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

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Masks

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My first mask thought was towards…

…the muzzles we are now wearing in public.

 

 

Next was thoughts of mask seen in Africa. 

The first being this….

 

…Southern Masked Weaver.

 

This fertility mask adorned the wall

of our accommodation during

our last week in Africa in 2013.

 

Embarrassing!!!  😀

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Masks

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FriendlyFriday-Practice

FriendlyFriday-Practice

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I happened to spot this harpist

setting up in Brugge.

What appeared to be tourists

were being lead her way.

Five minutes later not a sign of her.

Must be the shortest practice/busking

session ever.

 

I know I posted this image last week,

however, looking at again I could not help

but wonder if this bloke could practice

his pick up technique a bit more?

 

Even Lucerne’s famous Chapel Bridge,

which crosses the Reuss River is an ideal place

to hone one’s skills and perhaps glean

a few tourist dollars/euros in the process.

A Bourke Street, Melbourne, busker

 

What a way to practice one’s

Twister skills and…

 

…pay a bill or two at the same time.

I love this image.

The very young appreciating

the older generation’s skills.

Something not seen or heard very often

these days….unfortunately.

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FriendlyFriday:…Practice

Amanda                       Sandi

BirdWeeklyPC-Begining-with-letter-A

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I am so pleased that many African birds

have the word

African

as part of their name.  

The African Fish Eagle has a call which carries

a long distance on the evening air.

 

 

 

African Hawk Eagle

sighted in

South Africa

 

African Harrier Hawk,

sighted in

Greater Kruger National Park.

 

 

 

African Scops Owl

sighted in

Kruger National Park.

 

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BirdWeekly:…Beginning-with-Letter-A

 

 

 

 

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FriendlyFriday-Smiles

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Not all big portrait smiles today,

however, all smiles or facial expressions

captured at an entertaining afternoon

at Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

 

The girl appears concerned,

the boys likewise.

 

Somewhere between a smile and

very concerned as he had just

gone through the floor.

 

A nervous smile, maybe.

I’m fairly certain I would have been

nervous had roles been reversed.

 

 

A little more relaxed now.

I wonder why?

 

 

He is putting her down and

she is still dry, that’s why.

 

With a smile like that you would have

to join him for a dance,

wouldn’t you?

That smile and those eyes…is she playing

hard to get?

 

He will just have to try

a more subtle approach.

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FriendlyFriday:…Smile

Amanda                       Sandi

SUNDAY-STILLS-PC-Dry

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During a long dry spell our backyard quickly turns

from lush green grass to dry and dusty

with only the occasional weed providing

some colour.

 

 

A dry stone wall fence, and…

 

…a South African dry creek bed,

finalise today’s contributions.

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SUNDAY STILLS PHOTO:….Dry

 

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BirdWeeklyPC-Macro-Close-Up

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My guitar was my subject until I realised…

 

…this was a bird related challenge.

 



The rest of my images today come from

South Africa’s

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Ground Hornbill

 

 

Bateleur Eagle

 

South African Vulture

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BirdWeekly:… Macro-Close-Ups-of-Birds

 

 

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Lens-Artist-PC-115-Inspiration

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As much as I would love to be able to

take some portraits/people shots

I prefer nature, landscapes.

At least nature, landscapes cannot

critique one’s work or object

to it being displayed.

Nature’s jewels.

The best image after waiting,

in near sub-zero temperatures,

for a heavy fog to clear.

 

Northern White Crowned Shrike

Sighted in South Africa, 2013.

 

Seagull

One of my all time favourite images

 

Dawn on Corio Bay

Earlier this year I managed to capture this image.

My focus was on a rising sun to the left.

For some reason I glanced right and had

a far better sight to capture than the ho hum

sunrise it turned out to be.

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Technically probably not the best photo,

however, I think it is very close

to the top of my favourites list.

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Sunset Silhouettes

These are some of the sights which inspire me

to roll out that bit earlier or stay out later.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Inspiration

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-The-Face

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Arras Bell Tower (France)

Clock face

Face of surprise as the dancer’s foot

broke through the floor

Happy faces at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Farewell

Smiling face of belly dancer at

Dubai (U.A.E.)

Desert Dinner.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:….TheFace