Posts Tagged With: wild weekly photo challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge : Light

Heavenly light

Heavenly light

The light from above

The light from above

Without light to nurture all living things the beauty would fade and die. Normally light is not visible. It surrounds us invisibly and we accept it with out thought.

I will always remember this vision as I walked through the tropical glasshouses in Adelaide and the sprinklers turned on. I stopped, spellbound as the air glistened and shimmered with the sun cascading through the mist. An unforgettable sight.

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Then there is the man-made beauty that we surround ourselves with.

This is Hobart Town Hall, the venue for the Autumn Flower Show. The crisp blue and white decor with the sparkling of the chandeliers created a perfect back drop for the exquisite display of blooms.

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I’m sure hundreds of bloggers will see the light in this challenge and I look forward to browsing through them. Go here to see the light

 

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Birds of a Feather

“Birds come in all shapes and sizes, colors and kinds. The modern day descendants of dinosaurs, you will find birds in the warm tropical rainforests and in the coldest Antarctic. This week, we’re challenging you to turn your lens toward some feathery friends and capture your best shots of birds! Going forward, we’re going to be making the Wild Weekly Photo Challenge even more challenging and fun by choosing just 2 honorable mention winners.

Lorikeets in the rain

Lorikeets in the rain

Lorikeets

Lorikeets

Jabiru's on the nest

Jabiru’s on the nest

Macaw

Macaw

Crimson Rosellas

Crimson Rosellas

Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Major Mitchell Cockatoo

Pelican taking off

Pelican taking off

Tawny frogmouth

Tawny frogmouth

Little Corella

Little Corella

Blue Wren

Blue Wren

Kookaburra

Kookaburra

 

 

Young Magpies

Young Magpies

Peacock

Peacock

 

Let’s be wild” is an on line travel magazine with stories and photographs from travellers around the world. Every week they set a challenge for photographers to enter and this week it is “bird’s of a feather”

Here are a few birds I have captured on my trips around Australia and in my back yard plus some from wild life sanctuaries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Clouds

Clouds must be one of the most fascinating subjects for photography. Ever changing in colour and form. I have hundreds to choose from but I have just chosen my favourite 3. Hope you enjoy them

Beautiful sunrise over Roebuck Bay, Broome

Beautiful sunrise over Roebuck Bay, Broome

Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean from Burleigh Heads

Sunrise over the Pacific Ocean from Burleigh Heads

Kalbarri sunset

Kalbarri sunset

Clouds are the sky’s imagination. ~Terri Guillemets


This is the challenge from “Let’s be wild” the on-line travel magazine.

This week we’re challenging you to point your lenses toward the clouds, because this week’s theme is clouds! Puffy and white or menacing and grey – clouds can take on many shapes, clinging to the ground as fog or towering miles into the sky. When billions of tiny molecules of water or ice crystal come together, they form a cloud. Most of the time we see them as white, since they reflect the light of the sun. When the cloud gets thick enough or high enough, it can appear grey, blocking most of the sun’s light from getting through.

 

 

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Look Up!

Wild weekly photo challenge has asked us to “look up” this week and record what we see.

A short while ago we visited Townsville, the capital of Northern Queensland. I love to look around botanic gardens and Townsville had three superb gardens. I was in gardens heaven.

  • Anderson Gardens is the largest botanic garden in Townsville.  Covering 25
    hectares, the gardens include fine specimens of tropical trees and palms, grand
    avenues and the World Cycad Collection
  • The Palmetum is a 17 hectare botanic garden displaying one of the largest and
    most diverse public collections of palms in the world.
  • Initiated in 1870, Queens Gardens is the oldest Botanic Garden in Townsville and
    is heritage listed. Now covering 4 hectares, reduced from an original 40Ha, it
    is considered a fine example of a tropical colonial garden of that era.

I took hundreds of photos, but for this post I will just bring you a few I peered into the branches to take.

Tropical palms

Tropical palms

Branches and leaves

Branches and leaves

What are those bundles?

What are those bundles?

Noisy, smelly and dirty

Noisy, smelly and dirty

Fruit bats

Fruit bats

How cute, but don't touch...

How cute, but don’t touch…

 

Blue winged kookaburra

Blue winged kookaburra

Here's looking at you...

Here’s looking at you…

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Sunrise

I live on the south-east coast of Queensland Australia. The sunrises over the ocean and it is ever-changing.

Sunrise is the challenge for “Let’s be Wild”. This is an online travel and photography site with amazing true life stories of travel adventures around the world and photos and videos to whet your appetite for travel. A great site to subscribe to.

Each week they set a photography challenge for any one to take part in. This is my contribution this week…

Sunrise over Burleigh Beach Queensland

sunrise Burleigh Beach

sunrise Burleigh Beach

sunrise Burleigh Beach

Sunrise silhouette pandanus

Sunrise silhouette Pandanus

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge : Scary

Australia has many very scary things both big and small. plant and animal. So here are a few I have encountered.

Australian rainforest

Australian rainforest

The Australian rainforest is a scary, unpredictable place. Other countries call this the jungle. Ticks, leaches, spiders, stinging trees, poisonous plants all these small things are lurking around to catch you. But in the waterways all through the top-end of Australia you could suddenly be confronted with this…..

Jumping Crocodile

Jumping Crocodile

You know what they say “Never smile at a crocodile…”

Down south in Tasmania this little devil could jump out and tear you to bits.

Tasmanian Devil

Tasmanian Devil

Fortunately for me I found this savage beast behind a fence and in an enclosure at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary. They are now an endangered species and being decimated by a horrible facial cancer that, so far, they have no cure for.

Spooky misty morning in the camp ground

Spooky misty morning in the camp ground

Even camping in the bush can be a scary experience when you wake up to this spooky, misty morning, (actually I found it quite beautiful)

Rushing out to take photos I had to be very careful I didn’t wrap myself into this web…

Spider in the bush

Spider in the bush

Now you would think your own backyard is a safe place, right? Not so in Australia…

Golden Orb spider over the garage

Golden Orb spider over the garage

This female Golden Orb spider had spun its web right across the front of the garage. If you look very carefully, just between the spider’s back 2 legs is a small bundle wrapped in the web. I think that is the male orb spider, once they have done their duty the female kills the poor thing. These spiders are, fortunately, not poisonous. We do have many spiders that are. I used to have a lot of red back spiders around the garden but I, with the help of the birds, have got rid of them..

But then there is this BIG daddy that lived in our garden for quite a while till one day he went to visit a neighbour’s garden and that neighbour slashed him with an axe and killed him. What a sad end for a beautiful creäture.

Python waiting for dinner in our garden

Python waiting for dinner in our garden

He would lay coiled in this tree for hours waiting for a bird to land. I never saw the final strike, but would often see a pile of feathers under the tree. The Python would then slither off to the fish ponds for a drink.

Carpet Python drinking at our fish pond

Carpet Python drinking at our fish pond

We loved sharing our garden with this beautiful snake, he is non-poisonous. Different story when one of the brown snakes come by, they are one of Australia’s most venomous snakes

This is a challenge I have just found by reading about it on one of my favourite blogs. Zeebra Designs and Destinations is a wonderful blog that showcases Lisa’s life in Costa Rica Ecuador with photos , stories and some of her amazing art work. Follow the link to look at her scary things.

Now the idea is that you go to this Wild Weekly Photo site, have a look at the posts and like or comment on them, and I would just love you if you comment on this post also…

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