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I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Sunday, March 8, 2009

Shadowed Black Suit


Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Young magpie walking in the shadows on my verandah
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Shadow Shot Sunday #42
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Young magpie explores
Bravely sidesteps fierce dragons
Shadowy black suit
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10 comments:

Sweet Repose said...

What a mischevous young bird, true to it's species, can't wait to get the bird shots this spring, as the sun peaks through a pretty hefty thunderstorm this morning...signs of coming attractions...SPRING!

Hope your summer is recovering from the fires and bringing back the beauty of your Mornington Peninsula!

Have a wonderful Sunday friend and bunches of bear hugs!!!

sharon

Rosebud Collection said...

What a sweet shot..I always feel so lucky to catch a picture of a bird..you did a good job. I like that dragon..Happy SSS..

annette said...

He looks like he is out for a sunday walk, have a good week Gemma :0)

Sylvia K said...

Great shot! He does look as though he's out for a Sunday walk!

Hey Harriet said...

Hehe...that's cute. I'm wondering if he is the same maggie that posed for you a couple of posts back. If so, I think he fancies being the centre of attention. I like the colours of the young maggies :)

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

Cool shadow shot! I don't think I have ever really seen a magpie {except a cartoon}
Have a good week Gemma!

Happily Retired Gal said...

Wonderful Shadow Shot and haiku too. I'm not sure I've ever seen a Magpie in person.
Hugs and blessings,

Catherine said...

a very effective shot with all the dappled shadows..

Catherine said...

a very effective shot with all the dappled shadows..

PJ said...

Magpies are very cheeky birds. It was prolly in the shadows looking for shiny objects to steal!

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