Weekly Photo Challenge: Careful

This week’s task…..

Show us careful — a photo taken with care, a person being careful, or a task or detail requiring care.

May I present a Feeding Frenzy and give a word of warning to Mr. Mallard….”Be Careful!”

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Even a while later the Black Headed Gulls were still after Mr. Mallard!

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That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary and Macro Monday!

Whilst out for a walk I saw this little chap on the ground. “Oh,” I thought, “an ordinary beetle!”

But on second rather harder looking I saw that he was a rather Extraordinary beetle!!

He is a Violet Ground Beetle. If you look closely you can see they are black with a metallic purple sheen, especially around the flattened edges of its fused wing cases!

He is a Violet Ground Beetle. If you look closely you can see they are black with a metallic purple and pink sheen, especially around the flattened edges of its fused wing cases!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: (Extra)ordinary

As I walked through the fields behind my house last week I saw something that I found Extraordinary!

There was a patch of field that the farmer has set aside and is not using. In this area were some poppies and a few other plants that I am familiar with. Then I saw this one…..

I tried to look up purple flowers that bloom in October to no avail-mostly because my computer is on a go slow which is trying my patience somewhat!

I tried to look up purple flowers that bloom in October to no avail-mostly because my computer is on a go slow which is trying my patience somewhat!

I have walked along the side of this field for 6 Octobers and have not seen this flower before at this time of year! I might have just missed it previously…who knows?

Anyway, here are another couple of photos of this pretty plant….

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If anyone knows what it is (with a working computer!) then please let me know!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place 3

This is the 3rd Happy Place to feature this week and it is the fields behind my house.

I went there this morning and saw many birds but the noisiest were these Siskins who scrape and grind by way of birdsong….not the most lovely sound! They are, on the other hand, very lovely themselves!

This lady Siskin, we shall call her Suzie, was just sitting in this birch tree grating out her song and enjoying the sun!

This lady Siskin, we shall call her Suzie, was just sitting in this birch tree grating out her song and enjoying the sun!

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"Oy!" said Suzie, "Enough of the photography!"

“Oy!” said Suzie, “Enough of the photography!”

 

These next 2 photos were taken about 15 minutes earlier when the sky was very grey!

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These next 2 photos were taken just when the hawthorns were coming into leaf earlier in the year……

I think Suzie believes she sounds beautiful!

I think Suzie believes she sounds beautiful!

 

I think she is beautiful!

I think she is beautiful!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place 2

We frequently go to Turkey and I find I can relax and unwind very easily. It’s always a happy place for me!

The dragonflies are amazing!

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The Jays are beautiful…..

Hey Jay, love your tuft!

Hey Jay, love your tuft!

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The watery type of critters are amazing too!

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A bubble blowing turtle!

A bubble blowing turtle!

What a pretty frog!

What a pretty frog!

Highly coloured prawns!!

Highly coloured prawns!!

Sad and hot sheep!!!

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And the sea…..

Beautiful kingfishers by the sea!

Beautiful kingfishers by the sea!

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Not bad eh? Yes….a Happy Place!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Happy Place

I have a place I love to go….but even more so lately because there is a huge flock of mandarin ducks. It also has beautiful colours at this time of year…

I would describe it as a Happy Place!

 

This is a sort of a boat house

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Think I caught him unawares!!

Think I caught him unawares!!

 

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A scruffy juvenile mandarin duck!

A scruffy juvenile mandarin duck!

This one has to be my favourite!!

Oh the reflections!!!

Oh the reflections!!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Today I present a series of ‘carefree and couldn’t careless about boundaries‘ birds!! They positively spit in the face of boundaries!!

Pippa Pippet fluffed herself up and declared that she gave not a jot about the sharp and nasty barbed wire boundary!

Pippa Pippet fluffed herself up and declared that she gave not a jot about the sharp and nasty barbed wire boundary!

"I care so little I will use it as a primping and preening post!"

“I care so little I will use it as a primping and preening post!” she said whilst primping and preening!

 

Pippelle Pippet watched and learned how to behave like a proper pippet!

"So I treat this wire boundary with disdain then!" said Pippelle Pippet to whoever would listen!

“So I treat this wire boundary with disdain then!” said Pippelle Pippet to whoever would listen!

 

Jeremiah Jackdaw knew this was the perfect place to have a photo taken whilst showing off his beautiful black feathers. He also treated barbed wire boundaries with utter disregard!

Jeremiah Jackdaw knew this was the perfect place to have his photo taken whilst showing off his beautiful black feathers and slate grey head. He also treated barbed wire boundaries with utter contempt!

That’s All!

See Ya xx