Saturday, October 5, 2013

Magical creatures.....


Described as 'jumping in joy and ready to return to the ocean' I've always loved the sculpture of Rajah, Mila and Echo. The dolphins were adored by countless thousands of Australians and overseas visitors to Hillary's Boat Harbour, many who experienced the thrill of swimming with these wonderful creatures. I remember the shock when they died mysteriously in 1999 and I'm not sure if they were ever 100% certain why this tragedy occurred, I found this report which is one explanation. Even after all these years some visitors still leave flowers as a token of fond memories. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, would you like to see some shots of the finished kitchen on Monday? Take care and stay safe...For more reflections visit James's Weekend Reflections.

28 comments:

  1. Lovely night photo of the dolphins. Pity about their death. Yes, I would love to see you new kitchen Grace!

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  2. Beautiful reflection shot. It is wonderful that tribute has been paid to these beautiful sea creatures. It sounds like they were well loved by many.

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  3. Very nice shot grace.

    Wish you a lovely weekend.

    http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

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  4. Effective photo.

    Kitchen? YES!



    Aloha :-)

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  5. Dolphins are such magical creatures!

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  6. I like dolphins, me too, and I saw them many times. To-morrow I'll cook a cake for Sunday. Kisses from Italy.
    erika

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  7. I, too, love dolphins and how sad to read of their mysterious death!!! Wonderful capture and reflections for the day, Grace! Look forward to seeing the new kitchen!!! Have a lovely weekend!!

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  8. Everyone needs a porpoise in life....

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  9. Beautiful night shot, Grace, wonderful composition with the nice looking dolphins.

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  10. Beautiful shot, beautiful and mystical creatures! Looking forward to seeing the new kitchen :-)

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  11. Great night shot, glad these special creatures have a lasting memorial.

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  12. That's an amazing shot. Dolphins are wonderful creatures.

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  13. Wow, nice shot, I have trouble with night photography, you nailed that one.

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  14. What a nicely composed photo. Beautiful lights as well. I will be looking forward to seeing photos of your new kitchen...

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  15. Wonderful sculpture! the water looking delightful...
    Cool and calm shot!

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  16. I really like the one at the head of the bed! I bought some ferns on
    sale ($3.99 a piece!) at an end of summer sale. I know they don't
    have a chance of surviving through the winter (I, too, kill
    everything) but I have lofty dreams of them flourishing in my
    reading window.

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  17. I read about the report given in your link to fully understand the image...well, what a wonderful tribute to these lovely creatures!!

    http://www.myunfinishedlife.com

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  18. What a sad story behind this lovely sculpture an what a wonderful tribute.

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  19. Magical creatures... And magical reflection ! You did a perfect job by taking this night shot.

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  20. Humans have a special connections with dolphins.

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  21. Another fine night scene, Grace.

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  22. magical night photo with atmosphere and nice colour...

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  23. Dolphins are such lovable and smart critters!
    God bless you!
    Cezar

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  24. How come I missed this??? I´ve been there! I need new glasses...
    And, yes, can´t wait to see pics of your new kitchen!!! What´s the first food you´ll cook, something French I guess?

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  25. So nice to see a statue in tribute to those wonderful creatures. This is an excellent night photo, by the way!

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