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Images of Canberra – Rosellas in the Golden Wattle as seen from John’s shower

By johnboy - 22 August 2005 24

Every now and then in this town you see something of such unspeakable and senseless beauty that you curse not having a camera handy. So when, midway through my shower this morning (I’m having a day in lieu for those who are curious as to timing), I saw these two browsing through the wattle I was ticked off at the little buggers for their poor timing. Thankfully they waited until my ablutions were complete and I was able to run and get the new camera. The shot was taken naked and dripping through a fly screen, so I think it came out pretty well all things considered (and figuring out manual focus is still on my “to do” list).

Rosellas in the wattle as seen from John\'s shower.

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24 Responses to
Images of Canberra – Rosellas in the Golden Wattle as seen from John’s shower
Kerces 5:39 pm 23 Aug 05

Terubo, I suspect he would answer not nearly often enough…

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 5:21 pm 23 Aug 05

I hear the sound of a can of worms opening, and I think birds like worms…

terubo 5:05 pm 23 Aug 05

Do birds often watch you in the shower, JB?

Chalker 4:20 pm 23 Aug 05

Ah yes, I should have read the original post more carefully.
Was the fly screen the cause of you switching from auto to manual focus, JB? As in the camera couldn’t acheive a focus “lock” (or insert proper terminology here)

johnboy 11:45 pm 22 Aug 05

The flyscreen was vertical, as was I, so no cross dripping. the window is kept open to avoid fogging.

no tiles.

Samuel Gordon-Stewar 11:36 pm 22 Aug 05

The writeup makes it sound like you were dripping through the flyscreen…were you standing on a mat, tiles always feel cold after a shower…the only time wet tiles underfoot feel good is during a shower…and don’t get me started on wet socks.

blossy 6:26 pm 22 Aug 05


Kerces 5:19 pm 22 Aug 05

wattle in Canberra…it must be spring!

terubo 5:04 pm 22 Aug 05

I think it’s just the steam from your shower – unless you were having a cold one.

johnboy 3:31 pm 22 Aug 05

hmm, yes, let’s blame the soft focus on the flyscreen!

Fiona 3:27 pm 22 Aug 05

thanks for the background. 😉

Chalker 1:42 pm 22 Aug 05

Very nice JB, the flyscreen seems to have added a “soft focus” effect.

Thumper 1:03 pm 22 Aug 05

Oh, okay….

Brain is still in neutral after the weekend….

You should get a VP day shot from me soon.

johnboy 1:00 pm 22 Aug 05

ummm, No.

That would be why I had to run and get it? On account of not showering with it?

Thumper 12:55 pm 22 Aug 05

You shower with a camera?????

Odd behaviour one must deduce….

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