One-Word-Sunday-Shelter

 

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A young giraffe sheltering from

the noon-day sun in Botswana.

Perhaps trying to shelter would be

a more suitable description.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Shelter

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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

 

WeeklyPrompts-PC-Line-Up

 

African lines this week.

It was truly fascinating to see these giants

at such a close distance.

 

DC Photography 13

 

Their skin, while smooth, is like…

…an ancient…

…eroded landscape.

Botswana zebras posing for my camera.

A zebra crossing in Kruger National Park.

Thirsty impalas.

 

Our first images of African wild life.

Late afternoon and like all animals

they were out for some fun.

The following year we were locked out.

Probably a good idea in hindsight because the horn

would go right through before they thought of stopping.

An

African Harrier Hawk

conducting its pre-flight check.

Airborne and still looking good.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:  Line-Up

Cee’s-FunFC-Books-Paper

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It is only 103 days before…

…we are unwrapping Christmas gifts,

some of which could be books.

These days I tend to listen to, or read, digital books

in preference to paper books.

However every now and again…

…I like to turn my images into a paper version

for the coffee table.

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Word-of-Day-Elephant

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I just drooled when I saw today’s Word of the Day.

Followers will know…

…that I am not short of…

 

…elephant photos.

Swimming elephants.

 

 

Elephants wandering past our accommodation.

Who knows how many passed by during the night.

 

 

Thirsty elephants on

The Okavango Delta.

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Word of the Day Challenge: Elephant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Timing

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Still Africa this week.

We had heard of these cubs and were

lucky enough to be out and about

when the call came through.

We spent twenty minutes watching

and shooting these images as the cubs played

a mere 20 feet from our car.

In 2014 we were lucky enough to to sight

what our guides described as

‘over 1,000 elephants’

migrating through Botswana.

We were actually seeking a pride of lions,

however, we always arrived

the day after a sighting.

Bad timing.

We were also lucky to see this scene twice.

Elephants crossing the Chobe River to Namibia.

The Matriarch would chose the track across the river

and then wait on the other side until

all members were accounted for.

There was at least one baby elephant

and it made the crossing with

some helping trunks lifting it high enough

for it to breath every now and again.

Five or ten minutes later and

we would have missed both events.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Timing

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