Sunday-Stills22-1016-October-Fleeting-Moments

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

fleeting moments

something which lasts only for a very short time.
 
~~~~~~

On our second last morning in Botswana,

I came across this Red Breasted Weaver

in the middle of its morning callisthenics.

For no known reason, it simply let go of

the branch and free fell out of shot. 

I was so lucky to capture one frame of its fall

The whole encounter probably only lasted

around 15 seconds, at best.

 

 

Another few seconds and the sun had risen out of the sea’s grasp.  

 

The seagull thought it was by-passing me.

What it did not realise was that it gave me

the opportunity to capture one of,

if not my best, in-flight shot, ever.

 

This Black Shouldered Kite was too busy

searching for lunch to notice yours truly.

 

Bar one camera, my gear was packed

as I began the walk back to my car. 

Suddenly the rainbow appeared.   

It was all I could do to shoot off a couple of

frames before it disappeared again. 

A truly fleeting moment.

~~~~~~~

 

 

 

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Smooth

~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~ 

An inland wetland provides water smooth

enough for reflections all year round.

Smooth sea at Point Lonsdale Pier

Turning wood to make it smooth and round.

Cello

Guitar

~~~~~

Cee-BW-Challenge22-My-Pick

~~~~~

Cee’s

Black and White Challenge.

~~~~~

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

My favourite BW image.

Point Lonsdale Pier.

 

Colour or BW My favourite flower image.

~~~~~

Cees-BW-Photo-Challenge:…Your-Pick

~~~~~

Black-&-White-Banner

~~~~~

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Connects-to-Present

~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

Rural sunset

 

Beautiful eyes

 

Enjoying the Gibson Steps Beach

 

Light up an evening sky.

~~~~~

Cee’s-FFChallenge-Nature’s-Beauty

~~~~~~~

~~~~~~~~~~

The Million Dollar view from the

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel,

Alberta,

Canada.

 

Margerie Glacier.

Alaska

 

Early morning lightning

 

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse and Pier.

Unfortunately, my camera lens was

not wide enough to capture the whole,

all to brief, show.

~~~~~

FriendlyFriday21-Favourites

~~~~~

~~~~~

~~~~~

I decided to stick to Aussie favourites for his week’s challenge.

Griffin Gully Pier with the sky colours reflected in the water.

Again reflections and colours.

The pier, above, is just to the left.

 

 

The sun is just a picture as it endeavours to remain in bed. 

Reminds me of our boys when they were teens and

I wanted half an hour’s assistance on a Saturday morning.

It always took an hour to get them out.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

Sundown at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

from the end of the Pier.

The first time I ever tried smoothing the water.

The 12 Apostles on a 44 Degree Celsius day

 

I love the colours of the sand, foam and aqua water.

It is obviously being enjoyed by this beach goer.

~~~~~

FriendlyFriday:...Favourites

   Amanda          Sarah         Sandi   

Lens-ArtistPC-203-Local-Vistas

~~~~~

~~~~~

Corio Bay Sunrise

Light towers surrounding

Geelong Football Club

arena.

Eastern Beach

Geelong

The Promenade

Eastern Beach

Geelong

Geelong Marina

Balyang Sanctuary

 

Cunningham Pier

Geelong Marina in the background

Eastern Beach

Ferris Wheel

Fountain

Geelong Botanic Gardens

Griffin Gully Pier

 

Sunrise

Griffin Gully

Sunrise at

Point Lonsdale Pier

Rural Sunset

 

Gibson Steps Beach…

12 Apostles about two hours

from Geelong

 

~~~~~

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Local-Vistas

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:...Local-Vistas

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:…Local-Vistas

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:...Local-Vistas

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Anne:…Local-Vistas

Lens Artist Photo Challenge Sofia:…Local-Vistas

~~~~~

One-Word-Sunday22-Plane-Plain

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

plain-plane

a large area of flat land with few trees.
 
(of a bird or an airborne object) soar
without moving the wings; glide.

~~~~~

I think Botswana’s

Kalahari Desert…

…fits the

…large area of flat land with few trees…

definition of plains

 

Planes from all over at Johannesburg’s

O.R. Tambo Airport

South Africa

 

A sea, or float, plane

Muddy River

British Columbia

Canada

 

Brtish Airways leaving Heathrow Airport

 

Jet Fighter deploys anti-missile countermeasures

at the Australian International Airshow.

Also known as the

Avalon or Geelong Airshow.

 

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:...Plane-Plain

 

 

 

 

 

One-Word-Sunday22-Peer-or-Pier

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

peer-pier

 a platform on pillars projecting from the shore into the sea,
typically incorporating entertainment arcades and places to eat.
 
 
~~~~~

 

 

With fading available light I had to peer

into my camera to see if the long exposure

flattened the water surrounding

Point Lonsdale Pier.

 

 

Saint Kilda Pier…

 

…Melbourne

 

Geelong’s…

Cunningham Pier…

 

Sunrise at

Point Lonsdale Pier

 

Point Lonsdale Pier

 

Indented Head Pier

 

Griffin Gully Pier

 

~~~~~

One Word Sunday Challenge:...Peer-Pier

 

 

 

 

 

Pic-and-Word-Challenge_Wk311_Magic

~~~~~~~

~~~~~

magic

wonderful; exciting.
 
 
 

It was magic that this rainbow

appeared as I was leaving

Point Lonsdale Pier. 

It lasted for around 90 seconds,

and then simply disappeared again.

 

 

It was again like magic to watch daylight

raise sun from the sea.

~~~~~

Pic-and-Word-Challenge…Wk311-Magic