Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON
I was wondering whether I should post a shot of the Sydney Opera House to go with this week's theme, "Curves". I also had a number of other choices that I was weighing up. Then I happened to drive past a florist and the penny dropped immediately. This flamingo is one of three that stands near the public access footpath. Shooting this was a fair challenge, because the birds seem to be made of light plastic - and it was blowing a gale, so the three flamingos were rocking backwards and forwards constantly.
I felt a bit like Quasimodo after bending low for several minutes, waiting for the trio to be blown into just the right position - or for them to stop swaying for a split second! The first frame (above) was shot looking towards the shop, while the second frame (below) was shot looking towards the nature strip and the street.
FOOTNOTE: I was quite literally up before the beak!