Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

A strange challenge, but just right for this photo, where patterns and colours are pleasing but focus is just not quite there!

Peewee, or Magpie Lark, among fallen leaves

This is a common Australian bird, but has so far evaded my focus! This image was taken on my recent trip to the Central West, walking through the little town of Millthorpe late one evening when light was fading. I have always known this medium sized bird as a Peewee, but it is also called a Mud Lark, or officially a Magpie Lark.

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A-Z Archive: R is for Railway

This photo was taken in the railway station at Bordeaux, or should I say la Gare de Bordeaux Saint Jean? The beautiful old station buildings hide a roof designed by Gustave Eiffel! The natural lighting makes photography easy here.

In September we will be returning to this railway station, once again visiting our friends at Perigueux in the Dordogne. For the first time we will hire a car as well as traveling by TGV, inspired by our Paris-dwelling son who will be accompanying us. So in what will seem like no time at all there will be fresh photos from the south of France!

Do you have a favourite “R” image to share? Join in at Frizz’s site, http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/a-z-archive-r-challenge/ and inspire us all with your entry!!

Here is a Red Camel, Race, River, Regent’s Canal, Remembering, Ride, Reverse reflections in Rear vision mirror,  Rabbits, Red Rocker, Ruins, Rocket, Rivers of Pittsburg, Repairs Required, Rockport, and a bamboo Rocket … now join the fun, go through your own archives and find something special for “R”!