Kitten

Some rather personal photos . . . our new, and in our opinion, very cute kitten.

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First Birthday Party - Julian

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was the theme of Julian's first birthday party, his favorite bedtime story book. His mom Tamra had been very clever finding ways to make this theme evident for her special baby boy who thoroughly enjoyed his day. It was special for me to be asked to shoot this and be witness to how much Julian is loved.

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Crowned Plover

These crowned plover were also posing last week end in the Magaliesberg - it seldon that you get this close to then because they normally run or fly off.

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Black Swan

I took these photos this past weekend while taking a break in the Magaliesberg area. I have seldom seen black swans before and was fascinated by the patterns created by their feather and the contrast of their red eyes and beaks, although one had browner coloured eyes. They were attempting to sleep and were placing their beaks under their wings.

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Garden Birds

Just a few shots from earlier this afternoon of the birds enjoying the seeds and fruit put out for them.

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Silhouettes

These silhouettes were shot at sunset of darters in a tree overhanging a pond at Kruger lodge, Hazyview.

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Study of a monitor

This monitor was at the Hazyview, Perry's Bridge Reptile Park. I really enjoyed spending time observing his/her movements. These photos were taken in full midday sun.

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Newborn shoot - Gabriella

This shoot was done early August. It was a privilege to take these photos of sweet, 3 week old, Gabriella and proud, loving parents - Sarah and Jason. Gabriella was so well behaved as we disrupted some of her normal routine - I even got a few moments to snuggle her :). This was another shoot were I struggled to choose the final photos.

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Another Kruger visit

Out of the blue we were offered the opportunity to visit Hazyview for a weekend and so spent another privileged day in Kruger. Here are photos from that day.

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Further Kruger photos . . .

These are the rest of the photos from the day in Kruger. I particularly loved the photos I managed to get of the water buck, his position in the landscape and the morning light were just perfect (in my opinion). We also managed to get some relaxed time with a number of different small herds of elephants with young and elephant bulls and so there are quite a number of elephant photos that I struggled to choose from.

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