It’s July so you know what that means. July is when the dedicated, hard-working hosts of the incredibly popular Lens-Artists Photo Challenge take a well earned break from their hosting duties and co-opt five guest hosts to take on this important responsibility. This week, Jez from Photos with Jez, is hosting the challenge and he has invited us to share in his addiction for reflections and has dared us to see double.

For the challenge this week, I am doubling up with photos that I have already published (because I have been too disorganised and lazy to take new photos). I am going to start the gallery with my spirit animal – the Grey Teal. How’s that for spirit lifting?

Still waters are best for creating reflections on water. This pelican leaves all in its wake.

Double take – two black swans.

Sometimes it is difficult to tell what is reed and what is not reed. Sorry, I amuse myself.

Reflections create a delicate filigree unruffled by breeze.

Grass parrots on a rock.

And last but not least, the noisy miner is obnoxious but also very photogenic.*

Before I go, I would like to thank Jez for this fun topic. Stay tuned for some more fun topics over the coming weeks, including:

July 16, Andre of My Blog–Solaner is thinking about Summer Vibes.
July 23, Tracy, who posts at Reflections of an Untidy Mind, has chosen Surrealism, and
July 30, Sarah Wilkie, who hosts Travel with Me, asks you to share Three Favorite Images.

You know what that means, ladies and gentlemen. Be gentle with me when it is my turn to guest host.

Take care, everyone. Be kind and be good.
Kind Regards

*Photo of the noisy miner was taken by my True Love. The other snaps are mine.

40 thoughts on “Lens-Artists – Doubling Up

  1. Great images for this challenge Tracy! I especially like the black swans and reed reflections. As for being gentle when it’s your turn, surrealism! What a challenge. Get ready!!

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  2. The reflection photo is enchanting, truly. I looked at it a long time — it’s so still, so vague, like it alludes to itself in some strange way. Anyway, I’m not sure any words can do what I’m trying to do. It’s just beautiful.

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    1. Thank you, Martha. I think you’ve described that well. I took it during winter and our big drought when the river was low. I live in Ngunnawal country. It was settled about 21,000 years ago by First Nations people. On that day, with no-one about, it felt suspended in time. I remember it was windy that day but it was completely still down by the river that cut through the hills. It was like I could feel an echo of the families that might have camped on those banks before colonisation.

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  3. Lovely reflections this week Tracy – I especially loved your closing image – the duplicated angle of the branch is fabulous! And of course the grey teal is beautiful. Thanks for agreeing to host this month; looking forward to your challenge!

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  4. Super awesome, Tracy! I’ll have to keep my eye out for your week!! I think my favorite is the two black swans ❤ I also especially love the top photo, and the bottom one taken by your True Love 💕

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  5. I love all your bird reflections and especially the teal – gorgeous! And those black swans are so beautiful 🙂 Looking forward to seeing your guest post in a couple of weeks time!

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