Early morning verandah view

The mountains are 50 km from here.

Malachite sunbird in flight

Shot with Canon 100-400 USM IS zoom on 400mm. ISO 800 A 6.3 S 1/3200 Distance less than 5 meters for the first one and second one approx. 10 meters.

My village from a distance

If you know in which house we live you can point it out. Shot from a distance of 15 km.

Jumping Jack Flash

Not my best.¬† Distance approx. 1 km. Shot with a 400mm lens. Had to crop this image severely. It’s a fairly rare occasion to see a springbok jump over a fence.

The late Sunday afternoon drive (4 pictures)

Four different processing modes with a multitude of software (plug-ins). Images shot along back road between Napier and Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. Date: Sunday 24 April between 15:00 and 17:00 PM. The distance to the furthest mountains at the horizon is in all pictures between 20 and 25 km (13-16 miles). Just …

Chilling Cheetah in the wild

Some, in fact most, tourists visit a sanctuary, a game reserve¬†of a zoo to see animals. That’s the safe way. I rather see them in a natural environment. But than one must be lucky to see any because most of the ‘wild’ animals are shy unless you enter their territory or protecting their young ones …

Play Day 7

Tuesday 12 November goes into history as ‘My Play Day’. I’m still exploring different techniques in photo processing. I know what I want and also know it’s a long road of achievement. I can see my own style in the distance but still have to hone (refine) my skills. During this historical day I’ve been …

In perspective

This image of a landscape was made last Sunday near a wine cellar 15 kilometer North of Stanford in the Western Cape, South Africa. The distance to the Riviersonderend Mountains in the background is about 40 kilometer. Picture made with 300mm zoom. Yes; we are far sighted.