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Chevvyf1 15th May 2012 07:12 PM

Walking home from the Woods
 
Sitting by the river I saw a few ducks I think unusual ... well I had not seen these before - first a white one ? any id please ?

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...k_White_sm.jpg

and then a Brownie one ... again, any id please ? gratefully accepted.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...k_Brown_sm.jpg

Soon a wonderful song was about my ears ... it took quite a while to home in on the magical sound of this small bird - well hidden

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wren1_sm.jpg

It was indeed a tiny Wren ... I discovered when at home !

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/Wren4_sm.jpg

Returning home I took a shot of our Bluebells about the Salix pot ... to compare to the Woodland Bluebells

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...ebells1_sm.jpg

I have to say, the colour of Woodland Bluebells is richer, more purple blue ... but they are of the same genus ! REAL English Bluebells not Spanish ...

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/5...ebells2_sm.jpg

I hope you enjoyed these ! ... Nick was still burning ... burning ... burning the old Leylandi ! :)

Mrs T 15th May 2012 07:31 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Hi ChevvyF1,

Glad to see some new shots from you. Love the bluebells and the wren.

Amanda

bredman 15th May 2012 08:00 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
The 1st duck is a Khaki Campbell. A domesticated duck originating in England, you'll see them along canals up and down the country, often hybridising with Mallards and white ducks etc.. The second duck is one of said hybrids.

That 2nd wren shot is fantastic.

Zuiko 15th May 2012 08:01 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
I really like the shots of the wren (super capture) and the last shot of the bluebells. :)

Floribunda 15th May 2012 11:07 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Hi Chevvy,
Really like the little wren. *yes
And No 2 duck is beautiful.

Phill D 16th May 2012 05:56 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
There is something really calming about bluebell shots. They just look so still and tranquil and you captured that really nicely in that second shot Chevvy.

Grumpy Hec 16th May 2012 06:49 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
I agree with the commentas on blubells. A seasonal subject to be savoured.

I like the second blubell shot with the water on them. Really adds something to the image.

cheers

Hec

kidslateinlife 16th May 2012 07:44 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Chevvy,

Love the wren shot's, it was quite concealed in the first image you have done well to capture it through the branches.

Best wishes....Alan

cariadus 16th May 2012 08:31 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Another vote for the wren shots. Must have been very difficult to get, but well worth it.

Chevvyf1 19th May 2012 04:06 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Hi Amanda, Pete, John, Lyn, Phill, Hec, Alan, Roger, Thank You all for stopping by ! *chr

Pete special thanks for the id - well I am blowed, :eek: I would never have known THAT about these Ducks :)

The Wren, well she was well in cover to start and I have to say I was listening to a bird song for about 10 or 15 minutes trying to work out where it was coming from and hoping to see the bird (I am rubbish at bird song id :confused:) but getting better by practice like this ... When I saw it was a Wren well the shutter button just kept going off ... she was hopping about on the first stump then flew onto another ... and so on ... EVENTUALLY I was rewarded when she broke cover - but I never got the beak open singing shot out of cover, so included the two here to share !

I have been meaning to process the 2nd Wren shot in CO6 (as this is ooc and a serious crop) as it may come up better still ! Actually, it will ! :D

pandora 20th May 2012 07:28 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
A lovely set Chevvy and nice to share your spring as our autumn fades.

Wee man 20th May 2012 11:37 AM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Another vote for the Wren super!

Chevvyf1 20th May 2012 04:50 PM

Re: Walking home from the Woods
 
Mark and Ed thank you for looking in and your Votes :)


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