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- Alilyartist - 'Ali'- shortened version of my name, 'Lily' - one of my favourite flowers is the flame lily of Zambia - 'Artist' - I am an artist who loves all mediums and loves to share what I perceive is art - Please enjoy the thoughts and visions of my blog -Alix

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Monet ….

Monet ....

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A little late …..but

A little late .....but

,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Happy New year….wishing health, happiness and love to all my family and friends

Some bright colours ….

The vivid red rose is always a favourite

The vivid red rose is always a favourite

A few years ago I used to visit this beautiful nursery up in the hills of Perth, called Carmel rose gardens, I loved the colours, scents and most of all the beauty of the place…so with my camera I headed for the hills once more. Sadly I missed the height of the season , when the flowers were at their best…still….

Bees were industrious as ever...

Bees were industrious as ever…

 

Butterfly flower

Butterfly flower

 

One of my favourite small flowers , the Forget me not

One of my favourite small flowers , the Forget me not

 

The bees loved these..

The bees loved these..

 

My favourite scented rose , Abraham Darby

My favourite scented rose , Abraham Darby

 

Classic climber, Pierre de Ronsard

Classic climber, Pierre de Ronsard

 

Poppies everywhere gave the gardens a cottage garden atmosphere

Poppies everywhere gave the gardens a cottage garden atmosphere

 

Dark pink

Dark pink

 

Single blooms

Single blooms

 

light pink

light pink

 

The blue Flag iris, so beautiful

The blue Flag iris, so beautiful

 

White of the Mock orange ..

White of the Mock orange ..

 

 

The Splendid fairy wren (Malurus splendens)

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The female, even though she is muted in colour, she is rather pretty

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Vibrant blue….

Ever since I first saw pictures of the Splendid fairy wren, I told myself, it would be fantastic to see these beautiful birds , you can imagine the first time, it was like striking gold, however these little birds are so fast, like quicksilver. It took three visits to Caversham wildlife park (these birds were flying free outside ) before I was able to get these shots…I still smile at these photos…

Lake Monger Magic

After work ( Night shift ) on Thursday morning  I stopped by Lake Monger for a quick visit….there was cacophonous noise coming from the trees..Corella’s everywhere, I managed to shoot a few photos before exiting ….after night shift, the noise of Sqwarking cockatoos are the last thing one wants to hear….

Pink eared duck

Pink eared duck

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Drying out the feathers

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A Swamphen preening is amazing coloured coat

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Close up of one of the noisy ones… A short beaked Corella

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Taking a drink from a depth pole…13 metres , it will be interesting how much water is lost during this season….

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Taking a quick drink

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…..And again

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I love the way they keep out of the water…Waterbirds , they are not…

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one of the many feathers….

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Beautiful colours

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Such a pretty little duck

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I love this photo

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With my zoom lens, anything is possible

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This Swamphen did not like me coming closer

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The very shy Pink eared ducks

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I love the contrasting eye colours

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Full wing span

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So fluffy

Beautiful close up of a rather friendly Darter

Beautiful close up of a rather friendly Darter

This weekend, (yesterday

I didn’t see them so close to the nest, they were about 50 metres away…next thing they were there greeting me for their next photo shoot….it was late in the afternoon and so some of the photos are a bit dark.

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Still feeding

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Helping themselves

The challenge...not sure if it was another male after the female or a territorial one...but they were very serious.

The challenge…not sure if it was another male after the female or a territorial one…but they were very serious.

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Learning new things, looking a lot different…

 

Still getting fed

Still getting fed

 

 

very pretty

very pretty

 

 

So much bigger

So much bigger

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