CONTEST: Write Your Own Title For This Quirky Image by David McMahon

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CONTEST: Write Your Own Title For This Quirky Image by 

Sizing Information

Small 12.0" x 8.0"
Medium 18.0" x 12.0"
Large 24.0" x 16.0"
X large 30.0" x 19.9"


  • Each print is individually stretched and constructed for your order
  • Epson pigment inks using Giclée inkjets to ensure a long life
  • UV protection provided by a clear lacquer
  • Cotton/poly blend Canson canvas for brighter whites and even stretching

Here’s the challenge: You can write your own title for this shot. It can be funny, punny, quirky, poignant, reflective, historical, hysterical – anything you like.

All you have to do to enter is submit your title as a comment here.

Yes, you can enter as many times as you want, on as many days as you want. You can keep coming back, looking at other people’s titles and keep adding your own. The contest will close at midday (Melbourne time) on Friday.

There’s only one rule: no profanity. Have fun …. I’m throwing the gauntlet down NOW!

This image was shot during the Moomba parade this week (March 2011).

I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 70-300mm lens. F9.5, 1/350 sec, ISO 200, focal length 100mm.


In joint tenth place we have Ellis Morley Photography with ``I wanted to join the BlueManGroup but the BlueBirdGroup was hiring and closer to home.‘’ and LeslieBC with ``Help! I need some wind beneath my wings!’’

In ninth place we have Michael J Armijo with ``Blue Angel.’’

In joint eighth place we have DonDavisUK with ``As a hen gathers her chicks under its wings, so does the Lord.‘’ and Betty Mackey with ``Can people catch Blue Wing disease? I thought it was a virus that affects only chickens.’’

In seventh place we have Carla Jensen with ``It’s mating season once again and all the males are decking themselves out to the tee in hopes of attracting a female!’’

In joint sixth place we have LadyFi with ``Ah, the humiliating downfall of Icarus!‘’ and CapturedByKylie with``I believe I can fly, I believe I can touch the sky.’’

In joint fifth place we have Judi Rustage with ``The citizens of Liliput seem oblivious to the looming presence of the cleverly disguised Pterodactyl.‘’ and Jordan Miscamble with ``YIKES! No, I don’t lay eggs! Now get away from back there!’’

In fourth place we have Woodie with ``They said I was chicken if I didn’t do this!!’’

In third place we have Pix-Elation with ``Breaking news: hundreds of twitchers descend upon downtown Melbourne to spot the rare Bearded Tit.’’

In second place we have Georgie Hart with ``When I okayed blue plumage for Moomba I thought it was some kind of cocktail.’’


Di-Trying with ``Not sure what’s worse, these bloody heavy wings, or a traffic light up my butt.’’


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  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 4 years ago

    They said I was Chicken if I didn’t do this!!

  • VERY good, Neil!!

    – David McMahon

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 4 years ago

    Don’t fly to close to the sun mate!!

  • Remember what happened to our mate Icarus!

    – David McMahon

  • Michael J Armijo
    Michael J Armijoabout 4 years ago

    My title: BLUE ANGEL

  • Great title in every sense, Michael. Wonder where the rest of his formation is?

    – David McMahon

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 4 years ago

    High above the clouds but not cloud “9”

  • I think he might be on the fringe of cloud nine!

    – David McMahon

  • CapturedByKylie
    CapturedByKylieabout 4 years ago

    I believe i can fly… I believe i can touch the sky…

  • Perfect use of lyrics, Kylie!

    – David McMahon

  • Bevellee
    Bevelleeabout 4 years ago

    Oh crap… I just can’t get it up!!

  • Throw the hydraulic switch into overdrive …

    – David McMahon

  • SpencerCopping
    SpencerCoppingabout 4 years ago

    Big Bird

  • He’s morphed from canary into a …. a bluebird!

    – David McMahon

  • Josie Jackson
    Josie Jacksonabout 4 years ago

    Is my Hat on Straight???

  • No, no, no, let me alert the control tower to the problem!

    – David McMahon

  • Linda Bianic
    Linda Bianicabout 4 years ago

    If this gets on Youtube, Ill hunt you down and make YOU wear it!!

  • Er, but I don’t have my flying licence – it lapsed last year.

    – David McMahon

  • Betty Mackey
    Betty Mackeyabout 4 years ago

    Can people catch Blue Wing disease? I thought it was a virus that affects only chickens.

  • You callin’ me chicken, Betty?!!!!!

    – David McMahon

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