Weekly Photo Challenge. This week: Gathering.

I’ve just returned from a very cathartic escape to the countryside.

It was a time spent doing a whole lot of not-too-much. Where the main plan was having no plans. It was a time to attune to the country rhythms and timings. Getting up with the daylight and going to bed at the suggestion of the moonlight and stars. It was a blissful time.

There is much to share from my recent trip in some upcoming posts so stay tuned.

What do you call a gathering of cockatoos? A Din!?

Well I don’t actually know what the correct terminology is – a flock perhaps (Google will know) – but whatever the collective term is it should be written in UPPER CASE.

A lone squawking cockatoo is loud enough but as an ensemble they are quite deafening. On the odd occasion hundreds of the birds would roost in the trees surrounding the cottage I was staying in. The sight of them flying in from the surrounding terrain was quite awe-inspiring.

On one of the days as the wall of noise approached I got out in the midst of the cacophony with my DSLR and took some photos. Here are a couple of the images. Believe me it’s better without the sound!




Camera – Canon 650D

Lens – Canon 24 – 105ml

Photo Effects – Adobe Lightroom

My submission in the the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge – Gathering


Travel is my passion and also my career. I’ve spent my entire working-life in the travel industry with roles as diverse as tour guide, travel agent and marketing manager for some of the worlds largest travel brands. My favourite city in the world to visit is NYC and France is my most beloved country to explore. I travel to learn and observe to understand always with camera in hand.

4 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge. This week: Gathering.

    1. Thanks Roberto. Yeah I tried an effect because the sun was directly on the backs of the birds. Needed to lighten their bellies and thought the blue filter looked interesting. Thanks for your comment.

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