Debbie’s Six Word Saturday
The Friendly Friday Challenge: Framing Your Subject
Lens-Artists Challenge #177: Celebrating
Let’s get the celebrations started
Grab your sunnies
Make sure the decorations are up
What’s a celebration without bubbles
Everyone is here and are already having a good time
OK time to light the cake
Looks like the celebration is almost over
Look, there’s the fireworks so must be almost time to go home
There will always be a few leftovers in the morning
and a bit of deflation
Look like this bloke missed out again
The Lens-Artists Challenge #173: Interesting Architecture
I have been thinking about this theme since I first read it way too early in the morning to have many cohesive thoughts. Here is a random mish mash of constructions with interesting architecture.
I’ve opted for a slideshow for a change. Enjoy your travels and hope that there are interesting architectural surprises along the way
Last Photo for October 2021
I am glad you are all having fun with Last on the Card. I love seeing your photos and usually you’ll get a comment. I have been asked if I plan my last photos. Sorry to disappoint, but no I don’t. Like a lot of people I forget and am surprised at what was the last photo on the three devices I use to take photos. This month I went from –
- one of the best flower photos using my phone camera. This was taken so I could text to show my bestie the flowers. That was taken on Tuesday.
- a repeat of Hammad’s Weekend Sky last Saturday. Not too bad for a foggy morning and a point and shoot camera.
- to a lot of focus. This would have be better to get the Satin Bower Bird having a snack clearer. Taken through the office door on Thursday morning.
So let’s see what you have for October 2021
The rules are simple:
1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 31st October.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments
5. Tag “The Last Photo”
From my Samsung Galaxy S9
From my Canon PowerShot A1200
From my Canon PowerShot SX70HS
The Friendly Friday Blog Challenge: Close-ups and Macros
As this is a two week challenge, I’ll just pop in a close-up today with a Female Satin Bowerbird. Over the past week the Satin Bowerbirds have taken over the garden. The males are easily distinguished as they are a shiny blue/black. The Females and the juveniles have the same colouring and markings. The immatures stay much the same colouring for around four years when they start to change colour. By the seventh year the moult will produce the black feathers of a male. The males are promiscuous and their bower is an attractant to lure the females.
Here is the close-up of a female Satin Bowerbird in the Honey Gem Grevillea in my front yard. This photo was taken through my kitchen window.
Lost in Translation – Thursdays Special – Pick a Word September 2021
Paulas words made me think for a while. This morning the Female Satin Bowerbirds came into the garden looking for a bit of nectar from the Yamba Sunshine Grevillea which was fortuitous for reachable.
I have a few photos of boats but this sailing boat in Genoa was the best for docked
Linkage had to be a chain and a rusty one is even better
I couldn’t find anything straight away and then I remembered the horses who had a short disagreement. I don’t know what infuriated one of them
Last week on a walk in the park prior to another lockdown at my besties area, I found a hat on a post and thought “that may come in handy” and here is a post behatted
The Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge: Curious Critters
I have visitors who drop in from time to time. Here is a selection of those curious critters who like to see what’s happening on the verandah.
The King Parrots are always hanging about. This bloke is telling the rest of the King Parrots I am awake.
Then the others come over
Sometimes a Kookaburra will have a look around
A White-throated Treecreeper decided that the mat was ideal to gather nesting material
A Striated Pardalote hopping through one morning
The Female Bower Bird discovered me
A Pied Currawong was looking for a snack
After the fire I was making sure the birds and animals had food. The Satin Bowerbirds made sure they had food
The Male Satin Bowerbird always stood guard
A rare visitor was a Wonga Pigeon. I was surprised when he came onto the verandah.
This was taken a while ago when a Red-necked Wallaby joey was curious about some of the plants on the verandah steps.