Squares and Circles

Oh how could I resist this photo challenge from Nancy: Squares and Circles

“This week’s challenge is all about mixing squares and circles. Photography is a rectangular activity. Even though our lenses are round, the output is not. You can create a round image using post-processing methods. You can also create a round image using scissors on a print (very old-fashioned). I used the cropping tool in Photoshop to put my round pie into a square.”

Perhaps I was attracted by the thought of Nancy’s pie

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“For anyone who is interested: my pie is a take on a blueberry sour cream pie recipe that I found online.”

Enough of the prologue, thanks for the challenge Nancy, let’s see what I can come up with and find some circles in squares. Stop laughing Becky. Mmmm pie 🙂

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Baskets

The Photo A Day Challenge: Baskets
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Old and New

I am strong
hold me
fill me
with love
I will be
at your side
my strength
is within
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I once was strong
held
no longer filled
love discarded
on the floor
still strong
waiting
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The Rule of Thirds

Nancy’s Photo a Week Challenge:The Rule of Thirds

When I photograph birds it is quite easy to get the photo within the rule of thirds. I always have the grid switched on so I can see where to place things. I use the rule of thirds to capture what the bird is looking at or doing perhaps.

Although what is it that gets the attention, the flowers or the bird?
A Figbird among Jacaranda flowersfig bird_nest_grafton_named_nov 2015

A Noisy Friarbird and Bottlebrush flowers
noisy friarbird_named_home_aug 2016

The Satin Bowerbird enjoying the nectar from Honey Gem Grevillea flowers
satin bowerbird02_home_named_sept 2014

Butterfly Beauty

The word prompt from Nancy: Beauty

For me the beauty of butterflies is a wonder to behold. I dare you to pick your favourite.

Black Jezabel
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Blue Tigerblue tiger butterfly01_named_ballina_feb 2015

Australian Gull Butterfly
australian gull butterfly_named_home_feb 2015
Small Green-banded Line Blue Butterflysmall green-banded blue butterfly_named_binna burra_april 2015

Scarlet Jezebel Butterfly
northern jezabel butterfly_named_home_feb 2015
Orchard Swallowtail Butterflyorchard butterfly01_home_named_march 2016
Caper White Butterflycaper-white-butterfly01_named_home_nov-2016

Small Green-banded Line Blue
small green banded blue butterfly_named_home_march 2017
A Common Grass Yellow Butterfly
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Common Crow Butterfly
common crow butterfly_named_grafton_nov 2017
Blue Triangle Butterflyblue triangle butterfly_wings open_named_binna burra_jan 2018
Wanderer Butterflywanderer butterfly_binna burra_march 2018

Lesser Wanderer Butterfly
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Meadow Argus Buterfly
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Black Jezebel Butterflycommon jezabel butterfly_named_binna burra_may 2018

Common Ringlet Butterfly
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Line-blue Butterflycommon jezabel_named_home_feb 2015

Fire

The word prompt from Nancys Photo a Week Photo Challenge: Fire
So much fire.

There’s the to keep warm outside on a winters nightfire04_home_sept 2013
Of course there is the Fire Sticks plant in the afternoon sun
firesticks_named_binna burra_july 2017

or the flowers of a Fire Wheel Tree
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The glowing embers as the fire dies downfire03_named_binna burra_august 2015
Always need a fireplace190122_blog_challenge_fireplace_garys_duroux_rd_jackadgery
and firewood to go into the fireplace to cook or keep warm190219_blog_challenge_winter_firewood_ute
There is the fire of hell that religion depicts on church windowsstained glass_fire_avignon_may 2012
Some days it seems like our Sun is on fire170408_summer_fire02
The magic of fireworks180627_colourful_fireworks7
The skill of the fire twirler190128_blog_challenge_sunday_stills_night_fire_twirler1

The life savers in the Sky Crane to put out the bushfires
helicopter_fire_crane_caniaba_feb 2019

I couldn’t forget to put in a Red-browed Firetail finch
red browed finch02_binna burra_named_dec 2013

Or candles to remember and pray in the church
church candles_bologna_named_oct 2015

All in a row – chimney pots from Paris

The Photo a Week Challenge: Getting all your ducks in a row

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and of course I had to put in some ducks in a row – Plumed Whistling Ducks190328_blog_challenge_in_a_row_plumed_whistling_ducks