2020-03-23: Monochrome Monday

I call this one “Toes and Tails”.  A few close up images of lions and leopards from my last time out in the bush.

Wishing everyone a safe and healthy week ahead.

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2020-03-02: Monochrome Monday

This image is a bit of a continuation of yesterday’s Leopards at night theme.

The one difference here is this was shot under a red spotlight, whereas the images shared yesterday were either with a spotlight without a colour filter, or under natural available light.  I’ll be working on some more of the images shot under red light shortly, and share them as a separate post.

I hope you enjoy – happy Monday!

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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.

2020-02-10: Monochrome Monday

Happy Monday!  I am super grateful that I was able to get my computer back out of sick bay this weekend, complete with a new SSD drive, so hopefully it’ll be running well for a couple more years (at least).

I got the computer back, but haven’t actually had an opportunity to do anything with it in terms of editing.  Even with the system restore from a backup, there are little quirks that need to be addressed.

So here is a giraffe image I edited a few weeks ago and had ready to go.  These two were part of a group of about 6-8 that were spread out amongst the acacia trees.  We were on our way to check on a lion sighting from the previous day, so we didn’t spend too much time with these guys.  Not that we needed to rush to the lions; they had barely moved since the previous day.

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Wishing everyone a wonderful week!

2020-02-03: Monochrome Monday

This image was created when I was playing around with my infrared filter during the early afternoon, in the down time between game drives.  This was shot from my deck while staying at Lion Sands River Lodge.  Infrared is definitely an area I want to explore more; this was definitely a case of playing around and seeing what happens, but I like the results.

Happy Monday everyone 🙂

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2020-01-13: Monochrome Monday

Much like yesterday, today also felt like a perfect day to share an elephant image.

This was shot while staying at Lion Sands Tinga Lodge.  We couldn’t go on a game drive without seeing elephants, sometimes an immense number of them, which our guide kept commenting on.  It made me incredibly happy, since they are my favourite animal to spend time with our on safari.

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An elephant calf makes a quick meal stop in the middle of the road.