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.

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A cheeky little potaroo
Potaroos foraging, Franklin Tasmania 2012

Cee’s Fun Foto Challeng : Birdies

Watch the Birdie;

Well here is what I came up with for the bird challenge. Nothing unusual here. These are all mainly common birds you would find around water except for the chooks. One of the chooks pictured was at Lake Dulverton where I go for my walks with the dogs. He was sadly dumped there with another rooster. Dumped for being a rooster. I don’t know what became of them. I’m afraid that they were probably killed by other creatures. This sort of thing always makes me very angry. Some kind people were feeding them up till then. A couple of photos are slightly blurred due to the birds moving so quickly. I decided to post them anyway.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Birds

Feathered Friends

Well now we are on to a new group of subjects. I love to photograph birds but it is not easy and not something you can do to order. Well I can’t anyway. No birds have shown up in my garden to be photographed this week. Even the Plover family have deserted me. This afternoon I sat in my garden for an hour or so and I saw what I think was an eagle flying high above me. In the trees I could hear parrots, probably cockatoos, and various little birds chirping away from the safety of the apple tree.

Here are some of my favourite bird photos from the past.

Green or Tasmanian Rosella
pelican, Sydney Australia
“A Wondrous Bird is the Pelican, His Bill holds as much as his belly can.”
Pet show Middleton Fair
These four ducks wandered into my garden.
Out for a stroll with mum or dad.
Yellow Throated Honeyeater Looking in my back door
Cormorant
Juvenile Southern Black Backed Gull
White Ibis – Sydney 2012
Pigeon
Pigeon in Wellington Square Hobart

Polly Five Years On

A Facebook memory reminder today was a photo of Polly from five years ago. We found Polly on the 6th of January 2013 when she was probably about 8 weeks old. It’s been fascinating to see how she’s grown in confidence over five years although she still does not like strangers and hides if anyone comes to the house only making an exception for Naomi who she has decided to be friends with. I started to blog the same year that Polly arrived so her life with me has been well documented. Here is a look back.

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Snapshot Sunday: Toby &Teddy

I just love my pets to pieces so decided to post a couple of shots of my dogs when they were a bit younger. Toby just turned seven on the tenth. He has started to get a bit gray around the face but he is still a real live wire. He never tires of chasing the ball or the Frisbee which he loves. He’s always wanting to go for a walk or a ride in the car. Teddy’s birthday is on the fourteenth of February. He is much quieter than Toby and very loyal. He is always at my feet and he follows me everywhere. He loves his walks too but he hardly ever brings back a ball if you throw it for him. Recently he has decided to play with the soft squeaky toys he has ignored for years so he got new ones for Xmas. His favourite time to play with one of them is when I am talking on the phone. Teddy will turn five in February. Here are my beautiful boys.

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Toby and Teddy on my bed. Toby is the black dog.
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Teddy as a tiny puppy with his toy elephant. He pulled off the ears.