Of course, I was out there with my camera and snapped away...
|Sitting on the garden bench next to the large pond in our garden back home, I photographed this female Wattled Starling sunning itself in the apple tree.|
|Panning down to the opposite side of the pond, I captured this Karoo Thrush having a drink|
|To the left of me, some distance away, I was thrilled to photograph these Cape White-Eyes at the waterfall|
|I love the droplets shooting up from the waterfall|
It's not easy to capture White-Eyes as they move about all the time
|When I downloaded the images onto th computer, I realised that I'd captured a Red-Headed Quelea without knowing it!|
|A few days later the Red-Faced mousebirds commandeered the waterfall. This one sure looks like he's having great fun!|
|A Black-Chested Prinia arrived for a bath and a drink|
Visitors to our home and garden cannot believe that we have so many birds with six of "these" lying around in varying stages of rest and repose!
That week, I also photographed the moon. I was so excited at the result, that I took about two dozen photos!
|Angus showed me how to use the sepia function on my camera|
|Using the macro feature on my camera, (which Amanda showed me), I captured this image of an aloe bloom in a container on my patio|
|Macro feature used again which magnified the fronds of the Melianthus Major (Giant Honey Flower) and my finger (ewgh...)|
|On our motorcycling trip to Kwa Zulu Natal to visit John, Debbie and the chilren, we stopped in the Golden Gate Highlands National Park. The first bird to arrive and pose for me was this Southern Boubou|
|On the ground, this Red-Eyed Bulbul competed with the Red-Winged Starlings for our attention|
As we rode down the pass we had this most glorious view of the valley (which is the beginning of Kwa Zulul Natal) Using my landscape option, I achieved this water-colour effect of the beautiful scene below us
|Using the Black and White feature on my camera, I took quite a few photos of our beautiful 16 month-old granddaughter. She has no problem posing for me. I was thrilled with the back-lighting effect.|
This is the same darling child, clambering up the slide. She stopped when she saw me with the camera and this was what I captured!
|Here I managed to capture her in a pensive mood. Both this photo and the one above is taken from a fair distance away|
The Arabic for [the] bird is el tayr. The Arabic for boy child is tifl and girl child is tifla (pronounced teefil and teefla)