鳥仲間 bird buddies

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60 thoughts on “鳥仲間 bird buddies

  1. This shot is absolutely stunning, Takami. I like how you made the blue kingfisher stand out, even with a bit of bright pink in the background – these two colourful elements work so nicely to give a cheery feel. Brilliant photography and you should be very proud of your work.

    Hope you are well and staying safe over there 🙂

    • Thank you Mabel. I am glad you enjoyed the contrast of the colors of the kingfisher and the bright pink swan boat. It really was a unique and interesting scene and was worth waking up early in the morning 🙂 Thank you for your warm wishes. We are staying safe, and hope the same for you and your family too ❤

  2. Wonderful photo. I really like the blurred plastic bird in the background. It works so well as a composition. And surely, the kingfisher is really amazing. They are such beautiful birds.

    • Hello Rabirus,
      Thank you so much for your visit and comment. I am thrilled you liked this scene. This park has “swan boats” where visitors can paddle around the pond. However, it was very early in the morning (before operating hours) so a perfect opportunity to wait for an interesting moment. This little Kingfisher – while so tiny compared to the swan boat – contrasted wonderfully with the colors and I believe he knew he was being admired 🙂

      Thanks again, for your visit. I hope you are staying well.

    • Thank you my friend! It’s a real honor to know you enjoyed this photo. The urban setting made for a very interesting view. I hope you and all your dear ones have a safe November. I just viewed and commented your latest post, and will be thinking about it for the next few days.

    • Thank you Ash!
      The urban setting made for an interesting view. “Swan boats” are quite popular in city parks and this young Kingfisher happened to stop by very early in the morning, perhaps enjoying the view before business hours. He seemed quite content 🙂

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