Kookaburra’s breakfast and an impatient husband: Feathered Friday


© irene waters 2018

Don’t spend hours looking for the impatient husband. We came across this kookaburra on our dog walk. If it had been just Muffin and I, I would have taken photo after photo until I got a clear well defined photo. I had not realised just how difficult it would be to hold a camera with a telescopic lens steady and I know a tripod is now on my wish list. When I’m with Roger though, I have maybe two minutes to take a photo – hence the lack of clarity.

About Irene Waters 19 Writer Memoirist

I began my working career as a reluctant potato peeler whilst waiting to commence my training as a student nurse. On completion I worked mainly in intensive care/coronary care; finishing my hospital career as clinical nurse educator in intensive care. A life changing period as a resort owner/manager on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu was followed by recovery time as a farmer at Bucca Wauka. Having discovered I was no farmer and vowing never again to own an animal bigger than myself I took on the Barrington General Store. Here we also ran a five star restaurant. Working the shop of a day 7am - 6pm followed by the restaurant until late was surprisingly more stressful than Tanna. On the sale we decided to retire and renovate our house with the help of a builder friend. Now believing we knew everything about building we set to constructing our own house. Just finished a coal mine decided to set up in our backyard. Definitely time to retire we moved to Queensland. I had been writing a manuscript for some time. In the desire to complete this I enrolled in a post grad certificate in creative Industries which I completed 2013. I followed this by doing a Master of Arts by research graduating in 2017. Now I live to write and write to live.
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9 Responses to Kookaburra’s breakfast and an impatient husband: Feathered Friday

  1. Charli Mills says:

    The downfall of a clear shot — the impatient husband! I remember Todd telling me about these historical sites he thought I’d like to photograph. And they were indeed great, but he refused to stop the car, thus they blurred.


  2. Miriam says:

    I know what you mean! Great shot though.

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  3. I was lucky that my husband never minded how long I took or how often he had to stop the car so i could photograph something but he liked to take pictures himself. On the whole though I think you have to go alone or with a like minded person.

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  4. I have never seen a Kookuburra before, Irene. I am pleased to see a picture of one.

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  5. I don’t know what to say about this, Irene. Taking pictures is serious business, and if you need the time, you should take the time!

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