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Blue Flowers

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge prompt: Flowers: Blue or Purple.

I thought of two blue flowers that I find visually interesting, Borage and Chicory.

Flora and Fauna Friday: Borage flower and buds

A Borage flower in a garden in Nantwich, Cheshire, England in the mid 1990s. Photographed with a 300mm telephoto lens to isolate the flower and buds from the surrounding plants.

Portrait of a Chicory flower.

A Chicory flower on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada last September. Photographed with a fast portrait lens to help isolate the flower from the surrounding plants.

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Paper Birch Bark and Snow

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: White or cream colours.

We got up to an inch or so of snow yesterday morning so I had my white. When I went for a walk I noticed the snow stuck to the trunk of a Paper Birch tree. That was my, sort of, cream.

CFFC: White and cream colours
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Dark Red

A giant red butterfly garden ornament on the South Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.

Taken on a recent walk for my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark Red prompt.

CFFC: Dark Red

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CFFC: Graffiti and Murals

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti and Murals although the photo isn’t really about either.

Taken last summer I gave the photo the pretentious title of ‘A Study in Blue’ as a joke and as a tip of the hat to the Sherlock Holmes story ‘A Study in Scarlet’ which is the first of the Sherlock Holmes stories.

Rather amusingly, the photo features both a mural and graffiti. In the background there is a black fence which is a smoking area for people in the cafe next to it. Patrons were given sidewalk chalk to decorate the fence.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Graffiti and Murals

 

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CFFC: Anything Man Made

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Man Made.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before deciding to go with two photos showing a huge difference in man made objects made centuries apart.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Narrow

This is a section of the city walls in Chester, England. Parts of this section are Roman with medieval additions with the tower probably built in 13th century. 

 

Close up of sprinkles on a donut.

 

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CFFC: Sense of Smelling

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling.

I was stuck for an idea for the prompt until remembering a comment someone made on Facebook after I had posted a photo of a moto cross bike from the 1970s. The comment was about the distinctive smell from a lot of racing engine’s in those days.

It was the smell of Castrol R, an oil that contained a percentage of Castor seed oil giving a very distinctive smell to the exhaust fumes.

A couple of photos from my local moto cross circuit in the late 1970s, Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire.

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Smelling

 

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CFFC: Sense of Tasting

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking about some of the insect species that make themselves poisonous or at least taste bad by various means.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

These are Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Ragwort, a poisonous plant. As they feed they build up toxins from the plant. The yellow and black bands serve as a warning to potential predators.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Sense of Tasting

This is a Six Spot Burnet moth. The red spots serve as a warning to potential predators that the moth is poisonous and if attacked it produces a liquid that contains cyanide.