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Rusty reflections

By ColleenA
Good morning from a windy overcast Cape Town.
Thank you for all your interest in my caterpillars yesterday.
While out on one of our drives we came upon quite a few birds at this waterhole, including this Saddle bill stalk. He was next to this rusty old barrel and Rob was horrified that I was taking photo's. I said you don't understand epz loves rust. GrinGrin We also saw a female on a nest high up on a tree . I will upload a few images of other birds also seen at the waterhole for interest sake but they are not good images.
Have a nice Monday and please keep Nelson Mandela in your thoughts as he is now on the critical list....

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Comments


Andysnapper 8 109 25 England
24 Jun 2013 6:37AM
Wow Colleen, the colour on the Stork's bill, amazing.

Andy

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Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
24 Jun 2013 6:50AM
A fine set Colleen, v4 and v7 are the best by far but Mikebee will not agree though!Wink He'd give you a barrel load of votes for v1 if he could!Grin
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
24 Jun 2013 6:53AM
4 & 7 stood out for me as well, Colleen, a wonderful looking stork.

Dave
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 6:58AM
great set love the reflections..

Dave
Ade_Osman 13 4.5k 36 England
24 Jun 2013 6:58AM
Wouldn't mind seeing a few of these on my garden bird tables Tongue

Ade
Caziwinkles 4 3 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 7:13AM
Super images, great reflections Colleen - loving the bright beaks! Smile

Carol
24 Jun 2013 7:28AM
Wonderful set of ages well composed ColleenSmile
24 Jun 2013 7:35AM
Very exotic and beautiful indeed Colleen,seen from Finland. V1 andV7 for me,with all those reflections and colours ! P.S. Everybody seem to have guessed right,the roller coster in the tunnel bouncing and the long shutterspeed ,the mouth of the tunnel drawing thouse white lines, and the green trees , the green lines. P.S. 2 I am already very excited about how you see Helsinki and Finland with your camera. It makes me even somewhat nervous,we have our ugly and mean sides too! Blush ----- Jukka.
widtink 4 406 2 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 8:09AM
Nicely seen Colleen . Ye cannae get away fae mans detritous anywhere you go these days , thats a fact o life and you have caught that beautifully here Grin Jukka every country has its dirty mean side so don't fret , quite often the dirty bits are the most photogenic SmileSmileSmile

Rod
gwynn56 5 87 England
24 Jun 2013 8:12AM
nice set of images , with some good reflections SmileSmile
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Jun 2013 8:13AM
A late good morning Colleen !! I battled with the internet here this morning !! I love these images but must agree with your choice of V1 as a lead into the set. The ugliness of pollution contrasted with the beauty of creation Smile
24 Jun 2013 8:26AM
A wonderful set. Love V4 and V7. Smile
johnlw 10 1 10 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 8:39AM
Hi Colleen V1 is a outstanding image love the reflections nothing wrong with the rest but that one is a cracker.
Regards John.
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 8:42AM
A great series of images Colleen, V1 and V6 for me today, both are super.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Cliff
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
24 Jun 2013 8:52AM
Interesting set of captures Colleen with some good reflections, but my favourite has to be V4. Lovely detail and colour and a bright eye too.
Joan.
mossy 3 46 1 England
24 Jun 2013 8:58AM
Great set, i lke V4.

brian.
24 Jun 2013 9:00AM
No need to give away our secret love of rust Colleen. Grin Perhaps we should keep this within EPZ walls.....

I love the shot.

Harriet
morpheus1955 10 3 2 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 9:05AM
Super set of images Colleen, love the reflections, and what an amazing beak wow

Hugh
24 Jun 2013 9:24AM
V1 for me today great reflections and a fine bit of grott

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
24 Jun 2013 9:38AM
What a wonderful set of images, Colleen!
The reflections in V1 are excellent.

#Richard
Irishkate Plus
6 38 102 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 10:00AM
Satisfying the nature lovers and the rust lovers!
What do husbands know?
KateGrinGrinGrinGrin
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
24 Jun 2013 10:42AM
Nice set!! 4 and 7 for me!!
24 Jun 2013 10:50AM
Super stork images V1,2,4 & 7 . Rusty barrel & reflection is also good Grin
V3 is a Blacksmith Lapwing, & V5 & 6 is a Hammerkop
Regards Brian
24 Jun 2013 11:05AM
A lovely collection of birds and I especially like the black and white bird with the red accent colour that just pops out so beautifully....well captured and the reflections are great too! Kind regards Angela
ColleenA Plus
4 322 4 Australia
24 Jun 2013 11:54AM
Thanks for the ID 's Brian
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Jun 2013 1:41PM
I do not see too many rusty reflections Colleen,
so a joy to see one here !!
A good ''double barreled'' take here.
(And if Rob is still horrified with you,ditch him and marry me !!)
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
24 Jun 2013 2:06PM
A great set, Colleen, but V1, V4 & V7 have to be my faves, for those wonderful colours Wink
Trev Smile
Quoise Plus
3 771 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 2:21PM
Another great set! SmileSmile
24 Jun 2013 2:41PM
Una superfoto. Se logran ver los detalles completos del animal.
24 Jun 2013 3:35PM
A wonderful set
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 3:38PM
Lovely set of images Colleen.
Regards, Alf.
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 3:50PM
Superb collection Colleen - I too love v1 and v7 for the vivid colour of the beaks - all have great reflections and composition.
Mike_Smith Plus
9 339 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 6:30PM
Cracking shots Colleen if i had to choose it would be V1 V4 V7
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
24 Jun 2013 7:55PM
Gorgeous reflections and lovely rust.
Great!
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
24 Jun 2013 7:57PM
A great looking bird and we do love rust

Peter
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 8:12PM
A super set and esp. love V7
Ju
Tish1 Plus
3 16 3 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 9:42PM
Some great reflections here Colleen, great set off images. As Herman says, contrast between the ugliness of pollution and the beauty of nature.

A bit of a tiring day, strange experience when they pumped the drugs in and will have to do it all again next Monday, a different drug, but still with the radioactive stuff. Took several hours, but the actual scan, or scans in my case only takes approximately 6 minutes, I was in there 45 minutes, obviously I have a big heart Grin Grin

Tish
ali63 Plus
4 756 1 United Kingdom
24 Jun 2013 11:08PM
A great set of images Colleen,

Ali
24 Jun 2013 11:19PM
Super set Colleen.

Jenny Smile
24 Jun 2013 11:25PM
Great set Colleen. Cathy
xwang 7 55 8
24 Jun 2013 11:31PM
Beautiful set, V1 is superb..
Hi Colleen, V4,a and V7 are my favorites, I have never seen this bird, thanks for sharing.SmileSmileSmile
Regards,
LuDa
25 Jun 2013 4:48AM
Excellent set of images Colleen. I love V1 and V4.
Effrossini
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 6:07AM
They are all very beautiful images Colleen. V1 and V7 are my favorites today. Wonderful colours, reflections and so well composed... IB
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2013 2:42PM
Another great set of images, V7 is my winner today!WinkGrin
Ryan
25 Jun 2013 11:02PM
Excellent captures, Colleen !
George

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