The Peewee and the tree

Franks C.P. #6: In-Camera Abstraction

I have enjoyed attempting some ICM (Intentional Camera Movement) which has been more lighting focused in the past.

Maybe this photo could be titled “Seagulls at the Waterfront” taken from a high rise overlooking Sydney Harbour

These are more like my usual nature photos with a twist, hence the title of this post. The Magpie Lark is also called a Peewee which suited my titling better than Magpie Lark and the Tree lol

Do you have any ICM to show Frank?

Time to rap at the birdbath

Debbie’s Six Word Saturday

The jukebox is this playing in the background as the rap. The Rainbow Lorikeets favourite song

A request for a song from Margaret to accompany the post

5 Minutes Ago – 28 January

Hammad’s Weekend Sky #86

Last weekend the sky had a wonderful morning display. I just had to take those photos for Weekend Sky but didn’t post them. The morning sky also held a surprise as well.

21 January skies

It is hard to get the full effect of the sunrise with it’s blazing yellow sun

While to the north, the sun is just reaching the tops of the Eucalypts and our Moon was still shining bright. This photo is from the old little camera which is not being used for morning sky photos any more but still is the small pocket sized camera I will use for my emergency camera if out and about and my main cameras don’t function as I would like.

These are this mornings photos. I was awake about an hour after sunrise this morning. After wild storms over the past few days, the blue morning skies are back, heralding more hot days with afternoon storms.

The northern sky, the sun fully lighting the Eucalypts and a wisp of cloud

Here is the sky on the 26th at around 5pm just before the wild wind and rain arrived

and coloured tinged clouds at sunset

A leg or two

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feet and Legs

Had so many ideas for this challenge but I am tired and can’t find what I want so here is a human photo

A new photo of legs

and an old photo of legs and feet in a shop

and a few animal “hands”

and some legs

A yellow sky

Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Sol

A mix of colours in the afternoon sky. Do you know why? Have you heard of Rayleigh Scattering? or Mie Scattering?

This could be a combination of Rayleigh scattering, Mie scattering and the angle of the sun.

Rayleigh scattering is related to the chemical composition of the atmosphere and occurs when the particles causing the scattering are smaller in size than the wavelengths of radiation in contact with them (this is why the sky appears blue most of the time).
The yellow sky is likely mostly owing to Mie scattering. Mie scattering is caused by pollen, dust, smoke, water droplets(the most likely culprit in this case), and other particles in the lower portion of the atmosphere. It occurs when the particles causing the scattering are larger than the wavelengths of radiation in contact with them.
The angle of the sun and Raleigh scattering may also be at play, when the sun is low in the sky sunlight passes through more air than when the sun is higher in the sky.
More atmosphere means more molecules to scatter the violet and blue light away from your eyes. If the path is long enough, all of the blue and violet light scatters out of your line of sight. The other colors continue on their way to your eyes.
This is why sunsets are often yellow, orange, and red.

The above information was found on https://earthscience.stackexchange.com/

The bushmans alarm clock

Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Chuckle

There’s lots of things
to make you
chuckle
in the Aussie bush.

Just this morning
I was awake
early
when the
bushmans alarm clock
went off.

I popped into
the garden,
cup of tea
in hand
and discussed
the situation.

We chatted
a while
with no agreement
on waking time.

The bushmans alarm clock

Goo-Goor-Gaga the Kookaburra

Long ago in the Dreamtime, when the animals were first on the earth which were very much bigger than they are today, there was a time when there was no sun, only a moon and stars.

One day, Dinewan the emu and Brolga the beautiful dancing bird, were out on a large plain arguing and fighting. Brolga got so angry that she ran over to Dinewan’s nest and grabbed one of her large eggs, which she threw up into the sky with all her might. It landed on a heap of firewood breaking, spilling the yellow yolk, which burst into flames. This lit up the whole world below to the astonishment of all the creatures as they had only been used to the semi-darkness and were dazzled by such brightness.

A good spirit who lived in the sky saw how beautiful the earth looked when it was lit up by this blaze. He thought it would be a good thing to make a fire every day; which he has done ever since. All night the good spirit and his helpers collect wood and stack it up. When the stack is nearly big enough, the good spirit sends out the morning star to let them know on earth that the fire will soon be lit.

However, the spirits found that sending out the morning star was not enough because those who slept did not see it. The spirits decided they must have a noise made at the dawn of each new day to announce the arrival of the sun, which would wake the sleepers – but what noise.

Then one day the spirits heard the laughter of Goo-goor-gaga, the kookaburra ringing through the air. This was the noise the spirits were looking for. They asked Goo-goor-gaga that as the morning star faded and the day dawned, every morning would he laugh his loudest to awaken all the sleepers before sunrise. Goo-goor-gaga agreed and has done so ever since – making the air ring with his early morning laughter.

*https://www.kullillaart.com.au/dreamtime-stories/Goo-Goor-Gaga-the-Kookaburra

Australia – Always was, Always will be