Lens-Artist-PC-118-Communication

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When I first saw this theme…

…I immediately thought of this

form of communication.


Then nonverbal came to mind.

Definite signs of tenderness and caring

for each other are being exhibited.

Without context this is simply an image of two birds.

These two would look at each other and

exchange a few words, as in this photo.

They would then look straight ahead

while furiously bobbing their heads up and down.

When they had ‘laughed’ at the joke

they would start another story,

repeating the cycle every thirty seconds or so.

Must have been short jokes.

 

When ears are shaken in this manner,

know that you have been warned.

This elephant is definitely wanting its own

space and is telling tourists to get lost,

in no uncertain manner.

If unheeded the next move is to

lay the ears flat against its head and charge.

 

This youngsters parents were asking her

to stop so I could take my photos.

I felt her reply was not

a come hither gesture, however,

it is just another form of

nonverbal communication.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Communication

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Communication

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Lens-Artist-PC-117-A-Photo-Walk

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Around an hour drive from Vancouver Island’s

Victoria we came to the township of Chemainus,

famous for its Murals.

Some of these murals will follow in my

Photo Walk post.

 

These murals are not in any specific place,

that is a Mural Park, or similar.

Rather…

 

…they are on any wall…

 

…in the town.

Murals also…

 

 

…focussed on the pioneering days…

 

… when wind…

 

 

…steam…

…and manual labour was the way tasks were completed.

 

All murals, large or small, are…

…numbered so that visitors can

read the story of each mural.

I am assuming that is the reason for the numbers.

We barely had time to find our way

into town and back again

photographing murals as we found them.

Soon we were back on the coach to

catch our ferry across to the mainland.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   A-Photo-Walk

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   A-Photo-Walk

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Lens-Artist-PC-116-Symmetry

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Symmetry at, in, or near

Notre Dame de Paris.

In a small park near

Notre Dame which is in the

middle right background.

Above front entrance to

Notre Dame de Paris.

 

Rose window above front entrance.

Inside out view of one of the rose windows.

 

 

Inside Notre Dame Cathedral

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Symmetry

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Symmetry

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Symmetry

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Symmetery

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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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Lens-Artist-PC-114-Negative-Space

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I do hope I have interpreted

Positive and Negative space

correctly.

Negative space dominates positive space.

 

An approximated balance of

negative and positive space.

 

Finally positive space dominating negative space.

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Whichever of the preceding images

you may prefer…

…each one looks better

than the original,

in my opinion.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Negative-Space

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Negative-Space

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:   Negative-Space

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:   Negative-Space

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Lens-Artist-PC-113-Labours-Of-Love

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My task,  labour of love, this week

has been to complete

the edging around our ‘orchard’.



There is supposed to be nearly

an inch of rain tomorrow (Saturday)

and I am  hoping to complete this side

with mulch and garden loam prior to then.

The mind is willing however,

the body is not holding up that well.

 

Now that the holes have been dug

into fairly hard, dry earth it should

only take an hour or so to affix

the sleepers to their supports.

However, this afternoon will be dedicated

to laying mulch and loaming

the front, or left side of this image.

Afterall it is Friday and there is

always next week.  ;-D

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Labours-Of-Love

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Labors-Of-Love

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Lens-Artist-PC-112-Pick-a-Word

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Comfortable

It appears that young Maggie did not care about comfort

the day she licked up discarded cooking wine.

MGW thought Maggie was ill…until

she smelled Maggie’s breath.  🙂

 

 

Growing 

About ten days after autumn rain

grass seeds begin to pop through

seeking warm sunshine.

 

Tangled

Perhaps the rope is not as tangled

as it could be…

..so I added some rectangles of

which there are plenty.


Crowded 

I was wishing some of the tourists had stayed away

the day we visited Rome’s

Trevi Fountain.

 

Exuberant

It seems a life time ago since I was able

to jump like this without any concern

for the damage it was doing to my knees.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Pick-a-Word

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Pick-a-Word

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Lens-Artist-PC-111-Everyday-Objects

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Aged  salt and pepper shakers.

Vintage crockery.

In my office this is one of my regularly used objects…

…as is/was this.

Was because I have a firm hold

of the bullet and trying to go paperless

from now on.

However, in my shed, these sorts of things…

…are some of my everyday objects.

Regular additions are made

to our shopping list

And these utensils are given

a regular workout every day.

MGW seems happier when playing with her…

…with her iPad and iMac than she does when…

…playing with her iRon.  🙂

Finally, when out and about, one or more

of my Nikons comes with me.

My D90 gets less work these days

than it did ten years ago.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Everyday-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:   Everyday-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Everyday-Objects

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Everyday-Objects

Lens-Artist-PC-110-Covid-Creations

 

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A late post for last week.

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Back in March 2020…

…when our supermarket shelves,

overnight, were empty….

…and even seniors had little to argue over

during their special shopping hour…

…MGW saw this parcel advertised on line…

…and so began our panic buying.

Said package didn’t arrive for six to eight weeks.

Fortunately we were not waiting that long

as we began to find little treasures here and there.

Soon we had created a Covid store room

just by purchasing something when we saw it

and not waiting until we needed it.

 

Eventually, everything will be used.

Until  this is over we will remain in credit

with our essentials.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:   Covid-Creations

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:  Covid-Creations

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:  Covid-Creations

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:  Covid-Creations

 

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