I've been capturing some shots lately of our beautiful feathered friends around here, either at the house or on my walk.
Needless to say my nature photos are creating a library for me to be able to draw on when looking for inspiration for new designs, or they've already inspired a design.
This series captures a beautiful Kookaburra that I saw dive-bombing off the tree branch he was perched on, down into the garden bed for his breakfast... I just love his fuzzy little head! Of course I couldn't catch him in the act, he was way too cautious for that and stayed up high where he felt safe, keeping a watch on me.
It's not the first time I've shared images of a Kookaburra here... back here I photographed one outside the house on the telegraph wire but I much prefer the images above showing him in a more natural environment... and not only has the Kookaburra appeared on one of my eco friendly greeting cards:
He's also appeared on my hand embroidered cushions: