Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Animals

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Some of animal and bird sightings

in Africa.

Warthog…Botswana Rhino Sanctuary

Hyena…outside camp in Kruger National Park.

The first sighting of many that day.

A Zebra crossing…Kruger National Park

 

African Starling…Kruger National Park

So much pettier than its

Australian cousins.

African Pearl Spotted Owl.

Kruger National Park

African Harrier Hawk…Kruger National Park

Impala…Kruger National Park

King of the Pride…Kruger National Park

Unlikely to be boss, though.

Friends for life…Chobe National Park, Botswana.

 

 

Zebra…Botswana

Crimson Breasted Shrike…Botswana

Hornbill in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Painted Wild Dog in Okavango Delta Camp…Botswana

Posers…Rhino Sanctuary, Botswana

Leopard in Okavango Delta…Botswana

Finally, the totally unexpected animal sighted in Africa.

Although after passing through a few Kalahari villages

we did get used to seeing donkeys.

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Shades of grey near Geelong.

Weathered and worn greys

along Victoria’s Surf Coast,

Nature’s greys from Moorabool Valley…also near Geelong

 

 

An African Harrier Hawk…

sighted in Kruger National Park.

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Wits End Weekly Photo Challenge: Shades-of-Grey

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge

Week 3

Always Take More Than One Photo.

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I learned quickly to take more than one photo

while in Africa in 2013…

although I did not need much encouraging.

By the time I sighted this African Harrier Hawk I really

had a lead finger and have included the photo numbers

to give an idea of how many shots were taken.

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Of the first four photos…

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there is little difference…

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and either one…

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of them would look okay.

At least in my opinion.

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However, by keeping the shutter clicking away…

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I captured several other poses, followed by…

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my favourites of the series.

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Although the bird’s head is obscured by its wings,

it is a good lead…

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 for the final shot included in this post.

I could have settled for one shot but would probably

have missed this shot, which I think is the best.

There is no cluttered background…and a bird in flight.

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This afternoon I took a few shots for the Travel Theme.
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and included two in CCYC also.

Pig-Face under our Lipstick Maple
pig-face_8065And a closer view of the plant.

This morning, before the sun warmed up

all the flowers were closed and all we saw

was a mass of green.

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Cee’s Compose Yourself Challenge: Wk-3

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My Word of the Week Challenge-High

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High up in a tree we sighted this beautiful African Harrier-Hawk…

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…luckily it struck a few poses  for a few minutes…

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…before noticing that we were newcomers to Kruger Park.

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Although its talons had a strong grip on the tree branch…

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…the hawk decided enough was enough and…

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…took flight.

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…stretching its wings high and wide in the warm midday sun…

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…and with the breeze brushing through its wing tips it was soon out of sight, but not before it’s gracefulness was captured by more than me.

PS:  MGW has already said she felt like throwing up after hearing the text accompanying this post.  Just hope it is not contagious 😉

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 A WORD A WEEK CHALLENGE – “High”

(suellewellyn2011.wordpress.com)

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