I had this idea for Paulas Lost in Translation black and white photo challenge Structure but I switched to using my usual nature photos. This time I have a couple of man made structures.
Looking down the path of the Grafton Bridge
The walkway from a ferry wharf in Sydney
This photo challenge from Lost in Translation, Structure, has made me think of the structures that I like to discover and photograph. Of course I don’t mean man made structures but the wonderful structures in nature.
Look how the Spangled Drongo has attached the nest to the trees branches in a very loose looking structure.
It is just right for the Spangled Drongo to sit among the eucalypt leaves.
The Noisy Friarbirds nest is a jumble of strips of Stringybark trees woven into a basket like structure with a side opening
The most basic of nests has to be the Tawny Frogmouth. The nests structure is a pile of sticks in the fork of the tree. Shhh, don’t disturb the nocturnal Frogmouth.
Another jumble of sticks makes the structure of the Square-tailed Kites nest. There is a pile of sticks under the nest which didn’t sit properly and fell to the ground.
The Ospreys huge nest on an open branch where they can see all around. The nests structure of sticks, moss and a huge amount of Grandfathers Beard.
What nest wouldn’t be a nest without some babies!!! The cup like structure of the Grey Fantails nest is built onto the branch using spiders web to help make it stick.
It is interesting to see the same photo in black and white and in colour. What is your favourite?
In days gone by, I am sure someone has a black and white photo of the old horse drawn trolley bus.
It has been lovingly restored and you can still take a short ride when it is available.
I took these two photos this afternoon thinking of the Before and After photo challenge. The Iris is one of my favourites that I was given from my elderly neighbour before he went into care
The colours are stunning
Pick your favourite from other photographers contributions at Lost in Translation
For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge, Paula is hoping to see some photos from a low lying perspective. I always am getting down to get “that photo” especially of Fungi. I have a number of blogs just on fungi. Looking at the photos in black and white is different. What do you think?
Have a look at Lost in Translation to see more Lying Low photos
It’s just a typical day at home for the Black and White Sunday Photo Challenge
In the front of the house, the family drop in for breakfast
While out the back, a mother and her Joey look about for something else to eat
A typical day at home.
I took some photos of some old cars for Black & White Sunday: Traces of the Past – well not exactly the whole car just some bits and pieces that I found interesting.
The radiator cap and badge of a Chevrolet
I did seem to think the radiator cap looked a bit surprised when I took the photo
The wheels of the MG were painstakingly polished
The Studebaker gave a bit of a smile
I love this old pulley on my besties verandah too. It was raining so I just wandered the verandah looking for a subject to capture for the challenge before I remembered the cars.
I love taking photos of windows especially when I am travelling. These two windows are in a place called Split in Croatia I took quite a few years ago but they came to mind when I saw this photo challenge.
Many more windows can be seen at Lost in Translation
What a photo challenge set by Paula for Black and White Sunday. Unmask those photos that you probably don’t want people to see.
What a great photo it could have been – the Sea Eagle with a fish.
I have no idea what I was doing but it’s a nice shoe
The cafe had a lot of metal pots, pans and utensils on the top of the cupboard, but most interesting was the watering can. The lighting was great.
What could be better. A full moon rising with a palm tree in the foreground.
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.
What a challenge! I couldn’t think of anything then a bit of inspiration kicked in which led to too many ideas.
Looking through to a garden in Rome.
One of the many colonnades in Bologna
Letting the ferry through the lock in Paris
Looking through time in the 12th Century church in Verona
Not many through photos from Australia as the ideas of those came to late