An example of how at the weirdest of times nature can be generous in its co-operation. I cycled past this at about 7 in the morning and as I had only a few minutes to spare took a dozen shots. Two hours later I came back and the same bird was in the same spot with entirely different lighting conditions. Normally, if I so much of reach for my camera this kind of bird will fly off, but it was still there when I left 20 minutes later replete with shots from all angles, which as usual left me with 2~3 I was half happy with….

I’ve been living in Japan now for many years as Teacher of English as a Second Language. My hobbies include photography and I also spend a lot of my free time making ‘machinima’ animation movies. These can be seen on Vimeo

View Full Profile


  • Kasia Nowak
    Kasia Nowakabout 5 years ago

    This minimalism is very Japanese! Looks like a painting. NB. You’re very lucky, wildlife has never been this kind to me (well, maybe apart from my Curious Robin shot which was taken while lying in my tent). :)

  • Asoka
    Asokaabout 5 years ago


  • Thanks.

    – kibishipaul

  • terugvanver
    terugvanverabout 5 years ago

    superb composition and sharpness

  • Rachel Davison
    Rachel Davisonabout 5 years ago


  • hsien-ku
    hsien-kuabout 5 years ago

    this is my favourite of yours so far. the composition is so perfectly elegant!

  • funkyfacestudio
    funkyfacestudioabout 5 years ago

    Simply beautiful !

  • Catherine Hadler
    Catherine Hadlerabout 5 years ago

    lovely image and I like your story ;o)

  • Crowmanic
    Crowmanicabout 5 years ago

  • Many thanks to the Image Writing group for finding this worthy enough to feature.

    – kibishipaul

  • Gail Bridger
    Gail Bridgerabout 5 years ago

    wow…love it!! Congrats too!

  • Thank you Gail

    – kibishipaul

  • gail anderson
    gail andersonabout 5 years ago

  • Wow! Two in the space of an hour. That’s a first. Many thanks to JPG Cast Offs for the honor.

    – kibishipaul

Samsung Galaxy S5 Cases

Register your email address to be first in line

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait