Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge-Black-and-White

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Blacks and Whites today.

I probably have no taste in art at all but l like this

Spiderweb in Canola Crop image…

particularly the BW version.

Too busy?  Or about right?

Another I like.

Camellia

 

 

There must be another name for

Red Hot Poker,

but it’s too hot to search.

This looks so refreshing.

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Lens-Artist-PC-My-Travels

 

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Apologies for the delay with my post,

it has been one of those weeks.

I was also procrastinating about how to approach this challenge

and eventually decided to post some images

from our two safaris in Africa, as I have

posted some of the BW shots on Gurushots

during the week for some fun.

All the hornbills have a stern look about them;

a bit like my Grade 2 teacher used to look. 

Like her they look stern but are fun to have around.

The African  Starling…a far prettier bird than our variety.

Thirsty elephant in Botswana’s Okavango Delta.

Also still at a Delta camp this

Lilac Breasted Roller posed for us.

Back in South Africa two 6-8 week old lion cubs came

to within twenty-feet of our vehicle.

It was the quietest, but noisiest (cameras)

twenty minutes of our trip.

 

If you are wondering, mum was, she was about 50 metres away…

…no doubt relieved that her tail was no longer

the centre of their attention.

Why Africa? 

At the moment we are in the final stages

of organising another safari for 2020.

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Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy: My-Travels

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina: My-Travels

 

FOWChallenge-Free

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I never thought the difference would be so obvious…

until I visited the Melbourne Zoo after…

 

seeing the same animals roaming free in

Botswana and Kruger National Park.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Free

Tuesday-PC-Wk135_ Memories

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It was a toss-up but decided to stay in Africa

for my memories post

Scuba diving in Botswana.

 

The longest Rhino horn my eyes have sighted

Our first close encounter with lions.

Not sure who got the biggest shock…our driver or the lioness.

‘Limpy’ as she was known was on the track around a corner

and very nearly was run over.  But she settled

about 15-20 feet away and posed for photos.

A zebra crossing in Kruger National Park.

And last, but by no means least…the cubs.Meet Nosy and Rosy…my name for these two cubs.

Their mother, Limpy, shooed  them down to  watch the strange tourists

on the condition they sat on the elephant dung

which was about 10-15 feet from us.

This was an unexpected, last night, game drive.

We sat in near silence, our cameras clicking away madly.

After about twenty minutes we had to leave as the sun was going down.

A memory we will never forget as we had

an African artist convert one image to a drawing

for our living room wall, so the memory lives on.

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Tuesday-PC-Wk134_Trio

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African trios from Botswana…and South Africa

Some oxpecker getting a free feed and ride.

 

Hey guys…the camera’s over here.

Giraffes know where the camera is.

 

And there is a trio here as well.

At last.

Perhaps not quite a smile though.

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-Devil-in-Details

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I turned to nature for details

again this week.A Red Headed Weaver

 

Not often we can get this close to  a giraffe.


The gives a trunk a whole new look.


A tusk

I did not know that twice the circumference of

an elephant’s front foot equalled the distance

from its shoulder to the ground.

 Or, that its front foot is circular…


while its rear feet were oval in shape.


And while I took  those photos it was

keeping an eye on me.

 

Admittedly I have edited this photo

to accentuate the stripes.


However, I could not have achieved that clarity

if it had been the other end of the zebra. 

This is both ends of one animal.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Devil-is-in-the-Details

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