WPC: Jubilant

Fantail-

Good morning from a cool Hastings day.

Yesterday was the best day ever.  I took my Social Snappers group to visit Stonycroft and the weather was perfect.  We wandered around the outside and then had a guided tour around the house itself.  I am going to volunteer for the Knowledge Bank.  A photographer has donated literally thousands of photos which need to be scanned into their systems and cataloged.  Right up my alley.  Since I love vintage photos, this should be an honour to do this.

Then in the afternoon I drove down to Otane to set up my stall for Sunday.  That means that I can leave early on Sunday and stop and take photos in the golden hour.  On the way back I stopped off at the Pekapeka Wetlands.  The light was beautiful as the sun was just going down behind the hills.  I was the only one there and it was just perfect.

Fantail 1-

Walking around, with the right lens on, for a change, this fantail was flying around me.  I was so jubilant to capture it with the tail feathers fanning out (hence it’s name – fantail).  For once I didn’t need to crop or do much in the way of editing.

Silvereye-

And then I also captured this silvereye.  It is such a tiny bird and usually hides well in the bushes.  It was very vocal as well.  Singing to me.

All in all it was a magical afternoon spent there.  (Over 1000 photos for the day).

Jubilant, adjective: showing great joy, satisfaction, or triumph; rejoicing; exultant.

This was exactly how I felt when I rushed home to upload my photos to find these.

 

The Daily Post: Jubilant

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16 thoughts on “WPC: Jubilant”

  1. there is no better feeling when you connect your camera to the laptop and realise “YES I GOT THAT SHOT”!!!! 🙂

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