AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
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)


Monday, August 30, 2010

Ruffled But Still

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Seagulls lined up on a wall at Fisherman's Beach, Mornington Peninsula.
As I only focused on the first seagull, the others look like a strange, fading echo!
Macro Monday #101

The wind chill factor
Soft feathers may seem ruffled
But the soul is calm

Hosted by Lisa @ Lisa's Chaos


NicoleB said...

Beautiful Posers :D!
Lovely shot of these calm birds!

Pagan Sphinx said...

This is lovely. I love birds! All types really.

EG Wow said...

Nicely done, Gemma!

Shelley Munro said...

How did you get them to sit quietly? The ones near us won't let me get close enough, even with zoom. Great shot, BTW.

Mama Ko said...

Thas really cute, they stay still and they're pretty.

Icy BC said...

Beautiful bird!

Naquillity said...

Gemma, this is the most beautiful photo. they all seem so calm standing there.

what a gorgeous purple bloom (below). isn't it wonderful seeing something wake from winter's harsh hold?

another post below i'm quite fond of is I Know I Stand In Line... that, by far, is my favorite poem by you and the picture is precious. i love all those figurines.

congrats on your new science room at your school. i'm sure you're excited to see it open. it looks really nice.

hope all is well your way. have a great night.

Marja said...

they do look very calm what a wonderful shot

Evelyn said...

It's a nice shot Gemma.

Spiderdama said...

Great birds and photo! I like to take pictures of bird too:-)
Wish you a nice week!

Ellie said...

That picture is stunning, Gemma.

Madeleine said...

Wow fabulous photos on this site. Great Micro too. It's great fun isn't it?
Madeleine x

Jan n Jer said...

Nice shot, I love it.

Anonymous said...

wonderful how the front bird is facing a different direction then the rest!



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