Ibis Atop a Lamppost

As the title suggests.

I was walking around yesterday afternoon. From a distance I saw two ibes on a lamppost.

I was in a park at the time trying to get photos of rosellas (They might not have been; it was getting close to twilight and they were moving fast enough to make it difficult to discern, but I’m pretty sure they were). After enough missed attempts I left the park.

When I was back on the footpath alongside a road I looked over to some of the trees along the road and saw a few ibes sitting among them. When the lamppost came into view there remained one ibis. I felt a desire to get a shot of it and so I did, as evidenced by the existence of this photo.

I don’t think there’s necessarily anything remarkable about this photo. It’s a shot of an Ibis atop a lamppost. The ibis is cleaning itself which is interesting as the act of cleaning makes the ibis look a little bit different to how it would normally appear, but otherwise everything is pretty ordinary.

That said, I do like how, even with the lamppost in the frame, the amount of negative space decontextualises what is in the shot other than the ibis using the lamppost as a resting place.

It (sort of) makes the image feel a little odd and displaced from any sort of spatial relation other than that of how the ibis and the lamppost relate to each other and only each other.

This is my submission into the one hundred-and-fourteenth Lens-Artists Photo Challenge.

The theme for this one is “Negative Space“.

The challenge is hosted by four people and cycles weekly:

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine aka Leya

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

Amy is hosting this challenge. Tina is hosting next week’s.

I recommend checking out how people are interpreting the challenges. I also recommend joining in. It’s a growing, fun community.

I hope you enjoy.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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8 Responses to Ibis Atop a Lamppost

  1. Amy says:

    Great shot! An excellent example for t hi s theme! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Tina Schell says:

    Well SH, we have many ibis near my home and I have NEVER seen one on a lamppost, nor have I seen one alone – they are always with their pals. So good job spotting and shooting this one!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JohnRH says:

    Ha! An interesting contrast of Nature and ‘ugly-modern’. The lamppost reminds me of the movie War of the Worlds and the alien invader probes.

    Liked by 1 person

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