Saturday, 1 August 2015


Welcome to the Saturday Silhouettes meme. This is a weekly meme that looks at SILHOUETTES in photography.

SILHOUETTE |ˌsɪlʊˈɛt| noun: The dark shape and outline of someone or something visible in restricted light against a brighter background.
ORIGIN - late 18th century: Named (although the reason remains uncertain) after Étienne de Silhouette (1709–67), French author and politician.

he Australian White Ibis (Threskiornis moluccus), is a wading bird of the ibis family Threskiornithidae. It is widespread across much of Australia. It has a predominantly white plumage with a bare, black head, long downcurved bill and black legs. Historically rare in urban areas, the Australian White Ibis has immigrated to urban areas of the east coast in increasing numbers since the late 1970s. It is now commonly seen in Wollongong, Sydney, the Gold Coast, Brisbane and Townsville.

Debate continues on whether to consider it a pest or vulnerable species. Populations have disappeared from natural breeding areas such as the Macquarie Marshes in northwestern New South Wales. Despite this, the species has been culled in parts of Sydney due to their smell and at times obtrusive nature. Its sister species is the Sacred Ibis (Threskiornis aethiopicus).

This post is also part of the Skywatch Friday meme,
and also part of the Saturday Critters meme.
Please join me by linking your photo in which a silhouette plays a prominent part in the composition of your image:


  1. Beautiful shot and Ibis silhouettes! The colors are gorgeous! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Have a happy weekend!

  2. Oh my! We photographed the same bird!

  3. Terrific sky - and those beaks!

  4. That is an amazing image. So beautiful. Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Rarely meet a silhouette that I don't like...but, yours is in a special class..super catch!!

  6. Quite an exotic scene with the palm silhouettes. Stunning.

  7. Great silhouettes of the exotic birds against a stunning sky!

  8. so the flamingos and the breathtaking sky :)


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