Bridges, Birds and Signs

Rocks at Storms River

Rocks at Storms River

It’s getting close to the end of the photos from my South Africa trip.  This group of photos was shot near the middle of the trip and includes a variety of subjects.  The exotic birds were photographed at Birds of Eden, a bird sanctuary that is a cage so big the birds don’t realize they are in a cage.  It covers several acres and the net is about 100 feet overhead.  A funny sign graced the men’s room at Monkeyland nearby.  Bloukrans bridge is the largest in South Africa and known for its bungee jumping.   The foot bridges by the sea are at the mouth of the Storms River.  A bridge through the forest was captured at Monkeyland.  The black and white landscape and oyster sign are from Knysna.  If anyone knows the correct names for the birds, please leave me a comment and I will change the captions.

54 responses

  1. Wow that red bird is intense. I always say that the most beautiful colours are to found in nature especially birds and insects. :)

    January 30, 2013 at 11:08 am

    • Sorry I took so long to get back to you. I agree about nature’s colors.

      February 3, 2013 at 7:27 am

  2. Your pale blue bird is a ‘Blue Crane’. South Africa has so much to offer. I’m glad you enjoyed your visit. :)

    January 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

    • Someone told me it is the national bird of South Africa. Thank you for stopping by.

      February 3, 2013 at 7:27 am

  3. The pale blue bird is beautiful! And that’s the best men’s room sign I’ve ever seen! :lol:

    January 30, 2013 at 1:11 pm

  4. As always, just remarkable work you do. I remain so impressed.

    January 30, 2013 at 2:53 pm

  5. LB

    What a stunning series of pictures!

    January 30, 2013 at 6:17 pm

  6. Wow, I thought that was wood at first! haha. Cool looking bridges :)

    January 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

  7. Amazing pictures… Thanks for sharing! :)

    January 30, 2013 at 11:01 pm

  8. Stunning pictures…the Green Parrot is a favorite :-)

    January 31, 2013 at 3:43 am

    • Thank you. The green parrot is the male, the red and purple one, the female.

      January 31, 2013 at 4:46 am

  9. Amazing images! well done!

    February 3, 2013 at 7:09 am

  10. Ufffff, Una Buena Seria, Bellos Paisajes y Bellas Fotografías… Un Saludo

    February 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

  11. When I make it to South Africa I will have to stop by Storms River. Beautiful way to capture the country! Thank you so much for stopping by bubblemomentpages.

    March 13, 2013 at 10:54 am

    • You are welcome and thank you for the compliment.

      March 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm

  12. I love the birds shot especially, the sea rock pictures as well, in fact I love them all!
    Is just awesome! :)

    March 18, 2013 at 11:51 am

  13. What lens did you use for these shots? Great work again!

    April 16, 2013 at 9:52 am

    • The ones that look wide were done with a 20mm f/2.8 Af, it is over 20 years old. On FX it is really wide. The birds were photographed with a 70-300VR. When new it was nothing special, but after I broke it and had it fixed by Nikon, it was pretty good for a budget lens.

      April 16, 2013 at 6:24 pm

  14. Bee

    Amazing work

    July 6, 2013 at 7:14 pm

  15. I must say that the “love birds” look an awful lot like the Cherry Head or Cherry-headed Conure (Aratinga erythrogenys) from South America. I have never seen a lovebird like that. Are you sure they don’t keep some birds from other countries?

    August 1, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • I don’t know the source of all their birds. Most are pets that people could not take care of.

      August 1, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      • I see. That makes sense. I am glad to hear that they take pet birds in; I thought it was a display of only native species! ;)

        August 1, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  16. Reblogged this on Ron Scubadiver's Wild Life and commented:

    I have been home from Chicago for a few days and have no travel plans in sight so I needed this to remind me of the best trip of 2013.

    October 26, 2013 at 8:11 am

  17. cool photos!

    October 26, 2013 at 8:19 am

  18. Beautiful photos and those birds – wow! But the bathroom sign? Hysterical!

    October 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

  19. Love birds, such a cute couple. :)

    October 26, 2013 at 8:40 am

  20. Beautiful as always! So did you bungee jump?

    October 26, 2013 at 8:49 am

    • Me jump, no way, that is for 20 somethings…

      October 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

      • There’s no age limit on fun and crazy. I have a long list of nonsense left to do and it’s been a minute since my twenties.

        October 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

        • I agree there is no age limit on fun and crazy, but there is a limit to what my body can take, it is age related and can’t be changed.

          October 26, 2013 at 11:08 am

        • Ok I’ll fair enough, I’ll give you that one.

          October 26, 2013 at 11:28 am

  21. LOL that’s the funniest men’s room sign i ever did see.poor man – look at his face.

    beautiful birds!

    October 26, 2013 at 10:04 am

    • They had one for the ladies’ room too.

      October 26, 2013 at 10:51 am

      • lol..one time seafood restaurant had inboard & outboard….heard my father say – you’re in the wrong restroom & i said nuh uh …he burst out laughing ..oh i am.

        October 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

  22. Reblogged this on SherayxWeblog.

    October 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

  23. Your photos are stunning as always. I especially admired the bird pictures.

    October 26, 2013 at 10:55 am

    • Thank you, they were very nice to hang around while I took the pictures.

      October 26, 2013 at 10:57 am

  24. Amazing views! That men’s room sign is the funniest!

    November 6, 2013 at 1:23 am

  25. Wonderful!

    November 21, 2013 at 9:50 am

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