August 1, 2015 … flying feathers

My friend is in hospital, so after a visit, I came home vie Evans Bay.

Harbour

Across the harbour to the Hutt Valley and the clouds beyond

Of course, the obvious subject across the harbour is the Tararua range away in the North. The weather and light were not great for landscapes, but I did my best. On this occasion even the mountains were in hiding.

Seed

Sneaky close view of the passerines eating the seed I had laid out

At home in the afternoon, Mary drew to my attention the many finches among the sparrows chasing the food she had scattered. I dressed my camera in its storm jacket and engaged the remote control. Some bird seed was scattered on the lawn, and pointed the camera on that area. Then from inside the house, unseen from outside, I sat in the warmth of the lounge, and used the nice big screen of my iPad to watch the action live through the camera.

beak

Sharp beak

There was plenty of bird seed for all, but the greenfinch is not much into sharing, and if a sparrow should come between the bird and its preferred morsel, a vicious attack followed. Suddenly the pretty little finch was a fearsome warrior.

That’s it for today.

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About wysiwygpurple

Retirement suits me well. I spend much of my time out making pictures, or at home organizing and refining my pictures. This blog provides me with a platform from which I can indulge my passion for improving my photography and at the same time analyze my thoughts about what I have seen, where I have been and what is happening in my life. My images set out to be honest, but that does not mean I have not adjusted them. I use software to display what I saw though the viewfinder to best advantage. My preference is for landscape and nature, and is mostly centred around my hometown of Wellington, New Zealand.
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