My fourteenth photo for Becky’s square photo challenge: In the Pink
The lovely Pink Euodia flower with a Scarlet Honeyeater enjoying the nectar
If you want to join in here are a few ideas from Becky.
The theme for squares this month is ‘In the Pink‘ and the one rule as always is that your main photograph must be square. After that the world is your oyster, or should I say flamingo?! To help you get started here are some ideas you might want to consider;
- ‘In the Pink’ – means perfect condition or in good health, so that could be human or not!
- ‘Tickled Pink‘ – means delighted, so I’m thinking happy, fun and of course delighted. That could be you or the subject of your photograph.
- Pink – you can of course simply share anything that is coloured pink
- There is an extra challenge for those of you up for it – can you manage to combine two of these, or maybe even all three?
Squares is a daily challenge, so your photographs can be from the archives or brand new. Don’t forget though to keep your photo square, and to pingback with #InthePink.
The word prompt from city sonnet: Gulls
The Gulls flew while the Cormorants just bobbed about hunting fish
Soaring majestically in the sky
Or hurriedly leaving the beach in a tangle of wings
Or just standing at the waters edge enjoying the sand between the toes.
Finding a shady spot on the beach on a warm day
Or being cheeky
Enjoying the morning sun
Or a surprise Gull – an Australian Gull Butterfly
The Daily Post word prompt: Partake
At the bird bath there is room for everyone who wants to partake
Some birds come in pairs like the White-browed Scrub Wrens
Red-browed Firetail Finches prefer a communal bath time
The Variegated Fairy Wrens take turns
This little Buff-rumped Thornbill was happy to have a bath all by himself
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Busy or People Working
Can’t stop now…..have things to do
The rain on the window from the 75th floor overlooking Sydney Harbour
A close look at the rain on the window
What could be more rainbow than a bird bath of Rainbow Lorikeets?
Looking at you
Or a tree with Rainbow Bee Eaters
Or just a double rainbow
This is a bit more dramatic from my bushboy YouTube channel
More great rain inspired photos at Cees
The Daily Post Word prompt: Blush
What could be sweeter than the blush of colour on a little Rose Robin?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge topic: Birds
I think I may have a photo or two of a bird or two I could use for this photo challenge. I took these a couple of days ago. It’s just a few so no need to get set in for a while.
A flurry of wings sounded as the large White-headed Pigeon alighted on the bird bath with a watchful gaze.
A short while later, a young White-headed Pigeon flew in, it’s grey plumage starting to turn white.
The parent bird was vigilant as the young one took a drink.
Such a lovely looking bird don’t you think?
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: The letter W with 2 vowels
The Whipbird at my besties enjoy going to the bird bath. I hope you enjoy this short tale of the Whipbird having a bath
I am ready for my bath
OK. I am going in.
This is great.
I really enjoyed that bath.
I hope my feet are clean.
Well………how do you look after your bath?
As you know, I love taking photos of nature. I love the colours of butterflies and it is a great pleasure to have so many different species of butterfly in our gardens.
One butterfly became a quest to get a photo – the Blue Triangle. Blue Triangles are seldom still and have such a fast and erratic flight, it is so hard to get a photo of them in flight. They zip around the garden and suddenly they will fly to the top of the trees, up and over and gone in an instant.
One thing they do is come down to puddles on the road near my besties to have a drink. They seem to have a 6th sense and in the blink of an eye they are off when I get close. Similar to birds they know when I am almost focused with my camera and then gone.
The other day, walking about, camera in hand, spotting a bird here a dragonfly there, getting a photo or two of a Common Crow butterfly, when suddenly I am zoomed by a Blue Triangle. Now’s my chance, I thought. I followed it around the corner of the shed and saw the butterfly disappear into the shrub.
I know the Blue Triangle landed in here somewhere. Can you spot the butterfly?
Ah…..there. I can see the butterfly. How long will it sit still for?
When they fly all you see is a dark colour and the flash of blue. Look, it has blue legs too.
The colour cahnges a bit as the wings begin to open. Perhaps it is time to take off.
You can see a bit better why they are called Blue Triangles
A truly stunning butterfly
My quest is over….until the next time I spot a Blue Triangle