After the storm was over.......... Silver Eye........! by Roy  Massicks

After the storm was over.......... Silver Eye........! by 


After the two day storm which had up to 168k per hour winds and torrential rain and which also caused floods and slips, this little Silver Eye was busily restoring himself to order. He shook then preened himself for quite some time !

Location: My garden, Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic, LUMIX – GH2 at 300mm, 100×300 lens, 1/2000, f/8, iso 1250, manual.
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicks9 months ago

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Trupp9 months ago

    Very nice capture

  • Thank you Larry.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Keala
    Keala9 months ago

    He has had a nice shower! This is lovely Roy!

  • Thank you Keala. I think he was nearly drowned in that storm !

    – Roy Massicks

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt9 months ago

    Poor thing, his feathers are certainly Ruffled!

  • They surely were Kay but all is back to normal now ! Thank you for commenting.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Anthony G Comella
    Anthony G Comella9 months ago

    Awesome capture – like the composition on this guy Roy ! Tony

  • Many thanks for your very kind comment Tony – life is back to normal for them now that the storm is over !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Kathy Reid
    Kathy Reid9 months ago

    Time for a makeover after the storm…..great shot Roy!

  • Most definitely Kathy – some of them really looked the worse for wear ! I do appreciate your kind comment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarkson9 months ago

    Oh my word, this could be a bad hair day! I’m just so relieved they made it through that horrific storm! Absolutely beautiful capture Roy!

  • Now that would have made a great title Maree ! It always amazes us how they survive such fierce conditions when a storm brews. Your wonderful comment and favourite is appreciated. When i went out on the deck during the storm there were six Sparrows sheltering under the porch roof but i didn’t see any of the other birds.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Lee Jones
    Lee Jones9 months ago

    Lovely capture and composition!

  • Many thanks for your great comment Lee – I just love these little birds !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Janone
    Janone9 months ago

    Oh.. It looks he is feeling sad…Great picture, Roy.

  • He was most definitely wet and bedraggled Jan ! Thank you so much for the favourite and wonderful comment !

    – Roy Massicks

  • billfox256
    billfox2569 months ago

    A little wet but still mighty good looking!!! A terrific capture Roy!!! Bill

  • He was when he finished preening Bill – they are very resilient little birds. Thank you for your great comment.

    – Roy Massicks

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