Birding at Blaauwberg

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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull in flight
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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Kelp Gull and African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher
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African Black Oystercatcher in flight
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African Black Oystercatcher in flight
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Franklin’s Gull
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Franklin’s Gull

It has been a while since I did any birding photography. At one stage in my career that was all I focused on and one way or the other I just stopped. Why I have no idea but this I can say I have missed it a lot. I think it is time to start doing it again. I totally forgot how to do bird in flight photo’s and jeez did I have a lot of out of focus ones….

Thank you for stopping by.

Coreen

 

Table Mountain

About a week ago I went to visit a dear friend in Table View. I grabbed my camera bag just in case… So glad I did.

I decided to go to Blaauwberg to check out a new spot for some future photo shoots. Got some beautiful photo’s of our beloved Table Mountain from different angles. TM_7409 TM_7412 TM_7413 TM_7416 TM_7417 TM_7420 TM_7421 TM_7423 TM_7424 TM_7425 TM_7427

I also spend some time there photographing the waves breaking against the rocks with Table Mountain in the background.TM_7428 TM_7430 TM_7431 TM_7432 TM_7442 TM_7444 TM_7445 TM_7446 TM_7447 TM_7450

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 240

You can’t fake it when you’re alone with God, you know.

Jim Bakker

Nov26 240

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 241

I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.
Robert A. Heinlein

Nov27 241

My Photo Someones Quote: Day 229

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong.

Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

Nov15 229

Photography Lesson 3: Landscape Photography

For Lizette’s third photography lesson I decided that a field trip will be the practical thing to do. I took her to Melkbos, Blaauwberg, Table View and on our way back we stopped on the Vissershok Road and at Clara Anna Fontein.

At Melkbos Lizette had to take some landscape photo’s using her tripod and  her 18-55mm lens.  She had to move around and capture the area from different spots.  She also had to play with her ISO and her Aperture Priority.  She had to make sure that the photo are in focus and also at the right exposure. To get this right she had to play with her ISO and F-Stop settings.

Here are some of my photo’s taken at Melkbos also using my Takara Tripod, My Canon EOS 7D and my Canon 18-200mm lens.

Melkbos_2048 Melkbos_2052 Melkbos_2059 Melkbos_2067Melkbos_2068 Melkbos_2074 Melkbos_2083 Melkbos_2090 Melkbos_2093Melkbos_2101 Melkbos_2111 Melkbos_2112 Melkbos_2134 Melkbos_2139 Melkbos_2145 Melkbos_2147It was freezing cold and we moved on to our next destination Blaauwberg. Here I borrowed Lizette my Sigma 70-300mm.  She was in love with the lens. The main reason I think is because she could zoom in. Again she had to use her tripod and also do some free hand shots of birds in flight.  We also had to test our patience to get some nice splashes against the rocks.

Here are a few of my photo’s taken at Blaauwberg.

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After our shoot at Blaauwberg we went to Table View were we had a light lunch and the I went and took some photo’s of the ship wreck. I’ll post a series of the ship wreck over the years one of these days.

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My photo’s someones Quote: Day 127

“If you can imagine it, You can achieve it. If you can dream it, You can become it..”

William Arthur Ward

Aug5

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 124

Aug2

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.”

Dale Carnegie

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 121

July30

 

Dear God, Today I woke up. I am healthy. I am alive. Thank You, I apologize for all my complaining. I’m truly grateful for all You’ve done.

My photo’s someones Quote: Day 108

July17

“Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”

Thomas Jefferson