180 Degrees, Northern New South Wales, Australia

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Bird attraction @ @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The introduction of the blueberry grenade was revolutionary. Screwed onto the railway, it invited the birds to pick out their favourite fruits up close and personal.

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Safe and sound @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It also proved to all birds, that it’s safe to eat here. No one would be willingly harmed.

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A moment @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Chester has his moments.

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Busy @ Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But is generally pre-occupied.

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Shy girl @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This proved vital for female bowerbirds, who were particularly shy.

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Here I am @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Now they compete freely with other birds.

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Overdecompopulated @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

However, the patio became overdecompopulated as tension grew. It turned into a birdy roundabout and I had to think outside this square.

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180 Degrees @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

180 degrees to be exact. This is the angle of the sun shining through the photographic sphere.

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Director @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

My directors camp chair followed accordingly.

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C’mon! @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And Action.

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Light catcher @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The front porch catches the very first sunlight, which glows in colours.

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Rolling in @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

With the sun came early morning guests.

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Early days @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

This frontier was the start of my photographic adventure here.

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Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The whole patio makes photographic sense.

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Mingled @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Various plants and pots compete with blooms of colours.

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Woodwork @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The brown hardwood is outlined in grey and white.

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Originals @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Original rustics are still pinned to the wooden structure.

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Purpose @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They may have been purposely added for that reason a century ago.

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Happy chappy @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Birds are most active early mornings. It was a long night for parents, their young ones are hungry.

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Who feeds who? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A healthy breakfast is a great start to any day.

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East but not least @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I was waiting and took full advantage of the circumstances presented.

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Golden Triangle @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

After a coffee break and evaluation of appearances, my focus points follows the side porch to three objects glaring in the sun;

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Golden Triangle @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The Golden Triangle.

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Tricky @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Many hours were lost here, this one is tricky.

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Outback porch @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Focusing on all three domains at the same time is impossible.

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Homework @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But I have done my homework.

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Outstanding @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The outstanding feature though is the Bumpy Ash, or ‘Magic Tree. 

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Magical @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s not only the tree’s perfect location in the shire but the presentation of its statue couldn’t be constructed any better. The short stump veers into four equal and diagonal trunks, running parallel to each other.

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Lost in the forest @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Stable limbs branch into umbrella-like beams, which spread out flawlessly, yet bizarre.

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Mazerunner @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A wooden maze that keeps amazing me.

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Tree parking @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And just like that, the tree is loaded with colourful feathers.

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Shelter @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A leaf oasis offers shade and shelter.

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Leavy @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Better holy leafs than no leafs.

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Leaving @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The branches that had no leafs will eventually leave.

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Opera @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Dead limbs twist and turn into a perfect opera hall.

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Hotspot @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Until then, they will be well used and photographed.

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Observing @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

They offer all spectators equal vision over the spectacles.

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What about me? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s easier to screech at someone from up here when you’re little.

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Cuddlx @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

And nicer to cuddle up.

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Babyface @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Morning routine anyone?

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Unsocial @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

How is this for social distancing?

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Doubled @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The early morning sun shimmers softly from eastern horizons.

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Afternoon flair @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

While the afternoon sun returns the favour in the opposite direction. It’s truly magical. 

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Whats cooking? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

From here, Frodo observes the breakfast offerings on the veranda.

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Rush hour @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Damn, the early morning beak-hour has already started.

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A berry in blue? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Beakaboo, and who are you?

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I’m blue, ladidi, ladida @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The fruit bowl is already loaded with juicy blueberries, just the way he likes it. 

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Watchful @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Birds, that have been spooked off the rail, often rush to the nearby barrel sticks.

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Sit and wait @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It is a quick escape route for a hasty retreat.

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More than it seems @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Originally, these sticks were safety measures to avoid bird drownings.

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More than this @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It turned out to be more than this.

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Scaly Breasted @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Lorikeets in particular like to warm up here early mornings.

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Rested @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Rosellas respite for a refreshing drink.

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Take-off @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Wild ginger edges in lush greens behind.

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Focus point @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It hadn’t been me if there weren’t any fruits presented. Local flowers decorate delicately. Perfect.

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Stopover @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Even though our bohemian tree has lost its vibrant flowers, the bowerbirds often halt in this bare tree.

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Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The Bauhinia Tree and its flowers attracted the bowerbirds and my attention initially.

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Always pretty @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Earlier posts detail this specifically.

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D.I.Y. @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

As they do in regards to the D.I.Y. bower.

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Blueberries? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was busy as always, but temperatures increased during spring.

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Busy as always @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The midday sun is at its highest and hottest.

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Hot,Hot,Hot @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I had to relocate the bower for the bird’s sake.

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Shade @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Appreciative to move the bower’s location into the shade of the mouldy tree was very welcomed by birds and animals.

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Peas on earth @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

One could rest on peas.

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Family drama @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

But the tree itself became a feather magnet for several reasons.

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Whats on the menu? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

From up here, they had a birds-eye view directly over the bower. Quick escapes got even quicker.

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Close call @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Longer sticks shorten the distance to the swaying branches of this fascinating tree.

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Camouflage @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I don’t know the name of this tree, but its shredding bark just adds flawlessly to the frame.

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Frodo Dance @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Black mould lines enhance the surreal structure.

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Palmed @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

As do palm trees along the distant edges.

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Diversety @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The afternoon sun glares through green leafs but not through mould infected ones.

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Objective @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

So, what else do I need?

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Crown of sunshine @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Participants come in all shapes, sizes and colours.

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By-catch @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Sunlight reaches all of the hotspots and either background is captured picturesque in 180 degrees.

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Artistic @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Some people may understand my photo obsession around here. Many may not.

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Bird crossing @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It was impossible to take a bad photo. It’s as simple as that. 

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Afternoon rush-hour Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

My late afternoon emphasis returns towards the golden triangle.

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Glittering @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Just like the early morning golden hour, the afternoon glow is just as spectacular.

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Incoming @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Everyone rushes by for a nightcap before darkness falls.

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Soft focus @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

A gap within the eucalyptus forest allows soft light to shine through.

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Ready? @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

The full circle of sunlight is almost completed and bases are loaded.

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Get the ball rolling @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

If I am lucky, I may hit a home run.

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Triangular home-run @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

It’s a trifecta. The triangle has done it again.

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Flying high @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

Not a bad day today, not bad at all. 

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Rainy Day @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

What do I do on rainy days you might ask?

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Waterslide @Valla, Northern New South Wales, Australia

I play with water. 

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