Dark Capped Bulbul. Photographed this afternoon. Slowly getting to grips with the Sony camera. The zoom lens is quite something, let me tell you. This bird was among the uppermost branches of the neighbour’s extremely overgrown privet about 15 feet above me. A few of the birds seem aware of my unsteady hand and are … More Watch the Birdy
I mentioned to blogpal, heretherebespiders that I would keep an eye on the Brown Button spider nest and see if we could get a few shots when the spiderlings hatched Mum still safely ensconced. Well … guess what? I was up at the web this morning and I noticed something tiny crawling around inside. … More Incy Wincy. Leaving home.
Did you hear? About what? You know! Can’t say that I do. What’s going on? Apparently it’s all over the news! What is? You mean you don’t know? Well I did hear something, but I’m not sure if it’s true. It’s true! Not that I’m particularly interested. I’ll stick with apple if it’s all … More Did you hear?
Rescued her from the pond this afternoon. Gorgeous, isn’t she? Portugal 🙂 Ark
Chance to have a bit of fun. After …. Before. After … Before. After …. Before. After … Before. I tried to make sure every subject was black and white (or at the very least had both colours present), which made it doubly interesting when converted to monochrome. Hope you liked the end … More Black and White Sunday: After & Before.
Meadow White on Cosmos. Ark
The Rameron Pigeon or the African Olive Pigeon as it is also known is generally considered a coastal dweller of Eastern and Southern Africa. But here we have one 1700 metres above sea level in Johannesburg! Why? Well, they have a penchant for the fruit of the invasive bugweed plant of which we have … More Watch the birdy … Rameron Pigeon.
Saturday 22th: 1130hrs. The Brown Button Spider is probably one of only two or possibly three medically significant spiders found in South Africa. When I say medically significant I mean potentially dangerous. But while a great many people never think twice about climbing into a car without considering the brakes, or their seatbelt, the mention … More Incy Wincy Spider: Warning!!! Not for the faint-hearted.
Garden Acraea EOS 400D. Automatic Mode. Macro Setting. Bokeh is the aesthetic quality of out-of-focus blur in a photograph. Macro Moments # 36
Stink Bug. Eggs laid on the underside of Jasmine Leaf. Photographed a couple of days ago. Ark Scientific Name Nezara viridula (Linnaeus) Common Names: Southern green stink bug; Description: Adults have the typical, shield-shaped body of „true bugs“. They are 12-14 mm (0.47 – 0.55 inch) in length and about 7-8 mm (0.75 … More Leading you up the garden path: Stink Bug.
Male White-Bellied Sunbird. As the light began to fade, I was having a coffee on the stoep when I heard him chirping away to my right. I went inside and fetched the Sony cyber shot. I knew he would pay a visit to the Aloes before he turned in for the evening so activated the … More Watch the birdy. Sunbird.
Ark. I am occasionally accused of hiding behind my Avatar and presenting a false name to the world – as if the world is really interested in moi! Anyhow, here is Ark, Juxtaposed in these images and in case anyone was wondering after his real name and is too damn lazy to Google, it is, of … More Thursday Special – Juxtaposition 1.
Over at Macromoments, Susan’s theme for the current challenge is bokeh which is … In photography, bokeh (originally /ˈboʊkɛ/, /ˈboʊkeɪ/ BOH-kay — also sometimes pronounced as /ˈboʊkə/ BOH-kə, Japanese: [boke]) is the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Bokeh has been defined as “the … More Slipping gently out of focus.
”Okay, Maverick, we have you in sight. Keep her steady, drop your undercarriage, and stay on course.” Ark.
My SA blogpals will fully understand this tale, So, the dogs start to go spare out front. I wander out my office and walk to the edge of the property to see what’s getting them all riled up. Ah … a municipal truck from Escom (our electricity supplier) is parked right in front of our … More Ark (almost) on the Street. Full Power!