Feng Shui Feeding Frenzy

by Naomi on August 28, 2010

in Bulletin Board, Daily Life

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Inspired by some stunningly creative Adobe training on Thursday, and spurred on by conversation with the special Souldipper, I took my Nikon along to feed our Koi fish yesterday. Resolving not to use Photoshop tools, I plunged into this shoot purely for fun. The theme determined itself – as ‘Colour in Motion’.

A quick tribute in gratitude to my subjects:


Powerful symbols
of Prosperity,
Happiness, Abundance
and Harmony.

Pretty is too tiny
a word for you,
Beautiful not
unique enough.

Colour Incarnate
perhaps comes closer:
Crimson, Gold, Silver Shimmer,
Copper, Pearl and Blood Orange.

What brush did God
apply to you,
that so defies

But for one
that’s rather neat:
‘Living Jewels’
works a treat.

. . . OMG, the guys at WordPress ROCK! They’ve auto-generated the links above via their awesome Zemanta feature (okay, I did tweak a bit, but still), as well as all the Share links below. THANK YOU, WordPress!

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cindy August 28, 2010 at 7:24 am

Ah, so that’s why your were quiet on Thursday πŸ™‚
Love the images and the poem rocks too.
Have a wonderful Saturday, isn’t this weather glorious?


Naomi August 28, 2010 at 10:28 am

Astute of you, Cin πŸ™‚ and thank you!

LOVING this weather! Time to get out into the sun . . . started teaching the puppies to fetch yesterday. Think we’ll do lesson 2 just now.


souldipper August 28, 2010 at 8:03 am

Wow, I am sitting here stunned. Naomi, your enthusiasm for and intimacy with your subject blows me away. (Plus the poem!) I clicked on and enlarged each photo and studied each one wishing you were standing beside me so we could delight in person. Love the eyes! Marvelous. This is big. Thanks for putting in the time with WordPress to get this whole effect and result.


Naomi August 28, 2010 at 10:31 am

Thank you, Amy! Your encouragement and appreciation is deeply appreciated!

I was wondering how good an idea it is to include a gallery because the images take a little while to load, so I hope not too long. Thank you for taking the time to browse . . . hopefully one of these days we can share anther interactive photographic safari.

You never know πŸ™‚


nrhatch August 28, 2010 at 2:45 pm

Gorgeous post. Love the poem and gallery.

We have a behemoth fish living in our lagoon. Such a treat to catch the occasional glimpse of him as he feeds near shore. Turtles, too, gliding just under the surface, with a quick glance above to peruse the sky.


Naomi August 28, 2010 at 6:21 pm

Thanks, Nancy! Also for teaching me a new word πŸ™‚ I gather it’s a giant fish , then – must be fun to spot!

Turtles are my favourite creatures to see on dives. I just adore them, all kinds. Dave saved a huge Leatherback once. It was as long as him. There were three triple-hooks in its leathery mouth, stuck to the sea bed via fishing lines. He worked the hooks out one by one, with his diving knife wedged into the beak to keep it open. The turtle was totally calm for the 15 – 20 minutes it took, seeming to know he was there to help. One of my all-time best experiences underwater, so thank you for the reminder πŸ™‚ Your lagoon sounds lovely!


nrhatch August 28, 2010 at 7:18 pm

Awesome! Love animal rescue stories . . . especially if they are being rescued from man’s negligence.

You guys, rock.

Most of the fish are about 12 inches in length (and they routinely “fly” out of the water and splash in again).

The behemoth is probably 10 times the average size ~ maybe 3x as long and 3x as wide. He’s eating well, that’s for sure.


Naomi August 28, 2010 at 9:43 pm

Thanks, Nance, it was quite something. That behemoth (practising this new word πŸ™‚ ) of yours sounds pretty impressive!! We get ‘flying fish’ here too, in the sea. We’ve had them fly along beside us on dive boats before – very cool.


Tammy McLeod August 29, 2010 at 4:00 am

I love the colour in motion. And I like your poem. The world needs more poetry.


Naomi August 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm

Thanks so much, Tammy! Our growing circle of blogging friends writes such lovely poetry – it’s a treat πŸ™‚


Tokeloshe September 13, 2010 at 11:51 pm

Great post and photos.

WP Rocks and so do you πŸ˜‰


Naomi September 14, 2010 at 4:07 pm

And definitely you too, Tok!!


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