I have posted this photo on my facebook page but thought I would post here too for those people who follow my blog but are not connected on fb. I am a keen amateur photographer, often using my images as support or stimulus for paintings. But I also love photography as an art medium in its own right…. sometimes creative and sometimes, as in this shot, simply to record the beauty of the natural world. This New Holland Honeyeater is an Australian Native bird. They are very energetic and flit quickly through the mass of branches and blooms of this beautifully flowering Japonica. This photo was taken from our dining room.