FOWChallenge-Prodigious

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prodigious

remarkably or impressively great in extent,
size, or degree.

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Forty-seven years ago this month 

I purchased this painting in Alice Springs.

The Northern Territory’s

Ormiston Gorge

was one of the

late Henk Guth’s

favourite subjects.

However, Guth was a prodigious artist,

probably painting this in 30 minutes,

and this is probably worth little more

than the $150 I paid for it,

even though the artist died in 2002.

For me it is priceless.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Prodigious

FOWChallenge-Patriarch

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patriarch

a system of society or government in which
the father or eldest male is head of the family
and descent is reckoned through the male line.

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An elephant family is just the opposite

of this definition of patriarch.

The two smallest elephants in this group

may or may not be male.

The rest would be female with the matriarch

usually being the largest in the group.

Male elephants are sent packing to live

with other bachelors at around

three years of age.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:..Patriarch

FriendlyFriday-Smoke-and-Mirrors

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Images from Alaska and Africa,

Botswana, to be exact.

My first three images are from…

 

…near or inside the…

Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre

These two images are one and the same

and were an early morning capture

at Kwa Nokeng Lodge

Win Botswana.

 

I think either one would make a nice wall mount

and talking point.

Some smoke and mirrors here

thanks to Photoshop.

I have been informed that Baobabs

do not grow near a body of water.

However, I cannot find a definitive answer

to that comment.

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FriendlyFriday:…Smoke-and-Mirrors

Amanda                       Sandi

One-Word-Sunday-Two

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Yellow Hornbills having a chat.

 

 

 

And this pair came and said hello,

welcomed us to their neck of the woods

and left a welcoming gift on my backpack.

Camellias on a bush.

Friendly baristas in amsterdam.

Photographer and model

 

Labrador and Kelpie pups.

A pair of horns.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Two

Lens-Artist-PC-118-Communication

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When I first saw this theme…

…I immediately thought of this

form of communication.


Then nonverbal came to mind.

Definite signs of tenderness and caring

for each other are being exhibited.

Without context this is simply an image of two birds.

These two would look at each other and

exchange a few words, as in this photo.

They would then look straight ahead

while furiously bobbing their heads up and down.

When they had ‘laughed’ at the joke

they would start another story,

repeating the cycle every thirty seconds or so.

Must have been short jokes.

 

When ears are shaken in this manner,

know that you have been warned.

This elephant is definitely wanting its own

space and is telling tourists to get lost,

in no uncertain manner.

If unheeded the next move is to

lay the ears flat against its head and charge.

 

This youngsters parents were asking her

to stop so I could take my photos.

I felt her reply was not

a come hither gesture, however,

it is just another form of

nonverbal communication.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Communication

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Lens-Artist-PC-109-Under-the-Sun

 

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Mostly under African sun today.

Soon to be a setting sun over Namibia…

…and Botswana’s Chobe River.

Waiting on Chobe River for

sundown over Namibia.

Nearing sundown in

Greater Kruger National Park

 

Under Geelong Winter Sun.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Under-the-Sun

 

One-Word-Sunday-Pair

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Africa provided my pairs for this post.

Burchell’s Zebra,

sighted in Kruger National Park.

 

 

 Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

 

 

Pair of elephants

 

 

A pair of Fish Eagles in Botswana.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Pair