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"Handsome is as handsome does" is a rather strange expression in English but it means that "Good deeds are more important than good looks" - so a person should be judged by their behaviour rather than their appearance. Apparently the expression was first used by Geoffrey Chaucer in his "Canterbury Tales" of 1387.

This bird is, I believe, a Rhea, native to South America and distantly related to the ostrich and the emu. It might not be the prettiest bird in the world but it seemed quite a friendly sort of a creature when I encountered it at the new Clyde Valley Family Park not far from home.

Curiously, this bird reminds me of somebody - but I can't at the moment think who! :)

ISO 200, 1/2000 sec at f/4. focal length 105mm.

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1985 W: 427 N: 7659] (30513)
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