Good morning from a wet Hastings day. Last night we had a good thunderstorm. Not what we normally get but it was fun. So now it is still raining. We need the rain so I don’t mind.
This week’s A Word in Your Ear challenge is ‘High’. I hate heights so I have gone for photos looking high up into the trees. So I focused on a New Zealand theme with our native Tuis. They are also called Parson Birds as they have a small tuft of white feathers under their beaks. Last spring I spent a lot of time looking high up into the tree canopies trying to get some decent photos of them. It took a few attempts but I got some good ones in the end. They are rather aggressive birds and I saw them chasing off the smaller sparrows from their favourite tree – the Kowhai. I have edited them all with the vintage filters on FX Photostudio Pro.
The app was able to keep the colours of the tail feathers will giving a warm tone to the background.
Here you can see the Kowhai flowers that the Tuis love. Also the white feathers are shown off in the photo on the right.
I just posterised this photo for a different affect.