Sunday, 5 December 2010

From Ancient Egypt to Kings Cross


The Sacred Ibis of Ancient Egypt helped Ra, the Sun God, transport the souls of the departed across the skies from one day to the next.

This WhiteIbis ponders life, death and the whole damn thing, on the lip of the El Alamein Fountain which stands on the cusp of Kings Cross and Potts Point.

15 comments:

TheChieftess said...

Wonderful photo! Love the teal blue background with the gorgeous bird in contrast!!! Well done!

~Cheryl said...

A rather frightful looking ole bird! Amazing that all that heavy pondering can be done on one leg -- and those toes hanging onto two posts, all the weight on the empty space between. Rather amazing ole bird. :) (The turquoise blue water is also amazing!)

W drodze... said...

Fantastic photo!!!

Joan Elizabeth said...

ooo you make that pesky bird look etherial.

Rinkly Rimes said...

You always surprise us with the unexpected!

Peter said...

amazing photo

Tulsa Gentleman said...

I have never seen an Ibis. He is a regal looking bird, maybe sacred.

J Bar said...

Marvellous shot. The colour of the water is terrific.

toemailer said...

Nice one!

brattcat said...

A sparkling capture.

diane said...

I like the little droplets of water suspended in the air. I wish the ibis would go back to Egypt and stay there.

Ann said...

Lovely shot, I couldn't get near to one when I was up Surfer's last summer.

Ali - Scituate Daily Photo said...

Gorgeous!!

JM said...

Wow! Not only I love Ibis but also I find this an outstanding composition! Well done, Julie.

Julie said...

Thank you, Jose. Ibis get an unfair coverage in this city. It is nice to do something positive for their image. I enjoyed the shoot, and got quite a few images but heeded his head in relief like this to show how ancient it really is.