Posts tagged ‘Birds’

June 24, 2011

Welcoming the Sunrise

Welcoming the Sunrise

On Monday I was on my way to catch the early ferry from Rosslare.  There was very little traffic so I was making good progress and had time to pull over at a viewing point on the approach to Dungarvan.  It was about 5.30 am and the sun had already been up a while but I thought it worth a photo as the colour and reflections were quite spectacular.  Not until I lifted up the camera did I notice the birds watching the sunrise; for them heralding the beginning of a new day and for me, a moment of joy at the beauty of Creation before I had to be on my way once more.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 18, 2010

Watching and Waiting

Nikon F100, Nikkor 28-105 f3.5-4.5 D, Ilford FP4 plus (ISO 125), (Click to enlarge)

We were putting out some old dried bread onto the bird table with the unmistakable feeling of being watched. I turned around and there they were, waiting for us to leave so that they could tuck in! Someone commenting on this picture on photo.net said it was like something out of a Hitchcock film, maybe the black and white makes it look a bit sinister but in reality it was quite funny – we weren’t attacked by them or anything.

Waiting patiently for things is not a forte of mine so maybe these birds have a lesson to teach me. Also I am reminded of some lovely words from Psalm 130

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.

I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.