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)


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Family of Kookaburras

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Kookaburras are always a joy in my world in the Dromana Hills, Mornington Peninsula.
Believe it or not, the ones second from the left and far right are both Spring babies.
Feeding them seems to be a family affair.
World Bird Wednesday #2

Happy characters
They could be wise laughing owls
Welcome visitors


Pic by Gemma Wiseman

World Bird Wednesday is hosted by Springman


EmptyNester said...

Incredible capture! Beautiful!

Naquillity said...

oh, these pictures are precious. i love them. i wish i were able to photograph these beauties. have a great day.

Christine said...

Sweet photos, Gemma. Thank you for sharing my favorite bird in all the world, that I have not yet met! :)

dreamfalcon said...

Great bird - and that portrait photo is very cool!

Springman said...

What a line up of characters! My anthropomorphic tendencies are shifting into overdrive. The detail in your photography is impressive and I can not stop saying Kookaburra!

Dixxe said...

OH these are gorgeous! Love the detail super shot. Thanks for sharing.

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

Aren't they just the cutest lil' babies...all in a row, what a fun shot Gemma, is there a bit of chattering going on there, I can imagine so!

Boy is it cold today, we actually had a bit of snow, not much, just a skiff, but the cold, I just don't want to go anywhere near the outside...brrrr...!!

Talk to me of warmer weather...please!!!


Small City Scenes said...

Aren't they wonderful. Great catch.
What was that childhood rhyme that started out:
Three little birdies sitting on a fence---I don't know the rest.
Well we could make it fit for 4 little birdies.....

Jean said...

Awww....super sweet birds!!! Wish we had here.:)

Øyvind Buljo said...

That's a cute gang, nice catch! The second photo is very sharp and detailed, increase the contrast and give it some vibrance/saturation, that should make it even better :)

Arija said...

Great shots Gemma, just like politicians . . . fence sitting!

Steve said...

Love the Kookaburras.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love those birds! Your photography is amazing.

Anonymous said...

lovely lovely pictures of kookabaras

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