Cee’s-FFChallenge-Reflections-or-Shadows

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Begin with two images captured in the…

 

…Alaska Wildlife Conservation Centre.

 

Geelong seagull

Christmas decorations cast shadows on

Melbourne’s Bourke Street.

 

Kalaharri Scrub Robin

Lekhubu Island

Botswana.

 

A gum tree casts its shadow

on this church roof…

 

…walls and door.

 

Rural reflection.

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Lens-ArtistPC-175-Bliss-For-Me-Is…

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Bliss for me is being…

 

…able to capture Mother Nature…

…as she bids the world…

 

…Good Morning.

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During recent years…

…I have noted that it matters not if you are in

Botswana’s Kalahari Desert…

…South Africa’s

Greater Kruger National Park…

 

…or 30 minutes out of Geelong…

 

goodnight’s are…

 

…equally impressive.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Follow-Your-Bliss

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Lindy:…Follow-Your-Bliss

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One-Word-Sunday-Flat

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flat

 
 
 

 Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

which surround Botswana’s

LeKhubu Island,

on the North East edge of

the Kalahari Desert.

 

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Flat

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday-Rock

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rock

 
 
 
 

A split rock at Lekhubu Island,

Botswana.

 

Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports

Victoria’s,

Great Ocean Road.

 

By the time I read of these rock stacks along

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

I’m sure many of the tourists who had created

them had returned and knocked down

their creation.

 
 
 
 
 

Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,

Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.

 

Decorative rocks at the edge of

Warrnambool’s tourist lake,

Lake Pertobe.

 

Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…

well, about 10 km away…

…is Dog Rocks.

 

If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,

I have not received a satisfactory answer. 

 

Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,

for both day and night photography

as it is far enough away from city lights

that no ambient light can intefer.

 

My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.

It is now known as Uluru.

Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975. 

Over my left shoulder is another formation

known as The Olgas. 

Both are well worth visiting.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:...Rock

 

 

 

 

FOWChallenge-Austere

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austere

(of living conditions or a way of life)
having no comforts or luxuries.
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Some of our accommodation

was described as rustic…

…which is probably not quite austere,

but very close to it.

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Fandango’s One-Word Challenge:…Austere

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Ruffin’-It

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Our 2014 Botswana Safari was the last time

we came near to ruffin it.   

We soon discovered that connecting to the internet

in the Kalahari Desert and Okavango Delta

was not going to happen.

 

Instead we once again discovered the joys

of sitting and eating around a campfire,

sleeping in tents, without any connection

to family and friends via social media networking.

However, even on our rough trip

our guide acted as cook.

We all commented on how nice it was

to spend 7 nights around a campfire.

Upon arriving at Chobe we once again

were able to access the outside world

via our social media connections.

Conversation died a quick death as

all eyes were fixated on our devices.

So much for ruffin’ it  🙂

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Ruffin’ It

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Shadows

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Shadows of Christmas decorations in

Bourke Street,

Melbourne

Kalahari Scrub Robin,

Botswana,

Africa.

 


The tree casting this shadow has been removed…

…and the Church is now surrounded

by a used car lot.

Shadow Selfie.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Shadows

Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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I have included a few things to do

in and around Geelong

just in case borders are closed suddenly.

 

Visit the Otway Rainforest near Geelong

Lekhubu Island and its ancient Baobab trees

on the edge of the Kalahari Desert.

 

Sunrise at Botswana’s Lekhubu Island

 

Rise early to enjoy sunrise at Geelong

Go on an African Safari

 

Enjoy an a Down Under sunset near Geelong

 

Cruise into Glacier Bay and view Alaska’s

Margerie Glacier

Explore the Alaskan Wildlife Conservation Centre

From Fairbanks take a Chenna River Cruise

Fly from Fairbanks to Coldfoot…

…coach to small community…

 

…of Wiseman inside the Arctic Circle.

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Sunday-Stills-Great-Outdoors

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Lens-ArtistPC-152-Shadow-and-Shade

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Seeing out the rest of its days

in the shade of an old gum tree.

Where sheep can be found during

the hottest part of a summer day.

Botswana’s Kalahari Scrub Robin

casting a shadow much larger

than its actual size.

 

A Geelong Church which has been

converted to a car dealership.

No more shadows because

the tree has been demolished.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Shadow-&-Shade

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Shadow-&-Shade

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Smaller-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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This week I have chosen birds which are all,

according to Google, smaller than a breadbox

which are usually about 16 inches wide

by 8 to 9 inches high and deep ,

or 40cm x 20cm x 20cm.


I would have thought the

Northern White Crowned Shrike

was considerably smaller than its

Crimson Breasted cousin.

However, at 19-23 cm long and

tipping the scales between

42 to 58 grams it more than

holds its place with its cousin.

The Crimson Breasted Shrike

is a smaller bird than I remembered it to be.

Measuring 23cm in length and

weighing 40-57 grams it is roughly

the same size as the

Northern White Crowned Shrike.

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

 

The Kalahari Scrub Robin

measures only 16 cm in length and

weighs between 17 and 23g 

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm

At 14 cm, or 5.5in, long and weighing

only 8–13 grams (0.28–0.46 oz),

the Superb Fairy Wren

Bread box: 40cm x 20cm x 20cm 

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Smaller-Than-Bread-Box-or-Bin

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Black_White

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