岐路に立つとき/at the crossroads

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90 thoughts on “岐路に立つとき/at the crossroads

  1. Oh, Takami! What a beautiful photo. It’s so sharp! I love the washed-out background. It lends to the tranquil, contemplative feel of your image. Nothing makes my heart sing more than seeing a little birdie. Thanks for bringing joy to my day! Sending you both our best wishes. ~ Jeannie :))

    • Dear Jeannie! What a pleasure and honour to know you enjoyed this birdie 🙂 Your birdie photos have always been an inspiration and I know you and your partner would have a blast making photos of this particular bird 😀 Hope you are doing well my friend, and that autumn continues to give you many reasons to smile!!

  2. I don’t even have adequate words to describe the calm that overtakes my heart when I gaze upon this picture, and I urge any viewer who has not done so, to click on the image, for the greater the size of this particular picture (and this is a true bow to the amazing photographer), the greater that sense of calm becomes. Kudos Takami, though I may not have thought it possible before, I believe you might truly have outdone even yourself with this beautiful capture.

    • My friend, thank you so much. I’m overwhelmed with the kind words and positive feedback. I try not to put personal feedlings on this site (would rather have folks hopefully enjoy the photos) but hubby and I find ourselves standing at a crossroads – how we want to live this Life… Seeing this bird brought a tear to my eye and I’m grateful it paused long enough to allow some shots.

      Thank you again my friend. I hope you are having a good weekend in your beautiful city!

  3. Incredible photograph Takami, a feel of high-key photography and a perfect subject with its muted colors and sharpness… Wow. This may be one of my favorite photographs of yours, simply incredible. Peaceful and contemplative. Wishing you a great autumn ~

    • Thank you Randall. I’m overwhelmed by the positive feedback and kind words. I try not to put too much personal stuff on this site (instead try to place the focus on the subjects of the photos) but as mentioned before I find myself standing at a crossroads. So this post/photo was a bit emotional for me. And your most recent amazing post made me even more so – in a good way 🙂

      I hope all is well in HK. Hubby and I wish you a happy autumn too!

      • Great to hear Takami ~ I’m on my way up to Hangzhou today, and it is usually quite beautiful in October, so even though it is work the atmosphere will be fine 🙂 Cheers!

  4. Reblogged this on Crows Head Soup and commented:
    At The Crossroads

    As I travel the dark and shadowy roads of life, I delight in those moments when I arrive At The Crossroad, where a light brightens my way and lifts my spirit and takes me along another path, at least for a time.

    Takami Ibara, is wildlife photographer extraordinaire, like none other I’ve found. You may find her and her exquisite work at https://tibaraphoto.wordpress.com.

    Enjoy.

    • Nasuko様
      こんばんは!ご訪問・コメント有難うございます。
      私もメジロが大好きです。直接声を掛けて訊いてみたかったのですが(←鳥の言葉が分からないのに^^;)すぐ飛んで行ってしまいました、笑

  5. Takami, this looks somewhat like a painting in the classical style, one of those ancient scrolls hanging in museums. The bird is extraordinarily sharp and its muted colors are wonderful to look at, for a long time.

    • Hello Mr. Hien,
      Thank you so very much for your comment. I’m overwhelmed at the overall positive response. I feel myself at a crossroads in life, and could almost imagine myself as this bird. And while Autumn in my favorite season, I also feel a sense of melancholy this time of year… 😉

      I can’t wait to see autumn through your photos as well! Best wishes always.

  6. I echo these comments. The photograph is beyond extraordinarily beautiful. But this your element, capturing the magnificent as you do. Thank you for sharing your art. It brightens my morning.

    • こんにちは!(*^^*)
      いつもありがとうございます♩私も直接声を掛けて訊いてみたかったのです(笑)すぐ飛んで行ってしまいましたので結局チャレンジ出来ずに(苦笑)

  7. That has got to be one of my favorite pictures you’ve taken. I love the simplicity. Looks like something that would be on a piece of classy stationary.

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