Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 16 July 2008

ABC Wednesday......

Z is for ZEBRA FINCH

This ZEBRA FINCH is one of many that live in a big butterfly house we visited a few years ago in The Cotswolds.

I didn't have a digital camera then, and I can't find all the other prints!! Aaagh! I had lots. I've scanned this one in and, I have to admit, brightened it a bit and cropped it. Hey ho.

This fella is a young'un, I think, and very cute. You'll just have to take my word for it that he had lots of cute pals, all flitting about between exotic trees and flowers, and drinking from little waterfalls.
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17 comments:

VP said...

Very apt as its Darwin's bicentenary of his birth this year.

AphotoAday said...

What a sweet bird... Great photo too!

Had to laugh about your "40" -- twenty three plus seventeen years experience...

Celebration of Life said...

Beautiful picture of the finch! I love watching birds as they flit about in their pursuit of building nests and feeding their families!

Miss_Yves said...

Really cute !
Miss Yves

Blue said...

He's great, doesn't look a bit cropped or brightened!

Denise said...

Great stuff Helena!

photowannabe said...

I learned a new finch name today. Great shot and the scan worked well.

starnitesky said...

That's a really nice photo of the Zebra Finch, they are lovely birds.

leslie said...

This is a beautiful photo of the little bird - you can just see the stripes on its tail.

Had a chance to browse your previous post about the card you made your friend. I hope she truly appreciated all the effort you went to making it. It's absolutely amazing and I'd be honoured if a friend did the same for me. :D

Katney said...

He's really cute.

CherryPie said...

It's beautiful :-)

Marieke Vermeulen said...

BEAUTIFUL picture!!

Have a GREAT weekend!

xxxMarieke

petra michelle; Whose role is it anyway? said...

Hello Helena, I came upon your site after Sandy at I Beati mentioned your post. It's full of wonder and life! Live in the city, and try to savor and appreciate nature's creatures that much more. Thank you! Petra :))

Dragonstar said...

I've never seen a zebra finch, and I've always wanted to. This is great!

Isn't it infuriating when you know you have photos and just can't find them?

Aileni said...

Sorry. I missed you on Wednesday. Apt and colourful - good choice.

maxxo said...

that's what computers are for! great bird, quite magnificent actually.

Andrea said...

Perfect "Z" post.