One-Word-Sunday-Fruit

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Fruit.

One of the crop from our first peach tree harvest

All sorts of fruit…

…at the Arras (France)

Saturday market.

Oranges packed for sale

in Melbourne.

Home  grown lemons and…

 

…and our first crop of cherries..

…from our miniature cherry tree.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Fruit

One-Word-Sunday-Nosy

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We named this cub ‘Nosy’

and his sister became became known as ‘Rosy’

 

Mum ‘Limpy’ okayed Nosy to go

and watch the tourists.

 

And what better place to watch tourists from

but a pile of Elephant dung.

 

 

A few minutes latter Nosy was joined by Rosy.

 

Together they played for us

until just before sundown.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Nosy

One-Word-Sunday-Pair

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Africa provided my pairs for this post.

Burchell’s Zebra,

sighted in Kruger National Park.

 

 

 Southern Yellow-Billed Hornbill

 

 

Pair of elephants

 

 

A pair of Fish Eagles in Botswana.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Pair

One-Word-Sunday-Distance

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All images shot with a Nikon D90 DSLR

fitted with a Sigma 18-250mm lens. 

I have included the 35mm equivalent for comparison.

Marvellous how a lens can manipulate distance

These images capture from

the Burj Khalifa’s 148th level.

Focal length 22mm. (equals 35mm eqiv)

 

Same scene…focal length 52mm. (equals 83mm eqiv)

 

…and with 250mm focal length. (equals 400mm eqiv)

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Distance

One-Word-Sunday-Umbrellas

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This week’s images

come from Italy and France.

Venice and Murano…

 

…provided us with our first wet weather day

since leaving Australia.

 

More wet weather at Pompeii where even under cover

colourful umbrellas were required

to keep rain at bay.

 

And the downpour eased we had to

negotiate flooded streets before

reaching our coach.

At least the umbrellas at Nice were being used

to keep the sun away and afford some privacy

on Nice’s private beaches.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Umbrellas

One-Word-Sunday-Olympic

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1956 Olympic rings at Ballarat’s

Lake Wendouree,

home to all rowing events in 1956.

 

Track and field and Opening/Closing Ceremonies

were held at the

Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)…

…in front of the newly built Olympic Stand

and around 100,000 spectators.

The most recent Olympic Venue we have visited is

Whistler Mountain,

British Columbia,

Canada, 2018.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Olympic

One-Word-Sunday-Dramatic

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Cloud formation edited to create for effect.

 

The birds accentuate the contrast between

foreground and background.

 

This storm over Geelong caused a build up of

three feet of rainwater in some low lying areas.

 

Saint Kilda Pier, Melbourne.

Out of the Mist

Corio bay

Friday june 5, 2020.

The fog/mist is natural. 

The only editing I added was a slight darkening of the whole image

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Dramatic

One-Word-Sunday-Flare

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The friendly giraffe was again waiting

near the gate as we set off

on our morning Game Drive.

Kwa Nokeng Lodge

Our first morning in Botswana.

 

 

Mostly these are…

 

…Geelong sunrises…

…or just after sunrise.

The image tags say it is a sunset

over Moorabool Valley.

 

 

 

A frosty morning in the garden.

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One Word Sunday Challenge:  Flare