Category: Birds

Faces in Blijdorp

The last zoo I visited was Blijdorp. I was there in December and in January. Beautiful zoo! Here a number of faces that I photographed.

 

Leeuwaap - Lion-tailed macaque

Leeuwaap – Lion-tailed macaque

 

 

Lama - Llama

Lama – Llama

 

 

Gelada

Gelada

 

 

Vissende kat - Fishing cat

Vissende kat – Fishing cat

 

 

Hyasinth ara - Hyacinth macaw

Hyasinth ara – Hyacinth macaw

 

 

Aziatische leeuw - Asiatic lion

Aziatische leeuw – Asiatic lion

 

 

Moeraswallaby - Swamp wallaby

Moeraswallaby – Swamp wallaby

 

 

Guru’s Picks

In previous blogs I have already written that I participate in challenges on Gurushots.com. I have now moved up to Master. One more step to go and then I am Guru. To become a guru you need Guru’s Picks. These are photos that have been chosen as the best by other Gurus. You need it for the Guru level. I have 7 and I enjoyed sharing them here on a post. It is a mix of styles and subjects. Lots of fun 🙂

 

 

Lieveheersbeestje – Ladybug

 

 

Mike

Mike

 

 

Dahlia

Dahlia

 

 

Aziatische olifant

Moeder en kind – Mother and child

 

 

Bloesems – Blossoms

 

 

ZeeleeuwSea lion

Zeeleeuw – Sea lion

 

 

Regenboog lori Rainbow lorikeet

Regenboog lori – Rainbow lorikeet

 

 

Mike

Mike

 

 

Minimalism

Since a while I am active on GuruShots.com. There are always different challenges where you are in competition with other photographers. There are all kinds of topics. At the moment, among other things, I participate in the subject of Minimalism. I share here the photos I have sent.

About GuruShots.com, I say one thing: Think before you start. It is expensive. I am so stubborn now that I want to become a Guru. But I advise nobody to start with it. It does not really bring you much, maybeinspiration. Nothing more.

 

 

Eustoma

Eustoma

 

 

Wesp - Wasp

Wesp – Wasp

 

 

Gras - Grass

Gras – Grass

 

 

Slakkenhuis - Cochlea

Slakkenhuis – Cochlea

 

 

Passiebloem - Passion Flower

Passiebloem – Passion Flower

 

 

Gerbera

Gerbera

 

 

Hommel - Bumblebee

Hommel – Bumblebee

 

 

Proud to be chicken

Two weeks ago I was at the Orchideeënhoeve in Luttelgeest. As always a day full of colors, smells and lots of beautiful things. The icing on the cake was a poultry exhibition. What beautiful birds and other animals! Here a selection of roosters complete with their beautiful combs and proud look.

 

Haan - Rooster (Australorp)

Haan – Rooster (Australorp)

 

 

Haan - Rooster (Baardkriel - Barbu)

Haan – Rooster (Baardkriel – Barbu)

 

 

Haan - Rooster (Welsumer - Welsummer)

Haan – Rooster (Welsumer – Welsummer)

 

 

Haan - Rooster (Shamo)

Haan – Rooster (Shamo)

 

 

Haan - Rooster (Minorca)

Haan – Rooster (Minorca)

 

 

Haan - Rooster (Friese kriel - Friesian)

Haan – Rooster (Friese kriel – Friesian)

 

 

Bright colors!

Last week I started a  I started a GuruShots account. GuruShots.com is a photography game, they say. It’s free, but if you want to get ahead, you have to buy swaps, fills and keys. Good quality of your photos does not mean that you end up high. It is determined by votes. Seems very fair, but the system determines whether or not your photo is seen. Only than people can vote for your foto. To be seen you need swaps, fills and keys. And then we are back at the begining of this post.

Fine way to earn money for GuruShots. It again shows that nothing on the internet is free.

Positive about starting that account was that I looked op a lot of old photos. The challenges were about colors, bright colors. So here some of the bright colored shots I entered.

 

Hyasinth ara - Hyacinth macaw

Hyasinth ara – Hyacinth macaw

 

 

Kat - Cat

Kat – Cat

 

 

Regenboog lori - Rainbow lorikeet

Regenboog lori – Rainbow lorikeet

 

 

Kroonduif - Western crowned pigeon

Kroonduif – Western crowned pigeon

 

 

Bijee

Bij – Bee

 

 

Bromelia

Bromelia

 

 

Pauw - Peacock

Pauw – Peacock

 

 

Blue morpho

Blue morpho