Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Wild Bird Wednesday 64 - A collection.

Its not been a bad week for my self esteem!  A while ago I reconnected with a friend I had worked with back in the UK.  It turns out he earns part of his living now as a photographer and he invited me to show a selection of images (in digital form) at an exhibition at his gallery.  To say I was pleased to do so was an understatement.

As I know I have a busy week ahead of me I decided to post the same set of images to WBW.

Hope you enjoy them.

Pied Oystercatcher 
Australian Gannet 
Australian Magpie

Laughing Kookaburra
Dusky Moorhen
Red-Headed Avocet
Shy Albatross
Green Rosella

Banded Stilts
Black Swan
Western Bowerbird
Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo
Now it's your turn - and I hope you forgive me the indulgence of these pictures!
Click on the link below and off you go.

56 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

congrats, stewart!! love the kookaburra and the bowerbird. so cool!

Rustic Vintage Country said...

Congrats and good for you!

Dave said...

Exceptional week indeed, the Kookaburra is a particularly lovely image.

Gail Dixon (LaBelle) said...

Wow, what a fantastic collection! How exciting to reconnect with a photographer. Hope you don't have to work too hard this week!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Love the Gannett, the Rosella and the bowerbird!!!!!

Andrea said...

Well I feel like I am witnessing your coming out ... it is about time you broke out into the real world with your photography. Your pictures, all of them are astounding ... each piece captures something of the particular essence of the birds. Some of these I remember and am still moved by them. Congratulations ... what fun to meet an old friend and have it bloom into something special for both of you. It couldn't happen to a nicer guy :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love the Laughing Kookaburra!!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Congrats Stewart! This is a gorgeous set of photos.

Montanagirl said...

Congratulations! Your photos are just magnificent! So glad I found your blog.

Dave said...

re visiting your post again Stewart and have to comment on the Black Cockatoos.... lovely looking species.

Timur said...

Hi Stewart ....

very nice shots !

Greetings

Sharon Wagner said...

The stitts one is so pretty with all their red legs. Nice mix up.

Karen said...

How exciting Stewart! They are all fabulous photos. Congratulations!

stiefbeen said...

geweldig wat een prachtige serie Stewart.

Jenn said...

These are incredible photos! I found you via Gunilla's blog... so glad I did :)

Findlay Wilde said...

That is such a great selection of birds and they are all so different. From Findlay

Chris Rohrer said...

WOW!!! I think all of these shots are incredible! Congrats on the gallery addition! All of these birds are fabulous....and several more new ones for me:)

edenhills said...

I'm so glad you've shared all these wonderful birds/photos with us. Congratulations on the show!

Wally said...

Good show on the invitation to display your magnificent images!

These are all superb, Stewart! Some have that "oil painting" appearance characteristic of true artists (that would be YOU).

We all appreciate your continuing to host a forum for us "wanna be" types!

Hope your week continues to be spectacular!

Gemma Wiseman said...

A grand series of birds representing the amazing variety we have here in Australia. Love the pied oyster catcher on the wing.

eileeninmd said...

Congrats, Stewat! I am so happy for you! It is way too hard to pick a favorite, I loved them all. They are all awesome birds and wonderful photos!

DIMI said...

Beautiful Australian birds Stewart!! Excellent shots!!Love the Laughing Kookaburra,and the green rossela!!!Have a happy new month!!
Dimi...

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Oooo the big time for you Stewart. Good on you! Great shots all but I am always drawn to the black & white birds like your Magpie and Oystercatcher.

Mary Howell Cromer said...

These are just beautiful Stewart and I can see why your friend asked you to share. Always such a rewarding experience. I went back over them a few times,and I had 2 faves as well...the Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos are GORGEOUS and I really liked the Green Rosellarilliant. Well done~

mick said...

That's a really nice set of images and you can be justly pleased with them and proud of them!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Those are incredible, every one! Can we say we knew you when? Congratulations, you deserve the honors!

Betty Luckhurst said...

What a wonderful opportunity for you! Your photos are so deserving!

Jocee said...

Awesome photos. Love the Kookaburra and the Moorhen.

bailey-road.com said...

What an honor to be invited to exhibit your photos! They are splendid shots.

thewovenspoke said...

Awesome photography as always Stewart!

Brian King said...

Congratulations! I really like the albatross and the rosella! Nice selection of photos to display!

Arija said...

Most of us can thank blogging for the improvement of our photographic skills. Glad to see that you have been offered an opportunity to show them to a larger audience. The fact that your work is conducive to seeing more birds than most, is an added bonus for your artistic endeavours.

Arti said...

It would be a joy to connect with old friends. I love those captures, so many bird captures... I so love them in flight or close up! Thanks for sharing and have a nice week Stewart :)

Arti said...

It would be a joy to connect with old friends. I love those captures, so many bird captures... I so love them in flight or close up! Thanks for sharing and have a nice week Stewart :)

Irma said...

Beautiful birds, Stewart.
They are all perfectly photographed.
Greetings Irma

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi Stewart All FABULOUS shots.wonderful lighting in them. Lovely to connect with friends.

JRandSue said...

Fantastic collection,superb images.
Well done.
John.

Kerri Farley said...

How Exciting Stewart!!! and these shots are Super!!

Pete Shanley said...

Congratulations on the offer to exhibit AND for the magnificent collection. Albatross really caught my eye and I immediately wonder where you were and when can I get there!?

Nick Va said...

Great shots, Stewart!

Babs Helferich said...

great captured.
regards Babs

Small City Scenes said...

That is quite a collection. I was going to say I like this--no I like this one --oh no this one---I think I like them ALL. MB

Andrew Fulton said...

Well done Stewart... and you have chosen some wonderful images.

Fun60 said...

Not much more to say Stewart, those photos are an amazing collection from a talented photographer.

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Beautiful Collection Stewart...

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous shots! Just amazing.

Phyllis Oller said...

beautiful collection ,I can`t pick one I like the most!phyllis

Liz said...

What a great set of images, Stewart.
Congratulations!!!

Mama Zen said...

Congratulations, Stewart!

pattisjarrett said...

Congratulations! You have a great collection to share.

Phil Slade said...

Very nice Stewart. I must say the Sky Albatross is an exceptional picture. just conjures up a picture of seabirds and miles of oceans.

Joop Zand said...

Wonderful pictures have you made Stewart....your blog is really fantastic.

Greetings from Holland, Joop

http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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Blessings....
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sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh your birds are so great and colourful and bird design feathers on heads. My nature birds are not anything like yours. I would pass in bird challenges. Thanks for sharing yours.

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! that is an amazing grouping of fantastic photos. The award winner is still the best of the lot though.

Rose said...

I love seeing all these birds!