Wild nightlife

They gather in the setting sun — wearing their best costumes.

The males glide there silently or preen themselves

While the females are all a-twitter with excitement.

The singing and dancing,

That glorious burst of sunset colours –

Who can resist the temptation?

Yep – that’s right! The nightlife over here is pretty wild.

For more wild skies, please visit: Skywatch and Camera Critters.

I’m back from Disneyland (Paris)! We all had a wonderful time and have come back with good memories and aching feet. I’ve got quite a backlog so will be catching up with you over the next few days. Thank you for all your kind comments.

86 responses

  1. Amy

    Absolutely STUNNING photo Fi!! I think this is pretty close to what heaven must look like…..

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    July 8, 2011 at 07:51

  2. What can I say but awesome as always! It is definitely close to what heaven must look like! Superb captures! How beautifully you capture your world and your skies! Thank you for sharing them with us. Have a beautiful weekend!

    Sylvia

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    July 8, 2011 at 07:56

  3. Beautiful shot. Amazing colours.

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    July 8, 2011 at 08:06

  4. ~~Lovely.
    That is somee kind of WILD! xx

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    July 8, 2011 at 08:22

  5. Truly amazing as always. So pleased that you share these glories with us. Thanks.

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    July 8, 2011 at 08:23

  6. great post for SWF… Happy WW! Hoping you can visit @ my little corner.

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    July 8, 2011 at 08:30

  7. Beautifully captured and love those words – have a nice weekend

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    July 8, 2011 at 08:30

  8. Disneyland!!!??? Where???

    Gorgeous sunset!!! Love the birds in flight…the intense colors and black silhouettes…

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    July 8, 2011 at 09:06

    • EuroDisney – just outside Paris.

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      July 8, 2011 at 12:00

  9. Spectacular view. Love the reflections.

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    July 8, 2011 at 09:47

  10. Gorgeous composition and colors. Spectacular photo.

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    July 8, 2011 at 10:51

  11. WHAT CAN i SAY, fIONA?simply…..MARVELOUS….

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    July 8, 2011 at 11:11

  12. Gorgeous colours and a very nice dreamy mood.

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    July 8, 2011 at 11:22

  13. How many ‘w’s in wow!

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:09

  14. Gorgeous sunset!
    The colours are so rich and warm.
    Really amazing.
    Excellent composition too! 🙂

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:16

  15. Awesome
    Beautiful
    Gorgeous
    not enough worlds to say about this image
    hope you are framing it

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:29

  16. Chat a georgeous picture !!! wonderfull !

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:35

  17. in mean “What” and not “Chat”!!!

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:35

  18. That’s a kind of view that I want to see hanging on my bedroom wall every day…

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:36

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    July 8, 2011 at 12:36

  20. nice…gorgeous pic…would love to just stand on the deck and listen to their party…

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    July 8, 2011 at 13:24

  21. Congratulations for your blog. You have very good and interesting photos!

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    Best regards from Barcelona!

    Albert

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    July 8, 2011 at 13:26

  22. Glorious colours – I imagine the ‘music’ must be pretty phenomenal, too:-)

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    July 8, 2011 at 13:43

  23. Oh my goodness .. this is just gorgeous!

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    July 8, 2011 at 13:56

  24. The pics of the lake are always my favorite. Amazing colors!

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    July 8, 2011 at 14:09

  25. I love that kind of “nightlife.” Great photos, too.

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    July 8, 2011 at 14:24

  26. Wow, what an amazing capture. the reflection and sky are just stunning. One of my favorites this week. Happy skywatching!

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    July 8, 2011 at 15:14

  27. What glorious colours!

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    July 8, 2011 at 15:26

  28. Perfect……. !

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    July 8, 2011 at 15:52

  29. how magical is that?!

    i do really love it!
    betty xx

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    July 8, 2011 at 16:03

  30. 1st class shot my friend,love it and would love to photograph it.

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    July 8, 2011 at 16:23

  31. Very beautiful.The birds look so happy.There isn’t any artificial.

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    July 8, 2011 at 16:28

  32. Real powerful shot!…… almost had to go put on sun glasses!….. thanks for sharing your view!….:)

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    July 8, 2011 at 16:30

  33. You live in the most stunning area!

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    July 8, 2011 at 17:16

  34. Wow! beautiful picture!

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    July 8, 2011 at 17:16

  35. This a fantastic shots. Gorgeous!

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    July 8, 2011 at 17:32

  36. My Oh My Oh My!! This shot’s got to join the “Flight” party! 😉

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:16

  37. Wow….it looks like a painting. I wish I could capture skies like that. So beautiful.

    http://themahoganyway.blogspot.com/2011/07/skywatch-friday-storm-rolling-in.html

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:19

  38. now this is stunning…oh my!

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:36

  39. The photo leaves me speechless … beauty at its finest!

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:43

  40. SO BEAUTIFUL! The pattern of the flying frenzy is fantastic! And the reflection ~ YEAH!!
    Are you going to frame this one??

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:46

  41. Blu

    Why would you want to leave that ! J’adore!

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    July 8, 2011 at 18:51

  42. A marvellous picture!

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    July 8, 2011 at 19:12

  43. ds

    Nice, witty poem. Gorgeous photo. Thanks for sharing.

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    July 8, 2011 at 19:45

  44. glad you had a fun time at DW. this photo is exquisite and there really are no words. except magical.

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    July 8, 2011 at 20:25

  45. oh wonderful!

    Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

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    July 8, 2011 at 20:47

  46. Lovely!

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    July 8, 2011 at 21:08

  47. Very beautiful sky ! Looks almost unreal !

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    July 8, 2011 at 21:29

  48. Hello ! have a good night and keep on taking such beautiful pictures !

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    July 8, 2011 at 23:09

  49. Makes me want to dance along with them!!
    You really do live on the WILD side of life!

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    July 8, 2011 at 23:36

  50. Oh, the colors! So beautiful, so intense, they hurt … how can Disney compare to this?

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    July 9, 2011 at 02:09

  51. Al

    Simply incredible. This beats Disneyland any day!

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    July 9, 2011 at 03:03

  52. This is an absolutely marvelous photo. The colors are gorgeous. It really should be on a wall in a frame.

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    July 9, 2011 at 03:21

  53. Ahhh… breathtaking! This is so gorgeous! I love it! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!

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    July 9, 2011 at 03:33

  54. Simply gorgeous! Glad to see you back!

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    July 9, 2011 at 04:42

  55. Beyond beautiful!
    Glorious !

    Margie 🙂

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    July 9, 2011 at 05:52

  56. Let the party begin!!! Beautiful, absolutely beautiful shot. Glad you had a great time at Disneyland–always a fun place to go. Mickie 🙂

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    July 9, 2011 at 05:53

  57. Beyond beautiful!
    Breathtaking!

    Margie 🙂

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    July 9, 2011 at 05:54

  58. Breathtaking! 🙂

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    July 9, 2011 at 05:58

  59. breathtakingly spectacular!!

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    July 9, 2011 at 09:36

  60. Stunning. Wonderful composition. Beautiful, just very beautiful. Great work,

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    July 9, 2011 at 10:29

  61. Beautiful wildlife shots.

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    July 9, 2011 at 13:46

  62. Taking a deeeep breath… this is simply stunning, Fi. And I must admit it’s more interesting to me than Disneyland.

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    July 9, 2011 at 16:12

  63. So beautiful – you’d find me there every evening for sure! Welcome home!

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    July 9, 2011 at 16:21

  64. Very cool photo. Love the colors.

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    July 9, 2011 at 17:50

  65. JM

    I’m in awe! What a gorgeous image!

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    July 9, 2011 at 19:20

  66. Maggie May

    Glad you had a wonderful time.
    A really beautiful scene.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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    July 9, 2011 at 21:19

  67. This is a stunning shot!

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    July 9, 2011 at 21:46

  68. The colours in the sky are fabulous. No wonder the life there is feeling kinda wild. 🙂

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    July 10, 2011 at 00:52

  69. Sandra

    Fabulous shot! That’s a beautiful part of the world you live in. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    July 10, 2011 at 03:43

  70. Absolutely gorgeous colors.

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    July 10, 2011 at 03:51

  71. Ladyfi,
    Incredibly beautiful sunset with water birds!All settings are perfect! Recently I tried to capture the shots of sunset several times. But I failed because all sunsets were no good. I am looking at your photo with admiration sigh. The most delicate and exquisite sunset I have ever seen.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    July 10, 2011 at 04:03

  72. Pretty darn impressive shots. I think the last is my favorite. Love those extra bright colors.

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    July 10, 2011 at 06:03

  73. wonderful colors and photo, just stunning

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    July 10, 2011 at 08:15

  74. I also was impressed with your photo Fi. Wonderful – Dave

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    July 10, 2011 at 09:46

  75. nice shot!

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    July 10, 2011 at 19:34

  76. Glad to have you back … I’m sure you missed your kind of nightlife as opposed to the Disney kind of nightlife!

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    July 11, 2011 at 03:57

  77. A gorgeous nightlife, and no doubt about it. Such rich colors!

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    July 11, 2011 at 05:14

  78. Hello – here is the poetic blog, the kind I really love. Wonderful images and words… Thank you for your kind comment at my sunset – I follow, because I want more of your expressions. Have a great summer!

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    July 11, 2011 at 07:35

  79. I’m glad you’re back!

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    July 11, 2011 at 13:13

  80. You’re right. They have the best costume during the sunset. Glad to have you back.
    Have a wonderful summer.

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    July 11, 2011 at 15:03

  81. STUNNING shot. 🙂

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    July 12, 2011 at 00:55

  82. Mildred

    Wow! Such a wonderful shot!
    Thanks for sharing;o)
    ¤ Have a nice and happy week ¤

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    July 12, 2011 at 01:08

  83. That was worth coming back to for sure!!! (And since even most of our grandkids are past the Disneyland stage, I’d rather see that sunset and those “wild” birds than I would Disneyland any time. But how cool that you can do both!!!!

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    July 12, 2011 at 07:40

  84. Disney and Paris! Oh, my! I love the colors in your photo!

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    July 13, 2011 at 04:29

  85. Wonderful scene and atmosphere.

    Regards!

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    July 20, 2011 at 18:35

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