Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

This week Krista has challenged us to share our interpretation of “gathering.”

I haven’t been posting for a while as believe it or not, I’ve been catching up with myself after our seven months long trip around Australia. I’ve barely picked the camera up or switched my computer on. It seems like an intense overdose of both lasts quite a while leaving me with no desire to do either. I think I’m coming around now, so at the other side of Christmas, I should be back to ‘normal’. Fingers crossed 🙂

Back to this week’s challenge…

So, while we were at De Grey River in Western Australia, hundreds of Little Corellas were around us making a hell of a racket. They were fascinating to watch as they’d all take off at once, circle around and settle back down. They repeated this ritual several times, before settling in for the night. At times though, it was quite intimidating and if  you’ve ever read the book ‘The Birds’ written by Daphne du Maurier or seen the horror film by the same name directed by Alfred Hitchcock, you’ll get an appreciation of what it was like!

Here then, are some images of the Little Corellas strutting their stuff…

De Grey River, WA,, (24 of 135) 26 July 2015

Up the trees

De Grey River, WA,, (54 of 135) 26 July 2015

In flight

De Grey River, WA,, (71 of 135) 26 July 2015

Touch down

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My passion has been for many, many years landscape photography so when the chance came up to retire early, in order to travel, I took it! It made sense then to marry the two (travel and photography) and create this blog. I hope you enjoy it :)
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21 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

  1. Great photos Sonia 🙂 Are Little Corellas a type of parrot? When I originally looked at the photo, I thought they were a type of dove.

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  2. Amy says:

    Wow! Great captures! 🙂

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  3. arv! says:

    great capture! (y)

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  4. Frank Simpson says:

    I can almost hear the air from their wings!

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  6. kazg10 says:

    Hi Sonia, perfect aussie gathering. Have a great Christmas xx 🙂

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  7. macmsue says:

    Great shot for the theme and the limited colours make it very attractive.

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  8. lulu says:

    I especially like the first photo with the birds looking so posed.

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