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 28, 2008

Neighbourly Shadows

Pic by Gemma Wiseman ~ Cockatoos feed on the back verandah of my neighbour's house. Late in the afternoon, they create wonderful shots on the white brick wall of the next house.
Shadow Shot Sunday #32

Afternoon shadows
Sunflower seeds are calling
Last wings of the day


Baruch said...

The perfect shadow shot

A Wild Thing said...

What a perfect shot you caught. I just can't imagine cockatoos flying around your home, what an exotic sight indeed.

Glad to hear things are coming along. Soon this new year of dreams and promise will be upon us and we'll strive for the beauty of each and every day in a new world...I hope!

I'm so enjoying the shots of your new neighborhood, I feel a little closer that way.

From my house to your house, have a wonderful Sunday friend!


Chubby Chieque said...

Góday Gem,

Wonderful neighboring shot! Perfect again, well, U always got the perfect one!

Thanks for visiting and hope you enjoy the New Year.


Cloudia said...

Magical, Gemma! I've been obsessed with butterfly shadows here in Waikiki. Perhaps the phrase "Butterfly Shadow" will appear in a near-future post; or perhaps I should gift it to Akelamalu? Aloha, Beauty!

Jan said...

Wonderful shot. If you lived here, I'd have thought the shadow was a hawk. A cockatoo seems so much friendlier.

Anonymous said...

I'm not playing, but I had to stop and comment on this lovely shadow shot.
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Waw, the shadow of the bird is wonderful !
Greetings from Belgium !

Sylvia K said...

Love the bird shadow! Just perfect!
Greetings fro Seattle, WA. Thanks for sharing and have a Happy New Year!

Olga said...

That's such a great capture of the bird!

bobbie said...

Ohhhh Nice! A beautiful capture!

Hey Harriet said...

That's so cool! Cockatoos are such fun little characters. Such a joy to watch them and their crazy antics! Even more fun in shadow form!

Wishing you the very best for 2009 Gemma :)

Alissa Nicolau said...

What a great shot! How lucky to have had your camera out and ready.

Happy New Year - Alissa

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Perfect! What a perfect backdrop for your shadow!
Happy New Year Gemma!
Karla & Karrie

Dianne said...

the birds are so wonderful to watch!

amazing shadow

paisley said...

what an absolutely perfect shot!!!!

Lisa's RetroStyle said...

What a perfect in flight

Raven said...

What a great shot! And wonderful poem to match. Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

That is an awesome shadow shot!
Happy New Year!

Jeques said...

You are quick and Lucky to have captured that perfect moment when the shadow is in its perfect form.

Chance always favor a ready heart - you were in the perfect time and ready. And the poem to match . . . awesome! The minimalist yet powerful element of the Haiku form is perfect to highlight the beauty of this fleeting moment, and the strong emotion you manage to attach to the words and the image tied them together in a perfect knot of your poetic gift.

Thanks for being part of my writing life in 2008, Gemma. I was less active towards the end of the year but I'm enthused to start in a fresh slate in the dawning year ahead.

May the year to come is as fruitful for you and may it spring more blessings.

Seize 2009!

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

High Desert Diva said...

Great shot! The bird's shadow looks huge!

Unknown said...

Nice shot Gemma, here's wishing you a happy new year :D

Chubby Chieque said...

Happy New Year Gem...

God Bless!



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