B&W Sunday: Diagonals Out In Nature

Paula’s B&W challenge ‘Diagonals’, asks us to to think about the role of lines in photography.

Out walking in nature at the Green Cay Wetlands, I came across many diagonals.

I’m always on the look out for Leo the lion on the walkway, and he was still there.


Along the boardwalk, the red-winged blackbird was trying his best to hide from view.


This leaning, dead tree is quite an artistic piece……. don’t you agree?


Mr. Anhinga was perched on another tree stump.



A very snooty-looking Anhinga with his nose in the air, really looks well against the background of all those diagonal palm fronds.


From a distance I thought this was an alligator on a log, however on closer inspection it turned out to be just a log on a log, but I’m sure you can also see the resemblance. PLEASE say that you can. πŸ™‚


I hope you’ve enjoyed all my diagonals. Happy Sunday to you all.









104 comments on “B&W Sunday: Diagonals Out In Nature

  1. I did, very much Sylvia! The B&W effect too is stunning. The artistic tree, and yes, I can definitely see how you would think that log is an alligator from a distance, but my favourite is Leo the Lion. Amazing! πŸ™‚ xx

  2. Yup! That looks like a lion. Yup! That looks like art to me. Yup! Looks well against the palm fronds. Yup! You have some wild imagination with that last pic. πŸ˜€

  3. davvero incredibile il tronco con il leone! sembra che salti fuori da lΓ¬ in un attimo! Splendida anche l’immagine su cui campeggia un grande uccello, il tutto in un biano e nero strepitoso! tante bellissime cose per te

  4. Leos face is fantastic, Sylvia! We’ve both had a bit of a feline week πŸ˜‰

    I’m sure the dead stump looks like a gator as well. I took a second look one day at a tree root on my dog walk thinking it was a croc! I think I may have posted it at some stage, but can’t remember when πŸ˜€

  5. Excellent captures for Paula’s challenge Sylvia. I am in love with Leo. Great observation there. πŸ˜€ β™₯

  6. Leo is amazing! I look at the random dots and can’t help seeing a lion. It’s one of the most impressive examples of pareidolia I’ve ever come across. πŸ™‚

  7. Leo’s face is so obvious and once you mentioned it, that was all I could see. It’s funny how patterns appear like that. My parents have a marbled pattern vinyl on their bathroom floor and in part of the repeat is the head of a turbaned man. When I pointed it out, they laughed, but he is there as clear as anything.

    • It’s called pareidolia, when one easily sees people or animals in clouds or other inanimate objects like tree trunks and ‘marble patterned vinyl’. πŸ™‚ When I was a child, I could see a host of faces in my bedroom curtain material. My parents thought I was making a fuss for nothing, but those face were definitely there, looking at me. 😯

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  9. I absolutely love them, and you know what I keep coming to that lion face. What a brilliant find. Thank you, Sylvia. Your shots are getting amazing.

  10. Yes, I can see the Alligator on the log. Crazy how he puts one leg forward and the other back. He must have known you look for diogonals.
    On the other picture I see so many Ahingas. Where do you see the palm fronds?
    Crazy world.

    • Bwahahaha Now I’m not sure which one of us the crazier, Anand. That shoulder shimmying must have affected your mind just a little. I’m really happy that you can see the alligator, though. πŸ™‚

  11. Beautiful B&W rendering for these. The your composition of the dead tree makes it really artistic. You have good imagination to see Mr. A on the log. I thought it is a dragon πŸ™‚

  12. Lovely to wander around your neighbourhood Sylvia. Leo is amazing!

    (BTW the link on your Paula logo isn’t working – I think you have duplicated the URL)

  13. It’s wonderful to see Leo again.

    Also love the shot of the Leaning Tree of Green Cay . . . which reminded me of the Leaning Tower of Pisa . . . which made me think we should have Pizza for dinner.

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