The snake and the fence

OK. I reckon you would have guessed by the heading that there may be a photo of a snake in this post.

I do thank you for your bravery in opening the post those of you who do want to see but don’t want to see.

A bit of an idea of what you will encounter if you do travel further into my world.

  1. Green Tree Snakes have no fangs and no venom. They are very reluctant to bite but if provoked it will rise up, inflate its throat and body, and make a stink from its anal glands – so best not to get too close.
  2. Snake skin is not slimy. It is dry and is made up of keratin.
  3. They are thin and about 1 to 1.5 meters long.

The one you are about to encounter I found on a neighbours fence as I was driving home. As the Green Tree Snake was on a barbed wire fence it is good to check to make sure they are OK and not hooked up on the barbs.

“Excuse me, do you need a hand over there on that barbed wire fence?”

“Who? Me?”

“Nah mate, she’ll be right. I best be off.”

“OK then, maybe I’ll see over at my place. The coming cooler weather has made the mice think it’s time to set up house somewhere warm, where there’s snacks. My pantry would be a good place to hang out for a few days if you’re headed my way.”

You can see the size of this harmless little fellow compared to the gauge of the fencing wire which is 8 gauge. Sorry I don’t know what they call that size now-a-days. Thanks for getting to the end even if fast scrolling was involved.

What is art?

Ragtag Daily Prompt: Art

I have set the question so perhaps I should find a bit of art for you to be able to make up your mind. Let’s start with a bit of a song to get you in an arty mood. Is this art as well?

One of my favourites types of art – street art

Some “modern” art – neon lights

Inside of a walk in box

Using glass to make a statement

Famous woks that appeal. This is a Salvador Dali

More street art, this time sculptures

Making use of recycled objects

Art in nature – Sand Crabs “art”

The artistry of a Satin Bowerbird

My besties art

Fun art we create when out and about hoping someone smiles as the walk by

Photographic art

Trying to make a bit of money from art is hard

Do you have an answer? I don’t. I find art is what you like and enjoy, something that makes your heart sing, your mind inquisitive and brings joy to others.

The D birds are here

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds Beginning With the Letter D

I may be able to find a few I guess.

Common Bronzewing Dove
Bar-shouldered Dove
Emerald Dove
Peaceful Dove
Double-barred Finch
Plumed Whistling Duck
A gang of Hardheads
Pink-eared Duck
Pacific Black Duck
Darters
Dusky Woodswallow
Spangled Drongo
Sticky beak

The B birds

The Bird Weekly Photo Challenge: Birds With a B in Their Name

The B bird song to scroll to

Here is a small selection of B birds starting with a Grey-crowned Babbler

Pacific Baza

Pied Butcherbird

Satin Bowerbird

Black Swan

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Brolga

Common Bronzewing

Bar-shouldered Dove and a Brush Turkey

Blue-faced Honeyeater

More black and white in nature

Jude’s 2020 Photo Challenge #47 – November’s themes/techniques: Black and White Photography

This week's assignment - Photograph nature in black and white. This can be more challenging as we often associate the natural world with colour, so look for contrasts, shapes, patterns, tones. Experiment with high-key and low-key effects.

Time to focus

The Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #121: Focus on the Subject

Patti has given some tips so maybe I should see how I go using these ideas for inspiration

Using Leading Lines & Repeating Patterns – “The lines and patterns help draw us into the scene and guide our eyes towards the subject.”

Using Selective Focus – This technique helps the viewer focus on the subject

Using Colour – “In this case, the colors help draw our eyes to the main subject of the image.”

Using Contrast & Focusing on the Eyes – “Contrasts in color, patterns, textures, old and new, fast and slow (for example) can help guide our viewers to focus on the subject.”

Freezing the Action – “Our eyes are drawn to action and speed.”

Framing the Shot with Arches, Doorways, etc. – “A final technique to draw attention to our subject is to use doorways, arches, tunnels, and windows to create a frame around it”