A Daily Walk in Greyscale

I’m sharing these photos for Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Black and White On her blog, Sally shares two fascinating examples of street art. Here are some of the sensory moments I have each day when walking Vika. Changing the images to B&W breaks them down to the basic elements capturing my attention. The feature…

Arctotheca calendula: Capeweed

Photos taken for  Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Macro Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone – edited in GIMP.         From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Arctotheca calendula is a plant in the sunflower family commonly known as capeweed, plain treasureflower, cape dandelion, or cape marigold because it originates from the Cape Province in…

Random photos: September

Nokia Lumia 520 windows phone: scenery image taken from behind our place Nikon D3000 DSLR: bird, and bee images   I think this is one of the best images I’ve got of a wattlebird, so far. The tree is always in heavy shadow and the birds just a little too high up. Another lens would…

More bees

These were taken the same day as the last post, with the Nikon D3000, on auto.           Thanks for looking.  🙂

Bee & Nectarine Blossom

Taken today with the Nikon D3000 on auto. Edited in GIMP. A bee in nectarine blossom, at the bottom of my garden.     The green background is shade cloth.   Nectarine blossoms are beautiful. If you wish to see any images a little bigger, just right click and choose view image. For the featured…

Black-backed Magpie

Nikon D3000 on auto I was taking photos of bees when I spotted the magpie on the other side of the fence. The lane down the side of our house is being graded. No idea if the intention is to seal it, or not. Mr R is thrilled, as the road has been widened by…