About 紹介

茨原 孝貞(いばら たかみ)Takami IBARA

つくば市在住カメラウーマン。働きながら写真撮影・技術向上に励んでいます。最近、カイツブリ・カワセミ撮影にはまっています。 Photographer based in beautiful Tsukuba, Japan – Working a full-time job while enjoying photography. (I am in love with little grebes and beautiful kingfisher birds) 「千里の道も一歩から。」子どもの頃から野鳥・動物写真家に憧れて今でも「プロの写真家」になる夢を持ち続けています。ブログ交流を通して、たくさん仲間を作り、夢に向かって一歩ずつ進んで行きたいと思います。拙いブログですが、どうぞよろしくお願いいたします。

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”  I have for a long time dreamed of becoming a wildlife photographer.  Through this blog I hope to share some of my adventures with my friends – both old and new.  Thank you for stopping by!

Please kindly note: This is an ‘Award Free’ blog.  Your visits & comments are the best award 😉

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196 thoughts on “About 紹介

    • Hello Rudi,
      Thank you for your kind message, and for following my work. I am very happy to meet you, and it’s my pleasure to follow your beautiful photographs.
      Best wishes from Japan,

  1. Hi Takami
    At last I’m back in the UK and have found your blog. Wonderful 👍 I like all birds (and animals too), and will enjoy following your blog to see your photos of them! 😊

    I think your Japanese kingfishers and little grebes are the same species as ours here in the UK. I love kingfishers too, but they’re not common so we don’t them often. Little grebes are a bit more common around here and, I think, under-rated as they are very handsome birds. Incidentally, we also call them dabchicks, “dab” being derived from an older word meaning “diving”.

    With best wishes from the Platypus Man

    • Hello Mr. Platypus Man,
      I am so happy to receive your comment! Thank you for choosing to follow my humble blog.

      I enjoyed learning the new word “dabchick.” I feel it is a charming name for these charming birds. (And as you say, it is a pity they are under-rated!) I can imagine there are so many beautiful birds – including Kingfishers – in the UK. The UK is famous amongst Japanese bird-lovers as the birthplace of Birdwatching 🙂

      I too, sincerely enjoy reading and learning so much from your blog. I will continue to enjoy “following” your writing, photography and wisdom. My husband and I give our best wishes to you and Mrs. Platypus Man 🙂

      • Hi Takami
        It will also be a pleasure for me to learn from you. Thank you for saying such kind things about my blogs. I’m glad you like my writing – I enjoy the process of writing for its own sake, but it is very encouraging when I discover that another person likes what I write. Mrs P must take credit for the photography, and as for “wisdom” I’m truly flattered 😊. Best wishes to you and your husband.

    • Thank you for your comment and follow 🙂 I’m also very happy to discover your blog and look forward to viewing more of your work. I’m glad you like Kingfishers too 😀

      Best wishes,

    • Thank you for your visit and comment.
      It is my pleasure to visit your site and meet you too 🙂
      I look forward to see more of your great work.

      Best wishes from Tsukuba, Japan,
      Takami 🙂

  2. I came across a very awesome blog and hence following. I loved the philosophy of taking a step and I follow that in My life too. I liked the award free stance also. Thanks for sharing! I wish very best luck for your en-devour to become Best wild life Photographer

    • Thank you very much for choosing to follow my humble blog, and your kind words. It is my pleasure to discover your beautiful site. I look forward to viewing more of your work 🙂

      Best wishes from Tokyo,

  3. Thank you for your interest and following my blog. I really enjoy your beautiful and sensitive pictures! Isn’t it wonderful, to be in contact with people all around the world!? 🙂

    • Thank you very much for your nice comment 🙂 I agree, it’s wonderful to be in contact all around the world 🙂 I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful photography!

      Best wishes from Tokyo,

    • Hello dear Sagarika! ❤
      Thank you so much for considering me for the award! It's a pleasure to know you enjoy my photos 🙂 Unfortunately, I don't participate in 'awards process' but I appreciate very much your warm thoughts. It's the best 'Award' if you can continue to enjoy the photos 😀

      Best wishes,

  4. Hi, Takami, I find your photography most creative and interesting … you are ready, on the scene! 🙂 The wonderful creatures are so special and tame! Thank your for your visit and appreciate your time… 🙂 Best wishes, Iris

    • Hello Iris,
      I appreciate very much your warm comment. It always makes me happy if others can enjoy some of my photos 🙂 I always try to keep a distance and respect the animals I photograph. I’m very glad to be following your site.
      Best wishes,

    • Hello Resa,
      Thanks so much for stopping by my site site via Elizabeth (she is a wonderful person, isn’t she?) 🙂 I’m very happy to ‘meet’ you as well, and look forward to following your site!
      Best wishes,
      Takami 🙂

    • Hello Dennis,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the ‘follow’ 🙂 Yes, I just saw your comment on OM’s site. WordPress is giving me some issues with my ‘like’ button, so I’ll stop by your great photography site a little later, to look more carefully at your work 🙂
      Best wishes,

    • Hello Maurice,
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I am delighted you enjoyed some of the photos on my humble site. I was very excited to discover yours, and look forward to following your writing & photography with great pleasure 🙂

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  5. Congratulations on your nomination Takami, it is very much deserved. Your photographs have served well as part of the inspiration for my own photography. Like you, I’m only an amateur with the desire to get even better. Between my writing and my photography, I’m finally enjoying a world where I can express the beauty I have always seen, but have never been able to tell anyone about. 🙂

    • Thank you David 🙂 I was very surprised by Sally’s nomination. Unfortunately, I don’t participate in the award process, but the thought is truly appreciated 🙂

      The best ‘awards’ for me is to receive nice comments like yours, and if folks genuinely like my photos. I’m honored if some of my work has inspired you, as you’ve done the same for me. Looking forward to another great year with you.

      It’s finally sunny in Tokyo 😀

    • Hello Sally,
      Thank you so much for your kind consideration & nomination. I am delighted to know you found my work to be a source of inspiration 🙂 Unfortunately, I don’t participate in the award process, but I truly appreciate it. I also appreciate how you even re-blogged some of my posts last year, and left comments on some of my photos. Thanks again, and I look forward to another great year with you!
      Best wishes,

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