Feeling chirpy this morning

By ColleenA
Good morning...
Thank you for all your votes and comments....now you know what fynbos is and how beautiful the Cape is at this time of the year.
This morning my set is about the wildlife I saw in Hermanus. This little guy was sitting on this branch chirping away. I am not a bird photographer nore do I have the lens power but am quite chuffed with this. We also saw a troop of baboons on the way home, not a great pic as shot through the windscreen, we had cars behind us so could not stop or slow down. I wanted to share it anyway....

I am rather excited today, I am attending a 2 day National geographic photographic boot camp being held today and tomorrow at our beautiful Kirstenbosch botanical gardens. Rather expensive but hopefully worth it as I get to meet top photographers and learn from them. Its a mix of lectures and practical.
Have a great day, will catch up this eveningGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Wildlife and nature

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ddolfelin Plus
6 103 3 Wales
28 Sep 2013 5:53AM
A fabulous picture, Colleen!
Top job.
I hear the NG boot camp is in tents.

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S_Psharma 5 1 India
28 Sep 2013 5:58AM
v1 and v5 are excellent images.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
28 Sep 2013 6:25AM
What a wonderful and varied set of images, Colleen, super captures. Have a wonderful weekend, sounds great fun, along with a lot of learning, no doubt Smile Carol
28 Sep 2013 6:32AM
Great variety of images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile
Hermanus 5 4 South Africa
28 Sep 2013 7:34AM
Good morning Colleen !! I am green with envy - wish I could do something like this too Smile It has just started raining here after strong winds for nearly two days ! V1 is a great capture - and the rest of the wild life family pics are great Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:43AM
What a lovely selection, such a treat to someone like myself from the Northern hemisphere. I love the orderly trope of baboons!
28 Sep 2013 7:48AM
A wonderful set Colleen.... whatever you photograph, it's always superb!

Jenny Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
28 Sep 2013 8:18AM
This is another Brilliant set from you Colleen,
Someone's not told one Baboon he should walk the other side of the yellow line.
A great image ,I love it ,all coming towards you in a neat row.
hope you will have a great weekend SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
28 Sep 2013 8:29AM
A brilliant set of images Colleen. I have no choise, I love all of themSmile
Philip_H 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:31AM
V1 is the star of the show for me, Colleen.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 8:53AM
Talk about the sun coming out of his b**
fentiger Plus
17 918 24 England
28 Sep 2013 8:58AM

Quote:V1 is the star of the show for me, Colleen.


I agree.

28 Sep 2013 9:08AM
I really envy you Colleen, that 2 day boot camp sounds wonderful. Have a wonderful time among the best photographers in the world. NG

Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 9:28AM
Fabulous set of images Colleen. I do like V5 - follow my leader. Smile
Have a great time at your boot camp - will look forward to your photos. Smile

9 10 10 England
28 Sep 2013 9:32AM
Have a wonderful boot camp Colleen and love the variety you have uploaded today - especially V1.Smile
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:08AM
A cracking set of wonderfully interesting and very well observed and captured images Colleen. Image five is by far the best, and reminds me of the famous Johnny Cash song "I walked the line"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 10:14AM
A fine varied set and of them all it's V 2 that takes up my attention as I think it is a hyrax.........and if so, I am always surprised when I recall that these creatures are closely related to elephants.
Anf great that you were able to capture a whale.
28 Sep 2013 10:30AM
I was wondering what V2 was but think Ronnie has hit the nail on the head with his ID V1 maybe no power on you set up but a fine result Colleen also the line of baboons trooping home brought a smile, if you had not stopped to put on some make-up yesterday you might have beat to with the |UA awards on RonnAG's pic lol

GrahamGrin GrinGrinGrin
CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:54AM
A lovely set Colleen - enjoy your photographic session, lucky you what a wonderful opportunitySmile
TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
28 Sep 2013 11:24AM
A great and varied set here, Colleen - I love V5, it really made me chuckle! Grin But V1 has to be the best here if I'd to pick a fave Wink
Trev Smile
Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 11:29AM
Your bird image is excellent Colleen with the singing pose and sun from the side.
The baboons are amazing - too bad you couldn't stop for more.
The boot camp sounds wonderful.
We'll await the resultant images from all that knowledge you'll learn.
28 Sep 2013 11:53AM
Morning Colleen. V1 and 2 for me GrinGrin
Have a wonderful couple of days and look forward to seeing the results Grin

TyChee 13 275 1 United States
28 Sep 2013 12:36PM
Very happy shot. Excellent capture!
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 12:38PM
A great set Colleen, like them all but the one that takes it for me is the baboons, walking in single file!!!!Smile

28 Sep 2013 12:51PM
Superb set, Colleen! V1&V5 for me!Smile
Regards Valery
cats_123 Plus
14 4.8k 28 Northern Ireland
28 Sep 2013 2:38PM
V5 Smile Smile

Kirstenbosch is a lovely garden....enjoy Smile Smile
28 Sep 2013 3:37PM
v1 and v5 for me, a great set of images
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 3:38PM
Great work Colleen I hope you enjoy your day out,

Ali SmileSmile
mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
28 Sep 2013 3:49PM
A splendid set Colleen.
Love the line up in V5 !!
5 great images well taken i will favour V1.

28 Sep 2013 4:46PM
Beautiful images, Colleen !
28 Sep 2013 6:10PM
A wonderfully chirpy image to begin the set, Colleen!
I love 'em all - great to see the troop towing the line in V5!
Hope you've had a good day at the boot camp!

CHRISB911 12 54 1
28 Sep 2013 6:38PM
great shot colleen
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 7:05PM
Thats a cracking shot of the Bird Colleen and i like the Baboons walking down the road. Enjoy your photographic course
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
28 Sep 2013 8:16PM
Wonderfull series Colleen. It all sounds fantastic. Very envious of your photo course- sounds real top quality.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
28 Sep 2013 8:31PM
V1- look who is birding too !GrinGrinGrinGrin --- Excellent Colleen! --V4, ooopsBlush ---- The baboons seem to know the trafficrools ! SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile Very well spotted all in all ! The very best regards ! ---- Jukka.
28 Sep 2013 9:25PM
V1 all the way for me Colleen. You may not have he lense but you captured him beautifully and with lovely detailSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
annettep38 Plus
7 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Sep 2013 10:21PM
They are all very good, v1 is pectacular... But walk the line...has me in fits!
capto Plus
6 5.2k 8 United Kingdom
28 Sep 2013 10:43PM
Great set, loved the baboons.Smile

Terrific set Colleen, I love baboons... V1 has great detail and wonderful pose... GrinGrin

Lynette Grin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
30 Sep 2013 5:12PM
A great collection of wildlife pics with V1 being my favGrin
1 Oct 2013 11:32PM
Great mood in this image... Excellent capture!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
2 Oct 2013 6:51PM
An interesting and eclectic set of images featuring the local wildlife, v5 is my favourite. I bet that gang of baboons are making their weary way home after a night of carnage in the local neighbhourhood!
Potra 5 Venezuela
13 Oct 2013 4:38AM
V5 is a cracker Colleen!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful collection of images with us.
They are all fantastic.

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