A Photo a Week Challenge: Birds

There isn’t many challenges that have the topic Birds. I couldn’t resist but who can stop at one or two especially when it is my favourite Australian bird the Eastern Yellow Robin. I did limit myself but they are so cute I just had to share a few photos.

I love how they just fly and land sideways on trees
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and look around the corner to see if I am still there
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Even fluffed up in the bird bath they still look captivating
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The subtly of their yellow feathers shows through in the bird bath
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Just a lovely little bird
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This is one of his favourite resting spots
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Hope you love the Eastern Yellow Robin as much as I do. See other peoples photos of birds in the Photo a Day Challenge: Birds

Water Lillies

Here are a few water lillies for Cee’s Flower of the Day: Water Lily Pond

I love the subtle pink hue
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The Cape Waterlily stands out among the crowd
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The Yellow Waterlily is from Mexico
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The Cape Waterlily is from South Africa and is everywhere in Australia
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An Australian native waterlily the Water Snowflake. This one is growing on my dam.
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One Word Photo Challenge: Heron

I was amazed that I only have a few Heron photos among my thousands of bird photos. The One Word Photo Challenge: Heron did set me a challenge. Luckily I found some White-faced Heron photos.

One afternoon I came home to find a White-faced Heron sitting in a tree in my garden.
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At Shaws Bay while we were having a swim, a White-faced Heron was looking for snacks in the sand at low tide.
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Weekly Weather: Clouds

Who doesn’t love clouds. Sometimes we can see things, sometimes they are just clouds. This Weekly Weather photo challenge from Jennifer Nichole Wells is Clouds.

Here are some clouds I saw on the weekend.

This cloud formation reminded me of a birds wing feathers
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A white line among the clouds
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This cloud formation fascinated me
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A while ago I saw this cloud which looks like a bear or a dog
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More Bugs

I couldn’t resist posting some more insects in Dutch goes the Photo‘s Tuesday photo challenge as lots of people have enjoyed my previous post Bugs.

I must do a warning before you start perusing this blog – it does contain sex

Here is a Cricket in a Crinum
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The wonderful dragonfly doing a hand..errrr….leg stand on the water plant seed head
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Dragonflies like playing peek-a-boo
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The lovely Caper White Butterfly. They migrate through my place every year.
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Now for the saucy part

Lineblue Butterflies doing their thing in my garden
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Dragonflies doing it on the dam
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A couple of moths transfixed in the cactus garden
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I couldn’t let a blog on insects go without sneaking in a “not really an insect” my beautiful Huntsman Spider who lives in my place. She is now somewhere in the laundry where, I think, she may be hibernating, if spiders do that sort of thing.
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Bugs

The Tuesday photo challenge from Dutch goes the Photo is Bugs. I have so many bug photos I just had to stop or it would take me for ages to complete the photo challenge!!!

Here is a selection of my bugs. I don’t know the names of all of these so I will leave it up to you to identify the ones you know.

The Centipede who walked through my house.

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The Plant Hopper who wouldn’t sit still for a photo in the kitchen
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The Praying Mantis on the kitchen window
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The Fly with a yellow face
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The Fly with the green eyes and biting proboscis
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The “birth” of a Cicada on the chook yard fence
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The Tiger Cicada on a tree
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The Bullants coming to defend the nest
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A Beetle on a leaf
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An insect marching with purpose across a leaf
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A bright red insect on my car
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A Mayfly on the wall
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An insect stopping for a photo op
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Have a search around my blog for lots more insect photos if you want

 

Black and White Sunday: Lying Low

For this week’s Black and White Sunday photo challenge, Paula is hoping to see some photos from a low lying perspective. I always am getting down to get “that photo” especially of Fungi. I have a number of blogs just on fungi. Looking at the photos in black and white is different. What do you think?

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Have a look at Lost in Translation to see more Lying Low photos