Thursday, 15 March 2012

Crest at Rest Double Take

The Hoopoe

32 comments:

Nancy said...

He's an interesting little fellow with his long beak and pointed head....
Great shot...

Giga said...

On jest śliczny z tym czubkiem na głowie i ma cudowne zdjęcie.Pozdrawiam. *** He is lovely, the tip of the head and has a wonderful picture. Yours.

magda said...

Oooo, fantastic photo!!!
Congratulations my friend!!!
is so beautiful bird!
Many greetings

Eva Gonçalves said...

The amazing variety in your gardens! Fantastic photo!XX

psychelyn said...

What a sharp shot of a handsome fellow. :)

Stuart Price said...

Great bird, a rarity here in north Japan though I have seen a few, not as good as seeing them in an olive grove in the Med...........

Deanna said...

I would be in heaven if I saw and was able to capture a beauty like this on camera. Wonderful!!

Nava said...

Oh--wow--this is one I have never seen! Thanks!

S. Etole said...

What an unusual bird. I thought at first it was a woodpecker of some sort.

Breathtaking said...

Nancy
Yes he is,at his most interesting when he opens his crest.Reminds me of
an indian chiefs head-dress.

Breathtaking said...

Giga
Thankyou my friend,he is a very unusual bird and is not around for long.Comes here every year
in late March, but was earlier this year.I was very lucky to get a photo,glad you like it.:)

Breathtaking said...

Magda
Thankyou,these two were the best of four I was able to take.I might have been able to get more shots if my Teckle hadn't startled it!!

Breathtaking said...

Eva Gonçalves
It was a nice surprise to see that the "Poupas" are back.It was the second sighting I had had,
but was only successful yesterday,when I saw two
near my studio.I'm so glad you like them.:)XX

Breathtaking said...

psychelyn
Thankyou so much.:)

Filip Demuinck said...

The bird is very special. Excellent picture.

Greetings,
Filip

ioan moldovan said...

Beautiful and curious bird! Thank you very much for your comments on my blog!
Greetings, Ioan

Brown Eyes said...

Nature provides unforgettable images

Breathtaking said...

Stuart Price
The Hoopoe is with us for a short period of time,usually from the latter part of March to mid April.We always see them in the same place
each year,so I was on the lookout for a chance to photograph them as I
had spotted one the day before.I got lucky!!

Breathtaking said...

Deanna
I must admit to being very excited when I realized that I had a chance of photographing
this shy bird and although I have taken photos
in the past,this is the first time I managed to
get a decent close-up!!:)

Breathtaking said...

Nava
It's not uncommon in central europe,and is very
beautiful in flight,and when it opens it's crest.

Breathtaking said...

S Etole
Ah yes I can see why you thought it was a woody
at first glance,the black and white feathering
and the touch of orange!!In flight they are not
dissimilar.:)

Breathtaking said...

Filip Demuinck
Thankyou,yes I think it's a rather special bird too.:)

Breathtaking said...

ioan moldovan
Yes it's a curious and showy bird.You are most welcome,I enjoy your work.:)

Breathtaking said...

Brown Eyes
Nice that you stopped by,hope everything is well
with you.Yes nature gives us so many wonderful
and unforgetable moments,there is something new
to see every day,and sometimes we get lucky,as I
did when I saw this beautiful Poupa.:)

Fernanda said...

Oh yes! definitely you are a very good photographer, gifted and talented, but also extremely lucky. Two "Poupas" in a day ??? Wow!!!

Have a nice day.
Hugs

Breathtaking said...

Fernanda
Thankyou for commenting on both photos,appreciate it!! Yes I was in the right place at the right time!!
Enjoy your week-end:)

Gaspar de Jesus said...

Wonderful image of a beautiful saves.
Bjs
G.J.

Breathtaking said...

Gaspar de Jesus
Thankyou so much.
Bjs

Fernando Santos (Chana) said...

Excelente fotografia....
Cumprimentos

Breathtaking said...

Fernando Santos
Many thanks for your comment.

Janie said...

NICE PHOTO!
I have never seen this bird before.
Thanks for sharing.

Breathtaking said...

Janie
Thankyou,then I'm pleased you saw it here first,and you are very welcome.:)

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