WeeklyPrompts-PC-Flamboyant-Red

Perseus with the Head of Medusa~~~~~

Bicycles

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Valentine’s Day Roses

 

Corio Bay channel marker

Red Headed Weaver

in Botswana

Completing the series with…

 

…two totally different dahlias.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Flamboyant-Red

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Smudge

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Smudge is/was a very timid rescue cat when

we purchased him a few days prior to Christmas 2018.

Still is afraid of the new things in life.

 

During the winter Smudge and Taji

have become good friends

and gradually Smudge has been

following Taji over near our house.

This (Sunday) morning Smudge

came to within 5 or 6 metres

of the verandah and posed

while I captured this photo.

It still doesn’t take much to get him bounding

back to his home, however, he is getting better.

Perhaps he should be called

Big, Brave Puss

instead of Smudge.  🙂

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Open-Topic

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Tuesday-PC-Wk183-Sunset

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Mostly Geelong sunsets with

a few others variety.

Sunset over Namibia,

Chobe River,

Botswana, 2014.

Geelong sunset.

Our first sunset for 2019.

Geelong sunset.

Geelong sunset.

Alaskan sunset, 2018

Alaskan sunset, 2018.

From memory the Alaskan sunsets

were taken around midnight.

South African sunset, 2013

Sunset from the Sky Tower

Auckland

New Zealand

Geelong sunset

Point Lonsdale Pier

and Lighthouse

at sunset.

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FOWChallenge-Horizon

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horizon

the line at which the earth’s surface and the sky appear to meet.

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An afternoon whirlwind briefly appeared

on the horizon the afternoon

we are arrived at Lekhubu Island…


…which is located in Sua Pan among

the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans

in Botswana.

Next morning the same

North Eastern Kalahari Desert 

horizon produced this sunrise.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Signs

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Signs from two continents.

Botswana’s Khama Rhino Sanctuary

has this sign displayed inside the camp.

Hard to imagine this sign necessary.

 

 

Visitors to Melbourne will see this sign in

the Bourke Street Mall.

 

Hosier Lane is a mecca for tourists,

photographers and street artists alike.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Signs

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Lens-Artist-PC-63-Magic-of-Photography

 

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I’m late this week because I have been

contemplating how to approach this challenge.


I was photographing the acrobatics

of this Red Weaver in Botswana, when…

…it suddenly dropped away.

I managed to captured this image

before it disappeared.

These two shots were taken only seconds apart

with different camera settings.

 

 

Changing the shutter speed to 1/200

and the aperture to f 8.0

produces a gloomier morning sky and

accentuates the sun’s rays.

And the results may be seen within seconds.

That is what I deem to be

the magic of modern photography.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:  Magic-of-Photography

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Magic-of-Photography

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Magic-of-Photography

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Magic-of-Photography