Black & White Sunday – Maternal

The Fig Bird tending her nest among the Jacaranda blossoms

Checking on the nest before she settles down

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Keeping an eye on me

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Time to sit

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This is the colour version with the male Fig Bird on the nest

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

I have gone for a plant theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour look here for other fabulous all one colour photos.

Some photos are close, some are just some of my favourites.

My abstract banana leaf

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The red leaf of the Red Cordyline

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The old Fan Palm frond

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The fern frond all in a line

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I love Zinnias

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And Roses

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Red berries in the morning sun

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The wonderful yellow Day Lily

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One of my favourite Australian native plant, the Purple Fringe Lily

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters W or X

Thank you Cee for making me really have a good think about this challenge.  The letter W has many possibilities but the letter X!!!!

I though of the many window photos I have so it was hard to cut them down to just a few. These are from my travels in Italy.

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I love the old window shutters.

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Windows with window sills filled with flowers are lovely.

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Some window just have one container of flowers

Now for the letter X. How many of you used to get a torch and do an X-ray of your fingers when you were kids?

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters U or V

Cee’s Photo Challenge using the letters U or V. We are getting closer to the end of the alphabet and these letters really had me thinking.

The promotion women walking through the streets of Rome in 2012 with their Umbrellas

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Every seagull needs an Umbrella on a hot Australian day at the beach

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What Vehicle would be the most appropriate for the letter V!!! Only a VW would do. This is my besties sons which one day will be resuscitated.

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The Water Vine is huge as it uses itself to climb higher through the trees in the rainforest

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Reflecting

The Daily Post photo challenge made me think of the photos I have with reflections. The ones that I chose were from the hours spent in La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona. The whole structure is so amazing. The outside with its many carvings  and intricate designs but once inside the amazement turns to wonderment. The light through the myriad of stained glass windows is breathtaking.

The light reflects on every surface lighting the Sagrada with dancing colours.

This a small selection of what I saw.

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The walls

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The columns

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The floor –  a cool blue

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The floor – a fiery red

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge May 7

Odd Balls. Those photos that are the ones you in someway like but not too sure where they fit in your photo galleries. I have lots of Odd Balls and so do other photographers. Have a look at the other Odd Balls

I love rust. Its colours and textures. I don’t know what this old piece of machinery was used for, perhaps moved things from the boats to the works on the headland. I found it in South Australia.

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The creativity in making this seat is wonderful. It is on a friends property in South Australia too.

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Can you guess what this photo is? I took this photo of a pool on my property with a Water Strider on the surface. Its feet aren’t really that big as the shadow shows.

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Isolated Subjects

Isolated Subjects is the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

The cemetery at Clunes New South Wales has a nice outlook

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During a flood, many items get isolated.

The hay bale floating down the Clarence River at Grafton

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The tower of the boat shed on the banks of the Clarence River at Grafton

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The Spangled Drongo sitting on the nest high in the tree.

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52 Week Photo Challenge: Week 33 – Rain

I did have to look for rain photos but why can’t I find any. I am sure there must be some somewhere. Oh well for 52 Week Photo Challenge I found these.

Looking out of the window at Sydney Harbour on a rainy day.

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The raindrops on the Hipeastrum

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The spiders web caught a few raindrops.

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