It’s time for Debbies Six Word Saturday
“Do come and join us in our Saturday six-word musings.
I’ll admit that many of us openly break the numeric rule and share far more words (all excellent of course!) so the key rule is to have a title of six words – and then create around that the post that you desire! Perhaps in bunches of 6 words if you’re feeling inspired.”
The Ragtag Daily Prompt Tuesday: Courage
The Wedged-tailed Eagle has his lunch, a Water Dragon, and is being harassed by a Magpie. It takes courage to fly near a Magpie nest
A Square-tailed Kite soars above the forest much to the displeasure of a Noisy Friarbird. The shape to the left rear of the Kite is the Friarbird about to give the Kite a good kick.
The courage of much smaller birds defending their territory against large birds of prey takes courage don’t you think?
The May Photo a Day Challenge from Maria at CitySonnet: Silhouette
I have been doing silhouettes for quite some time now. These are my original photos converted to black and white and the outline of the birds redrawn by hand. The black enhanced and filled but not “flood filled” but each pixel or a group of pixels. The same process with the white part of my photograph.
I haven’t done any new ones for a while now as it is rather time consuming. I haven’t applied borders. When the photo is framed it doesn’t need a border but on the web page perhaps. I hope you enjoy my bird silhouettes.
This is the first one I attempted. A White-faced Heron who was sitting on a tree in my garden.
A Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo flying at my place
The distinctive tail shape of a Spangled Drongo
Another easily identified bird by their tail – a Rainbow Bee Eater
A Golden Whistler singing in the tree
One of my best and most complicated, a Wattlebird on a Banksia flower at Evans Head
The featured image is a Pied Cormorant keeping watch on the dam at my place
the old song
The new song
The Weekly Prompts Photo Challenge from Sue: Peaceful
I have so much peaceful around here everyday. They come and sit in the trees, walk about the garden and their coos can be heard through the forest.
What peaceful you ask? Well Peaceful Doves of course
The word prompt from Frank at Dutch goes the Photo: Technology
There are many uses for technology. The use of electricity has made life for us humans easier than in the past. In order to make electricity accessible, we have to have infrastructure to ensure technology and vast possibilities are within our grasp. The intricate designs and use of materials to carry the power to us are around us everyday.
There are many uses of our technology
A Brahminy Kite having lunch on a power pole
A Little Corella swinging on the wires
A Pelican enjoying the morning sun
The Daily Word Prompt from Sheryl: Negotiation
or just be.
the bird bath
a Spangled Drongo.
now and then
a Spangled Drongo
says who when.
in they go
by a Spangled Drongo
then off you go.
Please may I have a bath implored the Little Wattlebird
Well then Noisy Miner you will have to decide….in or off you go
Did he dive or was he pushed?
Hurry up dear, we haven’t got all day
After lunch at a cafe at Shelley Beach, we decided to go to Boulder Beach to see if we could find some things we could create among the cobbles. Unfortunately we couldn’t find anything to create to add to our beach art. But what I did find was a nimble group scrambling about the rocks looking for shellfish for their dinner.
C’mon Dave, last time I was here there was some great oysters over this way.
I am sure there were some down there Dave.
It looks a bit slippery, so you be careful Stan.
Do you know what you are doing Stan? That looks dangerous.
Sure thing Dave. You keep an eye out for those waves and give me a yell if a big one heads towards the rocks. Hey, I think I got one.
Check out this beauty Dave.
So Stan, are you going to share?
No way Dave. You go and have a look, there’s plenty down near the waters edge.
The other day, a Willie Wagtail was quite chirpy in the garden. I wondered why he was making such a fuss. Here is what I encountered.
I wonder if the water is cold or too deep? Maybe I’ll just pop in and see.
Hmm….it’s not deep and the water is a bit chilly but I think it will be OK.
Boy…..this is invigorating. I love splashing about!
Don’t forget to wash everywhere. A quick dunk will be just the thing.
Wow that water is a fabulous. I am going to have another big splash about.
A bit of a quick flick to get dry.
It’s great to feel lovely and clean. How do I look?