Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

DSC_0398Well, could you balance on a metal ball with claws like that?

DSCF2902A little miracle of nature in a concrete jungle…

DSC_0379Flying fox bats – Sidney Royal Botanical Gardens

DSC_0048The trick, of course, is to achieve  just enough speed to maintain steerage, but not so much that you demolish the bridge if you don’t. 

To see other takes on The Weekly Photo Challenge topic of ‘Achievement’ click on the link.  Hope you enjoyed my different takes on the subject.

About Sandra

I used to cruise the French waterways with my husband four or five months a year, and wrote fiction and poetry. Now I live on the beautiful Dorset coast, enjoying the luxury of being able to have a cat, cultivating an extensive garden and getting involved in the community. I still write fiction, but only when the spirit moves me - which isn't as often as before. I love animals, F1 motor racing, French bread and my husband, though not necessarily in that order.
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24 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Achievement

  1. I was looking at the comment’s area for todays topic @ Photo101 and EVERYONE was thinking of physical & personal achievements; it made me laugh.

    I think you got it right, words have more than one defined meaning, thanks for sharing :3


  2. Ese' s Voice says:

    The last one made me go ” OHO!” but I am the most drawn to the flying fox bats. 🙂
    Great choices, Sandra!


  3. jenniesisler says:

    Awesome photos! Those bats are cute -maybe I’m the only one who thinks that but I like bats. What on earth kind of bird is that? Very interesting looking. And I wouldn’t want to have to pilot the boat under that birdge – my hands are too shaky;)


  4. nowathome says:

    I like the photo of the little plant in the concrete, Sandra!


    • Sandra says:

      I should perhaps have put something else in the picture to give an impression of scale. The plant was no bigger than my little fingernail. Determined, or what? 🙂


  5. Is that amazing balancing act being performed by a Wood Stork? Magnificent! 🙂


    • Sandra says:

      I googled Wood Stork, but I wasn’t sure whether it was the same or not. Wood Stork seemed to have longer legs than this. I think it might be from the Ibis family.


  6. It’s an achievement to catch that first photo, but I’m drawn to the bats and sucking in my breath for the last one!!



    • Sandra says:

      I loved the faces on the bats. Rather less keen on the leathery wings though. I was disappointed with the detail on this one, but you’re taking the photo directly into an Australian sky, so it ‘s difficult.


  7. seeker says:

    That is a very tight spot for the boat. And for that plant growing, HA! grow plant, grown.


  8. Re the concrete jungle photo: it is awesome (in the true sense of the word) to see how resilient Mother Nature actually is. I see it all the time here in the country and marvel at how quickly we would all be enswathed in vines if not for constantly fighting back. Nice boat photo, Sandra, I can so relate to that one, too.


    • Sandra says:

      It just goes to show how easily life (of one kind) can sustain itself. There would have been no soil in that tiny hole, just dust and sand. And the boat photo – well, we’ve discussed that before haven’t we… the art of stuffing it up when there’s an audience. This was a hotel boat so they would have a permanent and fee-paying audience for every bridge encounter. That must concentrate the mind somewhat. 🙂 Thanks for dropping by Barbara.

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  9. Nyze says:

    OMG. Amazing photos 🙂

    Here’s mine:


  10. Sandra, Great pictures. Those flying fox bats are huge! I didn’t know bats got that big. 🙂 — Susan


    • Sandra says:

      Yes those bats are quite something. I took about half a dozen shots, but it’s difficult to capture the detail with the brightness of the sky. Thanks for dropping by Susan.


  11. Sarah Ann says:

    Oh that last one is making me cringe. I appreciate the sense of your caption, but I’d still be inside hiding/ walking a mile ahead.


  12. Maya says:

    Great entries!


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