A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Beauty

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I’m starting with the old and ending

with the new this week.

I  love wildlife photography and was overjoyed

to see this Crimson Breasted Roller

on my computer screen.

Crimson Breasted Shrike

in Botswana.

In May, 1974 I did manage a tour of the

interior of Sydney’s Opera House. 

Fascinatingly beautiful was the only way

to describe the interior of that era.

Although an Arabian Desert Sunset

has some appeal for me, all that sand!

It’s everywhere! 🙂

My first time in Melbourne,

after dark and with a camera in hand.

The only editing has been brightening it slightly. 

I have seen many photographers who would

publish it in its original darker state.  

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A Photo a Week Challenge:  Beauty

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Things-with-Wings

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Staying with the obvious this week.

Wedge Tail Eagle

A Lilac Breasted Roller in

Kruger National Park,

South Africa.

And with that expression I had to include

a member of our new Holland Honey Eater family.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Things-with-Wings

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Travel Theme-Pastel

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My

Pastel

Travel Theme.

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The

African Lilac Breasted Roller

is my pastel subject this week.

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When I first sighted the Roller it was just another bird

 against a hot sunny South African sky.

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High up in a tree my red and green colour vision loss

did not allow my eyes to see the colours.

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It was not until I arrived home and saw the photos

on my computer that I appreciated its colours.

Although at nearly ground level and only 30-40 metres away,

the colours of this Roller were much easier to see

when sighted in Botswana’s Okavango Delta region

the following year.

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Where’s My Backpack: Pastel

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Pastels

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My contribution for this week’s

Pastels

Challenge

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My subjects for this week are the

Lilac Breasted Roller

roller_0541The first one is from just outside South Africa’s Kruger Park.

roller_541I think the close up really shows off its pastel colouring.

roller_0466These two are Botswana’s answer…

roller_0264to the first two images.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Pastels

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Look Up, Look Down Challenge-16

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My contribution to

Look Up, Look Down

this week.

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More birds again this week.

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This time a pair of Lilac Breasted Rollers and no points for guessing where they were sitting.  Our  guides pointed out rollers on a regular basis….unfortunately my eye sight prevented me from appreciating them in the wild.  It is only after viewing my pictures that I can see how pretty they are.

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Look Up, Look Down, challenge

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