Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #1

Common Pond Skater

Pauline of Gypsy Life and Memories are made of this has invited me to join in with this challenge. If you don’t know Pauline (Pommepal) then you are missing a treat. Living in Australia Pauline is always on the move with her lovely Jack by her side.

There are only two rules for this challenge:

  1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using either a past or recent photo in B&W.
  2. Each day invite another blog friend to join in the fun.

Today I would like to nominate Carol of Which Way Now 101 to join in. Of course this is only if you have the time and want to.

Carol has been searching for her home for nine years and in doing so has travelled all over the United States. Now she is giving the UK her attention.


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I live in the UK, but when I was younger I spent several years travelling the world followed by a period living in South Africa. I look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

38 thoughts on “Black and White 5 Day Challenge: #1”

    1. I was quite excited to see a water boatman, let alone manage to get a reasonable shot. Thought I’d try out a few different images for this challenge.

      And I rather like lizards – little lizards…

    1. It was a grey day, rain even, so the water was grey. I just altered the contrast to ‘bleach’ the water. I wondered if I ought to have had a ripple in it, but the ripple distracted from the insect.

  1. Nice one Jude, different. At first glance, before I read the caption, I thought it was a huge mozzie. We are having a mozzie outbreak since Marcia roared through and now there is a Ross River Fever epidemic on the GC. Then I thought it may be one of those drones… Well done to capture such a small insect.

    1. Ooh, I think you might be right! I thought it was a water boatman, but having compared the two it does look more like a pond skater or skimmer. Thanks for setting me right 🙂

      [scurries off to edit image name…]

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