Last night was the moon which is known as a bloodmoon - I saw it but did not manage to capture it on camera because a piece on my tripod has gone missing :(. However, I did manage to get a shot of the supermoon before the eclipse, and captured some of the eclipse.
We were only in the Kruger for a day and for most of that time the sun was the glaring sun of the lowveld in winter, warm but with no clouds to filter the light.
Moholoholo Rehab Centre is situated near Hoedspruit and focuses on rescuing wild animals and rehabilitating those they are able to. These are some of their premenant residents, due to their inabality to be rehabilitated.
This dead leadwood is usually in the middle of a dam. There is currently a drought in the Hoedspruit area and so the dam is currently empty . . . there is something that kept me coming back to tree to shoot it from different positions. . . so here are a few of the shots . . .
These macro shots are of a cymbidium that is currently blooming in my garden and a king protea that I could not resist buying :).
An image of the full moon from a few days back.
Some of the remaining photos of Clarens and Schaaplaats Farm . . .
This shoot done just over two weeks ago, of Caitlin and Fred, is just a snapshot of the story of Fred's survival and his special bond with Caitlin. Fred was rescued from dire cirumstances last year and has had to fight to surive, he is what is know as a rescue horse. He and Caitlin have developed a special bond as she has taken ownership of him and cares for him and loves him. I am sure that under Caitlin's care he will continue to grow stronger.
It has been a number of years since we as a family have visited Clarens, it really is a scenic, beautiful part of the Free State. The sandstone mountains and vibrant colours are inspiring. So here are a few of the first images I captures from the farm Schaapplaats - angora goats and connemara ponies are bred here.
This shoot was done just over two weeks ago at Delta Park on a warm, sunny, Sunday afternoon, late. Little Emma kept me smiling as her determined and active personality came through and I hope this aspect of her is reflceted in these photos. It is always fun to work with Tim, Vanessa and Emma and a privilage to be asked more than once to take pictures of these special moments.