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


I'm passionate about travelling, music, photography, blogging, 'Social Anthropology' (the posh term for people-watching) and creating content. I travel to learn and observe to understand. My dream day would look something like this.... A bottle of red (or two), fresh baguette (or two) & wedge of Camembert (or two), a balmy Paris September eve spent people-watching in fine company on the banks of the Canal St Martin.

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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