I told you to hang on tight..........! by Roy  Massicks

I told you to hang on tight..........! by 


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As Is.
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Retired and happy.

These little birds are so delighful to watch with their antics ! I also could have entitled this – ’ The point of no return !’
Silver Eyes ( Wax Eyes ) taken at the back of our house in Paihia, Bay of Islands, New Zealand.

Panasonic LUMIX – GH 2 at 252mm, 100 × 300 lens, 1/50, f/6.3, iso 640,
From a single RAW image.


  • Roy  Massicks
    Roy Massicksover 2 years ago

  • David Davies
    David Daviesover 2 years ago

    It looks as if it’s giggling, Roy!

  • Cheers David – they are the most comical birds to watch ! Re giggle – he does too, that could be me giggling when Heather fell off the back of the canal boat into the Avon River……lol !

    – Roy Massicks

  • NikonJohn
    NikonJohnover 2 years ago

    These bird photos keep getting better! So much fun.

  • Many thanks John – so pleased you like them ! Some of the bully birds are chasing them away at the moment.

    – Roy Massicks

  • myraj
    myrajover 2 years ago

    WOW! Wonderful capture Roy. Looks incredible viewed larger. The expression on hisface is great.

  • Many thanks Myra – they are funny little fellows to watch, quite comical !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Thank you also for the favourite.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekover 2 years ago

    Terrific capture and detail Roy … fun title too ~ they certainly seem to enjoy those apples!

  • Thank you Susie – they are loving the apples and also the breadcrumbs I put out. Must buy them Kiwi Fruit and Mandarins by the bag when the roadside stalls, next to the orchards, appear again.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 2 years ago

  • Thank you Ray.

    – Roy Massicks

  • AnnetteHoll
    AnnetteHollover 2 years ago

    wonderful capture Roy !

  • Thank you so much Annette for the lovely comments and favourite. I boobed yesterday – I deleted a whole memory card from the camera in error. I erased some really good ones. Never mind, I’ll have to try again !

    – Roy Massicks

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 2 years ago

    A wonderful piece of work dear Roy.x

  • Many thanks Catherine – love your comments !

    – Roy Massicks

  • trueblvr
    trueblvrover 2 years ago

    I have never seen any of these guys except on the web. they look like so much fun…great capture

  • Thank you so much Di – I do appreciate your interest. They are the comedians of the NZ bird world with their family squabbles ! Maybe, only surpassed by our big mountain parrots, the Kea and Kaka for fun birds. They get drunk on the nectar and stagger around.

    – Roy Massicks

  • Poverty
    Povertyover 2 years ago

    It’s got to the stage where I have to make sure I’m sitting safely when I look at some of these hysterical shots of yours as otherwise I could well fall off the chair laughing. B….y great. Tony.

  • Many thanks Tony – I’d love to take a photo of you falling off your chair ! Do you think the ’ Birds Group’ would accept it ? So pleased you enjoy their antics.

    – Roy Massicks

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