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Saturday Morning Photo-shoot

Being Saturday, I was able to have a bit of a sleep-in this morning. Not for long though. An hour after the usual time I get up, I heard kookaburras cackling outside my bedroom.

It was a beautiful sound to wake up to. And when I looked outside I saw two kookaburras looking at me expectantly. I wasn’t thinking about feeding them though, I made a bee-line for my camera!

The light of the morning was perfect for a photo session. The sky was blue, and the morning light crystal clear.

And I had not two, but three supermodels, posing, ready to begin their photo-shoot. Will you look at those synchronized poses!

As I clicked away, I noticed the view behind my clothesline. Okay, so the clothesline is arguably not the most glamorous prop for three such stunning models, but look at the view behind them! Unfortunately, I am just a tad short to get a decent shot of the mountain without the lines across it, but that was easily fixed.

I dragged an outdoor chair across to the right position, climbed up, and there you have it – supermodel kookaburra in front of an amazing backdrop! Mount Warning, palm trees, clear blue sky, who could ask for more?

After waiting so long for the photographer to finish getting just the right shots, the supermodels were all famished! Some of their friends had arrived by that time too, so they all went off to the feeding table for breakfast. Oh, and I almost forgot! Here’s the mountain, looking gloriously spring-like, early on a fine Saturday morning. 🙂

8 thoughts on “Saturday Morning Photo-shoot

  1. Your models are beautiful, and how wonderful that they are willing to pose for you. It finally occurred to me that kookaburras look a lot like kingfishers (birds we have here around the pond). It turns out they are a terrestrial type of kingfisher. I don’t know why I missed that in the past.

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    1. It amazes me how cooperative they are when I’m taking photos, Robin! They are very “knowing” birds – “if we pose, you’ll feed us – right?” Lol.
      I wrote a post last month – – in which I added a lot of detail about the kookaburras. I had an assignment to do and had to choose a backyard visitor, so the kookaburras seemed to be an obvious choice. You are right, they are members of the kingfisher family. 🙂


    1. When I dragged the chair over I was a tad worried that they’d take fright and fly away! But luckily they stayed calm and continued to pose. Perhaps they were questioning my sanity though – that could explain why the three of them are looking at me so inquisitively in the fourth-last photo! 😉


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