Photography: Baby silvereye birds

Last week’s challenge on 52Frames was ‘orange’.  There were bonus points for incorporating ‘fashion’ and I had hoped to get some shots at Armageddon but the ones I got weren’t great.  The outfits were fantastic, but it was so hard to get a decent photo in the crowds.

Thankfully, on Monday afternoon (the challenge finishes at 5pm Monday my time) I was sitting in my lounge (it was a public holiday here in NZ) and heard baby birds cheeping outside.  I went to see if I could see the nest, and saw these gorgeous baby Silvereye (also known as waxeye or tauhou).  The babies had these bright orange beaks and I thought “That’s my shot!”


The babies were SO CUTE.  Just adorable.  First time I’ve seen baby birds like that, let alone Silvereyes.  I’ve managed to photograph an adult silvereye once before, and I literally got one shot of it, so I was really happy with this lot of shots.

This week’s challenge is delicate, with extra credit for black and white, so that will have me putting my thinking cap on for sure…

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