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Starlings in their summer clothes

 

Wattlebird

 

African Harrier Hawk

 

 

African Weaver

 

 

Nankeen Kestrel

 

Brown Hawk

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The Burj Khalifa is the largest subject

I have ever photographed.

Although a large elephant it barely makes

the medium category of my photos.

My smallest subject…a dung beetle.

 

Small, medium and large.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:...Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Large-to-Small

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Large-to-Small

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Images from South Africa and Botswana

Vulture at

Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

South Africa

 

Elephants

While we waited for the second vehicle

this hyena wandered past giving us

a sideways glance as it did.

 

Where we stop at a zebra crossing and

wait for zebras to cross the road.

Botswana’s Elephant Sands

waterhole

Warthog

Zebras…

….and again

African Wild Dog came into

our Okavango Camp

Quenching a thirst at

Elephant Sands

Okavango Delta

Leopard

Lekhubu Island sunrise

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Let’s-Get-Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Let’s-Get-Wild

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Featuring birds from

Africa and Australia.

African Ground Hornbill

 

Ground Hornbill

Ground Hornbill

African Ground Hornbill

Egyptian Geese


Australian Galah

 

Pacific Gull

 

Australian Gannet

 

Cape Barren Geese and chick

 

Cape Barren Goose

 

Cape Barren Goose Chick

 

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Speed

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speed

the rate at which someone or something moves
or operates or is able to move or operate
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While I would prefer to be in a vehicle

when trying to outrun

an African elephant

which can move at a speed

of 40 kilometres per hour…

 

 

…it would need to be a speedy vehicle

to outrun a cheetah

which can attain speeds

of 80–130 kilometres an hour.

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Word-of-Day-Challenge-Typical

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typical

having the distinctive qualities of a particular
type of person or thing.

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African elephants have larger ears

than their Asian  cousin. 

They are, in fact, simply larger.

 

 

Age doesn’t matter all Labradors love

to eat, sleep and play.

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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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As there is no challenge this week

I decided to post a second reflection post,

this week it is

Africa Bird Reflections.

Sighted in Kruger National Park…

…no idea of bird’s identity.

 

Ninety-nine percent certain

that above and below

images are…

…of Egyptian Geese in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

 African Heron

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

 

 

Yellow Billed Hornbill. 

One of the welcoming committee

at Savuti Camp

Botswana.

 

 

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During our first visit to Africa

I had my camera set on AUTO focus…

…which resulted in more than

one or two with an

unexpected focus.

 

I certainly did not want an image

of these branches when there

was a shy impala species

on the rock mound.

Similarly I was trying to capture

on-coming vehicles and

not the window frame.

 

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A Photo a Week Challenge:…Unexpected-Focus

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Botswana Kingfisher

hovers in wait…

 

 

Got it… 

 

 

…and away for an Okavango Delta lunch.

 

Going…

 

Going…

 

…almost gone…in

South Africa’s

Kruger National Park

 

 

 

 

African Fish Eagle…their name suggests a fish diet. 

 

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