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.
Evidently something of a rarity in these parts: a Grey-headed gull, photographed at Marievale on Easter Friday.
Marievale Bird Sanctuary is a small area of wetland, bounded by farms, distant dwellings, power pylons, a highway, about an hour’s drive east of Johannesburg, and – despite its size … Continue reading Skittering across the water – the (un)Common Moorhen
We were in Cape Town last weekend, the Heritage Day long weekend, and on Sunday we took my mother out to Hermanus and Gansbaai to see the whales. On previous … Continue reading Whales, Walker Bay
Bird photography is one of the most challenging areas of photography, at least in my experience. Finding them in the first place – birds, I mean – and getting them … Continue reading Not such good bird photos
So here’s a roundup of today’s news (just following a trend here: all sentences these days seem to begin with ‘so’). In South Africa, the bad news is good news. … Continue reading News Roundup
The work I’ve been doing this year to improve my photo-processing and printing skills has been paying off, I think, in the form of images and prints that, to my … Continue reading Okavango
The eye picks up patterns everywhere; pattern, lines, composition are the basic elements of a halfway decent photograph, along with (especially in black and white images) form and texture. Look … Continue reading Photographs and Signs