TUI – An intelligent observer
Tui proverb wildlife heritage photo art
Purpose with intelligence
Achieves an abundance of living
Riches from the master’s hand
What a delight to capture this image on my friend Barrie’s back verandah in Snells Beach, New Zealand. We placed the bowl of sugared water in Tui’s flight path. I prepared the camera with a 200mm lens + 1.4 converter and patiently waited for action.
I had this moment as we eyed each other. Smart, swift, alert, the Tui was primed for action. He was curious about me and probably wondering, “What will the next move be?” Tui had no idea of the inspiration I was having. This image was going to immortalize on the worldwide market.
The intelligent and sharp eye in this image was too much to resist for the proverb.
The Inspiration behind this:
Without correct knowledge, knowing what the purpose is for something created you will only abuse its role through ignorance. To know its purpose you need to go to the manufacturer. This bird, once it discerned the sweetness in the water was not poisonous and was drinkable, flew off and informed his family to come back to drink. Within his breed is the knowledge to know what is good for themselves which is different than a sparrow, a dog or a human. As I observed their behavior I noted they had their own language, talking to each other and then I observed the sparrows nearby. The sparrows have no idea what communication happens among the Tui but they keep their distance, because of the fear of attack. This was the Tui’s domain.
I look forward to the day when Jesus wipes the curse of evil from this world. All creatures will live as originally created. In peace, and absence of fear and no territorial demands. This tui reflects the glory of our manufacturer, the wonders of which I am now unashamed to honor Him for in all of my artistic endeavors.
Please tell this story in London or Paris and Beijing or Sydney, to Vladimir Putin, Donald Trump, Bashar Al-Assad, Kim Jong-un, Angela Merkel, The Pope, David Beckham maybe even your spiteful neighbor might enjoy its simple story. No matter what political, religious or philosophical opinions in our cultures that make our hearts sing, we all get to play our songs on a planet under the watchful eye of our producer in heaven. If we are too busy to enjoy these simple delights before our eyes and share them, even with our enemies, then we are too busy and maybe fear is stopping us to live heaven on earth. Ask Jesus. He knows full well how fear drove us to kill him and then lie to cover our secrets fears.
This Tui has no idea how twisted mankind’s thinking is but it will fly for protection because it has an inner knowledge, it can’t trust most of us to look after it so it too can enjoy the food God gave us so free to enjoy. We have to earn its trust in the way we live by exercising an attractive nature out of goodwill and mercy. Something God can give you if you dare.
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NZIPP Iris Award – 2010 (New Zealand)
International Colour Awards – Nominee 2011 (USA)