Sunday, February 28, 2010

What a Wonderful Day

When I saw a pair of swallows upon arriving at the dam, I went up as quick as possible, and sneaked up on them inch by inch.

But my eyes told me the wrong picture. They were not oblivious of my presence, but tried to seduce me to get closer, and closer, and closer, and then flew away when I thought I could have some decent up close shots.

My experience rescued me from being totally wrong. I managed to capture its evil move.

Was I right again? No.

The swallows must have done magic in front of my foolish pair of eyes. I saw two swallows perching at the rail after one of the two swallows flying away when I went closer again.

Can you please help me to count? Do you see two?

I was teased by a Kingfisher at this same place. And not again. The little swallow showed it was much more superior than me, though it never laughed like the Kingfisher.

"Hurray!! I have a man being fooled! What a wonderful day!"

23 comments:

Diane AZ said...

I guess it's a win-win situation. You entertain the birds and they reward you with magic tricks.

Kirigalpoththa said...

That last picture is a cute one!

eileeninmd said...

Another great post. They always seem to fly away right when you are ready to snap that picture. LoL, I'm pretty sure I see two swallows.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Nice photos of the birds.

fufu said...

wow i heart last picture!!! so when can i go bordwatching with you????

Loshini said...

haha.. their playfulness reminds me of the nursery rhyme we learnt in school last time about the burung layang2 (swallow is burung layang-layang, ya?)love the last pic! :D

betchai said...

i saw two, very playful, and what a very wonderful treat, being fooled by them is a gift of happiness :)

Icy BC said...

Great photos, rainfield. Those birds are so cute!

Ratty said...

Very sneaky little birds. I think birds take delight in driving us humans insane.

wiseacre said...

Someday I might get some shots of the Barn Swallows teasing the cats. I'd love to get a video of a cat doing a back flip when a swallow dive bombs it.

Bengbeng said...

jus a silly comment, would it help if u wear colors resembling the surroundings to fool the birds? :)

Tes said...

I second Bengbeng, you should come in a camouflage, Rainy! Teehee. But I have to say, beautiful motion shot! I love the bird taking off... amazing precision! :)

rainfield61 said...

Diane:
It looks like I am in a negotiation game for a win-win situation.
I have to do some bird-talks by then.

Kirigalpoththa:
Is the picture or the bird a cute one? LOL.

eileeninmd:
Then, 2-1=2. What a silly mathematics I have done.

Willie: Thanks for your kind comment.

fufu:
No!! I shall not join you in birdwatching in the winter in Germany.

Loshini:
Burung layang-layang atau burung pipit? I am confused.

betchai:
I have to agree with after being fooled by them. This is a gift of happiness.

Icy BC:
If we think they are cute, then they must be cute.

Ratty:
Though being insane, yet still happy at the end.

wiseacre:
Wait to see the back flip of that cat, but you have to train him well. By the way, can you perform that back flip?

Bengbeng/Tes:
Both of you make me wearing a white Tee shirt with black stripes, and then I am one of the three stooges.

VanillaSeven said...

The reward of being fooled is great rainfield. You got great pictures :)

George said...

It's very nice of you to provide so much entertainment for the birds. I think they like teasing with you.

SquirrelQueen said...

What wonderful photos. The little birds will wait for us to raise the camera and then they fly. Love the last photo.

Mei Teng said...

A pair of lovebirds? :)

Poetic Shutterbug said...

They are teasing you Rainfield and trying to play hide and seek :) Fantastic photos

eng said...

your eyes is not deceiving you, there are 2 of them...lol! it was cute, the other one was sort of stretching her wing as we do when we wake up in the morn.oh! i love that shot.....

off topic: i think you and the others were the caused of my addiction. now, do you mind telling me how to get out of this addicting sickness i am in....lol!

have a lovely day, rain!

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Glennis said...

Nice series of photos, the kingfisher really had you fooled for a little while.

Autumn Belle said...

They look like 2 love birds to me.

Ayie said...

nice cute photos! like they posed for u