Category: Nature

  • Snail time

    Snail time

    “You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time,but you cannot fool all the people all the time.”– Abraham Lincoln. “Imagination is more important than knowledge”– Albert Einstein

  • A Day By The Sea

    A Day By The Sea

    Tomorrow I plan to take my dogs to the sea, to Chrysochou Bay, a 40 minute drive away.On weekdays in October, it’s usually empty, so if we’re lucky, we’ll have the entire beach to ourselves. These photos are from when we were there in early October. I love being by the sea, and the dogs…

  • Autumn Colors of Cyprus

    Autumn Colors of Cyprus

    The month of October means autumn, and the first rains have fallen after the summer’s long drought. Here in Cyprus, it feels more like “The Little Spring” has arrived. It’s pleasantly warm, around 25 degrees Celsius during the days and it usually stays like this until Christmas. Then it turns and the rainiest and coldest…

  • LAPC – Contrast

    LAPC – Contrast

    In this week’s theme, we focus on contrasts. Contrast literally means difference, and in photography, it refers to the difference in tone and color. A high-contrast image shows a clear difference between light and dark elements, creating a noticeable contrast. Low contrast images have more mid tones and are more about differences in tonal range.…

  • LAPC – On The Edge

    LAPC – On The Edge

    In this week’s Lens-Artists, Patti asks us to focus on photos that emphasize “On the Edge.” What a challenge! There are certainly many interpretations. You can sit on an edge, but it can also be a feeling of being on the edge. I start simply with an insect sitting on the edge of a wooden…

  • The Blue Dragonfly

    The Blue Dragonfly

    I still see dragonflies every day, either around the fish pond in our garden or when I’m walking my dogs here in Paphos. Most of the ones seen around the pond are red, but there is also a blue one. Could this be a Blue Dasher Dragonfly? Maybe not; it looks like it’s laughing. I…

  • October Feeling

    October Feeling

    “Pigeons are proof that persistence pays off.” Dare to click on the picture; I will look less colorful.

  • Today’s Flower – Orchids

    Today’s Flower – Orchids

     “Plant seeds of happiness, hope, success, and love; it will all come back to you in abundance. This is the law of nature.” —Steve Maraboldi Cee´s Flower of The Day

  • Meet a Grasshopper

    Meet a Grasshopper

    I have grasshoppers in my garden. There’s nothing strange about that. Who cares about a grasshopper? But they are, in fact, interesting creatures. Grasshoppers are a group of insects belonging to the suborder Caelifera. They are among what is possibly the most ancient living group of chewing herbivorous insects, dating back to the early Triassic,…

  • Proboscis & Orangutans

    Proboscis & Orangutans

    For Denzil’s Nature Photo Challenge #28: Wild animals Above, you can see a proboscis monkey that I meet in Sarawak, and below are some photos of orangutans taken a few years ago at the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre in Sabah, Borneo Today, around 60 to 80 orangutans are living independently in the reserve, which covers…

  • Birds from Around the World

    Birds from Around the World

    This time of year, before the rainy season starts, nature is very dry, and I don’t find much to photograph when I walk my dogs here in Paphos, Cyprus. So, I returned to my photo archive to rediscover some forgotten photos. And I found lots of birds, of which you can see a few here.…

  • FOTD – Tropical Flowers

    FOTD – Tropical Flowers

    Now I’ve dug deep into my archive again and found some plants that are typically tropical. All the plants seen here were photographed during my travels in Borneo, Malaysia. Above is the Clock Vine (Thunbergia mysorensis) that I found in Kota Kinabalu Park, Sabah. I have tried to identify the names of the flowers below,…

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