FOWChallenge-Buttress

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buttress

a structure of stone or brick built against a wall
to strengthen or support it.
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Buttresses…

…either side of this Tower of London gateway.

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Favourite-Photo

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I’m not sure if I could find

a favourite photo, so…

…this would have to be one of my favourite images,

after all it is not every day that one has

the opportunity to photograph

(wild) six week old lion clubs.

Also from our 2013 African Safari this zebra image

was a favourite even before it became

my first image sold.

 

 

Playing with camera settings I created this image image.

MGW loved it and it now adorns one of our walls.

Earlier this year I began to load some images

to Gurushots.com challenges.

This image has earned the greatest

number of votes for me

and has been rated in the

Top 100 images three times,

as well as finishing in the

Top 20 and Top 30 on 16 other occasions.

And I am still not sure why :-).

As I have often said I have no taste

when it comes to art.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:   Favourite-Photo

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-White

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My white challenge

Blossom

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Swans

 

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White Agapanthus

Finishing with one from left field…a White Rhinoceros.

‘White’ is an English form of the Dutch word

for ‘wide’…referring to its mouth, I believe.

The Black Rhino has a mouth which is not

dissimilar to a beak in shape…very pointed.

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FOWChallenge-Plant

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plant

a living organism of the kind exemplified by trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns, and mosses, typically growing in a permanent site, absorbing water and inorganic substances through its roots, and synthesizing nutrients in its leaves by photosynthesis using the green pigment chlorophyll.
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Bananas…

in Geelong Botanic Gardens, no less.

Word-of-Day-Challenge-Ribald

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ribald

referring to sexual matters in an amusingly coarse or irreverent way.
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I think the decor in this Viennese toilet

could be described as ribald.

Rather crude…

…coarse…

 

…and most…

 

…definitely…

 

…irreverent.

 

However, it brought a…

 

…to the face of most of those who viewed it.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Ribald

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Lens-Artist-PC-73-Cold

 

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All my life I have lived within

a half hour drive from the coast,

Therefore I have never experienced the extremes

of inland climates or the cold associated with altitude


Single digit temperatures is noteworthy

and snow in the high country, has been making

news all of October and November.

This definitely one of those noteworthy cold days.

Whilst having breakfast one July morning

in the winter of 2007 I notice water running

over the edge of the gutter for a few seconds.

A few days later a similar occurrence.

 

This time armed with camera and ladder

I discover this river of ice which had formed a

horizontal icicle out to the edge of the spouting/gutter.

I have never seen this happen again.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Cold

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Cold

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Cold

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Cold