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Photo Challenges

Blue-Green

This is my contribution to Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge: Blue-Greens prompt.

I had a couple of ideas for the challenge before thinking of the Common Kingfisher found in Europe and parts of Asia.

The birds plumage varies between blue and green depending on the direction and quality of light falling on it. Here is three photos of the same male photographed at different times and in different light.

CMMC: Blue-Green
Saturday Bird: Common Kingfisher
CMMC: Blue-Green
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Weekly Topics

Redwing

My Saturday Bird this week is the Redwing (Turdus iliacus), a member of the thrush family. It’s not related to the Red-winged Blackbird native to North America.

The Redwing is native to Europe and the Palearctic and is a winter visitor to the U.K. although a few birds stay to breed in the summer. This individual is eating a Holly berry in a garden in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Change Your Perspective
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Becky's Squares

One Of A Kind #5

Having miscalculated my squares for October I had to find a square to end the month. So I thought a bird at sunset would be an appropriate ending.

A male Mallard in silhouette at sunset in the winter is my day 31 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

A big thanks to Becky for an interesting and varied October Squares. It was bigger challenge than usual for me without an internet connection at home.

October Squares: One Of A Kind #5
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Becky's Squares

Three Of A Kind #3

Three Red Deer hinds (females) at Lyme Park, Cheshire in the autumn.

This is my day 23 contribution to Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

October Squares: Three Of A Kind #3
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Becky's Squares

Two Of A Kind

Two American Avocets feeding on a slough near Punnichy, Saskatchewan, Canada in the summer.

This is my contribution to day 2 of Becky’s October Squares challenge on the theme of Kind.

Two of a Kind: American Avocets
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Throwback Thursday

Male Eurasian Bullfinch

This week’s Throwback Thursday travels back to Cheshire, England in the late 1980s.

This is a male Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) feeding on grass seeds in a hay field. Alternative common English names include Bullfinch and Common Bullfinch.

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Delicate Colours

 

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: Shadows and Silhouettes

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge prompt Shadows and Silhouettes.

I decided to keep it simple and go with one photo of shadows and one photo of a silhouette.

 

Cee's Fun Foto Challenge: Panoramic Views

Trees and their shadows at Bickerton Hill in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Lens-Artists Photo Challenge: Treasure Hunt

A Eurasian Blue Tit silhouetted against the rising sun at Faddiley in southern Cheshire, England.