Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Birds

Birds of a Feather

This week has been a rotten one for taking photos. The birds in my garden have been uncooperative and although my phone may be smart I am not. At least not where it is concerned and it took me all my time to take photos for the Fun Foto Challenge this week . In my files I had some photos of birds I had taken at Lake Dulverton in Oatlands some years ago. This is the spot where Naomi walks her dogs. I am still trialling Adobe Photo Shop Elements so I had a play with it to make these.

 

Snapshot Sunday: The dog from next door.

This is a photo of my neighbours dog. I was going to use this in a previous photo challenge but never got around to doing it. I thought it was a good photo of her so decided to use it today instead. She was hopeful of getting a treat. I often give her one when I give my two boys a treat. She has come to expect it now and is often waiting for me when I come home in the car.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Any Animal (No Birds)

Pets and a Potaroo

I did a spot of house sitting  several years ago for friends who had a hobby farm near Franklin. The little dog I only minded once and I have forgotten her name. The cat Chloe was very friendly and would sleep on the bed with me and pat my face when she wanted me to get up. Sadly both went over the Rainbow Bridge some years ago now.

I have forgotten the name of this little dog who was owned by a friend I used to house sit for.
Chloe was also owned by my friend.

Oliver was an orphan lamb who was hand reared. He was named Oliver because he always wanted some more. The goats as far as I know did not have names.

Oliver, a pet lamb.
Nameless goats

The Potaroo, one of many that visited the property was not a pet, they were considered pesky freeloaders. My friends grew vegetables and had strawberries and raspberries and these were all in netted enclosures. I had to make certain that I shut the doors firmly after I went inside them to water or pick anything. Still although they are cheeky these little wallaby like animals are rather cute.

Cheeky potaroo

Cee’s B&W challenge: Things That End In OCK

Ok I thought about it and came up with a few things for the “ock” challenge and here they are at last.
Cock & Hens

  • Cock & Hens
    Flock 2
    Small Flock
    Live Stock
    Live Stock
    Lock
    Lock & Chain
    Memorial Clock Kempton
    Memorial Clock Kempton
    Paddock
    Paddock
    Rock 2
    Funny Rock

    Bullock
    Cock
    Flock
    Stock
    Lock
    Clock
    Paddock
    Rock

A Photo A Week Challenge: Livestock

Livestock

Although I don’t live on a farm I do live in the country so there are opportunities to photograph livestock either at country shows, neighbouring properties or just  when I’m out and about.  These are all old ones from my archives.

Sheep dog working at Middleton Country Fair

LambsHow cute are these two? 2010

Roosters

 

Alpacas Alpacas, a few people breed them around here.

Mickey and Major bullocks owned by Brian Fish – 2008
A cow in a paddock near my house.

Hello MollyMolly the horse used to live in a paddock at the bottom of my garden until the land was sold and they built houses there. I preferred Molly as a neighbour.

Irish DonkeysIrish donkeys

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Wildlife

Wildlife

I was wondering what I was going to do for this challenge. Most of the wildlife I photograph seems to be birds lately. I did capture a picture of this lizard in my back garden a few months ago.

A scaly visitor

Here are a group of Japanese Macaques who live in an enclosure in City Park in Launceston. The babies were cute but hard to photograph as they were too busy playing to pose.

This is a potaroo, an Australian native marsupial animal that is related to the wallaby. When I was house sitting for a friend some years ago lots of them would come in to her garden to steal her vegetables and raspberry plants. I had to make sure that I secured the gates when I went to water the plants in the hothouse and the fenced in areas where she grew everything. The potaroos were not tame but they were unafraid of humans as you can see I could get quite close to this one.

image potaroo
A cheeky little potaroo
Potaroos foraging, Franklin Tasmania 2012