Monday, January 19, 2009

MONONCHROME ODDHSOTS - SPOT THE BIRDIE?

Leave no stone unturned to spot the birdie
Ramsey Daily Photo - http://dailyphotoilseofman.blogspot.com/


Can you spot the Birdie?


Monochrome Oddshots on the beach. It's still torrential rain here, so again not today's image.
Part of the series of images from the beach, a turnstone. Honestly he is in there somewhere. I know it's a small image but he's not hard to find. Strangely even in the colour version he is quite camouflaged as he seemed to blend in with  the colours of the pebbles along the beach. 


Usually find groups of these birds in Ramsey, along with oystercatchers, cormorants, gulls of course, redshanks to name a few. Usually too see another mad bird(this is a joke, calm down you rampant fems.) called Babooshka walking quickly towards them or hiding behind rocks, or crawling along the ground to catch a snap of them. Don't even get me started on chasing swallows. They fly right up to you strutting their stuff goading you to take a snap of them. I've got a few swallow shots but not many beach ones. Wagtails too is another bird found here and occasionally a wheatear. Ok there are a lot of birds on the beach. You just try snapping one!


Well it's time to batten down the hatches. Ramsey is suppose to be in for a really rough ride the next few days with gales and tremendous rainfall. Maybe the house will end up on the beach.
Facebook has been down, I'll be on when I can as the server here is also slow today.


Creative Monochrome Maniacs see Aileni at Loose ends
Oddest of Oddshots see Katney


Did you spot the birdie?


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Tomorrow is the big 300.

51 comments:

Boise Diva said...

Ah, I puzzle. I'm going to take a close look when I get my cup of tea.

Babooshka said...

Apologisies for the smaller images and watermark copyright, but you have read the posts. It's my living so I cannot afford for images to be stolen and sold by others.

B

Kim said...

Dead centre, I think? White on the head. Sorry about your blog problems.

Carver said...

I am pretty sure I spotted the birdie. Cool shot. I hope all will be well with you and yours during the storm. Stay safe!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm not sure if I see it or not. It's quite well camouflaged!

Per Stromsjo said...

Yep, the Sunday bird we spotted alright.

Hyde DP said...

Turnstones are gorgeous little birds - I saw dozens on Paignton Harbour last March and got some good photos of them (by my standard). Hope that storm of yours dies out before it reaches here!

michael bird said...

Looks like left of center and center to me. But, on second look, appears that one is also in the upper right.

Babooshka said...

I hope so too G. This could be bad for us, nasty dip to our house, and poor storm drainage.

mononeil said...

Found the birdie, I think.
Batten down the hatches - you can say that again. It's the same over here is sunny ? Ireland. See you on the other side.

lmerie said...

Is it in the center -kinda looks like a bird :) ...

Anonymous said...

Yes.

Greyscale Territory said...

Intriguing shot! Love all the dappled textures. I think the bird is right in the centre of the photo!

George said...

I think I found the bird, but I'm not certain. It's a great shot, though.

~Just Me Miranda~ said...

Lol cool shot...I think I found it too, but not certain. You'll have to post it with a circle around it tomorrow.

Cloudia said...

Quite a puzzle!
Good luck in the storm
Aloha-

judi said...

I need new glasses! lovely black and white shot though.

X said...

Are you just fazing the thieves? Middle.

White Oleander said...

I couldn't see anything.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

He's in the middle?

I love birds, amazing how well they can hide. Even ducks can hide in lily pads. Amazing.

Sorry to hear you've had burglers in your midst. How rude! My photos are low res so hopefully if one were to steal them it would prove to small to use....that's my theory anyway.

Love your 'best side' photo below too. Very funny.

Lisa Sarsfield said...

He's in the middle?

I love birds, amazing how well they can hide. Even ducks can hide in lily pads. Amazing.

Sorry to hear you've had burglers in your midst. How rude! My photos are low res so hopefully if one were to steal them it would prove to small to use....that's my theory anyway.

Love your 'best side' photo below too. Very funny.

Tash said...

Are you sending us on a wild "turnstone" chase? (Hee-hee) I am glad to have learned what a turnstone looks like. It's just amazing that it can be so camouflaged. Love all the stones in the photo & I'm looking forward to your 300th! Wow, has it really been that many?

magiceye said...

that is tough! believe i have spotted it!
take care!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Yes, I DID spot the birdie, dead centre. Sorry about the weather!

Aileni said...

I haven't seen a Turnstone in at least two decades !
I learned how to put up bigger shots from John in Norway. If you like I can email you the instructions.
Linky is back just now - first time today.

Peter said...

Yes, as I "had" to find it, I found it. Definitely well integrated into the landscape!

Stay inside during the strong winds and rain!!

Joe Narvaez said...

I see it. Cool!

Brett said...

No, i must be getting old.

Bibi said...

There he is, right smack in the middle! It's raining here, and I saw a drenched bird today.

Sherry said...

For some reason Bab, the picture I'm seeing is you out taking photos in drenching rain, and having a great time doing it.

I wish I could tag along..!

Paul Godin said...

I'll have to admit, I did not find the birdie.

Atlântico Azul said...

Neither did I, but I think I saw an octopus!
LOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLLL

Babooshka said...

Aileni- I know how to do the larger ones, the smaller ones prevent theft.

Tash- Think you are the only one that.


No time on laptop. Busy day. I'll show you the colour one sometime. He is right in the middle.

Kaye. said...

I can see a white head I think. Please show the colour. This is too clever for me.

angela said...

He's too well camouflaged for me..I really do need glasses.
Good luck with the weather..

June said...

I think I got it...but not at all sure. The one I see looks fossilized.

Ackworth born said...

That storm of yours has just reached us!!

I've just dug out my pictures of turnstones if anyone wants to see them properly just pop over to http://ackworthborn.blogspot.com/2009/01/turnstones.html

Judith said...

yes I can see him - saw some beautiful Turnstones on Southend Pier last August - apparently they have made their home there. Judith

Dan said...

Babs, you are having a laff. I can see it, but can you drop the colour one too.

Small City Scenes said...

Maybe I found it, maybe I didn't and maybe I just made it up. Interesting!!! MB

RuneE said...

I think it just flew away...

Jan said...

Babooshka:

Your photography is breathtaking. Thank you for sharing it with the world.

We have started a new daily photo site in Greensboro, North Carolina, USA and hope you will stop by if you get a chance. It is a little bit intimidating asking a professional photographer to stop by. However, I notice as you comment on others' blogs around the world, you are very kind.

On another note, I am curious. How is it you decided to call yourself Babooshka? Are you ethnically Russian?

Thanks,

Jan
www.greensborodailyphoto.com

Dina ... UK said...

That was brilliant.
I was just going to post and say no. Then I spotted it...lol
I played today for the first time I think it could be quite addictive.

marley said...

They are certainly well camouflaged!

Robin said...

I can't see it :(.

Neva said...

could not see it! but a nice shot anyway!

Mamapippa said...

I'm still looking for the bird, maybe I have to buy myself some new eyes ...
But it's a special, nice photo !

Natural Moments said...

I love how well camoflouged it is in your photo. It is very artful in its invisibility.

BJ Roan said...

I think I spotted the birdie. Nice mono shot.

Dragonstar said...

I looked and looked... You wouldn't believe how many things I've seen there! I finally decided on two - or at least, one and a half! Quite a pattern.

Katney said...

Nope. Can't find him at all. Even with the hints that others gave--especially since several saw him in different quadrants.

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