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Nurse a Frogmouth

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This was when I was the Biology teacher in a tiny school in the South Australian mallee.

This meant that people brought sick or injured animals to me.

My treatment of the frogmouth was to wrap it in a soft blanket and put it in a dark box overnight. In the morning, I gave it some mince meat in raw egg. Then it sat on my hand until I put it on the ground. After a while, it stuck its wings out and flew into a tree. It was gone after a couple of hours.

It was photogenic when it was on the ground.

The tone drop effect (bottom picture) took hours to do in the darkroom. It would be effortless with Photoshop.frogmouth-02a1 [2]

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