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Weaver Bird

weaver bird close up

It’s been a while since I posted here, or so it seems. So here is a weaver bird hanging in the nest it is building. Tamara and I watched weaver birds when we were in South Africa in September.

One thing I kept thinking was that the birds never seemed to step back and say ‘Right, it’s finished.’

Rather, they keep twisting, tying, adding and tweaking endlessly.

Here’s the full frame of the close-up above.

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Hartebeest and Young

The Red hartebeest was a long way off, so this is a crop from the full frame, and the quality has suffered. Still, I am putting it up because the young one looks so sweet.

I wrote about Red hartebeest in an article on my travel site at Photographworks.com, if you want to take a look.

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Carolina Wood Duck

Carolina Wood Duck

Photographed at WWT Arundel, a couple of months ago.

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The Moon In January

full moon against a dark sky

Tamara noticed the moon as we were on our way back home. When we got home, she grabbed her binoculars to go out and look at it. So I got my camera, and took a few shots with my Nikon D500 with the lens at 300mm. The exif data says that I shot at 1/1000 second at f14 and 400ISO.

I didn’t desaturate the colours, it’s just how the shot came out. When we were looking at the moon it was ‘moon yellow’.

P.S. I see I wrote about the moon once before, in 2012.

Here’s another shot from tonight:

full moon in a black sky over Cambridge UK
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The Ear Of An African Elephant

African Elephant viewed from the side showing how the ear is shaped like the continent of Africa

The guidebooks say that the ear of an African elephant is shaped like the continent of Africa.

They also say that the ear of the Asian elephant is shaped like India, but that’s another story.

Looking at this photo I took, yes indeed the ear of this African elephant is shaped like the continent of Africa.

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Happy New Year 2020