清流の住人 river dweller

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54 thoughts on “清流の住人 river dweller

  1. Hello TakamI,
    How clever this photograph is! It took me a moment to find the little one hiding in plain sight. I so admire the effort and thoughtfulness you put into each of your wondrous photos. I hope you are enjoying a pleasant spring in your part of Japan.
    Wishing you a lovely April.
    Atreyee

    • Hello Atreyee,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I completely understand – the little bird (despite her bright yellow coloring) was ingeniously “hidden” in plain sight 😀 I am very happy you enjoyed the photo, and thank you for your warm well wishes!
      Takami 🙂

  2. Amazing photography, Takami. Great perspective on this one. Guessing you got pretty close to the ground for this shot. Despite the leaves and rocks all over, you managed to make the bird pop and stand out. You have wonderful photography skills.

    Wishing you well for the holiday season ahead. Take care, have a safe one and a wonderful 2022 😊

    • Hello Mabel,
      You are right – I had to get quite close to the ground (and the river) for this shot. There were many fallen leaves as we were in mid-autumn, but this little bird had quite the personality and made her presence known 🙂

      As always, I appreciate your thoughtful comments and wish you a safe and happy holiday season. Look forward to reading more of your wonderful writing in 2022 and beyond 🙂

      • Thanks, Takami. You always have a talent for letting the birds’ personalities shine through in many of your photos. Keep up the good work and hope to see more photos from you next year 🙂

  3. The perfect shot to capture the beauty of autumn. I love how your patience creates such lovely photographs of the bird life where you live. Such a joy, as always to marvel at your skills as a photographer.

    • Hello Jolandi, thank you so much for your encouragement. And double thanks for spending a moment with this little gem of a bird.

      My husband and I were walking along a river nestled between hills and the forest in a lovely town that is like a peace of heaven. This little beauty was like the icing on the cake – she really made us smile, and it was wonderful seeing a flash of bright yellow in the shadows.

      I am just about caught up on your wonderful blog, and all our best to you and yours❤️

    • Hello Randall, thanks much for your visit.
      While uncertain times continue, I was looking for a sign of “hope” that the world can be our oyster at the right place and time. This little beauty came along at the perfect time, when my husband and I were walking along a clear river along the woods. She certainly acted as though “this world (river) is my oyster” and reminded me to keep my chin up and carry on 🙂

      Wishing you and all your dear ones a wonderful season. I believe it will soon be Thanksgiving in your country and wish you a wonderful holiday too.

    • Thank you Rabirus. As you mentioned, it seemed a perfect setting to play with the depth of field and also show how tiny this little bird is as it travelled along the river. As always your visits and comment are much appreciated.

  4. What a bright little button on the river this little guy is. A beautiful bird, reminds me of our Eastern Yellow Robin with his yellow chest pushed out. What species is this little guy Takami ?

    • Hello Ash, so happy to have you stop by.
      I love the expression “bright little button” – so true 😀

      This little beauty is a female Grey Wagtail (In Japanese we call it “kisekirei” キセキレイ “Yellow wagtail”). My husband and I were walking along a beautiful river in the town I mentioned to you, and she graced us with her presence. I also felt that this particular angle made her appear more like a robin, especially her bright chest which she seemed to be proud of 🙂 Hope to tell you more about that mini bird trip very soon.

      Wishing you and all your dear ones a blessed week ahead.

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