Lens-Artist-PC-59-Angles

 

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I loved going to bed in Rondavels

and seeing……this view in South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

From South Africa to

Melbourne’s Federation Square

and its associated buildings.

This is the National Gallery of Victoria,

which Melbournians either love or hate.

Mostly the latter!

 

And I think this is a shot of the angles

above an entrance on that building. 

At least it is probably one of a kind.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Angles

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Angles

 

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Giggle

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giggle

1.  laugh lightly and repeatedly in a silly way,
from amusement, nervousness,
or embarrassment.
“they giggled at some private joke”
2.  a light, silly laugh.

Very difficult to photograph ‘giggle’

However, these two Yellow Billed Hornbills

would look, and chat, to each other,

as in this shot,…

Then their heads would bob up and down

and their wings would keep in time

to the head bob.

Definitely two birds who, on that day,

had seen the funny side of life! 🙂

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Giggle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday-PC-Wk172-Overhead

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overhead

above the level of the head; in the sky.

 

Two photos which are both

14 hour flights from Australia.

African Hawk-Eagle soars above me

in Kruger National Park.

 

From Butchart Gardens.

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Word-of-Day-Elephant

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I just drooled when I saw today’s Word of the Day.

Followers will know…

…that I am not short of…

 

…elephant photos.

Swimming elephants.

 

 

Elephants wandering past our accommodation.

Who knows how many passed by during the night.

 

 

Thirsty elephants on

The Okavango Delta.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Elephant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Orphan

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orphan

a child whose parents are dead

At my Mother’s funeral in 2006,

a friend approached me and said

that we were both orphans, now.

Not something I had thought of

or would have said.

Sadly, this little cub was less than twelve months away

from losing it’s mother when this photo was taken,

making it an orphan in the animal world I suspect.

We never knew if it and its sibling survived.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Orphan

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Timing

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Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing

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