Sunday Selections #67

by frogpondsrock on April 29, 2012

in Eagles,photography,sunday selections

Good Morning everyone, the weather has turned decidedly chilly down here in Tasmania and winter is definitely on its way. Think of me today as I am up in my chilly studio, glazing, wearing a hat and warm jumper and wishing I had gloves as well. But gloves are not the most practical items in a pottery studio as I will have my hands in and out of buckets of cold,wet glazes.

Feel free to download this image and use it in your Sunday Selections post if you like.

The Blurb

I take a lot of photos and most of them are just sitting around in folders on my desktop not doing anything. I thought that a dedicated post once a week would be a good way to share some of these photos that otherwise wouldn’t be seen by anyone other than me.

I am also remarkably absent minded and I put photos into folders and think that I will publish them later on and then then I never do.

So I have started a photo meme that anyone can join in and play as well. The rules are so simple as to be virtually non existent.

Just add your name and URL to the Mr Linky.

Publish your photos on your blog using the “Sunday Selections” title.

Link back here to me.

The Photos

I love this photo, it puts me in mind of the sword fighting scenes in old Errol Flynn movies, where the hero always has the advantage of being on the top of the stone stairs in the castle.

I know I published this photo the other day but it is such a happy photo it deserves to be published again.

We often see a solitary Sea Eagle perched in a tree above our regular fishing spot. I have been trying to photograph this bird for a few years now without much success. Imagine my absolute delight the other day when I noticed that there were a pair of Eagles. YAY how fantastic to see a pair, when for years I had only ever seen the one bird.

I didn’t get any decent photos as the Eagles were just too far away but I now have a new lens for my camera and I think that with any luck I might get some clearer images sooner rather than later.

This photo shows how far away the tree is, you can just barely see the dead tree inside the black circle.

Here are the eagles.

 

{ 20 comments }

carmen@musingnmayhem.com April 29, 2012 at 10:46 am

*warning – geek talk* Oooh which lens?
I’ve loved your photos this week. Thought I’d join in with a couple of mine today. :)

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Thanks for joining in Carmen, it is a 400mm lens. It is beautiful.

Elephant's Child April 29, 2012 at 11:37 am

I love, love, love both the sea eagles and the tulips. I haven’t been down to the seaside for a long time, and it is much longer than that since I saw a sea eagle. They are soooo impressive. And two!!!! Magic.
I still have 400 tulip bulbs to put in the ground. Your tulip photo reminded me of just why I will put the effort in.
Have a productive and wonderful day.

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I was thrilled to bits to see two as well. Our fishing spot is on the Derwent River which is Hobart’s main river. Yes please plant your tulips so I can admire them by proxy. They get eaten here and I always forget where I have planted them and the animals gobble them up, bulb and all.

Cindi April 29, 2012 at 1:18 pm

I love your tulips. They are so beautiful in that pitcher. I’m almost not sure which I like more. The bright hope in the tulips, or the feeling that there is a story the pitcher could pour… I hope that you do get closer to your eagles. They are quite amazing birds.

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:11 pm

You have captured how I feel about that photo perfectly. Thank you for putting it into words for me.

Cassandra April 29, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Such beautiful pictures again this week! I do love those eagles, and there is certainly something very special about those tulips. :-)

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:12 pm

:)

river April 29, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Botheration!
I’ve got that ladybird logo image, but keep forgetting to use it!
I shall smack myself upside the head!
ouch….

I love the eagles, I wouldn’t have known what they were if you didn’t say.
Your fishing spot is lovely and peaceful and probably quite cold there now?

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:07 pm

Dont worry River, I keep on forgetting to use it as well and it was my idea lol :) It is on the Derwent River and it does get a bit chilly, it would be freezing down there today because it is cold everywhere.

river April 29, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Have you clicked on that waste removal link?
It’s an advertisement.

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I edited it River to go to Spam.com *grins*

Jude April 29, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Another great Sunday Selection as usual. Love the orange tulips.

frogpondsrock April 29, 2012 at 6:51 pm

Thank you :)

carolina April 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hi Kim, I haven’t been in blogworld for a while, sorry, but now I’m back again and posted a Selection for this Sunday. How absolutely wonderful to see those two eagles. I can feel your excitement over here. And you’re description of the sword fighters is so fitting, lovely. Big smiles for that one too. I see the horse is still waiting? Just behind the beautiful tulips? Ah well… patience is a virtue ;-)

hugs, Carolina

carolina April 29, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Of course I meant ‘your description’ *sigh* (have to get used to writing in English again).

Jientje April 29, 2012 at 10:38 pm

Hi Kim, how are you? It’s been a while since I last joined your photo meme. I was doing a photo 365 but had to give up because my camera broke. It is in the store waiting to be shipped to Canon for repair, and I do have a lot of photos I took with it lately, but haven’t published yet. So your meme is perfect for this!
How wonderful you could finally capture your eagles! Somehow, I thought eagles were black birds, it’s a surprise to discover they’re white! I love the tulips, they made me smile. I got a bunch of them last Saturday when my sister was visiting. I LOVE tulips!

One Too Many April 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

What a difference a good lens will make – seeing 2 eagles would have been awesome!!! The tulips are beautiful!!
I hope you have a really nice week.. :)

Ella May 1, 2012 at 4:35 pm

The tulips are beautiful!! I hope you have a really nice week..

Beet May 2, 2012 at 12:35 am

Oooo the tulips are very happy and lovely!

I love the eagles too – they are such majestic creatures… make your heart soar right along with them

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