A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-She’s-Got-The-Look

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I am not sure that I have interpreted

this challenge correctly.

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I no longer photograph people as much as

I did when I took my first image. However, I think the year was 1980,

and I had taken a cruise to Tahiti. 

During one of the island stopovers,

this girl was selling trinkets to tourists.  

 

Of recent years I always thought

this girl had the look.

She certainly had the eyelashes.

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….She’s-Got-The-Look

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Fences-and-Gates

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Cemetery…

 

 

fences.

Dry Stone Wall…

 

 

…fencing.

Gateway into old York

Sydney Harbour fences.

My kinda fencing

The only thing keeping this lamb behind

this old fence is a full belly.

A fence to keep giraffes out.

And just outside our tent door was a fence (foreground)

to keep elephants away.

It worked well, especially with this elephant.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge:...Fences-n-Gates

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Black_White

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Lens-Artist-PC-125-My-Pick

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I decided to post my favourite

African bird images this week.

The African Harrier Hawk had posed

long enough for us and was off.

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I believe this to be

Northern White Crowned Shrike.

Captured at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp,

South Africa

 

 

 


 

A Red Breasted Weaver

entertaining the breakfast crowd at

Elephant Sands,

Botswana.

I’m not sure if it lost purchase on the thorns or not.

However, one second it was hanging from the thorns ,

the next, plummeting groundwards.

Whatever the reason, I managed

to capture one frame of

its headlong dive.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Your-Pick

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:…Your-Pick

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Lens-Artist-PC-120-What-a-Treat

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The treat I want to share this week is

our last African game drive in

the first week of October 2013.

There wasn’t supposed to be a drive the last day,

however, we were treated to one and

it was one I will never forget.

 

Limpy (she had a deformed foot) and

her six week old cubs were the stars.

 

 

At six weeks the cubs were ready… 

to play with anything…

 

 

that moved…

…including…

…mum’s tail.

Go and play with the tourists instead of my tail.

 

Nosy obligingly heads off…

…for some tourist watching.

Rosy is a bit shy.

Our intrepid explorer keeps on coming…

 

 

…until he comes upon some elephant dung…

 

…which smells delightful and tastes even better.

Rosy joins Nosy now that Nosy is safe.

Don’t they look regal upon their throne?

 

Put on a show for the tourists?

  

Let’s show them how tough we are.

 

And so began…

…their play fight.

Perhaps…

…more play than fight.


Twenty minutes and nearly 300 photos later

as the sun was close to the horizon,

we departed this site.

Upon arriving back in Australia

we contacted a South African

artist whose work we admired and

he drew one of my photos.

Now have a constant reminder of that

experience on the wall in our living room.

Sadly in September 2014 Limpy was euthanized

by local veterinarians as she had contracted a

contagious disease of some description.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   What-a-Treat

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   What-a-Treat

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   What-a-Treat

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   What-a-Treat

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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

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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