Category Archives: Nature

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Letter V: Needs to start with V and have at least 6 letters

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Turkey vulture

Starts with V and has at least 6 letters: Vulture

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Cactus Flowers before and after Redux – B&W

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Vibrant Cactus Flowers in monochrome
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Spent Cactus Flowers in monochrome

Allan of sweet ohm CA suggested a black and white treatment of the cactus flowers in my previous post might look good. Sounded interesting so here’s a re-do.

 

Australian Walking Stick

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Australian walking stick

Female Australian walking stick (extatosoma tiaratum). To avoid predators this docile insect is camouflaged to look like leaves and if threatened, will curl its tail to mimic a scorpion. The one shown here, subject of the last post, is now back in her terrarium happy to munch on eucalyptus leaves.

Cactus Flowers before and after

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Vibrant Cactus Flowers
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Spent Cactus Flowers

The first image is of impressive cactus flowers captured in the morning. The second, a scant few hours later, is of the same flowers that afternoon. What an amazing change in so short a time.