Week 31 – Empty Space

With a title like that for 52 weeks photo challenge  the sky’s the limit.

A little poem to start

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From the top of the pine tree the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo can see all the empty space around

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The Square-tailed Kite was being harassed by the Friarbird

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Empty space abounds for the Jacky Winter perched on the old tree branch

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The Wedged-tailed Eagles getting away with their lunch. The one on the right has a Water Dragon trailing from its feet.

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The Ibis soared in the sky.

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The Black-shouldered Kite has the perfect perch to survey his surroundings.

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The Cormorant has many an empty space. One of my projects is to make some silhouettes of birds.

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Where could there be more empty space than…..weellll……Space

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Tuesdays Photo Challenge: RBG

What a photo challenge!!!! How many photos have Red, Green and Blue colours? I am sure I can find some as I enjoy taking photos of birds and many Australian birds are quite colourful.

But first the jumping castle at the markets certainly has the colours.

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The Chinese Lantern flower with a background of leaves and sky.

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A Blue-faced Honeyeater and the Bottlebrush flower

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A Rainbow Lorikeet among the Bottlebrush blossoms

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The Orchard Butterfly enjoys my garden.

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The Musk Lorikeet about to take off.

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The lovely Eastern Rosella striking a pose.

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The feathers of a rooster who used to strut about my place. (More about the rooster here)

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Look here to see other photos in the Tuesday Photo Challenge RGB https://dutchgoesthephoto.net/2017/04/25/tuesday-photo-challenge-rgb/

Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge: April 23

Odd balls one of my favourite challenges as I seem to have a lot of odd ball photos

The spider and the fly

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The elephant tree rootstree root_elephant_buccarumbi_named_feb 2016

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Moss in the spaces in the pavingmoss_path_lismore_named_june 2014

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Water

Cee’s fun foto challenge Winter – Water

Looking through my photos, my winter photos don’t really reflect winter at all. I guess winter here isn’t the same elsewhere. I don’t get snow, only two or three frosty days and it rarely gets to 0 degrees. So I am just doing water for this challenge.

I like to photograph water especially when there are interesting reflections on the waters surface.

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The sunset adds to the wonderful colours.

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The ripples and colours make a certain mysterious affect.

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And sometimes a ghostly visage makes an appearance

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Late afternoon on a cloudy day and a bit of a breeze with water lilies covering the water surface

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Every now and then the part of Australia I live in has floods. The Clarence River can be spectacular when the floodwaters come. This is the River gauge showing how high the water rises.

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Here are what some buildings look like. This is the tower on top of the boat shed.

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At least it is dry in the pub

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Here are the steps going up to the pub when the water isn’t covering them. The bottom of the steps are about 1 meter above normal river level.

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This what the Clarence River looks like near my place many kilometers upstream

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The floodwaters empty into the ocean creating foam that washes onto the beaches and rocks.

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Thursdays Special: Juxtaposition

Lost in Translation photo challenge – Juxtaposition

In Sydney Australia, you can see many example of where the old meets the new. The old building, Scots Church has a new building built above it which has 148 apartments which allows the new to hover above the old.

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In another part of Sydney, the inner city suburb Newtown has a range of eclectic people and shops. Here we have an outdoor/indoor room on the awning of the building.

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One of the contentious issues in Australia is that refugees are kept in detention until their applications are processed. It is believed that children should not be held in these camps. I found this protest in the street in Ballina. a town not far from my place. It is a sad photo when you think about the meaning.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Autumn – Metal

A while ago we were in Lismore, a town nearby, and I just too some random photos of some things in a park. Some were just the thing for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge

A close up of a World War 2 gun.

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A bell that is encased in a metal surround. As you can see, it still doesn’t stop the pigeons.

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters O or P

Looking for the right photos for this weeks Cee’s Black and White photo challenge I thought I would use some of my favourite Australian bird photos and one reptile.

A Parrot – A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

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Just an Osprey walking along the beach

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A parrot about to get a dunking in the bird bath

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The Python who was removed from the chook house before it could eat any of the hens

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Black and White Sunday: After and Before Y1-04

The after and before photos of a little Scarlet Honeyeater, the smallest of Australias honeyeaters, in an Australian native tree, a Pink Euodia. Scarlet Honeyeaters whizz around my garden like red jewels flashing in the sun.

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