Tuesday, July 21, 2009

BIRDPHOTOGRAPHY WEEKLY ~ 18 and WATERY WEDNESDAY ~ 10

Autumn at the Ovens River at Porepunka, Victoria



For best viewing, all photos can be enlarged.
A tiny Silvereye, Zosterops lateralis, thinking
about his morning ablutions in the cold river water.



and enjoying the unshine while it still lasts.



A common House Sparrow below posing on an autumn
tinted Birch twig



and a bridge over untroubled water, although rather
treacherously slippery and troublesome in itself, that
leads nowhere in particular, just making access through
the bush a little easier to the river further up stream.



The above photos were all taken on one of our autumn
interstate holidays.

Click on either Logo at right to see many more wonderful
birds and waters around the world.

Thanks to Birdfreak and 2Sweetandsaxy for these two memes.

39 comments:

  1. Those are beautiful pictures, especially the first one. So odd to think of autumn when our weather is so hot....the world is a wide and wondrous place.

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  2. We have the little silvery eyes over here in NZ too, such happy little birds presently all chirping merrily as they eat all the red berries from the bushes around here.
    Lovely pics of a delightful walk by the creek.

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  3. Beautiful birds, especially silvereye!

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  4. Ah, fall, a time of changes. Really like the bridge over untroubled waters. A place I'd like to walk.

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  5. Love them all! The captions are as captivating as the pictures themselves. The beautiful house sparrow is so tamed. I wish I can get a closer shot like that.
    Are you a bird whisperer Ma'am? :)

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  6. That first photo of the pond and the reflections is just beautiful! and of course I love the little Silvereye.

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  7. What beautiful pictures, and the last one with the bridge is so welcoming.

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  8. I especially like the bridge it provides so many possibilities - where are going? where have you been? What's below? Many adventures.

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  9. Super photos in such peaceful surroundings. I love those little beautiful and I enjoyed reading under each photo. Always fun to visit. Thanks Arija :)

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  10. They are all beautiful, the little bird is too cute !

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  11. You do take beautiful photos, Arija. And I enjoyed all of them, especially your 'bridge over troubled waters'(nice reference to a delightful song:)

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  12. When I was working in New Zealand 10 years ago I had a Silvereye, crashing into a window so I could hold it in my hand before it could fly away again!

    I just read what Glennis said, hihih I know that!
    The bridge photo look like a crocodile if you look fast at the photo.
    /MB

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  13. All of these pictures are just beautiful. I especially like the reflections you've captured in the water.

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  14. lovely photos here...thanks for sharing Arija...have a great day!

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  15. Wonderful photos! Great WW post

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  16. That bridge is a delight...... as are the bird shots.

    My blogs today show a Gypsy Waggon and a Weather Vane

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  17. Excellent photos! It must be a wonderful time of the year. The place looks so serene and birdy!

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  18. You have such a way with words, love your descriptions of this trip!

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  19. The watery reflections are wonderful and I love the pictures of the sparrow and silvereye. Great shots, Arija!

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  20. It's nice to see autumn colors! That's my favorite season. Amazing how the bird just blends right in with the color of the leaves.

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  21. What LOVELY photographs (as always). I especially enjoyed the REFLECTIONS in the first ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  22. I don't blame the Silvereye for hesitating before taking the plunge into chilly water! Nothing like a cold shower in the morning - eek!

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  23. What beautiful autumnal shots! Love your feathery friends :)

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  24. These are truly magnificent photos.

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  25. I love that first image - the reflection is superb! The weeping willow seems to be weeping as autumn retires and winter approaches.
    Love the light captured on the little bird.

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  26. I love the reflections on the first photo! Great bird shots too!

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  27. Pretty pretty pictures. I hate to think about Autumn here though. We've barely gotten into summer, and it's been so wet.
    B.

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  28. Beautiful images, Arija. Especially like that first one. And love your little sparrow's silvery eye ring.

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  29. ...beautiful photos. That Silvereye is a cute little fellow too! :-)

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  30. You have some wonderful photos! I particularly like the silvereye (we call it waxeye) , they are so delightful to watch!

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  31. beautiful photos ;O)
    have a nice week!

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  32. What a very pleasing sequence. Very calming.
    I never really knew rain until I moved here.

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  33. That must be an awesome place to take your holiday hiking.
    Love birdies and nature.
    Beautiful shots!

    Your profile reads like mine could look like :D

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  34. Yes, Arija I remember that passage in the book. I also remember sitting at my grandmother's veranda in the north of Portugal, looking at the mountains, and listening to grandma tell me of the women she knew, women that worked the fields almost to the last day of their pregnancy, women like one of my grandmother's neighbors who went to gather wood one day, gave birth on the fields, and came home with a baby bundle in her arms and a pile of wood on top of her head. You do become a sisterhood listening and witnessing such courage.

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  35. These are lovely photos and as the song goes, my eye is on the sparrow!

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  36. your colors are so strikingly vivid! Amazing!

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