The Fig Bird tending her nest among the Jacaranda blossoms
Checking on the nest before she settles down
Keeping an eye on me
Time to sit
This is the colour version with the male Fig Bird on the nest
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Black and White Sunday: Darkness and Light
Black and white images have always been part of my photographic life. When I was in my early teens my first cameras, (one was called a Snappy Camera) were always loaded with black and white film as we couldn’t afford to buy and process colour film. I wish I knew where those photos are now.
I sometimes switch my camera into monochrome when I find a subject that I feel would be great in black and white, especially photographing subjects from the past. Other times I take a colour photo and manipulate it, such as my silhouettes of birds in a previous blog.
I love the moon. It gives me a good feeling when it is full and bright.
I also love taking photos of flowers, their colour, their shape, their form but flowers can also look stunning in black and white.
The photo of the old letterbox is one of my favourites. I must admit that I manipulated the photograph to get the effect I wanted.
I am enjoying the photo challenges.