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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That’s a gorgeous photograph.
Thank you 🙂
My compliment for your photography. It would be an honor to follow your work.
My kindest regards,
Rudi (Belgium – EU)
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,
The King Fisher picture is beautiful!
The Italian name for King Fisher is: Martin Pescatore.
Thank you for your nice comment! I am happy to learn the Italian word for kingfisher 🙂 The Japanese word is “kawasemi” 😀
Kawasemi sounds really nice!
Thank You! I have learnt a new thing!
Thank you for liking my post today.
You have a nice blog and I read it regularly.
Take care 🙂
Thank you for your nice comment! I am happy you enjoy my photos. I visit your blog regularly too 😊 Hope you’re staying safe and well.
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 🙂
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.
Hi Takami, absolutely enjoy your photography! Thank you for inspiring us with your wonderful photos!
Thank you for your lovely comment! It’s wonderful to know if some of my photos can bring inspiration and hope. Really appreciate your kind words 🙂
Absolutely Takami, thank you 😉
Thank you for for following my blog Takami!
Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Thank you for finding and following my blog. I love your nature photography and look forward to seeing more. I, too, love kingfishers. 🙂
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 😀
Lovely animals, inspiring photos, great work. It’s a pleasure to visit Your blog.
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,
love this site!
Thank you so much more stopping by 🙂
I’m very glad to “follow” your site and meet you.
Best wishes from Japan,
same to you, T Ibara Photo – from Los Angeles 🙂
Hi dear Takami!… I love your photographs and truly appreciate your support… I m so glad we came across in Blogland… Wishing you happy Holidays! ⭐
Thank you dear Aquileana! I truly appreciate your support during these years too 🙂 I wish you a very happy holidays ❤
Nice photos 🙂
Thank you for stopping by 🙂
Thanks for the cool photos
I love you blog lots…hope you are well! Take care and hear from you soon… Lucy & Mark 🙂
Hello my friend! Yes, I’ll be updating you soon! Our best to you and Mark too 🙂
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,
Takami, thnaks for kind words. Thats the value of interent, we get amazing people and resources to share and learn. Nice to have in my network. Will keep on enjoying the company!
You *are* a wildlife photographer extraordinaire.
Thank you very much for your nice comments, and for choosing to follow my blog. I really appreciate it!
Beautiful photos, Takami!
Thank you so much for stopping by, and for choosing to follow my humble blog 🙂 I look forward to ‘following’ your photography too.
Takami, I look forward to following your blog! Thank you for following my blog too!
Your blog is awesome. Extremely beautiful. May you fly higher and higher with it!
Thank you so much! Bless you 🙂
Thank you Takami!
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,
I like your no rewards comment!, great blog by the way.
Thank you so much! 🙂
I look forward to ‘following’ your work (and birds!).
Reading your Blog posts for a long time has given me immense happiness and Inspiration. I am nominating your Blog for The Premio Dardos Award. Be excited about it so can follow the link and see how to go about posting in your blog.
In case you do not accept it that is fine.
Congratulations!!!! Keep Inspiring with all the Amazing work.
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 😀
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
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.
Thank-you so much for the follow!
Best wishes, Clare 🙂
It’s my pleasure to follow your site 🙂
Soyez la bienvenue dans ma vitrine Non Conforme et félicitations pour la qualité de votre travail …!!!
Thank you very much! It’s my pleasure to discover your artwork 🙂
Your blog is fab! I found it from https://elizabethmeltonparsons.wordpress.com/2015/03/27/blog-buddy-friday-takami-ibara/ Blog Buddies Post.
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!
A beautiful blog! Your photographs are excellent.
Thank you so much for visiting and commenting! I’m happy you could enjoy some of the photos 🙂
Best wishes to you too! 🙂
Outstanding photos. I came here from the comment on OM; your comment is about two or three after mine. I am following your blog now – I really like the nature pictures. Very good!
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 🙂
Thanks for following my blog.
It’s my pleasure. Thanks for stopping by 🙂
Thanks for stopping by at iAMsafari. I really enjoy your beautiful photo’s and look forward to seeing more!
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 🙂
Thank you for following my blog. Look forward to sharing more with you. xoxo Anais
Thank you for your comment Anais 🙂
It’s my pleasure to follow your site, and I’ll look forward to your photography.
Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment 🙂
I love your pictures 🙂
Thank you for your kind words 🙂
Thank you for sharing 🙂
Thank you very much for stopping by, and for your lovely comment!
Hope you’ll visit again 🙂 🙂
It is good to meet you Takami. Your photos are truly amazing.
Hello Leslie 🙂
Thank you very much for your nice comment.
It’s my pleasure to meet you and discover your music as well!
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 Takami – I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award and hope that you are not too busy to accept. If you are I quite understand but hope you will see it as my respect for your work. best wishes Sally https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2015/01/16/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-and-the-nominees-are/
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!
Nice to meet you Takami Ibara, our passions are our inspiration to share with the world. 🙂 – Sagarika
Hello Sagarika 🙂
It’s my pleasure to meet you and ‘follow’ your beautiful writing 🙂
Yes, let’s continue to share our inspiration to the world.