This is one of my best eye to eye images I think.
It’s a Tasmanian Currawong taken on my last trip to Cradle Mountain. ( not a crow and not a raven )
With this intense stare, I thought it good enough to give it a whirl.
I also think that it is very Gothic, as it is kept simple and to the point, and the stare gets into your soul.
Whenever I look at it, I seem to get shivers up the back of my neck….

Taken with a p&s Panasonic Lumix FZ30.



birds, currawong, dark, gothic, ps, tasmania

I live at Riddells Creek in the Macedon Ranges of Victoria, and have been involved in Horticulture all my life.
I play Blues Harmonica and Bodhran’ in my spare time, as well as getting involved with Genealogy and Medieval History,
I have also been acting for 40 years and was lucky to be cast as a judge in the movie “Stricly Ballroon”…
But my camera is my passion.

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  • lightsmith
    lightsmithover 5 years ago

    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven, of the saintly days of yore.
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
    But with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door.
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas, just above my chamber door,
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

    Edgar Allen Poe – He’d have loved this.

  • I love this….
    I am going to save it…..

    – cullodenmist

  • lightsmith
    lightsmithover 5 years ago

    (even though it’s a Currawong and not a Raven)

  • I’m glad you clarified that…….. he he

    – cullodenmist

  • simba
    simbaover 5 years ago

    Fabulous work.

  • Thanks Linda…
    Ahhhhh, what I would give, to be back in the UK.

    – cullodenmist

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    great looking black bird ;) xoxox

  • Ha Ha … Yeah OK.
    These were the famous sounds that Graham Kennedy made about his Blackbird on TV.
    You had to be Australian.
    And you had to be there.

    – cullodenmist

  • Amanda  Cass
    Amanda Cassover 5 years ago

    wow what a beautiful bird! great shot!

  • Kia Ora.
    Been to Blenheim.
    Trip no.5. coming Up hopefully this year.

    – cullodenmist

  • geoff curtis
    geoff curtisover 5 years ago

    Brilliant shot

  • Thanks mate…
    And I love your part of the country.

    – cullodenmist

  • Leanne Robson
    Leanne Robsonover 5 years ago

    Wonderful Larry. You have captured the mood. Dark and Sinister.

  • That’s what I wanted to hear…

    – cullodenmist

  • jacksonphotos
    jacksonphotosover 5 years ago

    Lovely shot, really captures a nice mood. like this one better than the Original!

  • Thanks Sam….
    I was putting more of myself into it this time around.
    When I took the original, I wasn’t as prolific with manipulation as I am today.
    I feel more confident now.

    – cullodenmist

  • tkrosevear
    tkrosevearover 5 years ago

    LOL ;) this is for YOU

  • What can I say.?
    I am speechless.
    I just want to give you a big hug.
    Thanks sis……. I owe you.

    – cullodenmist

  • Neil
    Neilover 5 years ago

    Same bird, different attitude! Great work Larry!

  • You said the magic word….ATTITUDE.

    – cullodenmist

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