Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Eyes

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All sorts of eyes.

My eye and its melanoma.

Lion eyes.

Magpie eyes.

Ostrich eye.

London Eye.

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Wits-End-Weekly-Prompt-Sequences

 

It was our last night in Africa, 2013.

We had previously met

mother Limpy, but not her cubs.

This evening we were lucky. Playing with Mum’s tail is fun…

especially when I catch it, thought Nosy.

 

 

LImpy thinks otherwise and tells the kids

to go and watch the tourists.

 

Be careful, Nosy , she says as he commences

to stalk the tourists.

Blending in with the foliage he stalks us all the way down to…

…where he takes cover behind some tasty elephant dung.

Rosy soon catches up.

Nosy does want to share his dung and shoves Rosy away.

Rosy…

goes…

rolling…

over…


off the…

pile of elephant…

 

dung, and on to…

some dry grass.

‘Muuuum’ Rosy wails…

‘Nosy pushed me. 

Did you see it, Mum?

Did you?’

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Although some  of the roll may appear

to be the same photo, I assure readers it isn’t. 

In the twenty minutes we were in the company

of those cubs I captured around 300 images. 

Upon arriving back at camp I overheard

one of our fellow travellers commenting

the he had taken nearly 800 photos

during our sixteen day trip. 

I averaged around 800 per day.

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Wits End Weekly Prompt:  Sequences

Lens-Artist-PC-Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

 

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Mostly blending shots this week..

I think this is a Crimson Shrike which did not

blend into anything that I recall.

The Springbok Duiker, on the other hand

was almost always invisible.


I would have thought an animal as tall as

the surrounding vegetation would

be easy to spot…always.

However, this one proved me wrong. 

A few paces into the taller bush and it was gone. 

May have been standing behind a tree laughing at me.

Whatever the case it was invisible.

Time for a late afternoon nap. 

Can you see all six? 

That’s why guides tell us not to leave the vehicle.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: Blending-In-or-Standing-Out

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: Blending-In-Standing-Out

 

Weekly Photo Challenge-Peek

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Peek

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M peeks are from South Africa.

Should…

not…

be…

any…

 

reason…

for…

 

any…

further…

commentary.

These eyes were all taken in

Greater Kruger National Park, South Africa.

The lions, both cubs and adults were no more

than twenty feet from our vehicle.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-State-of-Mind

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

State of Mind

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An early rise yesterday, preceded a morning spent shooting lions.

Lion_0998I was not expecting to be in such close proximity to them…Lion_0999

 and I felt a bit like joining in their siesta

Not the same as shooting in the wild but

when they decide to come so close…

I will accept the acrylic or glass barrier.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Trio

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Trio

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Mostly African trios this week…

DC

Kudu

ground-hornbill_N2199Ground Hornbill which…
ground-hornbill_N2200doesn’t look much more attractive at close quarters.

elephants_0855aWhere is the shade?

dwarf-mongoose_0035

Dwarf Mongoose which barely remained still

long enough to take a shot.

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 These Corellas (Cockatoos) are native to

Australia and southern New Guinea.

The last two are Where’s Wally shots

giraffes_0181Giraffes at the Sausage Tree Safari Camp water hole.

lions_0976This was part of a pride we found,

initially, on the road, at the end

of a very hot day and long day.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Kind and Caring

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My contribution for this week’s

Fun Foto

Kind and Caring

challenge.

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Twenty four hours ago I ventured into our kitchen dining area to be swamped with symbols of a white Christmas.

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Snowflakes, blue and silver had appeared along the curtain rail.

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All of this can be credited to the kind and caring one in our family….MGW.  Me? At Christmas?
I am known as “Bah! Humbug!” in our household and at work.  Someone has to be the villain. 😉

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Even a reindeer had managed to settle comfortably on the ‘young’ table.  I was going to say ‘kids’, but most of them are nearly past that tag.  However, I did still query the absence of one of the six white boomers.

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Even the cups and table-cloth were matching….but not a gum leaf in sight.  The only sign this may have  any connection to Australia was the wooden knife handles which MGW’s brother-in-law had hand-made for us.
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And this is the table cam view from Woolly’s chair.  Nearly forgot to mention, yesterday is one of days of the year where I insist on  taking care of all the washing up of table ‘crockery’ 😉

To all still celebrating Christmas I hope yours is a happy as ours was.

If you are not familiar with the term ‘six white boomers‘, click here.

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Cee’s Fun Photo Challenge: Kind and Caring

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