January 10, 2014 … birds and barns

This edition is written in transit.

Red billed gull

The perch seems strong enough to hold him

I am in Clive, just South of Napier, but as I am always writing about yesterday’s images, that will have to wait until tomorrow. As for yesterday, a fine spell led me out to Pauatahanui. Perhaps I am not displaying the required patience, but I am not seeing as much bird life as I have on other occasions. A seagull on  post is not exciting except that somehow its posture and choice of perch intrigued me.

White-faced heron

A late supper

A white-faced heron is fairly commonplace too, but it was there so I made the shot.

Rural charm

Old farm buildings are always interesting to me

The day was almost saved by this old barn near the Judgeford golf course. The time of day and carefully selected angle to exclude the power pylon lend some touch of credibility.

That’s it for today.

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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