Quick shots of MtLawleyShire’s flame trees

It was a stormy morning and an afternoon of intermittent wind and grey and sun.  There was no sunset, and no moon.   But there was some sun, so despite teh wind, I went out to see if I could get any shots of the birds in the flame trees.  I hope I’m not boring you with these, but it only happens for a couple of months of the year, and only when teh weather is OK.  I don’t know if there will be flame trees at my new address, wherever that will be….

There were mostly singing honey eaters there today, all thrusting their heads into the flowers to get at the nectar:

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Some are quite acrobatic:

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these two, while not all that clear, intrigue me – something about the ‘design’ of the flowers and twigs:

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& this one:

 

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& this one – upside down and shot in a moment of sunlit stillness:

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& here are some flowers – they are so striking

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But, given the weather, there were many that just weren’t right, so I played, although some of those above made for black and white fun too:

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I am missing my sunsets and a chance to go and play with the ‘big’ camera with the new lens.  Maybe tomorrow…

& I really do hope you’re not getting bored…

                   

 

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