Ibis, they seem a little macabre to me, but he was there so .....snap!!
On the other hand these colourful little Rainbow Lorikeets are a delight to see. They were squabbling over some of the figs that had fallen into the fork of the Morten Bay Fig tree.....
Couldn't resist a shot of the said Morten Bay Fig tree roots which grow to a huge size over the years.
The last two are my favourites, firstly the park is such a great spot for school outings, so many different birds to see..on the day I was there, there were a group of  young school children enjoying the park, sitting under the trees enjoying their lunch. Lastly, even though he was quite a way off, there was no way I could resist this handsome face peering at me from behind one of the big Plane trees, he was gorgeous! Hope you've enjoyed this walk and that wherever you are the weather allows you to have a good walk yourself this weekend. p.s. I did laugh last night when I realized I'd used a word that might have duel meaning..believe me if the bride had hiked her dress up to reveal a thong 'American' 'style, everyone in the park would have fallen over the edge into the lake hahahahaha! Have a great weekend.....

37 comments:

  1. what a paradise !

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  2. Wonderful shots Grace. Beautiful!

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  3. Thanks for the pleasant walk Grace!

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  4. What a delightful walk, Grace! I love the ducks and colorful birds! Such a great park! They are wonderful, aren't they! Terrific captures, thanks for sharing the fun! Hope your weekend is off to a great start and that you're not in the way of the storms/hurricanes they've been talking about on the TV! Stay safe!

    Sylvia

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  5. You certainly have a lot more exotic looking birds to view when you go for a walk in the park than I do. Those Lorikeets just amaze me. And, who could resist that adorable face looking at you. I couldn't.

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  7. the birds and the park are beautiful! you took excellent shots!

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  8. What a charming, interesting walk you had. Love those little lorikeets.

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  9. Bonza photos especially the photo of the Rainbow Lorikeets feasting on the figs :-).

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  10. birds are difficult - but you won some victories here!


    Aloha from Waikiki
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  11. You have so beautiful and colorful birds in Perth!!
    Have a nice weekend, Grace!

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  12. Great park, haven´t been there yet! One more place to visit...

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  13. Beautiful photos! I did laugh at the wedding dress and thong...I was expecting something totally different when you posted it...
    I loved seeing the lorikeets in the fig tree! Have a wonderful evening!

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  14. Birds always take flight when I point my lens at them!

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  15. these are wonderful shots, grace. imagine those colorful birds and figs in a local park...it's almost too much for my poor new england senses. can't wait for photos of aimee and the cake.

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  16. Molto bello questo parco!! buon fine settimana... ciao

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  17. A wonderful journey in the park through your lens, Grace. As you know, I take my fair share of bird photos and you're right -- many times they preen or just stare me down for their closeup. : ) Love those rainbow lorikeets! (I probably would watch their colorful activities for hours.) P.S.: Thanks for the clarification about the wedding dress/thong double entendre -- I was shocked and baffled. But, I figured...'To each their own...' lol Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  18. Good to know it's just not the birds in North America who preen for the camera. They are lovely shots though.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  19. Love this park! Love the Lorikeets. And the dog. Great post, Grace!

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  20. Beautiful park. I love that water shot!

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  21. Beautiful park and photos. I love the Golden Retriever peaking out behind the tree too!

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  22. I think it was Gerald who was talking about parks Hyde last week. They are all over the world apparently. But possibly unrelated. Ours in Sydney is based upon the London Hyde, as I suspect is yours in Perth. Your Hyde looks a bit like our Centennial Park, whereas our Hyde is along more strict landscaping lines.

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  23. Beautyful peaceful sceneries.. Looking at birds gives a real feeling of calm and quietness.

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  24. Another one liking that golden retriever! Absolutely lovely post, and yes, after 26° yesterday, 10° today and rainy, so I'm enjoying this all the more!

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  25. I would really like a walk like this...

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  26. What a great walk in the park Grace!

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  27. Absolutely. You have to sit for hours to get a full front on head.

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  28. Wow .. those parrots are gorgeous!

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  29. I think I would love this park. You are fortunate to have such a good place for your walks.

    Yes, you caught me off guard yesterday with your photo of the bride and a thong, but I soon realized what you meant. Still, it WAS a great disappointment . . .

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  30. Love the series of nature shots! Wonderful indeed.

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  31. i had fun with this post.
    esp love the colorful birds. ^0^

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  32. What a wonderful walk... love those amazing colorful birds!

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  33. Beautiful place, it seems a paradise! I love lorikeets, good week, Arianna!

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  34. Delightful shots of this wonderful park, Grace.

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