The first 'Birds' is a sculpture on the grounds of the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, and the second a lone crane at the base of the Falls on the Brazilian side. I am sorry I have no names or guarantees that the rest of these birds are native to Brasil, but the shots are nice. The last two birds were drawing a crowd on the trail along the Argentina side of the falls. They were out in the open, in the wild and singing for those stopping to watch and take photos. Don't have the names, but definitely native - oops to Argentina although there is no way for them to know they were on the Argentina side of the falls.... so lets just agree they are Brazilian.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
My Town Friday Shoot-out - Birds
I am still working on Camillo’s older computer, mine had a hard drive crash the first day of 2010 – and because I didn’t want a pirated version of Windows Vista (64 bit) on the new hard drive – and I wanted the program in English, it has taken now over 2 weeks and still no computer and no reassurance that the data can be recovered…. Thank goodness my photos were almost totally moved to the external drive. Only my last trip to Salvador, Bahia was on the hard drive.
Now to this week's Friday Shoot-out - Birds.
I have done photos and posts of the few birds that we see at the house in Nova Friburgo before, in fact there are 11 posts noted on the side panel’s label list under Brasil-Birds. I didn’t want to tell those same stories again and had one other idea that didn’t pan out. I don’t know if it a custom in other areas of Brasil but in the state of Rio de Janeiro it is a common site to see small bird cages hanging outside of stores, riding on bicycles handlebars, being carried along by laborers on their way to work. I wasn’t able to get any photos of this and didn’t get a chance to ask for the story of why, so I will save that post for later.
For this week’s FSO – Birds, I am going into my archive for the photos from a trip we took several years ago to Iguaçu falls. Across the street from the entrance to the Brazilian side of the falls was a small bird sanctuary. I use the word sanctuary loosely because most of the birds were behind wire mesh fences – more of a bird prison as far as I could see. I hope I have picked a nice cross-section of these birds to show you.