Friday, January 9, 2015

Blurry Blurry...;

Oh, these birds pictures quality is not good, wish you wouldn't mind my posting.  The bird on the first 2 pictures might be bull-headed shrike(?)  I found the right name for this bird Brown-eared Bulbul.  First time for me.  I was SO happy to see him perching on our sasanqua tree through window last Nov.  
A couple days ago, I was fascinated to see the same another kind and white eyes in my neighborhood. (Looking forward being able to post clear ones next time.)

back is neighbor's wall of the house



These ducks' pictures are from last Dec. Also bad quality ones, so I needed to put some effects.  Appreciating the detour to the river side my husband kindly took on our way back from shopping.    Ducks are ducking p:-)

       I wished to take clear picture of the lovely yellow faced one but couldn't succeed...



Last Night, the moon was beautiful with clear orange color. 
Wished to show the real color :-)


Linking to "SkywatchFriday", "Saturday's critters and "Nature Notes"
 Wishing you had a wonderful head start of 2015;



27 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful moon shot. duck butts always make me smile. and that first bird is very pretty! very unique!

Susan said...

I totally agree with T above, that first bird photo is quite beautiful. It has an antique quality... it could be an old fashioned greeting card for instance.
Love those pretty pink Camellias too - just gorgeous.
I often have a laugh at our swans here with their bottoms up in the air while they graze under water on the greens. So I really enjoyed seeing your ducks ducking :D)
A lovely post and may your New Year be a very happy one too Miyako.

Bouncin Barb said...

Hello and happy 2015! So good to catch up with you. I love the pictures, especially the one of the ducks "ducking". That was so cute. I hope you and your family are all well. Hugs XX

Linda Kay said...

Miyako,such a lovely bird,and that moon is lovely! Hugs from Texas!

Tamago said...

Those are very lovely photos, Miyako san! I love the first one very much. Pretty bird on flower bed :-) And ducks are so cute! I enjoy watching ducks ducking!
Putting effect is a great idea when photos are blurry. I have favorite photo of Goro but unfortunately it's bit blurry. I'll try to fix it by applying some effects.

Have a wonderful day, Miyako san!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Hey, I think your bird shots are fine and so is your moon pic. I also had the moon in my post.

doodles n daydreams said...

I think that first pic is quite stunning. I thought for a start it was out of a book or maybe off an old chocolate box.
The ducks ducking are great, I always smile when I see them doing that.
Have a lovely week.

Diana

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Miyako,
Well, not always we have perfect photos but as non-professionals it is still good enough to share!
Funny that you and we have the Camellia Sasanqua blooming at the same time!
Those diving ducks are always fun to watch, searching in the mud for food... Beautiful ducks.
Sending you hugs from a cold and freezing Georgia; already -5°C again at 22:55 and last night it got to -8°C.
Mariette

ladyfi said...

All of your photos are just lovely!

Linda W. said...

All those ducks tipping their bottoms up made me laugh! Enjoyed your photos.

Sussi said...

Lovely, the bird looks so nice in the middle of the pretty flowers!

Ileana said...

All your photos are fine! I love first one!:)

Joan's mix max said...

I love much the photo with flowers and the bird..

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, I love your pretty bird and the cute ducks...Your moon shot is awesome, beautiful photo.. Have a happy Friday and weekend ahead!

Karen S. said...

Such a pretty bird, and I too have been watching our moon. Very pretty.

Photo Cache said...

the moon is beautifully captured.

Worth a Thousand Words

fredamans said...

Beautiful moon.

Karen Hayward-King said...

I agree with what others have said...that first shot does have a postcard quality... very nice!! Love the moon shot..

Michiko Johnson said...

Miyako San!
I can understand about photos but kiraia tori ga takusan beautiful with control and try to implements your Otosans photos are beautiful moon lights.
We having a more raining days with every days..
Your happy weekend!
Michiko

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Wonderful moon shot!! You captured excellent detail.

thirtysevenandcounting said...

Beautiful bird sitting in the flowering tree! I always enjoy watching the ducks- they can be so entertaining. :) Lovely capture of the moon.

Visiting from Saturday's Critters,

Lindy

Margaret Adamson said...

Beautiful first shots and I love the ducks butts. Fantastic Moon shot. Have a wonderful weekend.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Miyako, stopping back to say Thank you so much for linking up your birds and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

EG CameraGirl said...

I enjoy seeing the kinds of birds you have in Japan!

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the shot of the moon and the birds are very pretty. Have a wonderful weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Ducks always make me smile! And especially when they go 'upside down'.

It is so much fun to see new birds, especially in your own yard~

We've had lovely moons here this month, but I keep forgetting my camera.

Rambling Woods said...

Hello Miyako! What a nice series of photos. I always love to see ducks and love when they tip like that as it looks so funny. I am amazed at your moon photo as I wish I could take a photo that beautiful and it is so hard... Michelle