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Cosmos

My friend Jana loves Cosmos flowers and loves doing crafts with images of Cosmos. On my attempt to capture Cosmos photos, I had one lucky shot with a bee on the flower.

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Flower Dome

The flower dome was listed as the largest glass greenhouse in the world as listed in the Guinness World Records 2015 and hosts flowers and plants from the Mediterranean and semi-arid regions. Changing displays are also done to reflect different seasons and festivals.  

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Moolmanshoek

    We had a photography congress at Moolmanshoek in the Eastern Free State. There are so may photographic opportunities.

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Clearwater trails

We were fortunate to have a short break to Uvongo. Along with the camera gear we also took the mountain bikes and had a few rides. This was at Clearwater trails near Port Edward.

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Isle of Wight

  The Isle of Wight, an island off the south coast of England, can be reached with a ferry. It is a beautiful island with lots of landscape photographic opportunities. This was at Totland.

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Supermoon

"A Supermoon happens when a Full Moon or New Moon coincides with the Moon’s closest approach to Earth; also called perigee. A Super Full Moon looks around 12% to 14% bigger than its counterpart, the Micromoon. The Supermoon on November 14, 2016, was the closest since January 26, 1948. The next time a Full Moon […]

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Landscape

The Game farm next to "The Wedding Barn" venue where we had a wedding Saturday had the most beautiful scenery where we took Erich & Carien’s wedding photos.

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Hibiscus

I don’t really do flower photography, but when there is an opportunity, I try to capture some images.

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Lesotho

Lesotho is a beautiful country. I have experimented with some black and white landscapes. I loved how the son came through the clouds on this image.

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Anemone

There is such a variety of animals in the ocean. Sometimes the less colorful ones are overlooked, such as this anemone (also photographed at Umkomaas).

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Nudibranchia

There is such a variety of nudibranchia. They have beautiful colors and some have interesting shapes. This photo was also captured at Umkomaas.

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Wrasse

Since weekends are quite busy, we don’t get the opportunities to go diving any more. However, I still have many images from our dive trips to share. This wrasse was taken at Aliwal Shoal, Umkomaas.

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Crab

During low tide at Raylay beach in Krabi the rocks are visible, where there is some small crabs and snails. This little crab was about 1 – 1.5 cm big.

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Meerkat

We also had a few of these visitors while we were doing Henry & Ananda’s wedding photos at the golf course.

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Boxfish

Revisiting my archives of diving photos brings a lot diving memories. I photographed this boxfish at Aliwal Shoal, Umkomaas.

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Bee

I haven’t really tried out macro photography, so I took out the macro kit and played around in the garden.

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Spider web

Revisiting my archives brings back a lot of memories of places we have been. I took this image on a trip we did in 2009 at Cederberg.

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Gulls

Composition is always playing a role in photography. I had two images of these gulls – this one where they are facing each other and the other they were facing the same direction. I felt that this one had the more impact.

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Crab

On the beach there is usually some crab activity. This image was taken on the beach at Umkomaas.

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Seagull

As we had lots of windy conditions on the beach during our holiday, it was easier to photograph stationary birds.

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Flamingo

At the Cango Wildlife Ranch at Oudtshoorn I had the opportunity to photograph a few birds such as this flamingo.

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Spider

We had an uninvited visitor on our sliding door. Luckily it did not stay too long.

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Fruit Bat

I photographed this fruit bat at the Cango Wildlife Ranch on our Oudtshoorn trip earlier this year. It is really huge bats.

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Sanel

I had a lovely photo shoot with Sanel and her family. I was also a continuation on her second birthday theme.

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Friends

Six student friends celebrated a birthday by having an outdoor photo shoot. Sunset time is just always good to capture moments.

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Parrot

I would like to share some more of my photos from our Outshoorn trip. This parrot also lives at the Congo Wildlife Ranch.

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