CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: SMALL SUBJECTS

I had fun going through my archives for photos that would fit this challenge, as I was able to select ones that may not have ever been worked on otherwise.

I hope you enjoy, have a great evening.

A grey heron takes a pause atop a group of hippo.
A grey heron takes a pause atop a group of hippo. Timbavati Reserve, South Africa, May 2015. 1/200sec, f8.0, ISO 640
A pair of pygmy kingfishers are small no matter how you look at them.
A pair of pygmy kingfishers are small no matter how you look at them. Chitwa Chitwa Lodge, May 2015. 1/1250sec, f5.6, ISO220
A woodland kingfisher is dwarfed by the buffalo weaver nest he is sitting next to.
A woodland kingfisher is dwarfed by the buffalo weaver nest he is sitting next to. Chitwa Chitwa Lodge, May 2015 1/800sec, f5.6, ISO 560
Some of the large animals in the world look tiny when viewed in the vastness of the Okavango Delta by air.
Some of the largest animals in the world look tiny when viewed in the vastness of the Okavango Delta by air.  How many animals can you spot? Stanley’s Camp, Okavango Delta, April 2015 1/1250sec, f9.0, ISO 1100

CEE’S BLACK & WHITE PHOTO CHALLENGE: SMALL SUBJECTS

Grey Herons

Seeing about 6 or 7 of our beautiful great blue herons on Tuesday reminded me that I still had a few photos of grey herons to edit.  These are the last of the photos I had flagged off from my stay at Zimanga for editing.

Enjoy 🙂

A grey heron, an egret and a pair of died kingfishers.  Those were some busy rocks!
A grey heron, an egret and a pair of pied kingfishers. Those were some busy rocks!
Grey heron reflection
Grey heron reflection
A grey heron with an antelope skull and various bones littering the background.
A grey heron with an antelope skull and various bones littering the background.
A grey heron in flight above Jozini Dam.
A grey heron in flight above Jozini Dam.
A grey heron nicely poses in the grasses next to the dam.
A grey heron nicely poses in the grasses next to the dam.

Grey Herons

While on a drive along Lake Sibaya, I saw a pair of grey herons – I don’t know it was a pair of males battling for dominance, or a male and female completing an intricate mating ritual.  Regardless, they were beautiful to watch and I love the shapes created by their wings.

All photos 1/320sec, f5.6, ISO1800.  Black and white conversion with Nik Silver Efex Pro2.
All photos 1/320sec, f5.6, ISO1800. Black and white conversion with Nik Silver Efex Pro2.

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