Bubble Bath Explosion

The Lens-Artists photo challenge #17: Just For Fun

What happens when you are having a romantic evening and decide to have a bubble bath? What happens when you set up the bathroom with candles and scent? What happens when you put in the bubble bath stuff? What happens if you turn on the spa jets?

This!!!
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What happens when you have two people who always see the funny side of life? What happens when the two people have a bit of an artistic side? What happens to a bubble bath when an artist finds inspiration? What happens when the photographer sees the image and lighting?
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Big

The word prompt from Tina at Lens-Artists: Big

High in the Mango tree, a Python looks big, even if it is wrapped up into a tight ball
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But when stretched out on the verandah rafters can look even biggercarpet snake_verandah_named_binna burra_jan 2018

And looks even bigger when peering at you from the rafters
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The Cicada

The word prompt for the Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #15: Changing and/or Changeable

From a hard shell, a Cicada changing into the sounds of Summer in the Australian bush
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To start a new life above ground
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Now a winged wonder
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Leaving behind an empty shell
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A bit of Aussie music from the 80’s

Up in the Tree

The word prompt from the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Look up

Out for a walk I saw a sudden bright flash in the sky. Trying to find whatever it was, I Looked up high into the grand Ironbark tree at the entrance to my place. There do you see the little bird?
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It is a Rainbow Bee-eater taking in the sights from high among the leaves.
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The photos don’t show what a lovely little bird the Rainbow Bee-eater is so I put a better photo in the header

The Welcome Swallows

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Small is Beautiful

Yesterday, while sitting on the verandah at my besties, we heard those unmistakable sounds. The Welcome Swallows chit chatting away. The male Welcome Swallow keeping a look out from the rafters.
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The female Welcome Swallow keeping an eye on me as she flew onto the nest made of mud.180917_blog challenge_small_is_beautiful_welcome swallow02

Yes, she did have something in her mouth.
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Seconds later, a pink head and yellow beak appeared asking for food.
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Just like humans, trying to settle an always hungry baby Welcome Swallow can test your patience.
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Meanwhile on the nest next door, this little bloke was content waiting for a parent to return.
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Everyday Moments

The word prompt from Amy at the Lens-Artist Photo Challenge: Everyday Moments

My everyday moments often involve just things that happen around my place. This is something that happens everyday here. The last photos are the main point of the everyday moment. The first ones are to set the scene.

The succulent spear has started to grow taller with an orange tinge.
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Once the flower develops, the buds open up and the flowers turn orange.
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This is the everyday moment at my place. The tiny Stingless Native Bees (Tetragonula carbonaria) come to collect the orange pollen in their pollen pouches. These bees are 4mm in size.
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You can just see the pollen on their legs. Such a out of focus photo sorry and today is quite windy so they aren’t about at the moment to get a better photo for you.
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Another Stingless Native Bee has gotten the message and flies in to join the others from the hive.
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