Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: two colors or hues only

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Today I’m participating in Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge and her theme is “two colors or hues only”. I encourage you to click on each photo to see a larger view. If you like what you see, please subscribe to this blog to receive updates of the new photos I post, usually 3 to 5 times a week.

I realized it was quite a challenge to find photos that only showed two colors, and not three or more, but here’s a nice selection of my favorites, like this photo of a beautiful blue sky after the rain and a tree branch covered with leftover raindrops.

Rain drops on a tree branch after the rain
Rain drops on a tree branch after the rain

To continue with the water theme, here are some sea jellies lit up in blue in an aquarium, with the water as a black background.

Sea jellies
Sea jellies

I love to capture red and green on the same picture. These complementary colors are some of my favorite to see in nature, as on this Cotoneaster Lacteus bush in seeds.

Cotoneaster Lacteus bush with red seeds
Cotoneaster Lacteus bush with red seeds

Here’s another example to illustrate how well red and green go together on this passion flower in full bloom.

Passionfruit flower with large red petals and long pistils
Passion flower with large red petals and long pistils

This cactus covered with many tiny yellow blooms is a great attraction for a busy bee looking to collect nectar and pollen.

Bee on yellow cactus blooms
Bee on yellow cactus blooms

Very close to the complementary red and green I shared above, here is a splash of pink and green with this beautiful pink powder puff flower.

Pink powder puff tree - Calliandra Haematocephala
Pink powder puff tree – Calliandra Haematocephala

Yellow and green aren’t complementary colors but I still like the way they look together with this yellow rose flower about to open.

Yellow rose about to open
Yellow rose about to open

Nature sure knows how to make good use of complementary colors everywhere, such as purple and yellow on this large lily flower.

Pistils of a purple and yellow lily
Pistils of a purple and yellow lily

Orange and blue are another set of complementary colors. Is there any better background than a bright blue sky for these orange maple leaves?

Maple tree leaves
Maple tree leaves

Finally, the good thing about white is that it goes well with almost any other color. I love the soft glow it emits when put against a green background. Enjoy this white rose covered with dew drops and a white powder puff bloom as my last two choices for this colorful theme.

Morning dew on a white rose
Morning dew on a white rose
White powder puff bloom
White powder puff bloom

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “inside”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Check out these artificial grass blades inside this bubble. Some actually went through all the way to the other side and still that bubble didn’t pop.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: grass blades inside a bubble
WordPress weekly photo challenge: grass blades inside a bubble

Have you ever looked a the pistils inside a rose? They’re quite amazing.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: pistils inside a yellow rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: pistils inside a yellow rose

Here’s a blue damselfly locked inside my house, longing to get out. It wasn’t very helpful in its release, but I still managed to get it back outside.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Inside - Blue damselfly
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside – Blue damselfly

Here’s a busy bee collecting nectar from these yellow flowers and putting it inside the bags on its legs. Nature is so well designed!

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Inside - bee collecting nectar inside bags
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Inside – bee collecting nectar inside bags

Finally here’s a visitor inside this yellow rose – a green Junebug beetle.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: Junebug beetle inside rose
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Junebug beetle inside rose

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Foreshadow

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “foreshadow”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

A caterpillar is a sign that a beautiful butterfly will be born soon.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge - foreshawdow - monarch caterpillar
WordPress weekly photo challenge – foreshawdow – monarch caterpillar
Fuzzy caterpillar
Fuzzy caterpillar

This beautiful rose bud will open soon and spread out its soft petals.

Yellow rose about to open
Yellow rose about to open

This purple Ramona lilac in bloom means spring is coming to San Diego.

Ramona lilac in bloom
Ramona lilac in bloom

As for this last one, I’m not sure what to make of it. Is a dog in the clouds the foreshadow of anything good? You tell me!

Clouds in the shape of a dog
Clouds in the shape of a dog

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves

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Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “curves”. Remember you can click on each image to see a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

Nature is full of curves and I love capturing them on camera, including these giant fern fiddleheads.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of giant fern fiddleheads
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of giant fern fiddleheads

I love the curves the pistils of this beautiful purple and yellow lily form.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of purple lily pistils
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of purple lily pistils

Flower petals often display some type of curve. The petals of this yellow rose are a lovely example of curves.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of yellow rose petals
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of yellow rose petals

Of course, roses are not the only flowers to display curves. Here are the fancy curves of an orange protea pin cushion flower.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of orange protea pincushion flower
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of orange protea pincushion flower

Many types of fruit display beautiful curves, like this ripe yellow lemon ready to be picked from the tree.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a yellow lemon
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a yellow lemon

As for animals, some of them can be pretty curvy, like these cute little seahorses with their curved tails and curved bellies.

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of seahorses
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of seahorses

Flamingos have such long necks they tend to walk around with them in a curved position. Check out the little duck at the bottom left, he’s got some curved neck going too!

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a flamingo's neck
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of a flamingo’s neck

Of course human beings can create a lot of curves too. Check out this beautiful chandelier in the lobby of the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego. It’s full of curves!

WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of the chandelier at the Hotel Del Coronado
WordPress weekly photo challenge: Curves of the chandelier at the Hotel Del Coronado