家族の絆 family bonds

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家族をつなぐ絆は、血ではない。お互いの人生にたいする尊敬と喜びである。-リチャード・バック

The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life – Richard Bach

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59 thoughts on “家族の絆 family bonds

  1. Such a unique photograph, Takami. Little grebes are very shy. It is not easy to catch such a moment. I have seen two little grebes this year, no chicks.

    • Thank you Inese❤️
      It is as you say, little grebes are very shy and will very often dive for cover when they see a lens pointed at them. The little grebes in this particular park are more “camera friendly” thanks to the local citizens who work tireless to keep the park and pond clean and bird/creature-friendly.

      This particular family survived one of the worst typhoons in recent years. I was so relieved to see them safe and sound. And, the chicks (there are 2 here, can you find them?☺️) grew up safely. Much respect to Papa and Mama Grebe!

  2. I arrived here by chance and I felt lucky because I liked what I found. Good luck with all your projects.
    I would like also to invite you to have a walk in “El zoco del escriba” and have a the with me and discuss about whatever you prefer.
    Alberto Mrteh (El zoco del escriba)

  3. U bent een kunstenaar met een hele grote K, want het is KUNST op het niveau van Rembrandt van Rijn. Ik weet . . . , dat er echt wel wat om de hoek komt kijken, voor het perfecte plaatje. En dan zit je op die zandplaat van het Markermeer tegenover Edam/Volendam of Rotterdam/Amsterdam en dan gaat het betrekken. Nu: regent het in Amsterdam, 24-12-2019 * 14.30 uur . . . * http://www.friedabblog.wordpress.com *

    • Thank you for your warm comment and greetings 🙂 I will continue to strive for the next level in photography.

      I am happy to follow your blog with great pleasure, and give warm wishes from Japan.

    • Thank you Tanja 🙂
      Yes, it is great fun to see the chicks climb up and or beneath their parents’ backs and wings. Very tender and touching. Fortunately, I did have a good hiding place and I was careful to not disturb them for too long 😉

    • I am so happy if these photos could bring you joy. Thank *you* always for your thoughtful and thought-provoking work. Please give the Chicklets my best wishes too 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Takami

    • Thank you Peter. The quote touched me deeply. I feel that humans often abuse “family” and relationships for the worst reasons, and sadly, this includes blood relatives. Really appreciate you comment as always!

  4. Wow. How amazing – you must have sat tight for a long time waiting to see the tiny little baby being fed, and how touching to witness these hardworking and protective parents taking such good care of the young.

    • Thank you Carol.
      I appreciate your visit and warm response to this series! It is as you say, I had to stay put for many hours in the cold and rain. But it was worth every minute. It was a real privilege to get a glimpse into the lives of this dabchick family. All the more so, because they had just survived one of the worst typhoons in Japan. Of course, I took care to not ‘overstay’ my welcome.
      Thank you again, for your comment! 🙂
      Best wishes, Takami

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