A couple of chairs

XingfuMama’s One to Three Photo Processing Challenge: May 2023

Another interesting Photo Challenge. It gives me a chance to play with my softwares different applications. I actually noted down some of the changes as I did them, other times I did them and moved on before realising but some of the basic information is there.

This photo it totally unedited except resizing.
All the other three are editing and played with using Corel PaintShop Pro 2023 Ultimate software

Selective colour – red. I added a light vignette

Effect called Cubism.
Cubism effect set at 50%
Colour Match set at 97%
Smooth Image set at 10%

I increased saturation 12%. then applied an effect called Circle


Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Sinecure

We have something that’s a Filipino/English slang term derived from secure which is a verb. It’s sinecure translating to the act of securing something. E.g. Sinecure ko na ito = I’ve secured it.Merriam-Webster
comment by Ken Sodusta

The king of the garden

Don’t Hold Your Breath’s Bird of the Week – Week X

King Parrots are found all along the East Coast and ranges of Australia. They range from Cooktown in Queensland through to Port Campbell in Victoria. They are found in rainforests and wet sclerophyll forests.

I always have King Parrots in the garden. I occasionally put out some seed for them and the other seed eaters. Sometimes I get reminded that they are around and perhaps may enjoy a snack. They seem to know what part of the house I am in especially a male I call Tiny. He was smaller than the others and didn’t move away when the others went elsewhere. Sometimes he follows me around the garden.

The male King Parrot is the only parrot in Australian with a completely red head

The female King Parrots are green headed

The juveniles look like females until puberty and those male feathers start to emerge

Quite often they are a bit of fun to have around

Sometimes they enjoy a good squabble