Thursday, January 1, 2009

Colourful start to 2009

2009 looks gloomy in prospect, so a bit of colour might help give us a lift!

How about a pollen-laden honeybee (Apis mellifera) visiting a Tyto blue lotus today?

Or a Carpenter bee (Xylocopa spp.) leaving a lotus?

Pink and red are always cheering. A dragonfly (Diplacodes haematodes) rests on a lotus.

Must include at least one colourful bird. Comb-crested Jacana (Irediparra gallinacea) does a tip-toe wing stretch on the main lagoon today.

Happy New Year to all of us! 


mick said...

Beautiful! All of them! But glad you included one bird!

Tyto Tony said...

Rest assured, Mick, the birds remain my first love (though snakes are so fascinating: handled a beaut water python today, but it wasn't colourful enough for my theme :-( ).

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Great colours indeed.
I'm with Mick - I liked the Jacana most of all.


altered egos said...

Happy new year to you. i like the carpenter bee flying away from the flower. lovely composition. The Jacan looks great stretching its wings (after a good meal i guess)

Tyto Tony said...

Happy 2009 to you, AE.
Bit too much of a stretch to relate common comfort and grooming to mealtime. But it is all about staying in shape.

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