Category Archives: Galaxy

Sparky Dances for Joy

Sparky 1

Galaxy 10

Sparky the squirrel seemed full of the joys of . . . Autumn!

Sparky 2

I captured the little critter scampering above in the canopies of these large trees, while I sat in the shade beneath enjoying my coffee. It was nice of him to provide the entertainment!

Sparky 3

He even sunbathed awhile, stretched out on a branch, as comfy to him as any sofa to us.

But living life in the fast lane, he didn’t stay for long.

Sparky 4

I caught him just about to leap across a wide open space to the next tree. I love how he gets his eye in and bunches up, coiled like a spring, before bounding into mid-air, propelled by his strong back legs.

Sparky 5

He then confidently scampered at speed through an arboreal pathway only he could see. I snapped this last action shot as he leapt away; on to his next adventure.

 

This is the tenth and final in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos. I feel confident now, that I can take photos in focus (mostly) with my phone. I hope you have enjoyed the series as much as I have in making it.

 

My Baby!

LM 1

Galaxy 9

Impossible for me to do a photographic series and not include pictures of my ‘baby’, Little Monkey.

LM 2

The above photo was taken in the coolth of the evening, when the sun had already dipped below the horizon. Even so, my little Galaxy camera phone coped well.

LM 3

As it also did here in bright sunlight, with LM drying off after her bath.

LM 4

I’m very happy with the capabilities of the camera, once I learned how to take photos without moving the phone!

This is the ninth in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

Underneath the Arches

Hydrangea 1

Galaxy 8

These are some of the biggest hydrangea blooms I’ve ever seen.

Hydrangea 2

It is hard to do them justice in a photo, but if you look in the shot below, you can get some indication of their size by checking out the archway to the right.

Hydrangea 3

My friend and I walked underneath the archway (without doing the limbo!) and though I might be a tad under average height, my friend is a respectable 5′ 9″.

 

This is the eighth in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

post script: For a trip down memory lane; or for you youngsters, a golden oldie; here’s “Underneath the Arches”┬ásung by Flanagan and Allen.

 

Mystery Post Five

Mystery 1

Mystery 1

Galaxy 7

It’s been a while since I’ve done a mystery post. I wonder if you’ll guess what this is?

Mystery 2

Mystery 2

Maybe you think fancy post productive techniques have been used? But on what?

Mystery 3

Mystery 3

Do you give up?

Mystery 4

Mystery 4

It’s the fir tree in my garden, adorned with solar powered fairy lights!

It was dusk (which explains the grainy photo quality) and the lights had just come on.

I achieved these effects by rapidly turning my phone in a circular motion as I took the photo.

Viola! Psychedelic lights!

 

This is the seventh in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

Hang On!

Gecko

Gecko

Galaxy 6

This little gecko treks across my ceiling in the evenings. I love his little toes!

I don’t know why he goes on safari through the great expanse of wilderness up there, when any ants to be had would surely be at ground level, but he certainly provides entertainment for me; mostly in hoping he doesn’t fall off!

 

This is the sixth in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos. I had to climb on a chair to be close enough to get a good shot of him!

 

Poetry in Motion?

Hadedah 1

Hadeda 1

Galaxy 5

The fun thing about photos from my phone is that I can play around with them.

This is a little animation I made on Google Photos, from several of my photos joined together as a GIF.

If it plays for you, you might notice just how windy it was, not only to ruffle the feathers of this large hadeda, but also to sway the branches of the trees so much. No wonder the bird lost his balance!

Poetry in motion? Perhaps not!

 

If the GIF doesn’t play for you, there’s a static photo below, so you can at least see the hadeda.

Hadeda 2

Hadeda 2

This is the fifth in my series of Galaxy camera phone photos.

 

Bedazzled!

Pink Flowers 1

Pink Flowers 1

Galaxy 4

I recently came across this beautiful flowering bush at a rose farm; a plethora of pink!

What caught my eye was the massive black bee/beetle thing that was buzzing around the flowers. However, large as it was, it was too quick for me and I see I didn’t capture it here!

Pink Flowers 2

Pink Flowers 2

Still, the flowers were stunning enough and I enjoyed their wealth of colour. I think this is a type of wild rose, from the rose subfamily, Rosoideae, called Wood’s Rose.

This is the fourth in my Galaxy camera phone photos. I will say this for the camera phone; the colours are excellent.

 

Plethora – A large or excessive amount of something.