Saturday, January 05, 2008

communing with animals

Various birds and animals live in the park around the corner

where I've been experimenting with my new rathermorecomplicated camera.

Some of these feathery furry features are very evocative of aspects and elements of my Christmas.





i'm sure theres just a bit of something down here....

red eyes

catering for large numbers


dizzy heads

just checking ....

family gatherings

communal crashing out

communal silliness

keeping extremities warm

at times a bit like this

and also, at times, a bit like this.

see, who needs words?


Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

oooooh....oooh, miaowwwwwwww

nope, too hard for me; no words, I mean; But them? perfect. Keep bringing them on lettuce!

ramblingwoman said...

Fab new camera Letuga!

Ah, I remember all those animals.

Your zoom is fab (if I may make so bold)

Z said...

Heh heh - splendid!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Fabulous. Love all the birds and animals and the photography's not bad either!!! Brilliant!

Lynne said...

Fab job of interpretation Letts! You gave me a laugh tonight! Thank you!

tut-tut said...

I'd say your fab new camera is quite good at picking up details! Looks great.

Bob Dylan said...

these are great shots--nice to have a park like this around the corner.

PG said...

Great shots, you are doing much better with your new toy than I am with mine...

d. chedwick bryant said...

I'd like to live near a petting zoo... nice shots--everyone looks contented

For yearsI have been using a camera similar to one Fred Flintstone used but I dropped it and now it is temperamental as well as clunky.It might be the first digital camera ever made-- I hope to get a new one soon,

Steve said...

Wow, horses and pigs?? That's quite a park! (LOVE the wood ducks -- so beautiful.)

I think it may be time for me to get a rathermorecomplicated camera too...but I'm dreading the process.

Akelamalu said...

You got some great shots there Lettie! If a camera needs more than point and press I'm snookered!

martin said...

Fantastic. Sums up the festive season in a nutshell. Brazil perhaps ?.

Trac said...

My Goodness!?
I once had a dog named after one of your comment people! :O)

(Actually I have 'Steve' the tumble dryer and 'Martin' the washing machine too... thinking about it!)

Great pics and great park! :O)
(It used to be my local when Sid as a baby!)

Good ol' SE London! x

Dumdad said...

You sure you live in London?!

Ex-Shammickite said...

Lovely! Gorgeous! Splendiferous.... and bloomin' funny! Great interpretation of Christmas memories.

Reya Mellicker said...

The pics are spectacular! Tell us about your new camera? I'm about to take the plunge - I'm ready for a rathermorecomplicated way of capturing images. Are you happy with your selection.

I love the communal lounging pics. Awww ... they're all so sweet.

Dizzy said...

Beautiful photos Letty. Waiting to hear all about the new camera.

Looks like a relaxing time was had by all.

Happy New Year.

Gledwood said...

the topmost duck (most colourful one) is amazing!

those turkies = cute.

i heard a thing about turkies on radio 4 it was amazing... forget "gobbling" they sounded like a shed full of schoolgirls laughing and producing lazer-gun sound effects they were incredible...

i posted up some stuff about turkies on my pets blog

that was the best I could find but if you know anything better I'd be delighted to find out!

All the best!


Gledwood said...


Do you like my stars? I nabbed 'em off someone else's blog:




call me betty said...

Very impressive.
I particularly like the one of the ponies/horses.

So, do I get to inspect this new piece of technology on Wednesday??


kimy said...

the new camera does appear to be quite fabulous! seems as if you've captured these animals quite unaware. lots of cuties in the lot.

words??? baaaaaa

Dave said...

It's amazing how new cameras can bring out the "inspirational" out in a person. Great animal shots Lettuce! :-)

lettuce said...

ummmmmmmmmm ahhhhhhhhh actually you have a point Lee. Esp. as I did in fact post pictures WITH words, not without....

oooh RW you are bold. They remember you too, they told me so.

thanks z :o) and sue.

and v. glad to make you laugh lynne. Silliness is very important.

its looking good so far Tut Tut, the zoom is a lot of fun. lots of failures but also fun is what i'm having.

well thanks Bob and hello! yes it is, it feels quite rural just around the corner there.

ooo pg you have a new one too? i must pop over and see what you are doing with it.

they do seem mostly contented Ched. Also quite rowdy. Yes treat yourself - digital camera technology rocks. and is not necessarily all that expensive.

Oh no steve, don't dread it. I know i just need to take my time to get to know it a bit at a time, and I always have my old camera with me too just for emergencies. Its fun tho.... not to be dreaded.

thanks lama. And martin.
And.... Brazil? not sure i understand your banter

Trac i bet i know which comment person you mean. :o)
(the ducks remember you too)
(not the sheep. but then i don't think they pay attention much)

well shame on you Dumdad. London has LOTS and lots of green.

ta shammie.
And Reya.
and another new camera on the way?
it was M's selection for me (a surprise) and I'm pretty pleased with it so far, its a Fuji Finepix S8000 - not too bulky or heavy despite the extra bells and whistles - def. more manageable and portable than an SLR would be (and less expensive), but it does quite a bit more than my old trusty compact (which was also excellent and I will go on using, which is a Canon Ixus65). So there, now you know.

hello dizzy, lovely to see your lovely face here again. I hope you had a good Christmas too. we hope to be over Easter-ish.

hahaha gled i love your description of the gaggle of turkeys. Gaggle is also i believe the collective term for teenage girls. (either "gaggle", or "hormone"). i will check out your turkies ( :-p) and i DO LOVE YOUR STARS!

oh yes Betty i should think so.

baaaaaaaaa? eeeeek eeeeeeek eeeeeek

well thanks dave. My "old" camera was new nearly 2 years ago, and definately got me going.

Cathrine said...

beautiful !

Salty Miss Jill said...

Great photos! I would LOVE to live around the corner from a park like that.