Friday, 4 July 2008

Snake's Eye View - Sky Watch Friday

"Snake's Eye View"
View from ground level in the Australian rainforest

Sky Watch Friday
close up from the ground in australian rainforestHere's a relatively unique photo for my first Sky Watch Friday back again. Looking at this I just imagine the snake slithering along the path, looking up into the early morning sun....

61 comments:

  1. absolutely stunning!

    but... snakes?

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    1. I sure agree with you, janet!
      It's stunning!!

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  2. I like this shot. I really love the perspective. I have been trying to incorporate different perspectives into my work, instead of the same old stand, look, point, focus and shoot routine.

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  3. I really like this point of view! very nice!

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  4. Hi janet,

    Yes, big, fierce ones.....! :) No, actually we didn't see any snakes on the whole trip, which was kind of disappointing as I was hoping to get a photo of one. But this was the best I could do.

    Cheers,

    David

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  5. It's definitely a unique perspective. Very interesting photo. Nice job.

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  6. Hi Christy,

    Yes, sometimes it is good to get a different perspective. This photo isn't really very spectacular, but the angle makes it unique.

    Cheers,

    David

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  7. Hi Ladynred,

    Thanks for dropping round. Hope to see you round the ridges again soon. I'll try and drop by at your place too when I get a chance.

    Cheers,

    David

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  8. Hi Luke,

    Glad you like this point of view. I'll have to try and visit your blog too, in-amongst the nuances of real life. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  9. Hi Sherry,

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, especially in photographs, so if you like this angle that's great. Thanks for your comment, hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  10. Perfect entry for skywatch... all I can say is that "you'll be the sun in somebody else's sky"...LoL! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

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  12. I think this is the best Sky Watch Friday yet. The things I have seen are very encouraging and the photography is spot on.

    I really admire your photography choices and your critical eye for composition, lighting and texture.

    Abraham Lincoln
    —Brookville Daily Photo

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  13. It is well known that we Portuguese once sailed the seven seas searching for new lands, wealth and adventures.
    We were brave in those days and gave the world new worlds!

    Luckily I don’t have to sail the big oceans on a small ship to sea the wonders of our world …
    No Sir, I just need to check with Mr. Tom, the finest host there is, for a trip around the world with SKY WATCH TOURS and with a click here, a click there I am quickly in the USA, England, Brazil, Italy, China, Australia, Finland … well, everywhere.

    And on each stop I come to see a little marvel of our world under a great sky!
    Hope you can come and see my piece of the sky ...

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  14. In all the time I was in the desert I only saw about a dozen snakes - one of which was looking the other way when I put my foot within 18 inches of it - - -

    What a great perspective.

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  15. What an amazing shot! I am sure a poem could be written about this scenario!

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  16. Hi Pretty Life Online,

    Thanks for that inspiring comment. You've certainly been a light in my day. :) Will drop by yours shortly, have a nice day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  17. There are definite advantages to being a snake if this is the view.

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  18. Hi Abraham Lincoln,

    Thank you also for this very inspiring comment. I am so glad that you can find some joy in the photos I post here, as I do in yours. Hopefully we can both continue to share and learn in the future. All the best with your continued photography, and have a great week!

    Cheers,

    David

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  19. Nicely done! The idea of the snake has my skin crawling, but the photo makes me smile. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Hi quinttarantino,

    I continue to be amazed at the diversity to be found in the blogosphere. As you say, we can find sites from all over the world, and experience different cultures to our own all at the click of a button. Thank you for your contribution to this corner of the world, hope we can both continue to find great discoveries online.

    Cheers,

    David

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  21. Hi archiearchive,

    Yes, it's a pity that we don't see snakes as much as we're supposed to. At least, from a photographer's point of view. We can probably thank God that we don't though, otherwise there might be a lot more bites!

    Cheers,

    David

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  22. Crickey! What a creative capture!
    Greetings from Sri Lanka!

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  23. Hi Greyscale territory,

    Are you a poet? Perhaps you could write the poem. :) I'm really no good at poetry, but is sounds like a great idea.

    Cheers,

    David

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  24. I don't really want to see a snake, but I enjoy his view.

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  25. Thank you for joining in with Sky Watch this week.. your pictures, comments and time a very much appreciated by many.
    Tom
    Nice to have you back... the picture below this is fantastic by the way..

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  26. Very beautiful image - as are the rest on your site! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

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  27. What a unique prospective, great shot!

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  28. I have a phobia about snakes that I just can't seem to get rid of... Imagining them is about as far as I'll go...
    By the way, the photo of the waterfall in the next posting is absolutely stunning. Great work! Very nice.
    Best regards, Don.

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  29. Great capture and lovely perspective.
    Well done, David.

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  30. Great catch for SWF! God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own created genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement.... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by.... here

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  31. I would image that a snake, having just slithered out of, or from under, a dark and chilly place, would find this ray of sunlight on its path most welcome. Interesting perspective; excellent photo.

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  32. I love the shot! And I found myself looking for the snake, LOL!

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  33. When I take these shots call them worm eye wiew, bit snake eye is a lot cooler. Geat shot and perspective to get that sunflash.

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  34. Hi Sandy Carlson,

    Yes, and little children too. :) It's great with photography to see as something (or someone) else sees - good for expanding your horizon!

    Cheers,

    David

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  35. Hi cherie,

    Snakes aren't a very nice thought, are they? Glad you like the pic though.

    Cheers,

    David

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  36. Hi gallicissa,


    'Gidday, fellow Ocianian! (If that's how you spell it!) Thanks for the comment, I'll drop by your site later for a vist.

    Cheers,

    David

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  37. Hi b. roan,

    There seems to be a common theme here - everyone loves the view, but not the snake!

    Cheers,

    David

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  38. Hi old wom tigley,

    Thanks for your continued support of this and all the blogs that participate in Sky Watch Friday. It's great to be back and be able to see all these great photos from all over the world again.

    All the best,

    David

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  39. Hi Klaus,

    Thanks for dropping round at my site. I'm glad you appreciate the photography here, hope you have a really great week.

    Cheers,

    David

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  40. Hi nina,

    Thanks for your comment. I hope to be able to drop by your blog soon. In the mean time, have an enjoyable time with your photography!

    Cheers,

    David

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  41. Hi aphotoaday,

    I don't really like snakes either - I never could understand how some people will pick them up saying "they're not poisonous!"

    Glad you like the shot below. That scene was really beautiful!

    Cheers,

    David

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  42. Hi John,

    Thanks for your supportive comments again on this first week back. I really appreciate it mate!

    Cheers,

    David

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  43. Hi snap catch,

    Thanks, that short message of yours if very important, and something we can all lose sight of in today's busy world. I hope that you will have a blessed and happy week.

    Cheers,

    David

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  44. Hi pat,

    I can imagine that too! Sometimes when I wake up in the morning I just want to get out into some warm sunlight. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  45. Hi jenty,

    Lol, I find myself doing that with pictures sometimes too! Thanks for dropping round, hope you have a great weekend.

    Cheers,

    David

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  46. Hi Babooshka,

    I knew there was another name for this, but I couldn't remember what it was! Next time I'll have to include that title.

    Thanks for the comment, hope you have a great day. :)

    Cheers,

    David

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  47. I like it!

    David, I've "tagged" you on my "Flowers and Weeds" blog for the 6 random facts. I hope you will have a chance to join in the fun!

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  48. David: That's what you call getting your camera in the dirt, real nice.

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  49. Great sky watch post, still trying to see all the sky watch photos on Tom's blog.

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  50. Excellent perspective :)

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  51. Hi garden lily,

    Thanks so much for the tag! I'll try to get this tag posted on my blog, but I dont have much time before World Youth Day, so I may not be able to get it done in time! I certainly appreciate your add though, hope you have a really great next few weeks.

    Cheers,

    David

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  52. Hi Fishing Guy,

    Yeah, just have to keep track of the camera to make sure it doesn't "eat the dust"! :) Thanks for that comment, and thanks for the continued support in SWF.

    Cheers,

    David

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  53. Hi anneka,

    Tom certainly gets a lot of people for Sky Watch Friday doesn't he? I can't manage to get around to all of them, but do try to visit some. Thanks for continuing to visit, hope you have a great day.

    Cheers,

    David

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  54. Hi esnorway,

    Thanks for that comment and dropping round. Hope you have a joyful week.

    Cheers,

    David

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  55. Hi lea,

    Although not an excellent photo in itself, I do love the perspective in this when you associate it with a snake's view! Glad that you do too. Have a nice day!

    Cheers,

    David

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  56. David, I had already commented on this photo during Sky Watch, but came back to view it again. You know, I really do like this photo -- there's something very compelling about it to me. It's beautiful and even somehow ominous looking. Very nice!

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  57. Love your shot... I was on another page and your lightning avatar lured me to your site. I am a sucker for CG shots.

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  58. Simply amazing!!!

    Keep it up, David!

    This is the best of your pics that I've seen...absolutely terrific!

    Keep it up!

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