More life with the browns

The Travel Words Photo Challenge – Life in Colour: Brown

A bit of a looking song if you want. One of my favourites

Here are a few browns forgotten last post – the butterflies

and a random mix

The B birds

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With a B in Their Name

The B bird song to scroll to

Here is a small selection of B birds starting with a Grey-crowned Babbler

Pacific Baza

Pied Butcherbird

Satin Bowerbird

Black Swan

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Brolga

Common Bronzewing

Bar-shouldered Dove and a Brush Turkey

Blue-faced Honeyeater

Time to focus

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #121: Focus on the Subject

Patti has given some tips so maybe I should see how I go using these ideas for inspiration

Using Leading Lines & Repeating Patterns – “The lines and patterns help draw us into the scene and guide our eyes towards the subject.”

Using Selective Focus – This technique helps the viewer focus on the subject

Using Colour – “In this case, the colors help draw our eyes to the main subject of the image.”

Using Contrast & Focusing on the Eyes – “Contrasts in color, patterns, textures, old and new, fast and slow (for example) can help guide our viewers to focus on the subject.”

Freezing the Action – “Our eyes are drawn to action and speed.”

Framing the Shot with Arches, Doorways, etc. – “A final technique to draw attention to our subject is to use doorways, arches, tunnels, and windows to create a frame around it”

Blackfeather revisited

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds with Black Feathers

First off, let me explain the title. My High School dance, which was the last one we held at the High School Hall when I was in 5th Year, was one of the best ever. Only 6th and 5th Formers were allowed to attend and the band who played were one of the foremost Aussie groups at the time whose name was Blackfeather. They were such a great group that I was them many times and they had a few line-up changes and a bit of controversy. There is a few versions of this song, one has a sort of a classical piano introduction I think Lisa would enjoy but the quality isn’t all that good.

Here is one version that brings back memories of losing a girlfriend but another girl came into my life and awakened the future man in me.

OK enough of that stuff, here are some bird with black feathers.

Australian Raven

Satin Bowerbird

Pied Currawong

Pied Butcherbird

Australian Magpie

Australian Magpie being harassed by a Magpie Lark or commonly called Pee Wee

Magpie Geese chilling out

Black-necked Stork patrolling a wetland

A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo enjoying a pine cone

Black swans like to cruise waterways

Willie Wagtails are one of the cheekiest Australian birds

Nerd musicboy in me couldn’t not include this one

another for Lisa and a bit of Bach

It’s kinda over until next year

Day thirty-one of Becky’s Square Photo Challenge for October: Kindasquare

Yes another month of square fun is over. I looked for a bit of kind music and then just a song to match a kinda image took over. I do have a few songs left over but no photos this time. Photographers block set in a couple of days ago. I am writing this not knowing what photos to post so it looks like into the draft folder it goes until tomorrow.

The full length of this song is over fifteen minutes so I found a shortened version.

Just around for a short while to soak up the squares for October and 2020 and then I’ll be gone until the Squares return in January next year.

See you later

Here’s a finisher for Debbie 🙂 I have a few “Kind” songs left over and mentioned this to Debbie yesterday so though I should include this one just for her for Six Word Saturday

Let’s go surfing

Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #43 – Octobers Theme/Technique: Seascapes

This month's final assignment - try capturing the waves: either crashing dramatically against the rocks or a pier, surfers riding the waves, or gentle waves lapping on the seashore. Look out for someone or something that might add interest.  

The foamy waves after a flood

Just checking out the waves…..

…..or maybe the fisher to see if he has caught anything

A huge swell that day

Waves on a stormy day

The White-faced Heron and Pied Oystercatcher were nonplussed about the waves

Waves at sunrise

Things in black and white

Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Needs to have the letters O and U in the word

Powerful

Outside my window

Antique clock

Religious

Morris Ute

Boot stand

Indigenous street art

Out to sea

In my garden

This is a multi photo challenge post. Of course it features birds in my garden for Lisa’s Bird Weekly Photo Challenge as well as Tina from the Len-Artists Challenge #120 – What a Treat
Also sneaking in a photo for Basil’s Life Captured Photo Prompt: Transitioning

All the following photos are taken in my garden either walking about or from the verandahs. My home is a treat for seeing birds, insects and animals as well as flowers. Here is a song to listen to as you take a stroll with me in my garden.

This is a King Parrot transitioning from juvenile to adult male

King Parrots can be cheeky. This one is looking through my office door to see what I am doing

Blue-faced Honeyeater and a Bottle Brush flower

The Little Friarbirds like the nectar from the grevillea flowers

Everyone loves a little Eastern Yellow Robin as they hop around the garden

There is always a surprise find in the garden. I think it may be a Lacewing hunting among the leaf litter

The Yellow-faced Honeyeaters chitter chatter in the garden

Dragonflies are always flitting about or just watching on a stick

Of course I could let a post about my garden go without including a Red-necked Wallaby and her Joey

So many butterflies in my garden throughout the year. Scarlet Jezebels arrive in September in time to take advantage of the Pentas flowers

Scarlet Honeyeaters are flashing jewels as they fly about seeking nectar from flowers like this Pink Euodia

The Orchard Swallowtail Butterflies are the largest butterflies in my garden

The Hippeastrums are flowering now and the tiny Stingless Native Bees just love them

Rainbow Lorikeets add so much colour to my graden