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This Is The Last Straw by David McMahon

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This scarecrow certainly looked as if he had personality. It was almost as if his cheeky smile was an invitation to focus on him.

This was shot in Bracebridge, Muskoka, in northern Ontario in mid-September 2005. I can’t recall the name of the street, but it was only a short walk away from the falls and the Bird’s Mill Pumping Station.

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot on film, using a Canon EOS 3000.

Featured in ONTARIO, October 2009.

Featured in CAPTION FUN, June 2010.


Walkley Award-nominated journalist, novelist and wedding photographer at

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  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 5 years ago

    I love this and the caption

  • Thanks, Shulie. This is a part of the world that keeps calling to me to go back again and again!

    – David McMahon

  • Magaret Meintjes
    Magaret Meintjesabout 5 years ago

    What a great find and capture, well done David!

  • Thanks very much, Margaret. It was such a huge smile that I couldn’t resist it!

    – David McMahon

  • Donna Ridgway
    Donna Ridgwayabout 5 years ago

    You’re crackin’ me up here! lol

  • Thanks very much, Donna. Maybe it’s time for a straw poll ….!

    – David McMahon

  • frogster
    frogsterabout 5 years ago

    Your play on words are just great, lol

  • Thanks, Frogster – my kids just roll their eyes when I do it, so I might have to show them this comment!

    – David McMahon

  • sfmilner
    sfmilnerabout 5 years ago

    Greetings David; Excellent capture.

  • Thank you, Steve. I couldn’t resist a smile that wide!

    – David McMahon

  • William Bullimore
    William Bullimoreabout 5 years ago

    Very cute.

  • Thanks, William. He was willing me on, to take a shot of him!

    – David McMahon

  • TickerGirl
    TickerGirlabout 5 years ago

  • That’s great news, TickerGirl. Thanks very much to you and your co-hosts. Your beautiful province plays a big role in my forthcoming novel.

    – David McMahon

  • MsLynn
    MsLynnabout 5 years ago

    Wonderful title David.

  • Thanks very much MsLynn. Great to know you like the title.

    – David McMahon

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartabout 5 years ago

    “Man this smiling is killing me!”
    Great find David!

  • Thanks, Georgie – tough to match a smile that broad!

    – David McMahon

  • SandraRos
    SandraRosabout 5 years ago

    David it would really be great if you would enter this delightful capture into this challenge

  • Thaks so much for letting me know, Sandra – have just entered it.

    – David McMahon

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