Sunday, 28 September 2014

Silent Sunday


Given To Distracting Others


Given To Distracting Others



26 comments:

  1. I love this picture it is so beautiful <3 x

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  2. Stunning. What an amazing capture, simply beautiful x

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  3. Oh, that is just stunning - what beautiful vivid colours

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  4. Wow, you were lucky to have caught him.......I haven't seen a kingfisher in years!

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  5. A beautiful capture, and the colours are so crisp and virbant

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  6. Stunning bird. Love the colors. What a great capture. #sundayphoto

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  7. The colours in this is incredible, such a pretty bird

    Thank you for linking up

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  8. Fabulous photo; like it lots :)

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  9. Now that is a stunning photo Jo.
    I know how flighty these little birdies can be. You must be thrilled ;D
    Enjoy your Sunday evening

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  10. I like the anticipation of winter just around the corner

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  11. Beautiful! The light and the depth are fantastic!

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  12. Fantastic shot of a gorgeous looking bird Jo! #MySundayPhoto

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  13. What a pretty bird. I wonder what kind it is. Happy Sunday!

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  14. Wow! What a gorgeous photo! The colours are just beautiful x

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  15. Wow. That is just stunning! Beautiful colours too! :)

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  16. I'm envious. I've always wanted to spot one of these. Such a fab shot. X

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  17. Beautiful picture of a beautiful bird. You might be interested:
    Kingfisher Symbolism:-
    Also known as the Halycon, the Kingfisher is a long-time symbol of peace and prosperity. It has many legends and superstitions surrounding it with many originating in ancient Greece; the body of the Kingfisher, if dried, could ward off thunderbolts and storms.

    It is said the Kingfisher is the promise of abundance, of new warmth, prosperity and love that is about to unfold within your life.

    In Greek mythology Alcyone, daughter of Aeolus (king of the winds), found her husband drowned and cast herself into the sea. The gods rewarded her devotion by turning her into a kingfisher, and Aeolus forbade the winds to blow during the "Halcyon Days" (the seven days before and the seven after the winter solstice, when legend has it that the kingfisher lays its eggs).

    Kingfishers are associated with Pallas (one of the Titans, a race of godlike giants who were considered to be the personifications of the forces of nature), Hera (the queen of the Olympian deities, the eldest daughter of Cronus and Rhea, and wife and sister of Zeus), and Thetis, one of the Nereids, the fifty daughters of Nereus and Doris who dwell in the Mediterranean Sea. These beautiful women were always friendly and helpful towards sailors fighting perilous storms. The Kingfishers are beloved by sea-nymphs (in Greek mythology, nymphs are spirits of nature, and they are minor female deities and the protectors of springs, mountains, and rivers).

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  18. Beautiful! Just beautiful =) #mysundayphoto

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  19. I once saw a kingfisher when I was about 12 years old (many years ago) at a bridge in Eye in Suffolk actually called Kings Bridges It was on a branch as I looked down over the bridge and was about 2 feet away from me -it was absolutely stunning!

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  20. How pretty these kingfishers are, what a lovely photo.

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  21. what gorgeous colours and such a beautiful bird. great shot!

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  22. Beautiful capture of a stunning bird. I always feel blessed on the rare occasions i catch a glimpse of one of these. Have only seen them in flight so far.

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  23. Wow, what a great picture. Stunning colours

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  24. wonderful picture! Thanks for sharing x

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