冬の宝石/winter jewel

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92 thoughts on “冬の宝石/winter jewel

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  2. I had to come back and check out this shot for a second time when I saw the title pop up in my reader. I’m still amazed by the colors. Hope your week-end is somewhat dryer than mine. Have a great one at any rate.

    • Thank you my friend! It means a lot to know you enjoyed re-visiting my photos. There is no greater compliment than that. It was dryer this past weekend, but suddenly turned chilly. Hoping Lady Spring will arrive and stay soon. Wishing you a great week ahead.

      • The Lady is certainly being fickle on this side of the water this year also. Though we’ve now had 2 days in a row with SOME sun, we still haven’t had 2 completely sunny days consecutively. And the temperatures have not yet encouraged anyone but the most fearless to lighten their clothing by any great degree. But no one is launching any nukes, so I guess everything is alright (I try my best to be easy to please).

    • Thank you for nominating my humble site.
      Unfortunately, I don’t participate in the awards process, but I appreciate you considered my blog. Having folks like you stop by and enjoy some of my photos is my greatest “award” 🙂 😀

      Best wishes,

  3. Takami, I so love your Kingfishers! This one has such a beautiful frame around him. I can see that he is enjoying the warm sunlight, because the winter is cold. I am wishing you a very happy New Year! Love from Ireland ❤

  4. Wow, you capture the depth of the New Year so well with this photo ~ a feeling of winter, but with it the expectation of the warm spring breezes that are going to arrive soon. Wishing you and your family a great start to 2017, nothing like a little move and setting up a ‘new life’ to get the blood flowing and hoping you are enjoying your surroundings 🙂 Take care Takami, and hopefully we will be able to catch up sometime this year. Cheers!

    • Thank you Randall! Last year was full of ups and downs, but Nature shows that Life does go on and there can be positive things even during the darkest times.

      I hope we can catch up this year – that would be awesome 🙂 In the meantime, take good care and our best wishes always.

  5. Oh, Takami, what a beautiful Kingfisher! Great photo with exquisite winter light. What a thrill it is for me to see this lovely bird; and what a thrill it must be for you to be out in nature taking such wonderful photos of birds! Happy New Year, my friend. Wishing you and your hubby a wonderful upcoming year. May 2017 be filled with much love, joy, prosperity, fun adventure, delightful surprises and much laughter. ~ Jeannie :))

    • Thank you dear Jeannie! We hope you and your partner had a lovely start to the new year too! I’ve discovered that there are some resident kingfishers in a park right near my workplace (!) and have made it my business to go as much as my schedule permits 🙂 I’m excited like a child each time 🙂 There are some veteran photographers who stop by regularly and they’ve been very kind in sharing tips and good conversations.

      I hope 2017 will be an amazing one for you and all you hold dear!!

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  6. I almost forgot…a very Happy New Year to you and your husband from the other side of this giant puddle that sits between us. May 2017 bring you much happiness and joy.

  7. When I clicked on your gorgeous picture, the sudden brilliance of the colors on my screen actually sat me back a few centimeters. Amazing! I can only dream of clarity like that in my pictures. You are a Maestro of the photographic field my friend.

    • Thank you my friend! You are too kind. And thank you for the new year wishes for us. We hope you also had a lovely start to the year, and pray this year will be better for everyone…

      • The year started off with the news that I will be moving into a slightly larger living area, upgrading from my little bachelor suite to a one-bedroom. The extra space will be much appreciated, and the new area is a little bit further from the central hub that I’ve called home for the past 10 years or so. The additional serenity is something I’m truly looking forward to, so all-in-all, I would say the New Year is off to a good start. Thank-you for asking.

  8. かわいいですね。

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