We spent a sunny afternoon at the botanical gardens in Kyoto. It was kind of between seasons and not that much was in flower really except these tremendous poppies.
There was entertainment at the lotus ponds.
What were all the photographers with their HUGE lenses waiting for? Was it the storks or the koi or the little turtles? A lady tapped me on the shoulder and said 'kingfisher'!
Everyone went nuts when it flew across the pond, dived, caught a fish in front of us and then went and sat in a tree. Can you see him? I wish I'd have had a bigger lens that day too!