WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-Snippet

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I don’t keep a regular diary and initially

was wondering what I could post.

Then I remembered the photo of these lion cubs

and its artistic transformation which hangs

in our living room.

We had seen one of Warren Carey’s (S.A. artist)

during our 2013 travels and very nearly made a purchase it.

Contact was made and Warren agreed to draw

one of our lion cub photos and

we had our souvenir.


The following year in Botswana MGW took this photo

and we decided that this would look good…

…on our living room wall also.

These are my snippets of the past decade

which will always remind me of our

visits to Africa.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:…Snippet

FOWChallenge-Roar

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roar

a full, deep, prolonged cry uttered by a lion
or other large wild animal.
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After being nearly run over by

our Safari vehicle…

…Limpy wasted no time in telling her brood to

keep out of the way of crazy Safari drivers.

Limpy’s roar did not compare to this bloke.

However, the winner came about 12 months later

when, a little after 10PM we had just adjourned

to our sleeping bags and tents when an

almighty roar quietened all other night life.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:…Roar

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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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One-Word-Sunday-Two

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Yellow Hornbills having a chat.

 

 

 

And this pair came and said hello,

welcomed us to their neck of the woods

and left a welcoming gift on my backpack.

Camellias on a bush.

Friendly baristas in amsterdam.

Photographer and model

 

Labrador and Kelpie pups.

A pair of horns.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Two

A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Masks

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My first mask thought was towards…

…the muzzles we are now wearing in public.

 

 

Next was thoughts of mask seen in Africa. 

The first being this….

 

…Southern Masked Weaver.

 

This fertility mask adorned the wall

of our accommodation during

our last week in Africa in 2013.

 

Embarrassing!!!  😀

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A Photo a Week Challenge:….Masks

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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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Lens-Artist-PC-115-Inspiration

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As much as I would love to be able to

take some portraits/people shots

I prefer nature, landscapes.

At least nature, landscapes cannot

critique one’s work or object

to it being displayed.

Nature’s jewels.

The best image after waiting,

in near sub-zero temperatures,

for a heavy fog to clear.

 

Northern White Crowned Shrike

Sighted in South Africa, 2013.

 

Seagull

One of my all time favourite images

 

Dawn on Corio Bay

Earlier this year I managed to capture this image.

My focus was on a rising sun to the left.

For some reason I glanced right and had

a far better sight to capture than the ho hum

sunrise it turned out to be.

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Technically probably not the best photo,

however, I think it is very close

to the top of my favourites list.

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Sunset Silhouettes

These are some of the sights which inspire me

to roll out that bit earlier or stay out later.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Inspiration

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Inspiration

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WeeklyPrompts-Photo-Challenge-The-Face

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Arras Bell Tower (France)

Clock face

Face of surprise as the dancer’s foot

broke through the floor

Happy faces at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Farewell

Smiling face of belly dancer at

Dubai (U.A.E.)

Desert Dinner.

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Weekly Prompt Photo Challenge:….TheFace

Lens-Artist-PC-109-Under-the-Sun

 

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Mostly under African sun today.

Soon to be a setting sun over Namibia…

…and Botswana’s Chobe River.

Waiting on Chobe River for

sundown over Namibia.

Nearing sundown in

Greater Kruger National Park

 

Under Geelong Winter Sun.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Under-the-Sun

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Under-the-Sun