Rob is in Toronto, squaring up to face the damage to our house from the recent ice-storm; I leave tonight for London, to spend a weekend with Jonathan and Hayley … Continue reading Hands, feet and faces
Thanks once again to the very helpful and knowledgeable folk in the BirdLife South Africa Facebook Group, who within seconds of my posting let me know that this gorgeous bird … Continue reading Burchell’s Coucal
Tom was fascinated by the camera, and came at me full tilt, trying to grab it.
A grandparent with a camera has one overriding mission as a photographer – to photograph the grandchildren. But what do you do when you have, from just one visit, a … Continue reading Tom
From birds in the wild, to iron sculpture in the urban jungle: after spending Easter Friday in the Marievale Bird Sanctuary, your intrepid photographer ventured recently to the Maboneng Precinct … Continue reading Maboneng Precinct – Street Sculpture
Once again, I had to call upon the distributed knowledge that resides in the heads of the many birders and photographers who are part of the SA Birdlife FaceBook page … Continue reading Squacco Heron, Marievale
Why does a coot cross the road? To demonstrate its flair? Marievale, Nikon D500. Nikon 70-300mm. Processed in Lightroom and Colour Efex Pro
We saw this Spotted thick-knee, otherwise known as a Dikkop, standing behind the car park at the Visitors Centre at Marievale around 10am on Easter Friday; it was still there, … Continue reading Spotted thick-knee, Marievale
We were standing on the side of the road that bridges the vlei, looking up and looking out – not down – at the birdlife when someone standing nearby on … Continue reading Sharp in tooth and sharp in claw – Marievale Otter
You knew at once, didn’t you, that this was a female Amur falcon? Of course you did. Well, I didn’t, and though I paged up and down and sideways through … Continue reading Amur Falcon Female
Photographed at the Marievale Bird Sanctuary on Easter Friday. The nest was directly in front of the hide.