Weekly Photo Challenge : Angles in the garden

Shane Francescut is the guest host this week. His challenge, photograph a person, or a piece of fruit, or a toy — any stationary object — and experiment by photographing it from different angles. While there is no minimum — and you’re always welcome to adapt every photo challenge to meet your needs — I challenge you to choose three of your favourite shots and post them in a gallery on your blog.

So I’m going back in the garden for my WPC inspiration this week.

The staghorn fern loves tropical rainforest conditions and is a native of Tropical Northern Australia and many other tropical areas around the world. Platycerium is a genus of about 18 fern species in the polypod family. I also like how the fronds are shaped like deer antlers and grow at all angles from the kidney shaped shield.

Behind me I could hear a raucous racket going on in next door’s bottlebrush tree. Look what I saw.

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I could only get the one shot before this Lorikeet flew away, but he is certainly at an angle to get a feed.

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40 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Angles in the garden

  1. Your Lorikeet is fabulous, Pauline. Such beauties- guess they are noisy so they can be found. Love your garden, as you know… feel privileged to have walked through it in person. 🙂


  2. Nice choices for the challenge. Ok, I admit I didn’t see the Lorikeet in the last photo straight away. Then I read your description, unfocused my eyes and then I got it. 🙂


  3. What a lucky shot of the Lorikeet. Hanging upside down like that – that is amazing but I’m sure it’s used to it. He must love the “food” in your backyard 😉 I hope he returns and you can take more photos of it. Beautiful green leaves too.


  4. The camouflage of the lorikeet is brilliant!


    • You would think such brilliant colours would stand out, but you are right they do melt into the bush and can be quite hard to spot.


  5. I can’t get over the upside down lorikeet. You are so deserving of your good luck.


  6. I wouldn’t mind being disturbed by lorikeets once in a while! So many delights in your garden, its a real treat for a temperate trapped gypsy!


  7. I just love seeing staghorns in the garden – it makes me feel at home 😀


  8. I’ve only seen staghorn ferns inside. It is real neat to see one in your garden. Thanks for sharing!


  9. I love that last photo. I almost missed the bird, as it’s upside down. 🙂



  10. Lovely photos, Pauline – thank you! That little bottle brush reminds me of trimming the ones my parents had along their front wall. 😘


  11. I love the angles of the stag horn fern and I love that upside-down Lorikeet! You have quite a garden there, Pauline!


  12. Last week I watched three species of hummingbirds and one bananaquit in a feeding frenzy over a bottlebrush tree.. it’s nice to see your final image to show that its a popular tree in your yard as well.

    I always love your garden posts, so inviting and filled with love for our mother earth.


  13. Love the angle of the lorikeet. I wonder if they get a rush to the head, eating upside-down like that?


  14. You’re – my daughter would kill me if she saw me committing this mistake!


    • Oops!!!! Slip of the finger Meg?


    • I blame a badly programmed autocorrect function in the brain. The number of times my brain thinks of a word but my fingers type the wrong one is terrifying! I am forever transposing characters. And I KNOW when to use to and when to use too, so why do my fingers constantly type the wrong version?

      What is worse is the misplaced apostrophe. I read one person’s outrage against the use of gateaux (already plural) with an added ‘s to indicate the plural on a café sign. Oops!


  15. Your a clever opportunist seizing the moment to capture the lorikeet.


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