Portraits: Water Birds~ Jul24 Birdies, are the most photogenic, models. They need no makeup for their closeups. No photo-shop, nor artifice. They are natural born beauties. Cheers to you from the beauteous birdies~ Share this:PocketPrintShare on TumblrEmailTweetgoodreadsLike this:Like Loading... Related
Yes indeed დ
Lovely Pictures. Nature’s pride.
“Nature’s Pride.” I love that! Thank you დ
For sure. It’s a delight to watch them. Loved it.
✨🌷 Happy Sunday. Keep safe. 🙏
Visa versa 2UX2.
Natural-born beauties are the best. We can’t improve upon nature. That first bird in particular is jusrt stunning.
So appreciated! Thank you Liz & cheers to you დ
You’re welcome, Cindy!
Beautiful birds, fantastic photos.
Grazie mille John დ
Love the third shot down Cindy! Dark backgrounds are excellent!
Agreed. Thank you Wayne. I love dark backgrounds for highlighting subjects დ
Some of the finest creatures that nature has to offer. Great pictures.
We are in accord my friend დ
Such whiteness. Lovely spaces Cindy
Thank you very much Narayan დ
Wow, the white one in first three shots is majestic! What gentle and dainty looking feathers. Love it!
They are gorgeous creatures aren’t they. So pleased you love them! დ
Stunning photos Cindy! Those gorgeous feathers and that little bird face. 😍
So happy you enjoyed them Michele & cheers to you დ
Not only are the birds breathtakingly beautiful, but your photos of them are excellent – so sharp and clear. Just superb!
Honored you think so. Grazie mille დ
Much appreciated! Thank & cheers დ
Yep…the good stuff.
Thank you Jim დ
Beautiful birds, well captured moments, excellent photography.
Ahhhh……So appreciated Michael. Thank you დ
Welcome, my pleasure 🙏
Wonderful photos and birds! Thank’s for share, Cindy.
Have a great day!
Thank you more for your kind appreciation Elvira დ
You are welcome, Cindy.
A pleasure follow your blog.
Judging from the green bark in your top photographs, I wonder if this is what we know as a Fever Tree. These pictures are outstanding and well worthy of framing!
‘The great grey green Limpopo River all set about with Fever Trees.’ I love my Kipling, and yes of course you are correct. I saw them both times when I was in Africa and thought of Kipling დ
I love the lovely soft white of the Egret Cindy…oh shoot, I love them all. Beautiful all of them, and especially the camera ladies shots as well 🤣❤️🙏🏽
Smiling. So kind and so appreciated. Thank you Mark დ
Wow! So Beautiful
Happy you like them & cheers!
Yes they are the most beautiful
I agree. Bird are beauties დ
Your photos of these birds are so gorgeous (and so are the birds)!
So thoughtful and so appreciated Lynette დ
Fabulous. I particularly liked the first three shots.
Thank you so much. I am happy you enjoyed დ
Beautiful and amusing
Happy you enjoyed Derrick & take care my friend დ
Outstanding captures, Cindy the Egret is so beautiful, magical…
Awwww, thank you so much Carol. You make me happy I posted დ
Such gorgeous photos of some fabulous feathered friends
Grazie mille Sheree დ
Much appreciated, thank you! დ
Natural beauty at its finest!
I am happy you like them Patty დ
Up close and personal!
The only way to fly with birdies! დ
So true for most in the animal kingdom. Birds are naturally beautiful.
I agree with you Darlene დ
Just like visiting a zoo to see birds. The snowy egrets look majestic, beautiful white feathers. Ha ha ha , yes no makeup needed to make clean and pure white face 🙂
Nature’s beauties are the most beautiful დ
They are beauties დ
They sure are! Gifts from God
That Snowy Egret is dressed like a ballerina…LOL! And wow! I’ve never seen a White-faced Whistling Duck up close and personal before. Thank you for that gem! 😍😍
You are most welcome Teresa! I am very pleased you enjoyed them დ
These are gorgeous birds and images Cindy. I especially like the lacy white feathers on the first 3. 😍
Egrets are so beautiful especially when they display the fineness of their feathers. Happy you enjoyed them Brad & cheers დ
Your birds are magical, Cindy! Love the close-ups!
So happy you do & thank you Terri დ
Nice set of birds.
Happy you enjoyed them დ
Each and everyone, unique and beautiful. Love them all. 💕
Smiling…. You make me happy I posted! Cheers to you Sue დ
I agree these portraits of the birds are very attractive. Thank you for sharing.
Hi there. Wonderful to hear from you! Thank you & hope all is well with you დ
I think they pose for you. 🙂
Smiling…. They are definitely interested in my camera lens. They stare right into it დ
Gorgeous captures, Cindy. The Snowy egrets are simply stunning!
Awwww……. Thank you Eliza! დ
The beautiful white bird- I’ve never seen such feathers. Thank you, Cindy! Portrait and picture perfect.
So thoughtful of you Jennie & so appreciated too! Thank you & cheers დ
You’re welcome, Cindy. Best to you.
Another set of amazing bird gallery!!
Very pleased you enjoyed Amy & thank you! დ
beautiful captures Cindy!💖
Merci beaucoup mon Ami Cindy დ
You’re welcome 😊
This is true magic. Such incredible beauty. <3
Thank you Gigi. You are a thoughtful friend დ
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That snowy egret is absolutely gorgeous (but so are the other birdies!) And how wonderful must it be, knowing you’re stunning without makeup!!
Yes, I can scarcely imagine what that would be like! Thank you Debbie. You made me smile დ
The swimming duck with a chalky white face was new to me. Gr8 colors and composition. Beautiful shots of the other birds too.
Honored. Thank you very much & cheers to you დ
All of these are iconic shots! You have set an excellent high bar for all bird photographers!
Thank you very much. I am touched by your kindness დ
Honored. Thank you დ
So appreciated. Thank you & cheers დ
Gorgeous shots, Cindy!
Grazie mille Dale დ
Cindy, your photographs are beautiful! Thank you for sharing them with us!
Thank you for being such a kind and thoughtful friend Charles. You make blogging wonderful! დ
Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
Please enjoy these lovely photographs from Cindy Knoke!
You make blogging a joy Charles. So appreciate your thoughtfulness my friend. Take good care დ
Some seriously gorgeous portraits of water birds here! Thank you!!! 🙏
You are most welcome and I am most pleased you like them! დ
These are so amazing..such great images of these birds Cindy.
I am so happy you enjoyed them Anita & thank you very much! დ
Amazing photography again, gal. Thanks for the mallard ones, I love them.
I love that you love the beautiful mallard! I do too დ
I like their distinctive quacking as well, Cindy. I miss my visits to the park and river to feed and enjoy a moment peace with them, and of course I used to chat away to them. Hehe! ♥
The great thing about ducks, and most all animals, especially the wild ones, is, if you are a human who bothers to be still, not move, not talk, they will definitely try and chat you up. These animal chats are the best conversations I have ever had. I am super glad you and the ducks chatted. Ducks are discerning. They don’t just chat with anyone. Love to you დდ
Thanks, Cindy. ON day I’ll get to see them again. I’ve been thinking of a disabled motor scooter. But with having to used the charger on the ground floor, I would get up to the 23th floor flat, and undoubtedly worry , something like; Did I turn on the charger? Did I lock the door? Snf rnf up do uncertain, I’d end up hobbling down to check.
After settling down, I ofter thing did ?I lave the cooker on? Tap Running? Heater on? Lock the flat door? Shower left on? And end up just having to go and check. Might be a good thing, I get more exercise nocturnally than in the day.
Haha! Taketh care, my dearest. ♥
Merci beaucoup mon Ami დ
You’re welcome. 🙂
Stunning shots of the Egrets!
Happy you like them & thank you! დ
Such characters and all look like they have ways to keep cool. Sweltering heat here in Cabañas De Tavira by the sea. Love those elegant but also comical expressions with the egrets.
So sorry about your heat. It is lasting soooo long. At least you are by the sea in beautiful Portugal. Stay safe and cool. I am worried about the fires in Spain დ
Thanks, I have a firewatch app now for our region. Everyone seems to clean up the land but I think some of this like the bracken helps create dome humidity.
I hope so დდ
Good ones. Here’s lookin’ at you kid!
I love when wild critters look into my soul დ
They won’t tell.
Oh my goodness – 100% amazing!!
Thanks so much, Cindy. Have a great week!
Visa versa 2UX2 Sheila & thank you! დ
Nice shots Cindy.
Thank you Darnell დ
That first bird… I don’t think I’ve seen one like that before. So beautiful and elegant!
They are like elegant ballerinas dancing in the trees დ
AGREE! What beauties! The first bird looks like a ballerina! Great shots, Cindy! ❦
A tree top ballerina dancing on the thorns! დ
The first one’s gown is made from lace!!! Awesome!
Aren’t they gorgeous creatures! Happy you like them & cheers Alexander დ
Such a gift, these photos. Thank you, Cindy.
Thank you more Tracy for such a thoughtful comment & cheers დ
A wonderful selection of these photogenic creatures, Cindy!
Grazie mille Tanja დ
They truly are Cindy. The white ones feathers look like spun silk <3
Agreed. They are stunning creatures, which is why people always liked to wear their feathers. Glad they aren’t doing that anymore დ
Stunning! That second photo is perfection! 💞
Honored you think so. Thank you so much Ann Marie დ
Great photos. especially the first three pictures inspired me. thank you for sharing, Cindy. LG Marie
Thank you more Marie for your kind appreciation & be well დ
Notice they all have smiles. 🙂
Smiling. I notice you notice and that makes me smile. Stay safe & well David დ
Such beautiful photos!
Thank you very much Mary დ
Beautifully photographed, dear Cindy.
Thanks for sharing
The Fab Four of Cley
🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
All four of you are most fabulous and very welcome! Take good care დ
Wow Cindy beautiful pictures! Lucky you! Great captures!
So pleased you enjoyed our finely feathered friends & thank you დ
Love the egret’s outfits – so fluffy and elegant.
Elegantly attired, yet suitable for all occasions. I wish I could dress like this! დ
Third time around for me, Cindy. I LOVE that face and had to see it again.
Makes my დ smile.
Wow! Beautiful birds. Spectacular photography
Ahhh…. So kind and so appreciated. Take good care my friend დ
Thank you. Blessings 🙌
I’ve got one image of a birdie (gull) at the shore one year. Possibly before digital…
Anyway because of the light exposure the image looks like a painting!!
Lovely birdies indeed.
I love that type of magical image დ
I’d like to get back into photography… but I have to figure out the new programming!!
Or not! 🙂
Just start taking photos. That’s what I did. Stay safe & well Jules დ
Once I get my house back in order – and learn to use my photo programs 🙂
Enjoy your summer. Hard to believe my grands are starting up school again by the end of this month!!
Well, of course you are “spot on”, as my British friends would say. Beautiful birdies beckon, right!?
Smiling. Beautiful birdies beckon beautifully 😉 You are very right. Take good care Kim დ
So honored. Thank you! დ
Each one is so unique and beautiful…
Thanks much my friend დ
Thank you for this outstanding set of photographs! Shared your post on Twitter.
I am honored and touched that you did. Thank you very much! დ
Wonderful shots Cindy. Love the water reflection.
Honored Gary. Thank you very much დ
True beauties! Definitely no ohotishop required! The 1st one looks like it’s wearing a fancy wedding dress!👰
They are clearly dressed to impress დ
As always…such incredible captures Cindy! Wow…
Hope all is well in your neck of the world!
So kind and so appreciated Lorrie. Thank you very much & take good care my friend დ