Weekly Photo Challenge-Scale

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Scale

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These balls adorn the foreshore at

the ocean end of Geelong’s main street.

In daylight they are just white balls…

of similar size once one allows for

subject to camera distance.

Correct?

 

No.  Not all the same size and not all that big.

The stakes supporting the young trees

are only about 2 metres high.

 

A life-size horse and rider…

or something rather small?

 

I posted this shot only a few days ago,

  however, Tembo is twice my size,

and I am not a jockey.

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Week 108

Giants

Upon seeing this week’s theme, my first thoughts were of Africa’s Gentle Giants.

Gentle enough to walk between two vehicles…

But still ready to tell you where to go

or they will really get cross.

Finally this is an experience I will never forget.

  A six ton, thirty year old male who had killed

several hippos in a fit of youthful rage

after his mother was killed or died.

And he still remembered our guide

who raised him after he lost his mother.

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Pic and Word Challenge: Giants

Weekly Photo Challenge-Pedestrian

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Pedestrian

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When I think of pedestrian I think of people

that I need to give way to if I am driving.

Or something may move at a pedestrian pace…slowly.

In Africa the animals are the pedestrians which

often move at a pedestrian pace.

 It is far better to wait for some, such as this rhino,

until they have crossed the road.

Similarly a good idea not to upset

the gentle giants of the land.

Some small impala you think you could bluff…

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until, he who never looks comes

bounding out of the scrub

Then there are pedestrians who cause traffic chaos

with their sit down strikes.

This lot even sent out a parking inspector to

make sure we were all doing the right thing.

A post about pedestrians would not be complete

without a zebra crossing image.

 Zebras will never die of high blood pressure.

On this day, they even took time out

to gawk at the tourists.

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One Word Photo Challenge-Ladybug

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My

Ladybug

 Challenge

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No ladybugs this week I’m afraid.
The best I could do was this bee in our garden, and…

 

this Dung Beetle sighted in South Africa.

The first and only one I have seen.

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 One Word Photo Challenge: Ladybug

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Off-the-Beaten-Track

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After sunrise at…

Lekhubu Island in Botswana…


w
e breakfasted and were soon our way…

 

heading north-ish along these super highways

of the Kalahari…

 

 for the Okavango Delta region.

 

 Every now and again we would stop for a break

to stretch our legs and marvel

at a landscape so different to ours.

 

This was Africa…

as depicted in many photos and movies…

and we loved it

 

Then it was back on the road again…

past small  villages  until we reached

a main road (bitumen/black top)

leading to Maun.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Off-the-Beaten-Track

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Windows

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Windows

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A variety of windows this week.

They say that eyes are a window to one’s soul.

I think these gentle eyes truly reflect

the nature of the beast.

Which eyes are really smiling?

First or second shot?

God’s Window in South Africa, not far from Mt Sheba.

The museum at Arras’ Bell Tower provides

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