Monday, October 24, 2011

Fun under the bridge.....!!

 Just as I was making my way under the Canning Bridge that I posted yesterday I spotted this pelican sailing so gracefully for such a big bird through the wooden pylons, he maneuvered his way in, through and out the other side!  When I asked  the two young girls what they were searching for at the edge of the water they told me they were catching hermit crabs to use for bait and the two lads were fishing for 'black finned bream'. They did catch one while I was watching, but the young angler looked up at me as he was gently taking the hook out of it's mouth and said  "it's a female, with eggs, got to do the right thing" and he put her back in the water, completely restoring my faith in young people all over again....!!


  1. j'aime beaucoup la premiere photo en b&w, beau cadre pour ce pelican

  2. Good for those boys. Their mother or father taught them well.

  3. These are great. That b&w is very nice.

  4. Nice shots grace. The b&w works very well for the pelican.

  5. Great shots.
    The first picture is stunning.


  6. Nicely done... sometimes it is a wonder large birds don't crash more, but they maneuver like they aren't!

  7. Good to see the young fishermen were doing the right thing. The photo of the Pelican is great framed underneath the pier. Nice one Grace.

  8. J'imagine bien Gracie, le beau moment que tu as passé à cet endroit. Tu as du repartir avec le coeur plein de bonnes choses.
    Bon début de semaine!

  9. Wonderful pictures! The parents of those boys would be proud!

  10. This reminds me of things I used to do (minus the pelican!)

  11. how responsible of them, nice story with great pictures.

  12. Oh I love these - especially the pelican and the little girls!

  13. I Love the way you've captured the pelican throught the pylons - very artistic Grace!

  14. Everyone can find his own kind of happyness under this bridge!

  15. Right consideration about young people. Shots well done, dear Perth. You are Ok, I hope!
    Wish you a lovely week.

  16. intimate and redolent of childhood memories!

    Aloha from Waikiki;

    Comfort Spiral

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  17. My husband has fetched some great mussells from that bridge in the past. Also seen many a dolphin as we walked by the river. We used to live close by. Fiona

  18. Awwww. Maybe kids these days aren't so bad after all.

    I love all of these, but particularly the first and fourth photos.

  19. I love your shot of the pelican. They are such beautiful birds. My faith in the youth of Australia has been restored. :)

  20. was so heartening to learn that!

  21. Is it true that what happens under the bridge stays under the bridge? :-)

    Like the pelican ... very different from our brown ones. Much prettier!

  22. everybody pass under the bridge

  23. The pelican shot is superb.... well done catching it naturally framed like that :-)

  24. Both birds and boys love to fish!!

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