Through Windows of the World

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #79: Window With A View

Through a window at what’s inside with a reflection of what’s outside in Australia
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Through a window in Split Croatia
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Through a window of my favourite place to stay in Venice
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Through a window to find someone looking back at my place171102_blog challenge_peek_wallaby01

Through a window of a bus at the Dalmatians Croatia
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Through a window in the Dali Museum Figueres, in Catalonia Spain20200112_blog challenge_window_dali_art
Through a window in Toledo Spain20200112_blog challenge_window_spain_toledo
Through a window in the Margaret Olley Exhibition in the Tweed Art Gallery AustraliaIMG_8555
Through a window of my office190816_blog_challenge_blackandwhite_currawong_window
Through a window of my office to find sometimes someone is peeking inmagpie lark_pee wee_looking_window_garden_fire_durranbah_dec 2019

 

Special Spot

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #78: Special Spot Shots

A special spot on my place is the waterhole.

This was in October 2018 in the middle of this three year drought. This was the lowest water level I had ever seen.
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Then in November there was rain on one day which put water into the waterholewaterhole_named_home_oct 2018
In August 2019 the water level plunged even further leaving a small puddle.190816_blog_challenge_yellow_waterhole

November 2019 another day of rain put a small amount water back into the waterhole
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I guess you want to know why this is a special spot?
When the water level is full, which used to be most of the time, life abounds from the moss and vines on the treesmoss_vine_waterhole_named_home_oct 2018
to the birds who rely on the water hole like the White-throated Honeyeaters190829_blog_challenge_reflections_white-throated_honeyeater_waterhole_jackadgery
Fuscous Honeyeatersfuscous_honeyeaters_wet_waterhole_named_home_jackadgery_august 2019
Red-browed Firetail Finchesred_browed_firetail_finch_drinking_waterhole_named_home_jackadgery_august 2019
They come in large numbers and enjoy the water hole together, Fuscous and Yellow-faced Honeyeaters181010_blog challenge_pool_pond_yellow faced honeyeater_fuscous honeyeaters
A Scarlet Honeyeater Keeps an eye on mescarlet honeyeater_home_named_sept 2014

I haven’t been down there when any animals have come to drink. My clomping through the bush or the sound of Old Smokey the farm ute alerts them and off they go. I have found fish in the water and there has been signs of Crayfish. The water usually has a variety of insects.

Always a Dragonfly or two flitting about
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Water Striders make interesting shadowswalking on water

Hope you liked a view of the Special Spot on my place

Favourite photos for 2019

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #77: Favourite Photos for 2019

This is quite difficult for me to pick my favourite photos for 2019 so I decided to find your favourites.

January
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February
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March
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April
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May
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June
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July
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August
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September
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October
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November
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December
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Thanks for dropping by and having a look at my world in 2019. The last 3 months have been quite trying for my culminating in the fire that consumed my place with only my home and the drought ravaged garden being left unburnt.

In 2020 there will be photos of the re-birth of Durranbah I am sure.

Abstracts – water and things

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #74: Abstract
Bren’s Photo for the Week #48: Water
Ragtag Daily Prompt Monday: Ponder

I did ponder what I could post for abstract. I often take a photo and it isn’t quite right for the original subject but gets kept as it has a certain “quality” that I like. Some are deliberate like the water shots in this gallery others are well, I’ll let you be the judge.

These couple of water photos are just as I took them. No editing or enhancements at all. Just the reflection of the boat or wharf or whatever was beside me when I took the images.
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This one has been manipulated. I like the colours and shapes with a bit of added pixelation.191203_blog_challenge_abstract_branch_tree
The garden behind a fence. I thought of straightening the photo but the slight angle adds a bit don’t you think?191203_blog_challenge_abstract_fence_garden_red
Capturing an Orchard Swallowtail Butterfly when your camera is set for something else you were photographing at the time when a big butterfly cruises past191203_blog_challenge_abstract_butterfly

 

 

Cold

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #73 – Cold

In my part of the world I don’t really do cold very well. My cold photo look like a Summers day in many parts of the world. A photo of a fridge isn’t really my style. Here’s my interpretation of the word prompt cold.

When you are feeling the cold, it’s always great to snuggle up next to someone.

superb fairy wren_chicks_lismore lake_named_oct 2014

Waiting

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #72: Waiting

What was that that flashed past the kitchen window? A flash of white. Quick………grab the camera and outside into the garden.

Yes……it’s a Caper White Butterfly coming to feed on the Pentas flowers.

Get set……..focus…….wait for that butterfly in flight photo opportunity…..wait and wait
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It’s a flutter of wings……….will she fly this time…….or just reposition to get more nectar 191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly2
Don’t get distracted……….ohhh look……..a dragonfly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_dragonfly
Oh bugger…….she’s off this bunch of flowers…….where will she settle next?191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly3
Look…….over there……quick get focused as she is fluttering her wings again….maybe this time she will fly191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly4
Hurrah…….success…..it did take a bit of time waiting191117_blog_challenge_waiting_caper white butterfly5

Sunset on Saturday

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #67: Layered

I was sitting inside when I glance at the curtains and saw a red line. A small part of the sunset lit the curtain so vibrantly I had to grab my camera and head out to capture what I could before the sun set fully.

It was a case of the fires that are still burning in the western part of the north coast that have given some quite spectacular sunsets. This is also mixed with dust that the strong winds have whipped up taking the topsoil from many farms over the mountains in the western part of New South Wales.
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The distant sun with the layered landscape.
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The Sun turned into a fiery red ball as it disappeared on the horizon.
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To the east, the clouds were building into huge layered cloud formations which looked storm like but failed to deliver any rain once again.191021_blog_challenge_layered_sunset4_clouds_red