Fun in the tree

Late one afternoon a while ago a screeching could be heard, the unmistakable sound of Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoos. Soon the Cockatoos were circling around and they then headed off to some distant trees.

I was watching where they were and in particular the Black Cockatoo closest who was doing a bit of moving around on the branch he was sitting on. It was very low light and the telephoto function on my Canon camera was at full stretch. The quality of the photos isn’t the best but I thought I should share a bit of our native birds sense of fun. You have already seen what the King Parrots do around my place having fun.

Enjoy the next sequence of photos. Just two settled on this side of the tree

Suddenly this Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo leant forward.

Then it was head down a bit further, wings spread a bit for balance and the tail feathers flared.

A little bit further, head well tucked and body all on the other side of the branch.

Then it was right over, wings open, tail upright and his head where his tail was seconds ago.

Back upright, wings and tail ready for the final balance on the branch.

Steady and settling back down.

and carry on as though nothing happened

A flower is formed

It seems like forever that I actually posted something other than photo challenges. Everyone likes flowers don’t they? If you have never seen a Crinum flower before, look at every photo carefully and when you get to the last photo, scoot back up to the first photo with your mouth still open. This Crinum is Crinum pedunculatus, Swamp Lily – a native Australian plant found in the rivers and creeks in my catchment area.

This is how a Crinum flowers form, a sort of single bud on a long stalk. This one has started to split open. That white wriggly thing on the right hand side of the bud is part of the flowers development.

The bud has split open more with more white things appear.

Now everything has broken free of it’s bindings and starts to spread. There is always one insect who wants to have the first drops of nectare

with each of those buds opening up over time so there is always a flower for the season and what a flower they are, delicate and striking

Cee’s FOTD

Whites and blacks dominate

Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #46 – Novembers Theme/technique: Black and White Photography

This week's assignment - Make sure you have contrasts in your image(s). Clear whites and strong blacks will add impact and create attention.

The invitation

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: The Gift

He found the card
an invitation
a party
for his mother

He found the card
a party
for his mother
today

He found the card
a look of dismay
a party
today

He found a card
find a gift
a look of dismay
a party

He took the card
no gift
his mother
a party

What to take
of course
his mother
birthday party

Can’t think
you know
what to take
cake of course