A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Delicate


My contribution for this week’s

 Word of the Week Challenge…



This week I am featuring some delicate sights from South Africa.


The tiny Crested Barbet.

weaver_nest_0443AThe delicately prepared Weaver’s nest.

weaver_nest_0443Weaver’s nests are made by the male weaver and pulled apart by the females if the standard is not high enough.

weaver_0053Then poor old Mr. Weaver needs to commence nest-building again.


bird_0312Magpie Shrike.


bird_0158We sighted many Lilac Breasted Rollers, however, I did not truly appreciate them until after our trip.  On a larger computer screen their delicate features were more prominent.  This applied to many of the birds I photographed.  Viewing the birds at a distance through a zoom distance did not do them justice.  It was only after photographing them that their delicate claws and colouring were much easier to view on a computer monitor.







7 thoughts on “A Word a Week Photography Challenge–Delicate

  1. The birds you feature are always so very different from anything I see here in Canada. They are so pretty. The nest looks really interesting too – like it’s hang from a thread on the branch.


    • From my travels the only Canadian bird I remember is the Canadian Goose. But that was nearly 40 years ago. It was fascinating the number of birds we saw (in SA) that sat at a reasonable distance for photography and the variety. I don’t think we have any of the birds we saw in South Africa. There maybe some variations but I don’t think any the same.


    • Unfortunately we did not see the building process…just heard the story, which we think is lovely. As for the Rollers, they were often so far away I wondered how our guides spotted them. And at a distance most birds were ‘blobs’ (due to some colour visions loss) in a tree until I could see them ‘close up’ on a computer monitor.


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