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One Word Sunday

Open

One Word Sunday: Open

Two open Oriental Poppies in a Cheshire garden.

This is my contribution to Debbie’s One Word Sunday: Open prompt. It’s a follow-up of sorts to my post for last week’s One Word Sunday prompt Closed, an Oriental Poppy bud.

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Cosmic Photo Challenge

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

This is my contribution to the Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees.

I decided to keep it simple and go with the prompt by using a small selection of photos taken in various gardens around the town of Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Birds. A pair of House Sparrows making more House Sparrows in a Cheshire garden.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Bird and Bee. Not really but as close as I could get. The insect in the bill of this male Common Kingfisher appears to have an ovipositor so could be a sawfly or solitary wasp.

 

Cosmic Photo Challenge: The Birds and the Bees

Bees. Well, a singular Honey Bee gathering pollen in a Cheshire garden.

 

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Month of Squares

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

This is my day five contribution to Becky’s April Squares: Top photo challenge.

Quick note. We have lost our internet connection again and I’m using the cell phone as a WiFi hotspot to post and let people know.

I went with this for day five after using a group of Mallard ducks resting on ice for day four. I thought a pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of the water was a nice contrast to ducks resting on ice.

 

April Squares: Skating on Top of the Water

A pair of Pond Skaters mating on the surface of a garden pond in Hatherton, Cheshire, England.

 

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CFFC

CFFC: Circles, Curves and Arches

This is my contribution to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Circles, Curves and Arches.

An Eastern Garter Snake curves in the grass while eating a Northern Leopard Frog.

CFFC: Circles, Curves and Arches

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Photo Challenges

A Photo a Week Challenge: Twisted

This is my contribution to the A Photo a Week Challenge: Twisted.

An Eastern Garter Snake twisted in the grass eating a Northern Leopard Frog on Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, Canada.

Twisted in the grass.

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Photo Challenges

Twisted into an S

An Eastern Garter Snake eating a Northern Leopard Frog.

Taken at Big Bay, Ontario. I was photographing a Cedar Waxwing when I heard a noise and discovered the snake slowly swallowing the frog. One of the photos was a runner-up in a photo contest about the preservation of nature which I found a little ironic.

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge is Twisted.

Twisted into an S.