Feel the love

It’s been a while since I have done a giveaway here… and I reckon you all deserve a bit of a treat!

A couple of months ago, a neighbour asked me to compile four shots of native Australian animals for them to give as a gift to some overseas friends.  I came up with the montage below…

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Clockwise from top: a wedgetail eagle,  a goanna, emus and kangaroos.

I loved this selection of some of my favourite shots and got a couple of extras printed off.  For you…

I am celebrating all kinds of things – the birth of some new baby calves, the arrival of a new human baby (a pic at the FB page) and just how lucky I am to be able to share these little snippets of my life with a great (and ever-growing) group of people (that’s YOU!).

So I decided to give away two gorgeous metallic prints (16″ x 12″) of the poster above.  One will be for my 300th ‘liker’ on Facebook and one will be for one of my regular readers.  To enter all you need to do is leave a comment here, and/or at the BB Facebook page.  I will do a random integer draw to decide.  Please note that you need to be a FB liker or regular reader here to be eligible.  (All commenters need to leave their email address in the info section of the comment page – I won’t share it, but DO need it to contact you if you win!). Enter AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE!

I will close entries and name winners on Saturday evening, Granite Glen time.

So tell me: what is your favourite native Aussie creature, and why?

Mine is probably the echidna (after a couple of characters entertained us here and here).  I like them cause they don’t bite, chase you, they eat ants and they are just CUTE.  Your turn…



19 Responses to “Feel the love”

  1. For me, I think it would be the green tree frog; I used to play with them all the time as a kid, make rafts and sailboats for the tiny ones. Just don’t see them much around my area anymore.
    Scotty´s last blog post ..A Month Off

  2. The wombat – all the way! Have you seen their rear ends? Veeerry cute!!!

  3. The Eagle , strong and elegant combined with some amazing calmness .The eye of a sniper, the courage of a Tiger the grace and beauty of a ballet dancer . That’s what makes the Eagle my favourite Aussie animal :)

  4. I have to say the Wombat ‘cos they just amble along and nothing gets in the way….fences ptooey…and I am sure they trip over semis along the highway.
    So sad that the Northern Hairy Nosed Wombat is no longer around my place.
    But it is a hard choice as all Australian animals are so special….I enjoyed the story of when the first Platypus was sent to England and the scientists thought that someone was playing a joke as no animal could look like that AND lay eggs!!!
    bushboy´s last blog post ..Roast Pumpkin

  5. I guess I’m somewhat lacking in imagination, because it’s the kangaroo for me. Plus my dog has this little x-rated routine where he looks like a kangaroo.
    Bragger´s last blog post ..The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern….

  6. I miss wedge tailed eagles. So strong and yet so graceful in the sky.

  7. It has to be the koala for me. They are just so awesome and cute.

  8. I like myself a platypus – mainly because I swore I saw bubbles from one at Barram once.

    he he
    jeanie´s last blog post ..B-lime-y (otherwise known as the July post)

  9. Just for shear cuteness, I have to go with the koala! Great poster, by the way.

  10. I still like the platypus. They are such an improbable collection of processes, and yet they still work.

  11. Those three kangaroos make me laugh every time…they remind me of a gaggle of nosy neighbors!
    Debby´s last blog post ..Nostalgia gum and other nonsense

  12. I am presently reading Bill Bryson’s, “In a Sunburned Country.” He says, “Australia has more things that can kill you than anywhere else: sharks, crocodiles, the ten most poisonous snakes on the planet, fluffy yet toxic caterpillars, seashells that actually attack you and the unbelievable box jellyfish (don’t ask).”

    So I’m choosing the humans who survive in this environment with nothing to protect them but their sense humor and tenacious attitude.
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  13. The koala is my favorite. I have an old teddy bear saved from my childhood that looks just like one.

  14. It is a hard choice as there are so many I admire…. We have so many huge Wedge Tailed Eagles around here and they just appear so regal and strong. But on the cute note, we have these gorgeous little frogs called Desert Burrowing Frogs. They are about the size of a 50c piece and only come out of the ground when the wet season has come. They are a reddish-brown colour with little bumps on top and if they feel threatened they blow themselves up to look like a pebble out on the red desert country.

  15. Feeling the love :)
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  16. Margie from New York Reply August 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Love the Kangaroos very cute.

  17. The Brumby…love the instant thunderous sound I ‘hear’ when I think of them…all power,all survival…

  18. Kangaroos! Nothing says Aussie to me like a kangaroo! :)

  19. I would have to saw wombat. They are just so cute and funny.
    Sally´s last blog post ..Day 22 – Swan Hill, Victoria to Home!

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