Sunday, January 18, 2009

Emu, Dromaius novaehollandiae, where?

The Most DH pulled the Rover to the side of the road, abruptly. Clutching my chest I gasped "Whats wrong?". "Emu." He said.


Peering through the camera's viewfinder with the lens out to 300mm, "Uh, no, I dont see anybody out there. You feeling alright? Maybe I should drive for awhile...Oh! Wait a minute, Yeah! Geeze, how'd you see him?"


I got this close before calling off the stalk.



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Another first time wild sighting!

For more info on the Emu:

Emu's at Birds in Backyards
Emu's at Wikipedia

11 comments:

BetteJo said...

If you decide to jump on the back of one of these wild animals (like Steve Irwin) will the Most DH photograph it for us?
You rock - you really ARE hunting (so-to-speak) wild animals!

Bimbimbie said...

Sorry I'm a little slow in returning your G'day Lavender from what I'm seeing I'll be looking in again*!*

Lavender said...

BetteJo ROFL! Yes! Im sure he couldnt resist it LOL What a fun idea BetteJo!!!

Bimbimbie No worries Bimbimbie, things get hectic sometimes. Hope to see you again soon :)

Melanie said...

ok now the question is who really gets the credit? The DH for having excellent eyesight and spotting ability or the photographer. Excellent pic and your sneaking skills are awesome.

kj said...

lavender the lucious and likable observer....

:)

Lavender said...

Melanie LOL Guess I will have to share the 'glory' ROFL But then again, good thing you guys arent waiting for him to post the pics LOL (Now Im being cheeky - must be coffee time!) :)

KJ Aw shucks (((blush)) Thanks KJ!!

Ces said...

Your DH is a hawkeye! Our neighbor had 14 emus in his little courtyard. He thought we would not notice!!!

kj said...

i like nature, lavender, emu?

Lavender said...

Ces I cant imagine how he thought no one would notice LOL Im pretty sure one would be mighty conspicuous LOL :)

KJ Oh what a GREAT PUN! Oh I wish Id thought of that, ROFL LOL :)

areeiro said...

Oh wow, an Emu! Your DH seems to have the eagle eye... Great Lavender, you bring to us the Australian wild nature day by day. Wonder when the first Koalas will show up ;-D! Well done!!!

Lavender said...

Areeiro Thank you Areeiro! :)
Funny you should mention Koalas'...we have made several trips to a local colony, but have had no luck yet...ah well, we will keep trying!! :)