A male Eurasian Kingfisher (Alcedo atthis), photographed yesterday. Isn’t he beautiful! 🙂 I don’t have a long zoom lens; the first picture has been cropped (he has a small fish in his beak), the second one not (you have to look for the bird in that one).
About the scientific name: Alcedo is Latin and means “kingfisher” and Atthis was the consort of Cybele in Greek mythology. Atthis was also a Phrygian god of vegetation and represented the fruits of the earth, which die in winter only to rise again in the spring.
Wishing you all HAPPY HOLIDAYS!! As usual this time of the year, I’m off to Sweden 🙂 See you again in 2015!
Picture taken a few days ago in the most southern province of Sweden, Scania (Skåne in Swedish)
This is my 150th post! I started blogging ~8 months ago, and since then I’ve “met” so many wonderful, encouraging, inspiring and friendly people. Very nice!! I’m definitely going for (at least) 150 more..
Today I saw a squirrel in the forest. Isn’t he cute? I especially like his hairy ears. 🙂 Happy weekend everyone!
One of the bridges in Amsterdamse Bos. Seconds after I took this shot, the sky opened up and drenched me and my camera.
f/5.6 – 1/250 – ISO 200 – 60mm
Is it just me, or does it look like this tree is forming an “ok” sign?
f/8 – 1/50 – ISO 800 – 60mm
It was misty and grey today, but I still had a very nice walk in the forest, enjoying the crisp, cold air.
The doctor told me the only way to get better is to walk. No hard exercise, just walk. And lucky me, the weather and season is perfect for walks!
Today was a wonderful autumn day with crisp air and sunlight. A day like this reminds me why autumn’s my favorite season! Happy to be outdoors again, I walked around in the forest the whole day. It was great.
“Never say there is nothing beautiful in the world anymore. There is always something to make you wonder in the shape of a tree, the trembling of a leaf.” - Albert Schweitzer