Weekly Photo Challenge: Vivid

Yep! I think I can do vivid!

These beetles are called….Eulasia Papaveris…..or it may be that they are of the family Eulasia Papaveris….I’m not sure but it took me ages to find out what they were and there’s not much information on them. I can tell you these photos were taken in Southern Turkey in Tlos which is quite near to Fethiye. But that’s about it. I think they are amazingly vivid!

These little chaps were hustling and bustling on this poppy as if their lives depended on it!

These little chaps were hustling and bustling on this poppy as if their lives depended on it!

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See Ya xx

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange 2

My second selection of Orange photos for the Photo Challenge features a Turkish Kingfisher which might be yalıçapkını in Turkish (yalerchapkerner for an English phonetic version!) though this was one of three possibilities of his Turkish name that I found!

Anyway, here he is….

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

Looks like there are too many ‘T’s’ in nighttime…however here are some shots across Fethiye harbour on a balmy October evening….

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And here’s what we were drinking that night!

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For more nighttime shots visit

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/nighttime/

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Habit

The Turkish seagulls found in Fethiye harbour were in the habit of posing for photographers in the eternal 'setting sun and flying bird' pretty picture way!

The Turkish seagulls, found in Fethiye harbour, were in the habit of posing for photographers in the eternal ‘setting sun and flying bird’ pretty picture way!

 

The fisher men were in the habit of fishing in the early evening and generally ignoring photographers!

The fishermen were in the habit of fishing in the early evening and generally ignoring photographers!

 

The Turkish drake was in the habit of standing on one leg until the photographer got too close!

The Turkish drake was in the habit of standing on one leg and forming a near circle with his body until the photographer got too close!

 

Whilst the dog owned by English people abroad found he was in the habit of taking a daily dip!

Whilst the dog owned by English people abroad found he was in the habit of taking a daily dip!

 

Whilst the Mediterranean House Gecko was in the habit of having his tail pulled off - a lizard equivalent of having your leg pulled in humour. He was not in the habit of being amused!

Then the was the Mediterranean House Gecko who was in the habit of having his tail pulled off and stuck back on with superglue- a lizard equivalent of having your leg pulled in humour. He was not in the habit of being amused!

That’s All!

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Thursday’s Special: Guess Who!

Let’s start straight away…..

I could not believe the colours I saw on closer inspection…...

I could not believe the colours I saw on closer inspection of these wee beasties……

 

I thought I knew what colour these critters were….but red, yellow and blue were not amongst the colours I thought!

I thought I knew what colour these critters were….but red, yellow and blue were not amongst the colours in my head!

I’m sure you’ve guessed what they are but here’s another close up anyway…

Amazingly bright!

Amazingly bright!

I found these prawns in the Fish Market in Fethiye, Turkey.

And here they are in full…..

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Thursday’s Special is organised by Paula at Lost in Translation.

If you want to see more then here’s the link…

http://bopaula.wordpress.com/2013/11/07/thursdays-special-where-words-fail-music-speaks/

That’s All!

See Ya xx

That’s a Little Bit Fishy!!

In Fethiye (Turkey), where I have just come back from a holiday, there is a restaurant called ‘The Duck Pond’.

One thing you should know is that there is a reason for its name…..

However, I took no photos of ducks whatsoever!

Instead….some pigeons in various grooming states…..

Pamuk knew that he had very little time to finish his grooming..after all it was very close to his time to doze!

Pamuk knew that he had very little time to finish his grooming..after all it was very close to his time to doze!

 

"Remember the hook and don't catch your head on it….remember the hook and don't catch your head on it!" chanted Pamuk, over and over again for he was a bird of small intelligence!

“Remember the hook and don’t catch your head on it….remember the hook and don’t catch your head on it!” chanted Pamuk, over and over again for he was a bird of small intelligence!

 

….and some rather colourful and gorgeous (I know it’s just my opinion!) photos of the fish in the duck pond!!

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Yes I did fiddle with the colour on this one!!

Yes I did fiddle with the colour on this one!!

That’s All!

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie….Part 1

It was a seemingly beautiful day in Fethiye Harbour….

From this angle….

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From this angle…..

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…..and from this angle….

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All was peaceful……

Comorants were ignoring Harfül Heron…..

Comorants were ignoring Harfül Heron…..

Harfül Heron hadn't even noticed in his never-ending quest to balance solely on one leg!

Harfül Heron hadn’t even noticed in his never-ending quest to balance solely on one leg!

 

But what’s this?

There’s some activity at Comorant Corner…..

Kragen Comorant craned his neck to see what was happening…..

Kragen Comorant craned his neck to see what was happening…..

…and then something very strange began to occur……

Kragen Comorant's body began to contort…..

Kragen Comorant’s body began to contort…..he had no idea what was happening to his tail….it really felt most awkward!!

 

Kragen then leapt skyward and was gone…..

His cormorant comrades could only watch, wait and wonder…...

His cormorant comrades could only watch, wait and wonder……

Where was he going?

What was happening to his tail?

Will we ever find out why this has been posted under ‘Eerie’?

Come back tomorrow to find out!!!

That’s All!

See Ya xx

 

Patara, Fethiye and the Habits of Snails!

When walking round the archaeological site at Patara, we noticed something in the trees and foliage around us…..

Hundreds of snails!

Hundreds of snails!

My favourite!

My favourite!

My favourite!

We all pondered a while….was it because the ground was too hot for the snail’s only foot? The sand at Patara beach was certainly too hot for our feet! Anyway, here’s some more photos…..

They were even on branches lying just above the ground!

They were even on branches lying just above the ground!

They were everywhere!

They were everywhere!

And so densely packed together!

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These next two photos are in Fethiye on a small bird sanctuary by the sea….

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I love the pattern on these snail’s shells…..

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Ah!!

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Bird Identification-Help Needed!

I cannot find what this bird (photo a little further down) is and I’d love to know what it’s called!

If you have seen any of my recent blogs you will know that I have been on holiday in Turkey. One of the places we went was Kayaköy which is near Fethiye in Southern Turkey.

Now Kayaköy is a ghost village whose history is all to do with the Greeks and the Turks after the World War 1. It has been abandoned and left to fall down for many years.

Kayaköy lives up to its name of Ghost Town!

Kayaköy lives up to its name of Ghost Town!

"I don't care whether you're Greek Turkish or Welsh for that matter....I live here now so shove off!" said a tremendously petulant Sheila Sheep!

“I don’t care whether you’re Greek, Turkish or even Welsh for that matter….I live here now so shove off!” said a tremendously petulant Sheila Sheep whilst guarding her front door!

 

As we began to climb up through the village we saw a rather sweet little bird. Now for the first bird identification help please…..

"No my name is not Oppletops, neither is it Wiggly Wagtail, nor is it Loggerhead Shrike and it certainly isn't Rumplestiltskin!" said the bird, knowing that identification would be difficult even with google images!

“No my name is not Oppletops, neither is it Wiggly Wagtail, nor is it Loggerhead Shrike and it certainly isn’t Rumplestiltskin!” said the bird, knowing that identification would be difficult even with google images!

How I wish I could find out what it is!

For now I will continue with my story and photos of Kayaköy…

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We climbed and climbed through the village following some red and black stripes painted on rocks (I know…slightly odd but it got us to the top!)!

Here’s the view from there looking out over towards Ölüdeniz….

No we didn't walk all the way there, a photo was quite enough!

No we didn’t walk all the way there, a photo was quite enough!

 

I quite like this photo though I wish I hadn’t cut the top of the tree off. But in my defence I was bending upwards and backwards at quite an angle and could have fallen at any moment!

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This next and last photo features another bird which I have no name for (no…not the ducks, the other ones!!!)!

The ducks eyed the other somewhat strange looking birds suspiciously. They wondered about the horn like appendage on their heads and the evil eye make up. It didn't take the ducks long to realise that they were no match for the 'birds with no name' and fled to the nearest duck pond!

The ducks eyed the other somewhat strange looking birds suspiciously. They wondered about the horn like appendage on their heads and the evil eye make up. It didn’t take the ducks long to realise that they were no match for the ‘birds with no name’ and they fled to the nearest duck pond!

So if you know what either bird is, I’d love to hear from you!

That’s All!!

See Ya xx