2016-05-29: All About the Light

It’s been a slow week for photos on my daily walks; and I had planned to spend some time photographing the hummingbirds this weekend, but yesterday slipped away from me, and today is completely miserable.  So, it was into my archive of photos to edit instead.

The following are a pretty random group of photos,the only real common element being lovely light.

I hope you enjoy!

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A leopard in the Okavango Delta in bright, early morning light. I love the glow of the long grasses framing the leopard.
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An Okavango sunset, with hints of light on the marsh grasses.
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A lone giraffe traverses through the low, scrubby brush at Phinda Game Reserve.
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A pair of springbok near Sossusvlei, Namibia. I think the glow of the sun provides an interesting outline to the pair.
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I don’t quite know what it is about this photo, but I really like it.

 

2016-04-21: Zebras

When going through some photos today, I took notice of the variety of landscapes that I saw zebras in during my last trip.  From scrubby desert to the vast wetlands of the Okavango Delta, everywhere they seemed to be thriving.  They really are such beautiful animals; I hope you enjoy.

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Mom and youngster on watch as the heat of the day builds.  Sabi Sands, May 2015.
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A dazzle of zebra gather on the airstrip in the late afternoon.  The youngsters of this group were particularly tiny.  Sabi Sands, May 2015
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One zebra pauses to take notice of us overhead, while the rest of the group continues their journey through the Okavango Delta. April, 2015
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The late afternoon sun provides lovely backlighting on a pair of zebra.  Okavango Delta, April 2015.
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A dazzle of zebra in Sossusvlei, Nambia, April 2015.  The youngsters in this group were particularly boisterous, running circles around the adults a few minutes before I snapped this photo.
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A group of zebra grazing as the light of the afternoon fades away.  We watched this group for some time as we stopped nearby for a sundowner 🙂  Sossusvlei, April 2015

2016-03-11: Feel Good Friday

I came across the hashtag #FeelGoodFriday on a photo this morning, and not only was it a beautiful image that made me smile, but it inspired me to pick a photo pf my own as a feel good Friday photo.

This is one I have wanted to edit for a while, and doing so has made me happy.  The light in the desert of Namibia is so magical, I hope I captured a bit of that.

Enjoy, and TGIF!

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2015-11-26: Trio

A trio of wildlife photos for this week’s topic – Trio.

Enjoy!

Wishing all my American friends a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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A trio of elephants travelling through tall grass on a bright morning. Okavango Delta, April 2015 1/400sec, f9.0, ISO 500
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A trio of cheetah brothers resting in a very small patch of shade. Phinda Private Game Reserve, May 2015 1/640sec, f9.0, ISO 320
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A trio of zebra playing a very close game of follow the leader. Okavango Delta, April 2015 1/1250sec, f8.0, ISO 640

 

Trio

2015-09-28: Monochrome Monday

You'd think it would be easy to edit a zebra in black and white.. but surprisingly it took me some time before I found the look I was seeing in my minds eye. Grazing in the Sabi Sands, May 2015 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO110
You’d think it would be easy to edit a zebra in black and white.. but surprisingly it took me some time before I found the look I was seeing in my minds eye.
Grazing in the Sabi Sands, May 2015
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