Back Before Dark

Back Before Dark
Back Before Dark

Out walking the dogs late this evening, I had an opportunity to watch the fishermen coming in during that deep blue time after sunset and before it gets completely dark. By choosing a large aperture and high ISO, I was able to get a fast enough shutter speed for a couple of handheld shots despite the low light

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Sunbathing Seal on Beach

Sunbathing Seal on Beach
Sunbathing Seal on Beach

I love having the opportunity to see any wildlife around me, and this morning while out walking the dogs on the beach we came upon this small seal sunning itself. I was only sorry that as I was on a dog walk, all I had with me was a small 18-55mm lens on my camera.

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The old Loading Place

The old Loading Place
The old Loading Place

Port Owen nestles between Velddrif on the Berg River, and the little seaside fishing village of Laaiplek at the mouth of the Berg River. Laaiplek is so called because it was "The Loading Place" for the entire area. What remains of this old jetty is an important part of our history. Photo taken by local photographer Karen van Niekerk

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Spring Time Chicks

Spring Time Chicks
Spring Time Chicks

Spring has Sprung and many bird species have chicks at the moment. This afternoon I was lucky enough to see this little family of Spotted Thick Knees - a pair of adults with 2 tiny, fluffy, little chicks. When I approached the chicks ran to their mother and pushed into her breast feathers, and she then settled down over them

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