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)

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Peeking


Two kookaburras in late afternoon winter sunlight


We have been waiting
I wonder if she'll feed us
It's getting so late


Linking to:
Shadow Shot Sunday 2

17 comments:

Sivinden said...

Such charming birds! Great shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

I like that they are looking in the same direction. Sweet-looking birds.

frayedattheedge said...

Cute little birds - I remember learning a song about the when I was little!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Those are the cutest, most adorable birds I've EVER seen. How can I be my advanced age and never have seen a picture of a kookaburra? So adorable that they come to you to be fed.......and even let you take their photo without startling.

I once came within - no kidding - two feet of a gigantic eagle. He was perched on a railing on an overlook platform in Clayoquot Sound. AND I had my eye looking through my camera, and took a picture, BUT I TOOK IT IN THE WRONG DIRECTION. I was so fascinated by the refracted light in the sky, that got my last shot. Then the eagle flapped up and away and I cussed myself for missing the shot of a lifetime. Always so close, but no cigar! hee hee.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful little birds, Gemma, and a wonderful shadow shot for the day! Hope your weekend is going well!

Ralph said...

These two almost appear to be smiling - knowing full well that the photo artist captured their great look and excellent shadows!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Well, did you feed these adorable little beggars?

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh, how this makes me smile....first the picture, then the haiku (it is exactly what their expression is saying) then me singing "kookaburra sits in the old gum tree....." and takes me back to childhood!! Thanks for the smiles Gemma!!

Beverley Baird said...

Are these young birds? They almost look tame - especially if your haiku is describing them!

Genie said...

The little guy on the right has the cutest expression on his face. What a wonderful capture. Hope you gave them some late din-din. genie

Dianne said...

they're so perfectly posed for you
they're adorable
the light is golden

Irene said...

So cute! Never seen birds like this before!

Irene

Catherine said...

what a cute shot....

chubskulit said...

Are they saying sweet nothings to each other?

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Apples equally well to my magpies!

Paula Scott said...

What do they eat and are they waiting for you to feed them? They are soooo cute!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I love -- and envy -- your birds (how could you not love these guys?)

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