2020-04-27: Monochrome Monday

Muscle memory is already starting to kick in while I am working my way around photoshop.  I was really happy to have the chance to play around with a plugin I haven’t been able to use in a long time; Tonality by MacPhun (now called Skylum Software).  I know their Luminar product is supposed to have similar options as the old Creative Kit, but I really liked the speed I could fulfill my vision using the Tonality plugin, and today was no different.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week ahead.

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2020-02-17: Monochrome Monday

Another week begins!  I was scanning through my image catalogue and a zebra image caught my eye, so I decided to go with that for my monochrome Monday post.

I don’t have any interesting tidbits to share about zebras today, just a few images.  I’m sure if you wanted to know interesting facts about zebras, you could head on over to Wikipedia and learn everything you wanted to know, and then some 🙂  I recall watching an episode about them some time ago on the David Attenborough series Natural Curiosities; a great one to tune into if you happen to come across it.

That’s all for today as Spencer is stamping his feet at me, wanting to head out on his afternoon walk.

Hope you have a great week!

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On anyone else, this hair would probably be called a bad dye job.

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You never know who you’ll meet up with on the road while on a game drive.  There were zebra all around the road, and a small group of giraffe off in the distance.

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Just a guess, but I think they heard something towards the left 🙂

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A group of mares pause while a foal has a feed.

2019-07-07: Babies in the bush

I’m sure most would have expected me to start with elephants for my first post in a series on babies in the bush; and I was tempted to.  We spent time with so many large herds, and saw so many young elephants, I am spoiled for choice with images.  But, I decided that I would start with something different, and chose to focus on animals with hooves instead.  My timing was wrong to see tiny impala, but I did see a fair number of young giraffe, waterbuck and zebra during my travels.

I hope you enjoy my selections, and wishing you an excellent week ahead.

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This giraffe was acting a bit like a crossing guard for several youngsters crossing the road in front of us.  Not the best images, but great to show the size difference between the babies and the adults.  I only wish there had been an impala in the shot too, to really show how large the young giraffe actually are.

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Fulfilling the cross guard role as another youngster moved from one side to the other.  There were about a half dozen giraffe in this group in total.

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A herd of zebra pause to allow the littlest one a chance to suckle.

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A young waterbuck blending quite nicely with the autumn tones of the bush.  Mom was nearby grazing.

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A zebra and her foal pause to check out our vehicle, before carry on slowly strolling through the bush.

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One waterbuck mama acting as babysitter for a group of youngsters.  They were all lounging close to the dam at Chitwa Chitwa, while other members of the group were grazing or drinking.

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Little and large.