Looking back

Lens-Artists Challenge #230: Last Chance

I was going to do a photo a month for the year but that was boring trying to find something interesting that I hadn’t already posted. I some of the folders I flicked through were some that were blog resized and named. It looks like I intended to do something with them but they somehow became lost some how.

I’ll start with a few things I found in my garden.

Perhaps a better photo of a Tufted Honeyeater was posted. This one actually shows the yellow tuft on the neck feathers

I remember the next two. I was going to do a post showing the difference of Line Blue butterflies.
The first photo shows how they were named Line Blue

But on the outside they have intricate patterns and shapes that make it so hard to ID what actual Line Blue Butterfly it is.
The Line Blues are about 10mm in length

A Fuscous Honeyeater contorting to get a drink from a Pink Pentas flower. Probably wasn’t used as some people object to birds bums.

and why wouldn’t I have found a reason to post a red leaf?

It looks like Tiny the King Parrot wants us to go outside for a while. This is one of his “Look at me, aren’t I cute” looks as he poses outside of my office window

Another photo ready to go but didn’t get anywhere. At least it is bright enough to start the day and have a look at what’s to come.

The Intermediate Egret coming into land among the old oyster racks

Livin’ the dream on the Queenlands Gold Coast

Heading back home here is an old wagon at the front entrance of a neighbours. I really like this photo and not sure why it was never used. The stalks of Barbed Wire Grass and seed heads add to the rural feel I think

Love seeing an afternoon Full Moon against a blue sky. Another unused photo together with the last photo below

Heading up the road, that farm has a variety of stock. I love Belties (Belted Galloways) as much as I like coos.
This one was a long way down the hillside and the focus wasn’t sharp. It did have a certain feel so I couldn’t help but play around a little

Later in the night Our Moon was further along the sky so a close up against a black sky can sometimes show some of the craters of the rocky moonscape

I did have to restrict my self as I wanted to post so much more but aimed for a variety where some photos may have a lot more going on. Like bird or insect photos usually involve a flower.

I am only an occasional Lens-Artists poster but have fun when the theme strikes a chord. I am looking forward for our Donna to start posting some wonderful prompts

An air of mystery

Sunday Stills: The #Mysterious is a Beautiful Thing

I started this post on Sunday but the original went away from being beautiful. This is a dark post as well but I find that once we are in the dark, then mystery can be all around.

So roll up for the mystery tour

Going on a treasure hunt

Lens-Artists Challenge #219: Treasure Hunt

Tina wants us to search for:-

  • A pet or pets (yours or someone else’s)
  • The moon or the sun (extra credit for both in one image)
  • Clouds (extra credit if you also include rain or snow)
  • A reflection
  • A child (extra credit if with other family members)
  • An umbrella (extra credit if you include a person using it)
  • A truck (extra credit if you include the driver or what the truck is hauling)
  • Autumn foliage (extra credit if it’s something that only blooms in the fall)
  • Something fun you found on a walk

Teddie enjoying the morning sun

I love Our Moon

Clouds with rain in the distance – extra credit photo πŸ™‚

One of my favourite reflection photos

A little bee riding her horse at the Glen Innes show in the dress-up parade – extra credit photo as she is with her Mum πŸ™‚

Models walking through Rome and I have no idea what they were advertising – extra credit as they are using their umbrellas πŸ™‚

In the fire truck on their way to a fire or emergency – extra credit as you can see the driver πŸ™‚

I don’t really have any Autumn leaves as I don’t really have Autumn here. These leaves are Autumn leaves in Lyon

Something I found on a walk on my place after the fires. First time I have ever seen Purple Fringe Lillies here.

It was fun going through my folders on this treasure hunt. A great idea Tina

A bit and a lot

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Minimalism/Maximalism

Most people know I like minimalism, especially using nature, but in particular trees. I started doing a series of photos of a Tuckaroo tree in my garden but I couldn’t get the feel I wanted for this theme.

I dug around my archives and folders to find what I wanted and hope this sequence works well.

Using a bit of a dead tree and a cloudy sky for dramatic effect

Much the same but this time using sunlight to stand out from the clouds

More of a She Oak and using the distant mountains as a background

Or going green with a solo tree in a paddock. Cattle tracks in the grass break up a total green scene

Going more maximalism with a fine Fig tree to showcase its richness of form and design

Again highlighting the burnt branches after a fire with new growth and colour. The maximalism of every surface covered with something

Do you regard this photo as minimalism or maximalism. The sky bathed in colour and trees in the distance made to look small

Perhaps this is the opposite with a tree in silhouette dominating the foreground and a strong sky fighting for recognition

The theory of maximalism in that every part of the mountains covered in trees even though there isn’t a chaotic array of colours but a subdued hue of blues

I must end on minimalism with a concurrence between a branch, a leaf and Our Moon

It’s going round

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles or Curves

The Barn – Grafton Showground

Just looking at a cafe

Bobbin on the garden table

Sandstone circle on the old bank building in Grafton

Pancake succulents, one of my favourites

Watering can in the shed

A bubble floating by

Water Beetle swimming about

Our Moon

In the frame

The Friendly Friday Challenge: Framing Your Subject