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)


Sunday, December 19, 2010

I think it's a long-legged fly?

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ A fly? which landed outside on the verandah!
Shadow Shot Sunday #135

It think it's a fly
Perhaps it is beautiful
Sci-fi like shadow

Hosted by Tracy @ Hey Harriet


Anonymous said...

That's bizarre, I've never seen a fly with legs that long. It make for great reflections!

Sylvia K said...

I've never seen a fly with legs that long either, but Woody is right, it does make for a terrific shadow shot! Hope you have a great weekend, Gemma!


Ellie said...

Makes me think of the Jeff Goldblum film. Great picture.

Martha Z said...

He is different than any fly I have see. Your Christmas card is lovely,

Ralph said...

With views and shadows this lovely, I may not think of a fly as a pest again! The long and spindly legs ad an elegant air to this insect...

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Gemma that is an amazing picture ! I have caught some very colourful flies on my flowers but none like this long legged beasty !! Great shot and now I am thinking of Jeff Goldbloom too?LOL
Joy wink wink

Miss Becky said...

I think it's a fly with mosquito legs. whatever, it's a great, fun shadow shot. love the haiku :)

Sweet Repose-Junk Revival said...

I had to chuckle, a Google ad on pest control popped up on your blogoversary widget...too funny! What a shot, I had a fly fall on my mousepad last night from who knows where, but he wasn't moving too fast from the I put him out of his misery...derned flies anyway!

So sorry about the unusual weather down there, you should be luxuriating in it, it will come, as winter has finally laid us to rest, but we've been very busy at the shop, shoppers in droves coming out for last minute trinkets. Many people have just discovered us, so maybe that's a good sign.

Bet you're excited about seeing your son for the holiday, sorta like I am with my Grandson, always good to visit with the younger generation, even if they think yer 'round the bend'!!! We'll be having dinner at my daughters', just my pops, brother, daughter and grandson, we don't have a big family anymore and we aren't gift givers anymore either, just wishers of good will and good cheer, guess that's what it's all about! Wish I had this magic wand that could transport me anywhere in the world, I'd point it south down under so I could say those wonderful words in person...merry Christmas Gemma, you're the best virtual sister ever!!!

A ginormous frosty hug from Iowa...and wishing you the merriest of days ahead and a prosperous New Year!!!


sarayutouched said...

very long legs indeed!! what a great shot gemma.

here's to a blessed week ahead.
merry Christmas!!!

hugs from frozen michigan!!

rebecca said... the flesh and in the shadow!

Kelly said...

Wow! That looks like a cross between a fly and a mosquito to me. Either way, I wouldn't want it landing on me!

Wonderful shadows!

Jo Williams Photography said...

Oh Gemma, I love these shadow shots. Great shadows.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Looks like some DNA got mixed up with a mosquito!! This is a pair of fabulous, intriguing photos!!

I played shadow shot for the first time today...My LINK

Stop by if you can.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

Wow...he is leggy, huh!?! Great capture.

LauraX said...

fantastic capture Gemma...Wow!

Hey Harriet said...

Haha! Love your sci-fi-fly! And those legs do look unusually long! A really neat capture Gemma! I hope you have a most beautiful Christmas and a wonderful time over your holidays! xo

Beverley Baird said...

Wow - that is a great shot of a strange-looking fly! Love the shadows it makes tho.
Here's wishing you a Merry Christmas!



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