MtLawleyShire: Photo Challenge: Earth

The daily Post Challenge: Earth http://<a href=””>Earth</a&gt;

the beauties of the earth are many and everywhere – in the very small:

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In the tiny & industrious:

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in flowers, small:

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Australian natives:

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tree blossoms:


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the beauty of autumn:




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to the very large – storm clouds:

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and the magnificence of sunsets:



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I hope you enjoyed my response to the Weekly Challenge.  I am looking forward to viewing yours 🙂











MtLawleyShire’s answer to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant

Vibrancy is everywhere, in the built & natural environments, and my difficulty in meeting this Weekly Photo Challenge: Vibrant was in picking the shots.

There are flowers – vibrant in reds, yellows:

opulent red rose and dandelion flower gleaming with rain drops

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red hibiscus bright with recent rain & light through sunflower petals (& a bee in the centre)

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the astonishing scarlet of the Illawarra Flame tree against the vibrant blue of a Perth summer sky:

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Sunsets.  They can have the most vibrant of colours:

In the west:

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sunset light highlighting amazing clouds in the east (on a day of terrible bushfires that destroyed a town)

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more of those clouds streaming over the neighbourhood:

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Scattered vibrancy in reds, oranges and a brilliant crimson:

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Then there is the built environment, both external and internal:

The vibrancy of light on buildings contrasted by glared out blue skies:

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late sunlight on an overly tall beachside hotel:


internal environments have vibrancy as well:

umbrellas in an arcade (no, I don’t know why either):



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ceiling decorations in a city arcade:

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steps up to the cultural plaza in Perth:


and finally – the vibrancy of light hitting a raindrop after a storm:


I hope you enjoyed my entry 🙂

MtLawleyShire’s answer to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

Yes – I enjoy these challenges.  This week’s photo challenge – Orange – did present quite a challenge, but I found photos with orange, and include subjects that are reasonably varied.

We have flowers:
inside an orange hibiscus type and a rose whose gold has intensified towards orange with sunset’s lowering light:

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and a native West Australian bottlebrush type flower which I call ‘the orange puffball’:


Grevillea – here you see the orange within all the other colours:

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and fish!  Not sure whether they are koi or carp – either way they were large and colourful:

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Sunset on a wall turns it gold and orange


orange within the flaring colours of clouds at sunset:

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The smokey sky from bushfires turns orange as the sun lowers (the sun later became a great crimson globe):

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The setting moon a couple of months ago, orange as it dipped into the layers of dust on a hot summer’s night:


a butterfly on an almost orange wall:


Sacred ibis flying home at sunset, light turning their wings orange against a sky with its own tinge of orange down near the horizon:


a friend’s marmalade striped young cat:


and my own Fattee Cattee – sunset light lighting her fur kinda orange.  OK – I’m stretching 😀


I hope you enjoyed my response to this week’s challenge and I look forward to seeing yours 🙂

MtLawleyShire and the Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

This week’s Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

And interesting challenge and took me a while to find appropriate shots.  I found a few, and they’re mostly flowers (which I guess shouldn’t surprise me) – mostly – not all.


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bottlebrush types:

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Grevillea & bee:


Various – petunia & raindrops, and a light-drenched hibiscus:

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little red and a red rose:

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Remember I said ‘mostly’?  Some non-flower ‘thirds’ –

one of my favourite ‘rain drop’ photos:


sunsets – possible straining the challenge a little 🙂

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and this one – she is only taking up a third of the space 🙂


I enjoyed this challenge and look forward to browsing through others.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

This week’s Weekly Challenge: Scale I thought would be yet another I would have to bypass, but then I saw others had posted the smaller things of our natural world.

I have many of them 🙂  But I thought I’d post some I haven’t posted before.  They are from last year – I have many bees from this year, but they have, for the most part, been in other posts.  These are new to the blogosphere

A wee hover fly on a blade of grass:


I followed this wasp around the garden, feeling very brave.

On a nasturtium leaf:

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On lavender leaves:

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I hope you enjoyed my entry 🙂


Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouette

This Weekly Photo Challenge – Silhouettes presented a challenge only in that I had so many photos that made a potential fit.  So I have tried to choose the most unusual.


Ravens silhouetted against the sky, and black cockatoos flying across sunset:

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Parts of the city silhouetted against sunrise:

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tree, street light & magpie, and trees: silhouetted against oncoming storm:

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wintered tallow trees silhouetted against sunset and evening eastern sky:

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Flame trees: silhouetted against cloud and river, and against sunset:

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leaves silhouetted against a foggy morning:


buds and branches against sunset sky and evening sky:

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suburb silhouetted against a flirtatious night lifting her deep velvet blue skirt to show the last of sunset:


experiments with the moon:

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en fin, one more of those black cockatoos, silhouetted against a magical sunset:



I hope you have enjoyed my occasionally loose interpretations of this Weekly Photo Challenge


Weekly Photo Challenge: Window

This Weekly Photo Challenge: Window is right where I am aiming may wee camera at the moment.  Where I work, I am surrounded by modernistic architecture and the reflections around me provide endless (not always successful) challenges for my lens.  So I thought I would have a go:

Stairs in a window:

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Windows in windows:


Across the road – in a window:

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The city – in a window:


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Heritage architecture in a modern window:


A window display:

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Sunset in a window:


Cat in a window (this is how I prefer to see my neighbour – Mr. White. Quite charming to me, he is Fattee Catteee’s nemesisisis)

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Against a window: peppermint tree flowers:

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& finally – trees make a window through which to glimpse the colour of a cloudless sunsetty sky:


I hope you enjoyed my entry, which seems, now, a little – er – literal.  I have enjoyed it 🙂


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