Friday, 21 September 2012

Filling the gap....again!

Not for the first time I'm filling the gap between my birding opportunities to keep Birds2blog head above the water and afloat, and not for the first time it is with some excellent photographs from some of the photographers who grant me the permit to publish their work....all in the name of keeping Birds2blog interesting and colourful. 

Ever since the day I abandoned photography to pursue birding and my passion for the birds, I've never lost sight of an intense interest in the art of freezing a moment in time with an image and those who achieve and produce them. This time all four images are certainly 'pics with a difference' and are stunning in their own right....and there's an American at the end!

Gannet David Cookson

DC captioned this remarkable photograph of the Gannet 'Ghost-rider in the sky'....WOW!

Common Blue Damselfly Marc Heath 

I told MH that I had never seen anything quite like this photograph of the Common Blue Damselfly.... A remarkable photograph.

Swallow Brian Rafferty    

BR appropriately titled the post 'Special Moments' in which this picture of the three young Swallows appears. If he doesn't mind I'd like to caption it 'Goal'....well thats what they're shouting is it!

Nuthatch Warren Baker 

The Nuthatch has the ability to walk along the underside of branches and up and down trees, like the one WB caught in this excellent photograph.

Tim Kuhn: Pectoral Sandpiper  Pectoral Sandpiper 
Pectoral Sandpiper Tim Kuhn 

The most numerous Nearctic wader on this side of the Atlantic, there could be a Pectoral Sandpiper near you, they're all over the place in the UK as I write. Thanks Tim....its a beauty.

Treat yourself to some brilliant photography and visit all these websites sometime.

I'D SOONER BE BIRDING....but not looking good until next week, which makes me not feeling good either.


Martin Jump said...

These are certainly excellent photographs ever one a winner in it's own right.People would always view your blog for the wealth of imformation it contains.

Pete Woodruff said...

A quick response to my post Martin....I offer you my sincere thanks for this.

Warren Baker said...

Gotta love that Damselfly :-)

Marc Heath said...

Many thanks Pete for the plug with the photograph, one of my better ones! Keep up the good blog.

Sharon Whitley said...

I enjoyed that Pete thank you - I was admiring Brian's on his blog the other day - cracking photos and the damselfly wow!

Brian Rafferty said...

Thanks Pete...Marc's damselfly is picture of the year for me.I am sure it is a certain prizewinner. Keep up the good work.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Fantasticas fotos para acompañar esta entrada.Saludos

Pete Woodruff said...

thanks to all for kind comments re the blog and excellent photographs which just keep on coming. As for the Damselfly....WOW!

Noushka said...

Brilliant choices, I have to admit I've already seen them on the photographer's websites, except the last one that will discover just now!
A great idea, but I hope you will find time for your own photography again! ;-)
Cheers, Pete!