WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Weathered

 

Wood and painted wood…

…ideal weathering subjects.

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Finally, an old upturned weathered boat.

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Witsend-Weekly-PC – Weathered

 

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Lens-Artist-PC-48-Wild

 

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When I think  ‘wild’, I think…

of the ocean…

…and rugged waves smashing on to the shore…

 

 

and a rolling swell and frighteningly rough surface.

Nature at its best.

 

My second thought is of wildlife.

Specifically, African wildlife.

As we left camp one morning

we saw our first ‘up close’ hyena.

It did not mind that is was the focus of our attention,

after all it did belong in the park

and we were the intruders.

Late the third day of our first African Safari

we were alerted to a leopard sighting.

Above is the leopard and below the tree it is in.

The leopard is on the top branch.

Its head and ear are a give away

when you know where to look.

The last evening we had an unexpected game drive

and again found ‘Limpy’ and this her her cubs.

Limpy remained in this position about 50 metre from us.

However, children being children, were inquisitive…

…and both came to do some tourist spotting from

a pile of elephant dung around 20 feet from us.

After 20 minutes of only cameras clicking

and whispered comments we lost the sun.

In that 20 minutes I captured around 300 images

of these 8 week old cubs.

 

 

Our first encounter with ‘Limpy’, so named

because she malformed front paw.

We were also told that she could

easily bring down an impala when hunting.

We nearly ran over her as she was resting

on a track around a sharp bend

and our did not see her.

Not sure who was frightened the most.

I still remember the goose bumps on my arms

as she turned her head and looked straight up my lens.

Sadly, she was dead in less than 12 months.

We received the news whilst in Botswana.

She had a contagious disease

and veterinarians euthanized her.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Wild

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Wild

 

Wordless Wednesday19_0529_Balyang-Sanctuary

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Recently, after a long absence,

I decided to pay a visit to Balyang Sanctuary.

Our long hot summer/autumn

had depleted, substantially,

the water supply for wild life.

Normally, I would have needed waders

to keep my legs and feet dry

to capture these images.

The board walk gives an idea

of the usual water level.

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Hope you enjoyed.

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Lens-Artist-PC-47-Elements

 

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Metal corroded by…

Water.

Wood fuels fire, and…

 

…carries water.

 

 

Water flows…

over earth…

 

…and congregates in its hollows

Water extinguishes fire…

…and flows,

…through and over Earth.

Hope this made some sense.   

Still working with almost

one, short sighted eye only.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Elements

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Elements

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Elements

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Elements

 

WitsEnd-Weekly-PC-Simplicity

 

Two simple images which are

about seagulls.

It’s hard to obtain a ‘clean’ background

when seagulls decide to fly.

This one circled low past a shower/toilet block,

hence the creamy coloured background

My panning was as good as it could be.

 

Perhaps washed out a bit on the right. 

Or was it sunshine?

Still a simple abstract/minimalist photo.

For those with ‘arty’ eyes, who disagree,

you know now why I never

proclaim to be artistic! 😀

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Witsend-Weekly-PC – Simplicity