Look Up, Look Down-Wk-48

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My

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What is it?

~~~~~gull_0226I thought I was photographing a local seagull this morning, until…
gull_0228I downloaded them to my computer this evening and noticed

the yellow hood it is wearing.

gull_0227The crane and buildings are at least one kilometre away

and my 200 mm zoom lens was stretched to full zoom.
gull_0229The cap, or hood, the bird is wearing alerted me to the fact the I had

photographed something I had not previously sighted.

gull_0230Could it be a rare new species?  Could I get naming rights?

I can just see it…Woolly’s Golden Gull  😉

If it’s pest at your back door please tell what it’s called.

Google has not been helpful…this time.

 

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-47

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My

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seagull_0021I love the colour blends on seagulls.

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kookaburra_0202This kookaburra and its mates would eat out of our hands.

Unfortunately, my camera, or its operator, was not performing at peak level

on the day, which lead to limited usable photos.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-46

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My

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This is not exactly a ‘Look Up’ or ‘Look Down’….maybe ‘Look along’?
sunrise_0001Last Thursday, the sun was just beginning to peep over the horizon…
sunrise_0004and through the trees.
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A minute or two later…

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-45

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Even though they have ‘mean’ eyes…
1-seagull_0036I do like them.  This time they put on a wonderful show for me.
3-seagull_0037This group soared high over the tree tops…
2-seagull_0036and higher, then…

4-seagull_0050banking, before diving and…
5-seagull_0123swooping in low over the water.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-44

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My

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Driving along, minding my own business today, when above the tree line I spied this .

building_0002Further exploration revealed that the slab of a new house was in the process of being poured.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-43

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My

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This was my Wordless Wednesday entry, this week.

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Although I was looking down at it….

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pelican_0115it was also looking down while in the process of grooming.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-42

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My

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More flowers.

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Dwarf Agapanthus

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Our tibouchina looks quite small when looking down on it.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-41

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My

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Clouds.

clouds_0030I was hoping for some rain from these clouds…no such luck.  However, the formation was worth the photo.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-40

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My

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For those of us with enough ‘life experience’ to remember…

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may just remember some shots like these which made squillions for…
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Richard Bach and Neil Diamond.  It was just ‘a couple of years ago.’
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In February 1980 I was in Christchurch, New Zealand, ending a three-week camping holiday.
seagull_0033 Even back then airlines suffered from delays.

Six or seven hours, in this instance, I believe.
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One of my fellow campers mentioned that the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra was performing Jonathan Livingston Seagull that night.  Was I interested?

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So off we jogged, yes jogged, to the Christchurch Town Hall.  Now a Town Hall sounds like a reasonably small venue, doesn’t it?  However, the Christchurch Town Hall can, or could, seat 75 more patrons than the Sydney Opera House.  Or were those Kiwis pulling my leg again?  And after the show we ran back to our hotel in time to catch a bus out to the airport for our 0100 flight out of Christchurch.seagull_0036

Our early morning flight allowed me to catch an early morning train back to Warrnambool, about three hours from Melbourne.  I remember it being rather surreal as when talking to locals our experience of the previous night was still fresh in my mind.  I am sure no-one believed me when I said “Last night I saw a performance  of Jonathan Livingston Seagull in Christchurch.”

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These shots were taken at Point Richards at Port Arlington on the Bellarine Peninsula, yesterday, Friday, May 23.

DSC_0079 My Johnathan is setting off over Port Philip Bay or the entrance to Corio Bay…also part of Port Phillip Bay.

DSC_0082 The mountain in the background is the You Yangs which are situated between Melbourne and Geelong.

One last thing,  these photos are best viewed at this size.  A couple are definitely not fit for enlarging.

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Look Up, Look Down-Wk-39

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My

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Some photos from Geelong’s summer foreshore.
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Geelong and Ballarat are only about an hours drive from each other.

However, Ballarat is inland and trips to the coast are common.

DSC_0511Towering above one of the foreshore rotunda is the summer attraction at Geelong…

DSC_0507the Giant Sky Wheel.

DSC_0506  They were known simply as Ferris Wheels when I was a boy!

DSC_0499Whatever they are called the modern version is much larger than those in days of yore.

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