ちょっとしたいいこと A bit of good news

この度Bird Photographer of the Year 2018 Garden and Urban BirdsカテゴリーでExpert Commended(ベスト100)に選ばれました。昨年当ブログにも載せたものですが、選ばれた写真はこちらです。

I recently learned that one of my photographs was given “Expert Commended” recognition in the ‘Garden and Urban Birds Category’ for this year’s Bird Photographer of the Year contest. I had the pleasure of sharing it on my blog last year, and would like to reintroduce the following:

すれ違い “Passersby”

本当に、嬉しいです。これからも日本の自然・日本の野鳥の魅力を多くの方に知っていただけるよう、撮影技術のレベルアップとともに皆さまの「心」に残る一枚を目指していきたいと思っております。今後ともどうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

I feel that receiving this recognition on my first try is a pretty good result, and it’s great to see my work featured with thousands of extremely talented photographers across the globe. Thank you all for always encouraging me with your comments and encouragement. It means very much to me.

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129 thoughts on “ちょっとしたいいこと A bit of good news

  1. Congratulations, Takami and you very well deserved it 🙂

    The was you have taken this craft to a different level over last couple of years is truly commendable and inspiring to people like me 🙂

    I am sure, you will come up with more and more beautiful images…

    Have a beautiful day 🙂

  2. Hi Takami, what a wonderful piece of news to come back to ~ as well as seeing another amazing photo from you. An award definitely well deserved, and I am hoping all is well with you as we enter the spring season. Take care and wish you many happy/sunny days ahead 🙂

    • Hello my friend, apologies for my delayed reply yet again. Spring has come and gone, and summer has arrived full-force. Even the birds are staying in the shade (very smart of them!). I hope you are having a good summer, and that you continued to be inspired by your Muse!

  3. Delightful news, Takami — congratulations. Sharing the miracles of nature in the urban setting is important for reminding everyone how vital it is on this planet. Wonderful to have you as our spokesperson.

    • Thank you Jet, this means a lot coming from you!
      If my photos can contribute to a greater appreciation for nature (and for fellow human beings) it’s the best award/validation I could hope for.
      Apologies for my late reply, I’ve been away from the internet. But as always, very happy to hear from you 🙂

  4. I am so happy you got this well deserved recognition, dear Takami ❤ This is a very beautiful photo exemplifying the two interconnected worlds of humans and birds!

    • Thank you, thank you my dear friend ❤ ❤
      It means a lot and I appreciate it so much. Apologies for my late reply. I've been keeping up with your beautiful work, and it's great to get back on track with this blog. I hope you, Dylan and the Marsh friends continue to have a good summer.

  5. This really is an excellent photo, but so are all the other pictures I’ve seen on your blog. It’s clear that you put great care into your art, and I’m thrilled to hear that you’re receiving recognition for your efforts.

  6. Takami my friend, I am so very happy for you, and this particular picture so amazingly highlights your perception and speed as you caught this anonymous man totally oblivious to the beauty he is missing almost within the reach of his hand as he stares hypnotized by the snake-charmer that is his cell-phone.

    • Thank you, my dear friend. Your comment means a lot, and I apologise for the delayed reply from my end. I’ve been keeping up with photography (many more bird photos!), but have been away from the internet for some time — it was a nice break, and a chance to “not” become this anonymous man who stares at his cell phone. I do hope you are doing well this summer.

  7. Congratulations I must say, I still wonder why people read me and comment when YOU people are true artist.
    Also, when you become famous and full of cash, just put a word for me.

      • Thank you, she is weak so most of the day I actually spend it with her, no iternet, and at the end of the day as much as the sun has made his mistakes, there I am with her. Today she actually pushed me out of her house and said to have some fun, no fun for me right now, the fun is me writing wich I can´t do in her house.
        Appreciate you comment very much.

    • Thank you very much Gilles! 🙂
      I’m sorry for my late reply – I’ve been “away” from blogging world.
      I appreciated your warm comments very much!
      Japanese kingfishers can also be very shy. But — this kingfisher lives in the heart of Tokyo, therefore he was accustomed to people 😀

  8. 受賞おめでとうございます(^^♪
    どれもが素晴らしいショットばかりですが、すれ違いは心に強く残るワンショットですね。これからも楽しみに拝見致します。

    • ありがとうございます!!海外の方のレベルは相当高く、皆さんと比べるとカメラ歴も浅いので正直期待していませんでした。余談ですが、ホームページを見る限りこのカテゴリーに「入選」した日本人は私一人だけだそうです。来年は入賞できるように、これからも頑張って行きたいと思います💪🏼いつも励まして頂き、ありがとうございます🙇‍♀️

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