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Gumboot safari

The neighbour’s dam broke last night, flooded our dam and overflowed down stream.  This afternoon we went on a gumboot safari.


Gumboot Safari


Full dam overnight


Wild flowers


Walking cautiously


Creek leaving our property


Growing out of the old


The view towards our house from the North West corner of our property


Up the creek without a paddle…


Old blue gum tree


Ants caught by surprise trying to re-nest


Kibbel kabbel stroompie (Sorry about the Afrikaans :D)


Now why else do you think you need gum boots?


Bushveld ferns


Freshwater crabs? In the bushveld?????


And he wasn’t the only one!


Waterfall in the mountain

Time and our dam

I did a shoot beginning of August 2011 of our dam.  The idea was to show the difference  the time of day makes to the light.

3 Aug 2011, 7:51 AM, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, 95mm

Early morning light  vs  light just after midday

3 Aug 2011, 2:10 PM, f/5, 1/400, ISO-100, 95mm



Adding the time factor, I took some pictures of our dam after it started drying up this morning.

20 Sep 2011, 8:11 AM, f/10, 1/320 sec, ISO-400, 55mm


And since we’re on the subject of our dam, here’s two pictures I took of the stream that feeds the dam or whats left of it 🙂



A small pool in the stream

TPP – Landscape, Nature & Travel

Hope you all had a great day with today’s TPP.  My day started out slowly.  After several pit stops I finally took a trip around Hartbeespoortdam and took most of these.



This is going to sound terrible, but this bird died seconds before this shot was taken.  Every year for 3 or 4 months we get a huge flock of storks that stay over during our summer time.  Each year we find some that have died next to the road.  This morning when I took the kids to school, this one was lying in the road.  I moved it to the side of the road, but I could see that there wasn’t much hope for it.  Later I returned to find it barely alive. As I setup my tripod to take the picture, the stork died.  Can you see the fly on the eye?


So boys and girls, what do you think?  Which of these is your favourite shot?