Thursdays Special – Female

I would be very remiss if I didn’t use my lovely Red-necked Wallabies who hop around my garden and lovingly tend their Joeys for Paulas photo challenge – Female.

This young female is so pretty don’t you think?

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But also camera shy.

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“What are you doing in there?”

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“It’s OK Mum, I’m just chilling”

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One day you will have some fur on those skinny arms.

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“Mums pouch is the best place to be”

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Black & White Sunday – Maternal

The Fig Bird tending her nest among the Jacaranda blossoms

Checking on the nest before she settles down

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Keeping an eye on me

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Time to sit

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This is the colour version with the male Fig Bird on the nest

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See more great photos on Lost in Translations Black & White Sunday

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour

I have gone for a plant theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: All One Colour look here for other fabulous all one colour photos.

Some photos are close, some are just some of my favourites.

My abstract banana leaf

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The red leaf of the Red Cordyline

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The old Fan Palm frond

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The fern frond all in a line

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I love Zinnias

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And Roses

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Red berries in the morning sun

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The wonderful yellow Day Lily

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One of my favourite Australian native plant, the Purple Fringe Lily

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Letters U or V

Cee’s Photo Challenge using the letters U or V. We are getting closer to the end of the alphabet and these letters really had me thinking.

The promotion women walking through the streets of Rome in 2012 with their Umbrellas

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Every seagull needs an Umbrella on a hot Australian day at the beach

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What Vehicle would be the most appropriate for the letter V!!! Only a VW would do. This is my besties sons which one day will be resuscitated.

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The Water Vine is huge as it uses itself to climb higher through the trees in the rainforest

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Thursdays Special: Vernal

What a great photo challenge from Lost in Translation. Vernal is an inspirational adjective bringing thoughts of Spring – it’s colours and promise of life. It is the middle of Autumn here in Australia, so my selection of photos are from last years spring. Hoping it brings joy to you and your Spring.

The blossoms of the nectarine tree in the early morning

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Of course what would blossoms be without bees

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The little native Blue-banded Bee loves to scrunch to get the nectare

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and of course there are butterflies everywhere in my garden

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The birds come for the flowers too

Yellow-tufted Honeyeater

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Eastern Spinebill

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Scaly-breasted Lorikeet

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Musk Lorikeet

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Rainbow Lorikeet

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Scarlet Honeyeater

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Isolated Subjects

Isolated Subjects is the theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge.

The cemetery at Clunes New South Wales has a nice outlook

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During a flood, many items get isolated.

The hay bale floating down the Clarence River at Grafton

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The tower of the boat shed on the banks of the Clarence River at Grafton

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The Spangled Drongo sitting on the nest high in the tree.

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Thursdays Special: Pick a Word in May

Another favourite photo challenge from Paulas Lost In Translation

CONFINED – The Quoll or Australian Native Cat had been killing my chooks so I set a trap to catch it. I released the Quoll in the National Park near my place.

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JAZZY – A building in Sydney Australia

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SERENE: Sitting beside the babbling brook

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Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge: Letters S or T

One of my favourite photo challenges – Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Some photos are black and white others have been converted.

The Snail shell found in my garden. It is an Australian native snail.

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The old Truck that has been in my street since I first moved here,

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The Train Tunnel – the train can just be seen

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The Strelitzia or Bird of Paradise flower

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A Spider web early one morning

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The Flower and the Bees

The challenge is shallow depth of field52 Weeks Photo Challenge: Week 32

The Hippeastrum is a fabulous flower to photo. Its large bell shaped flowers and striking colours give many an opportunity for some great photos. Throw in some Stingless Native Bees and you look into a busy tiny world.

The flowers are male and female. This is a female flower with the stigma ready for some pollen.

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This is a male with the anthers full of pollen

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All we need are some bees. Look how full the bees pollen baskets are.

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Once a flower is found the tiny bees come to collect the pollen.

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I wonder if they know there’s a spider in there.

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