The Little Corella, Having a Drink.

The little corella (Cacatua sanguinea), also known as the bare-eyed cockatoo, blood-stained cockatoo, short-billed corella, little cockatoo and blue-eyed cockatoo, is a white cockatoo native to Australia and southern New Guinea.[2] It was known as Birdirra among the Yindjibarndi people of the central and western Pilbara. They would keep them as pets, or traditionally cook and eat them. The downy DSCN0153DSCN0154feathers are used in traditional ceremonies and dances where they adorn head and armbands.

The can be very chatty (noisy) and gather in large groups ( hundreds at a time) they can also be quite the fool, hanging up side down from tree branches, squawking and flapping their wings. They really are one of Australia’s fun loving birds.

A Visit From Darth Vader

Whilst at our local park, enjoying a lovely BBQ with relatives from overseas, low and behold Darth Vader made an appearance. It was a wonderful surprise for all the children and Star Wars fans.DSCN0509DSCN0475DSCN0479DSCN0508DSCN0473

Helping

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To see the very young helping the very old is a true pleasure, even with something as simple as threading a sewing needle. We all need help at times, no matter what our age.

Cows & A Bull

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Some of these photos were taken whilst I was on holiday in the UK, ( I was using a different camera)  I was staying in a beautiful rural area named “Laverton” while taking glorious country walks I would come across these beautiful cow’s every day & they would come up to the fence to say hello. The bull was also very friendly & very noisy. I can’t help but see only sadness in these cows eyes.

Norton St. Philip

The village of Norton Saint Philip is located approximately 7 miles south of the City of Bath in the West Country of England. Set in a scenery of rolling green Somerset hills, the village is home to about 1000 residents.

This is a place with a history, a small battle was fought here during Monmouth’s Rebellion in 1685, and ‘The George Inn’ is one of the oldest pubs in England, with an entry in the record books.

The village has as its social focus: three Churches, Village Green (‘Churchmead’), a school, Village Hall (‘The Palairet’), two pubs (‘The George Inn’ and ‘The Fleur de Lys’).

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Amazing Clouds

Last night we had quite an amazing sky (followed by an also amazing thunder & lightning storm) Around 6.30pm I walked outside to see these stunning clouds, so of course I had to get my camera and try to capture a couple of photos. The colour and formation was amazing.

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Sepia, Help

Taking black & white photos is my great love, but I also like Sepia.

I am using a Nikon P900 camera (& I love it) but using the nostalgic sepia setting, I find the my photos are never in focus. 2 of these photos have been taken with this setting and the other 2 have been altered to sepia using a photo altering programme. As you can see the altered photos are a lot clearer & more in focus.

So, I would love some constructive input as to what I’m doing wrong, please. As I would love to be able to use this sepia setting more.

Thanks in advance.

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Nostalgic Sepia Setting on camera 1

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Nostalgic sepia setting on camera 2

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Altered to sepia 1

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Altered to sepia 2