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Twisted Beach Huts

Image Art created April 2016 for the Down Under Challenge 952 With thanks to Kim for the historic tin barn for this challenge (blue hut) and to rubyblossom for the yellow huts (originally pink) Twisted for TSC

Rickety Fence

Rework of a photo taken on a road trip to Sydney for... TSC Fences

Contortionist

The Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus) is a large black and white bird (1.6 to 1.8 metres long, wingspan 2.3 to 2.5 metres) with long bill and large throat pouch. Eye black with yellow ring. Legs and webbed feet are grey. Females similar to males with a shorter bill. Breeding birds have a yellow patch on the breast and a deep pink bill. There are no geographical variations. Wild pelicans live between 10 and possibly 25 plus years. They normally walk and swim with head and neck extended; in flight the head is tucked back and when stalking fish the bird swims with the head held low, presumably to make harder to see from underwater. Pelicans weigh 3 to 14 kilograms; they have an extremely light skeleton making up only ten per cent of the body weight. All pelicans have a layer of bubbles under most of their torso, believed to be for flotation and insulation. Pelicans mainly eat fish but will also eat crustaceans, tadpoles and turtles. During periods of starvation pelicans have been reported to eat seagulls; the gull is held underwater until it drowns then is swallowed headfirst. Pelicans also rob other birds of their prey; they willingly accept handouts from humans and often cluster around fish-cleaning stations expecting fisherpeople to throw them unwanted fish scraps. Given a chance they will take bait from unguarded bait-buckets. TSC Sepia

Our cats Sepia

Johannesburg and Cape Town, in South Africa, and Queensland in Australia

the pond

rural Queensland Saturday challenge... processed

Chaos

Sunday challenge Based on photos taken in our garage :-) see PiP

Artificial Intelligence

Saturday challenge. I took this night photo, with a strange result, which seemed to be an ideal background for C-3PO and R2-D2. C-3PO is a droid programmed for etiquette and protocol, built by the heroic Jedi Anakin Skywalker, and a constant companion to astromech R2-D2. Over the years, he was involved in some of the galaxy's most defining moments and thrilling battles -- and is fluent in more than seven million forms of communication. A resourceful astromech droid, R2-D2 served Padmé Amidala, Anakin Skywalker and Luke Skywalker in turn, showing great bravery in rescuing his masters and their friends from many perils. Astromech droids are a series of versatile utility robots generally used for the maintenance and repair of starships and related technology. These small droids are often equipped with a variety of tool-tipped appendages that are stowed in recessed compartments. Star Wars Databank Robots from fun-time.website/star-wars-the-clone-wars-logo-png/

coloured glass

Sunday challenge #455 - creative with a glass bottle. Original in PiP

Welcome to my world

Created for the Sunday challenge. Thanks to Chris for the starter tunnel image, in comments.Take this picture and do what you wish with it, any processing, any way to transform it into "your" picture. We will all start with the same picture and on the 24th we will see how each member has changed it. "In a dark place we find ourselves, and a little more knowledge lights our way." "Always two there are, no more, no less. A master and an apprentice." Yoda from icons101.com, plus Dora, our cat :-)
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