ちょっとした秘密基地 secret haven

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42 thoughts on “ちょっとした秘密基地 secret haven

  1. Ah…who wouldn’t want a secret haven of safety these days? As you reminded me we are so privileged to be able to observe our fellow nonhuman beings so closely and to be allowed into pieces of their world in order to discover so much beauty and wonder. I continue to be thankful for your marvelous photographs which introduce me to a magical world of birds from your corner of the world. Wishing you the best, Takami.

    • Hello Atreyee,
      Thank you so much for this comment. I always feel very privileged and grateful, when I am able to experience/observe these moments with our non-human neighbors. It always reminds me that we are not the only residents of this planet, and to look beyond my own perspective.

      Thanks so much as always, and hope you continue take care!

  2. This is a beautiful photograph, Takami. Don’t you feel privileged whenever you can enter these secret havens without disturbing their denizens? I always feel so lucky and grateful when that happens.
    Best wishes,
    Tanja

    • Hello Tanja,
      Yes I feel extremely privileged whenever I am given a glimpse into their worlds. Like you (and all nature lovers) I take caution to not disturb them (and also other humans). I always feel so blessed and lucky when experiencing moments like this, and twice lucky if I am fortunate enough to share this joy with others like yourself 🙂

      As always your thoughtful comments are much appreciated!

  3. There is such a lovely tranquility captured in the composition of this photo, Takami. Actually, if I think about it, all your photographs have a deep sense of peace imbued in them. Which is perhaps why I love your photography so much.

    • Hello Jolandi,
      Thanks much for your visit and for this comment. It means a lot and I am glad if my images can help folks feel a sense of peace, especially given the current times.

      I hope to catch up on your latest blog post very soon.

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  5. How beautiful is that capture Takami ! Grebes love to keep to themselves being a secretive bird usually always in the centre of the pond for safety and better diving. You have captured a truly special moment with both color and reflections all enhancing the frame. A place where we could all easily be transported to in our busy lives.

  6. Fabulous colours, patterns and reflections, Takami. It seems there is a double secret haven – the adult grebe has found her secret haven, and in turn she provides her chicks with a protective haven under her folded wings!

    • Hello Carol,
      Thank you so much for this comment, and for noticing the chicks! While these Little Grebes are the smallest of the grebes found in Japan, they have quite the presence and personality 🙂 I’m so glad you understood the double meaning of “secret haven” 🙂

      • Interestingly we also get Little Grebes here in South Africa, and I know what you mean about their presence. They seem to have a quiet determination about them and are undeterred by the bigger and sometimes more showy water birds.

    • Hello Mr. Hien!
      These are Little Grebes – the smallest of the grebes that are found in Japan. I have had the pleasure to “follow” and photograph them for a few years now, and they did not disappoint this year 🙂

  7. love, love love, the colors and way the water distorts the branches on this one!!!! I could totally see this one as a puzzle, or large poster. Great eye! DM

    • Thank you! Your comment was the first to notice the two babies peering out from the adult Little Grebe 🙂 Really appreciate that you took the time to notice the detail. Hope you are doing well.

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