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.






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 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.