Weekly Photo Challenge : Twinkle

Drosera sun dew

Drosera sun dew

Sparkling and twinkling in the sun these glittering drops of liquid are poised to trap any unsuspecting insect that may pass by.

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For this week’s challenge, share with us your photos of twinkling light.

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Cow Country Mailboxes

I found these rather cute cows masquerading as mailboxes.

Madoqua over on “Have you ever” runs an ongoing challenge to find unusual mailboxes. Not too many out there, but now and again I find one.

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Waiting with a rather impatient stance.

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” Now where is that mailman?”

First unusual mailbox we had seen for quite a while, then suddenly in the same area we found another one.

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Same, but different. I think this one is all bull…

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If you see any unusual mailboxes you might like to add them to Madoqua’s collection. Click on the link and take time to have a look at the interesting and varied collection that bloggers have found around the world.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Gone but not forgotten

Matilda was our constant companion for 4 years, she was our accommodation and transport taking us on journeys of discovery around Australia. We sold her a year ago and though she has gone, she will never be forgotten.

Matilda

Matilda

More photos of Matilda and the good times we had together, click here.

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The hard drive is full of thousands of photos from those 4 years, so though they are gone they will never be forgotten.

Broome, in Western Australia, is one of those dream destinations. Warm, tropical climate, laid-back relaxed atmosphere. Gorgeous sunsets.

The tropical sunsets draw the tourists to Cable Beach to congregate in groups, drinking wine and sharing food it is a festive occasion.

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Going to watch the sunset

Some watch the sunset from the back of a camel.

Some catch the moment from a boat

Some catch the moment from a boat

Going….

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Gone…

But scenes like this will never be forgotten and just looking at these photos I am transported back to those magical days.

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In today’s WordPress challenge, show us what “gone, but not forgotten” means to you.

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Weekly Photo Challenge : Converge

This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography. You can take the theme in a literal or an abstract direction, as you see fit.

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This field of sun flowers are like a field of dreams converging to the distant farm buildings, all facing the same way as they track the sun through the heavens.

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It is a long way to walk, I hope a train doesn’t come.

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Still waiting…

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Here it is. “All aboard”…

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The long straight road through the Australian outback. The sun beats down from the relentless blue sky. There appears to be no end in sight as the road converges with the distant horizon.

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The white picket fence and iron lace work around the balcony takes my eye on a visual journey through this photograph to the end of the village street in Richmond, Tasmania. Even the clouds coöperate with a swirl that also converges at the end of the street.

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Thinking in an abstract direction I wonder if I can add this photo. Does it converge? Will it fit the theme? What do you think?

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Photography 101 : Double.

Double trouble

Double trouble

I was finding it hard to come up with an idea for double, todays theme. Then as I walked along the street I spotted these two waiting patiently outside the bistro for their owner. That’s it I thought “double dogs”…

Good job I always carry my camera with me…

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Photography 101 : Edge

Succulent Sempervivum

Succulent Sempervivum

I love the form and structure of nature, the myriad of colours and in this case how the light has caught the dainty halo of hairs around the edge of each leaf.

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Today WP photo challenge is EDGE. I have taken an outside the square idea for my interpretation.

 

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photography 101 : Glass

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The sweet memories of evenings sitting on the deck in Geraldton, Western Australia, watching the sun set over the Indian Ocean.

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My interpretation of today’s “Photography 101″ theme, glass.

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Photography 101 : Treasure

Heating the gold

Heating the gold

Pouring the gold into a mould

Pouring the gold into a mould

This would help pay the bills

This would help pay the bills

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The person holding this bar of gold is some one I cherish. It’s heavy, don’t run off with it Jack

Gold has been the ultimate treasure that man has craved for. In Australia, and many other countries, the discovery of gold created a mad rush to find and dig up a fortune. Some did get lucky and made a fortune that changed their life. Many others left the gold fields empty-handed and broken-hearted.

This man got lucky.

This man got lucky.

This is in modern-day Outback Australia and this bloke used a metal detector to search for gold. He certainly struck treasure, look at the size of that nugget. He estimated it would be worth over $1000. Good days work.

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Today in Photography 101 Michelle would like us to show her a treasure.

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Photography 101 : Swarm 2

This is the most amazing swarm of budgerigars. We were camping in the Australian Outback and were woken by the noise of birds. Thousands of small green budgerigars turning and wheeling in tight formation. Dipping down briefly to snatch a beakful of water from a small puddle before swooping off again with a hawk darting in and out of the swarm. I stood entranced before grabbing the camera.

It is a once in a life time sight that I would like to share with you for this “photography 101″ theme of swarm. 

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Just a small number of the thousands as they flashed by.

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Then they would, briefly, dip down into this shallow puddle before wheeling off again.

What an amazing sight.

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Photography 101 : Swarm

This is the most unusual “swarm”, gathering, collection call it what you like, but I have never seen anything like it anywhere else in the world.

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These little gnomes stretch way into the distance. Where are they? Why are they here? The story is fascinating. Go here to find the answers.

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“Michelle asks us to show us a swarm today: large group, moving together. Birds. Bugs. Kids. Taxi cabs. Your subjects can be big or small, animate or inanimate — whatever they are, you just need a lot of them.”

I certainly have given you a lot….

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