Last Photos in August

A new month has arrived, so it’s time for Bushboy’s Last Photo on the Card challenge.

On my Galaxy A51 cellphone camera

Fa├žade at Little Goat Restaurant in Chicago

We went to Little Goat Restaurant with our niece, daughter & son-in-law, picked by daughter & husband who are “Foodies.” The chef at this restaurant is well-known among foodies for combining different combinations of ingredients or adding a twist or two. There is also a bakery.

On a16G memory card in my Sony alpha 68 with 75-300 mm zoom lens:

Kangaroo at Brookfield Zoo

Our photography club took a field trip a week or so ago to Brookfield Zoo, where we tried out our photography skills on animals. After downloading, reviewing and tweaking them, we choose a few of our best (this is not one of them) to our member leader, who compiles a slide show for our next meeting.

Life in Colour: Blues

Jude’s Travel Words blog’s topic for Life in Colour this month is the color blue. Jude challenges us to find “unusual” blues! OK, I’ll do my best…

Sky reflected in a car’s headlights
Glass art decoration at The Moorings
Selfie after modification by SnapSeed
Steps up to an Immersive Van Gogh presentation
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Siberian bugloss
Dandelion after modification with SnapSeed
Aquarium at Brookfield Zoo
Chagall Windows at Chicago Art Institute

Several shades of blue in this shot of a church in Budapest
Blue door, blue bag in Budapest
Graffiti in Germany
Modern building in the outskirts of Amsterdam
Eiffel Tower at dusk

Life in Purple

For Jude’s Travel Words, Life in Colour, this month’s word is the color purple.

Purple hyacinths

A more vibrant shade of purple are these rhododendrons.

Purple displays at Lightscape, a holiday event at Chicago Botanic Gardens

Marine life (corals) at Brookfield Zoo

Faux flowers

Purple in sunrises and sunsets (sunrise in Tanzania, sunsets on Chicago expressway and the Caribbean Sea)

Purple signs (Quebec City & Rio de Janeiro)

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CFFC: Choose Your Topic from a Photo

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is in a series where she posts a photo and you choose what topic you wish to post based on her photo. Here is her photo this week:

Here are Cee’s suggestions: floats, things hanging on trees, rope, fishing items, grass, green, orange, white, blue, numbers, bare branches, or come up with your own topic.

– actually these are fake trees at Bottle Tree Ranch in California.
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This real tree has things hanging on it, but it looks like something natural to the tree.
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Rope
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Floaters/fishing equipment
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Monday Window: Ocean Life at Brookfield Zoo

Taking the theme from Ludwig for his Monday Window photo challenge, here are some windows into marine life at Brookfield Zoo.

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These were the actual colors seen through the window.

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Colorful coral

Jellyfish


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A moray eel peeks out from behind a rock.

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Various types of coral and fish

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Texas Blind Cave Salamanders

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This penguin saw me looking at him through the glass, so he came over to check me out!

 

 

CFFC: Blue

The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this month is colors; this week is Blue.

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Ruin of a castle, Wachau Valley, on the Danube in Austria

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Amsterdam, de Pijp neighborhood

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Across the street from our Airbnb, Amsterdam

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Bench, Poulsbo, WA

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Our niece’s wedding – blue flowers on her dress, blue walls of the church, bridesmaid’s dark blue dress

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Chihuly glass sculpture, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA

Three fire hydrants painted blue, Arlington Heights, IL

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Sea life exhibit, Brookfield Zoo, IL

BOTD: Peacocks

Granny Shot It has a daily photo challenge, Bird of the Day (BOTD). I am contributing with photos of a very bold peacock and his companions at the Brookfield Zoo. This guy kept walking toward me as I was snapping his photo with my cellphone! He appeared to have no fear of humans whatsoever – he is probably used to zoo patrons throwing him crumbs.
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I saw another peacock when we first arrived. His leg is banded so zoo researchers can track his movements.
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Peacocks and peahens pecking for food in the grass
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