Friday, August 23, 2013

Ducks in a Row?






The Superb Blue Wren is always a delight to see. I snapped this one through bedroom windows yesterday.




The Australian Wood Ducks are becoming more visible wondering our streets at the moment. I wonder if this is the same pair I followed last year as their family roamed around.






We're in the thick of hockey semi-finals this week. Master T and the twins each had wins last night, which happened to be one of the coldest nights we've had this winter. Three more hockey games tomorrow.






Master T pointed out a strange sight behind the hockey fields  - Wood Ducks roosting for the night , all in a row. 




It was a beautiful evening, even if rather chilly!

Photographic note: The moon photo was taken with my Canon 600D DSLR with 55-250 kit lens, leaning against a pole (I don't own a tripod). Manual settings 1/100 shutter speed, f.11, ISO 100. Edited in iPhoto, resized in DroPic for blogging then re-edited in PicMonkey.


Sharing at SkyWatch Friday.


28 comments:

✿ chica said...

Adorei os patos em fila e todas as fotos! beijos,lindo fim de semana,chica

Joop Zand said...

Lovely birds and nice hockey pictures, very nice to see Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

Great action shots! Sounds like hockey season is a busy time. I had no idea ducks roosted like that - what a fun sight!

Silvina Soave said...

Preciosa serie, me encantaron las fotografías de los pájaros!
Un abrazo grande y feliz fin de semana.

Sylvia K said...

Wonderful, fun, colorful captures for the day! Thanks as always for sharing the fun in your world and with your lovely family, Karen!!

Giga said...

Ptak z pierwszych zdjęć jest cudny. Kaczki zabawnie wyglądają siedząc rzędem na płocie. Gratuluję dzieciom wygranych meczy. Pozdrawiam serdecznie.
Bird of the first picture is wonderful. Ducks look funny sitting on the fence row. I congratulate the kids won matches. Yours sincerely.

Cristina Ferreira said...

Lindas imagens, adorei o passarinho.

Beijos

Patchwork and Play said...

Yeh for hockey wins! And great bird shots too!

Valerie said...

"Superb" captures of the Wren, Karen, and congrats to the hockey winners (and Mum for supporting in the cold night air!).

Dianne said...

Chilly nights sometimes bring us the loveliest sights. Gorgeous snaps of that pretty blue wren.

Joyful said...

Fantastic!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Great series of shots... and that moon, wow, incredible!!

geanina said...

Great images!:)
Have a nice weekend!

veredit - isabella kramer said...

LOve your whole image, Karen!! but the moon blow me away ... he looks like a giant melon.

all the best for you and a lovely weekend from the other side of the world.

xo, isabella

Stewart M said...

It does look like you have got your ducks in a row! Nice pictures.

The SFW are great - well, splendid I suppose!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW in the other post!

Stewart M

s.c said...

Great shots. Never seen ducks before going on a fence like here. And also a very nice moonshot . I like them all.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Such a nice post. I especially like the 1st pictures. This blue bird is amazing indeed!

Greetings from the Netherlands,
dzjiedzjee.blogspot.com

Nancy said...

Wonderful shots -- lots of activity for you this week. :)

E. Ericasta said...

Great shots of beautiful birds ... And congratulation to the Hockey winners :)

Cheers, Heidrun in Bavaria, Augsburg

flowersandhome said...

You captured the moon so well! I really do wonder how you did this, I've tried it several times but I think my camera isn't up to it.
Marian

Our photos said...

Lovely birds photos!

Liz said...

The Superb Fairy-wren is lovely. They are such sweet birds!
I'm looking forward to you following the Australian Wood Ducks again. :)

Mathilda said...

So schöne Bilder, mitten aus dem Leben...herrlich.
LG Mathilda ♥

Elise Lea said...

That picture of the moon is amazing. I have no idea how you did that, but it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Excellent photos! Love that wren!

hydeeannsews said...

that blue wren is superb indeed!

I've always wanted to photograph the moon. how did you ever do it?! I never seem to find instructions anywhere and my guesses haven't worked out right.

Indrani said...

The moon shot has so many details, brilliant capture.Great series.

Laura said...

what a wonderful series! love that blue wren, and the moon, fantastic!

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