A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Golden-Hour

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Have opted for Golden Hour photos

at either end of the day.

Only a matter of weeks ago and probably

through our living room window.

 An African setting sun.

However we did not stop to take a sunset photo.

We were photographing the leopard lying on the limb

in the top right hand corner.

Below is a cropped and over brightened

version of that image.This was only taken to give some context to the sighting.

All other photos the leopard is quite visible.

I have often said that I would have gone home happy,

on this, the third day of our Safari.

Then things only got better.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Golden-hour

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THURSDAY’S SPECIAL-2505_Female

The only thing better than having a lioness

look down the barrel of one’s lens…
 
from a distance no greater than twenty feet…

was to spend…

twenty minutes or more

photographing her six week old cubs.  

There were two….but the other was a male!

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Thursday’s Special: Female

Cee-BW-Challenge-Letters-Y-or-Z

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Letters-Y-or-Z

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The building which dominated

York’s skyline was…

York Minster.

It was equally impressive close up as in the distance.

The above shot was taken in Nice.

We call these pedestrian crossings…Zebra Crossings.

I don’t know if the rest of the world uses

 that nickname for them, or not.

This is a real Zebra crossing in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

Where ever these crossing are located,

suburbia or in National Parks,

they have the same effect on the traffic flow.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Letters-Y-or-Z

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Black and White Tuesday17-2305-Cups

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Black and White Tuesday

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We purchased, or should I say MGW purchased,

these cups/mugs…
at Johannesburg airport three or four years ago.

 Not just cups but a matching vase…

which was nicely decorated with some form water plant.

In Amsterdam last year we came upon

this display of tea cups in a coffee shop.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Isolated-Subjects

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My contribution for this week’s

Isolated Subjects

 

Back to Africa for some

isolated animals this week.

Don’t let the following images put you off

going on an African Safari.

Most of our sightings were much closer

than these images depict…the only

exception being the Jackal.

This is about as close as we could come to this

Black Backed Jackal.

Fairly certain this Impala is blowing a raspberry

at us as it crosses the road.

A loner zebra.

And to finish…

some isolated giraffes.

This one used to hang around our camp,

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

and peer over the fence near the gate.

She (I think) was there, or close by,

every time we went on a game drive.

She is definitely isolated from her background in this shot.
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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Flying

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A favourite topic of mine…

Almost shooting from the hip I managed to capture

what I think is a reasonable photo of

this helicopter as it covers the Cadel Evans bike race

around the Geelong area earlier this year.

Touchdown after our flight over

the Okavango  Delta in 2014.

 

 Although this is Johannesburg Airport,

I am mentally and physically preparing

for my flight to Heathrow in about three weeks.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Flying

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Danger

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Danger

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After our Safari in and around

Kruger National Park in South Africa…

we were often asked if we felt in danger…from the animals.

Our answer has always been a resounding ‘No! Not ever.’

We did not have time to feel endangered when

this cheetah wandered down the road

and through our group.

All she wanted to do was flop down on the road

and have her ears scratched.

Here we are being told ‘Close enough.  My territory’

Listen to, or read the instruction and no danger.

And they have to begin practising sometime!

Apprehensive…Yes.  In danger…not really.

Although I suppose we could have been.

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