Re-living the Past #23 – My First Greenish Photos

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Greenish

This selection of photos range from 2014 to 2017. Perhaps you may have seen the before. Some are favourites I re-do for challenges and some you may have not seen before.

Yes there maybe a snake involved so perhaps I’ll make it into a slideshow so those who find nature not to there liking can skip past.

1 A Green-banded Line Blue Butterfly
2 Just a stack of bottles in a restaurant
3 There’s your Green Tree Snake
4 King Parrot feathers
5 A Green Tree Frog
6 Reflections on water. One of these started my interest in doing water reflection abstracts
7 A Dragonfly

Re-living the Past #22 – going back to 2013

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Review (2)

There were happy puppy kites

Stingless Native Bee all 5mm of her zooming past a Hibiscus flower. This plant was a cutting from my Mum’s garden.

A Gold-tailed Spiny Ant having a drink in a water drop on the verandah. I call them Gold Bum Ants until I learnt their real name

Looking under a mushroom

First time I found some freaky looking Finger Fungus

Of course there were flowers

There seemed to be pink flowers then

The first appearance on my drift wood Stick Man walking along the beach. The start of fun creations with things on the beach by my bestie and me

Shells photos were a fun post

Insects on flowers or insects in general were the beginnings of macro photography

Butterflies and Honey Gem Grevillea flowers became a favourite

As did birds who enjoyed the flowers nectar like this Blue-faced Honeyeater

Birds at the bird bath made easy to take photos. Golden Whistlers and others always stopped in for a drink or a bath

Everyone loved the Long-necked Tortoise sunning on the almost tortoise shaped rock

Here is my Rooster. He was the one who helped start me on my addiction to photo challenges, thanks to Yvette from Priorhouse who was looking for some feather photos

Of course there was a few Red-necked Wallaby photos, taken from my kitchen window, especially the cute Joeys.

One my way home from work in town, I sometimes stopped when the sunset looked amazing just a few kilometres from my place

My first sunset photo I posted. Can you spot on the mountains where the sun was setting from the previous photo?

Flat Stacey goes to Sydney

Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Journey
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Toy

This is the story of Flat Stacey. Way back in 2009, a very good friend of mine’s daughter had a school project. Flat Stacey was given to each member of her class and had to write a story about an adventure that Flat Stacey had whilst in their possession.

As I was going to Sydney for work, Harmony asked me if I could take Flat Stacey with me and take some photos She would write a story for her project and use my photos to illustrate her story.

I never did get to see Harmony’s story. A while ago when I was talking to her Mum, Flat Stacey came up in the conversation. She asked if Harmony remembered about Flat Stacey but she didn’t. That little girl is around twenty-three now.

Here is my story of Flat Stacey.

Flat Stacey boarded the plane and headed off to Sydney. Tracey, the Flight Attendant, was very attentive to Flat Stacey as she had never flown before and was a bit nervous

After a while Flat Stacey relaxed enough to look out of the window and marvelled at being so high up and what she could see.

Once we were in Sydney, we checked into the hotel and the staff were so friendly and made sure that Flat Stacey felt at home.

Flat Stacey liked the room and the first thing she did was jump on the bed.

Flat Stacey thought the view from the window into the courtyard was fantastic

On the plane on the way home, Flat Stacey couldn’t stop talking about her first plane flight, staying in a hotel in a big city and meeting so many wonderful people.

Flying away

The Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Focus

Sometimes when trying to get that photo, there are times when the focus just isn’t there. Not my focus, but the cameras focus.

A couple of days ago there was an Eastern Yellow Robin hopping around the garden. I grabbed my camera and snuck along the verandah to where a pair of Robins were concentrating on some worms and other insects on the ground. It had been raining so the insects were on the surface among the grass making fr easy pickings for the Robins.

I saw one of the Robins sitting on a leaf of the banana trees and took a few photos. I decided to try and get a bit closer so zoomed the lens a little more.This photo is the untouched photo. I really liked the colours, the greens and the yellows of the Robin as it flew off when it spied a snack waiting to be gobbled up as well as the hazy effect.

Sometimes accidental out of focus photos some how have a bit of appeal. What do you think?

Being amid creations from waste

Daily Word Prompt: Amid
Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge: Waste
Ragtag Daily Prompt Saturday: Create

A while ago I went to an art exhibition that featured some art works created from recycled waste materials. I certainly was amid colours and structure.