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

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

How the fight began

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Feathers

“Hey everyone, look what I found to add to the nest.”

“You call that a feather? THIS is a feather!!”

At that is how the fight started until it was decided to bury the feather

Dive right in

Terri’s Sunday Stills: Taking the #Plunge

A Lewins Honeyeater decides to have a bath.

“This looks like a great place for a quick dip”

“Well….in I go”

“That was rather bracing!”

“Time to get out and dry off”

“Good. The sun is finally out again.”

Someone everyone knows

CitySonnet’s The Letter K

Ask about Australia, talk about birds. Here is one everyone knows of, some just by their call, others will have seen one at least in their lifetime.

Have a listen*

*From http://www.graemechapman.com.au/

I can look cheerful

or serious

I have lots of pretty colours that don’t always get shown

I do a good silhouette

When it gets cold, we huddle together to keep warm

I love to sit on a post and keep an eye out for a snack

It doesn’t take all that long until someone forgets I am there

Well I have to go now

See ya later