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Category Archives: Nature

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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Farm Sunset

My mom and I visited a friend on a farm close to Kroonstad. It rained earlier the day and the clouds opened up at sunset time.

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Oudshoorn Sunset

As the sun sets over Oudtshoorn, our week at Oudtshoorn also came to an end and we arrived safely back home.

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Golden Sunset

The "golden hour" is just one of my favorite times to photograph. This is Patong beach in Phuket.

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Michelle

It was a beautiful winters day today. I photographed Michelle in the tall yellow grass and did some natural light photography.

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