Curves

The word prompt from the Lens-Artists: Curves

The old wagons curves
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Lots of curves on succulents
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The Red-naped Snake showing some curves
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Pythons always have curves when they are having a nap.
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The gentle curves of a butterflies wingcaper-white-butterfly01_named_home_nov-2016

Curves in architecture – the Sydney Opera House
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Bobbin loved to sit on the table
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The air show pilot filled the air with curves
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Looking Back

The idea for the Lens-Artists photo challenge #26: Photographic Review of 2018

Here is my selection and some of your favourites too

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blue triangle butterfly_wings open_named_binna burra_jan 2018

 

eastern yellow robin_named_binna burra_jan 2018

 

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little tern_named_south ballina beach_may 2018

 

dandelion seed head_named_caniaba_june 2018

 

satin bowerbird_male_bird bath_named_home_july 2018

 

plane_parachute_crop_lismore air show_named_july 2018

 

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welcome swallows_feed_time6_named_caniaba_oct 2018

 

spangled drongo_my post5_named_home_oct 2018

 

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grey shrike thrush_close_garden_named_home_nov 2018

 

superb fairy wrens_named_lookout_mallanganee_nov 2018

 

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Happiness is….

The photo challenge #22 from Ann-Christine at the Lens-Artists: Happiness is…

So many things to explore with happiness is.

Among other things, I get great pleasure from nature. Happiness is sitting down and watching the world drift past, from the big to the small. Hope this post can bring a bit of happiness into your day.

A Blue-banded Bee scrunching into a Blue Ginger flower always makes me smile
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Stingless native Bees whizzing about with full pollen sacs are a joy
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A Blue-banded Bee getting a look at me too
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Finally finding a Blue Triangle Butterfly was a happy moment
blue triangle butterfly_side_named_binna burra_jan 2018

Having the Caper White Butterflies come into my garden on their migration is lovely
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The Black Jezabel is usually high in the canopy and when they come down for a visit I smile
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Orchard Swallowtails are large butterflies who make the garden their home
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Figbirds song is always a welcome sound around the garden
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A cacophony of sound and colour means the Rainbow Lorikeets are here
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Even a female Satin Bowerbird snacking on a bunch of bananas is something special
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A Whipbird calling in the forest is a sound of delight
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Having birds nest and raise their young close to the house is happiness
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Or a Hornet building her nest on the wall is nicewasp_nest_named_home_dec 2017

Finding a spiders web in the morning with the dew shining like gems makes me happy
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as is finding an Hyacinth Orchid for the first time in the forest around the house – elation
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I hope you enjoyed my Happiness is…….

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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A Cicada pull and twistscicada_named_home_jan 2015

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