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Old Saturday 24th November 2012, 08:26   #1776
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Hi U - an exotic visual return. Looks like you had a great time.
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Old Saturday 24th November 2012, 12:49   #1777
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Every once in a while my first reaction to a post is that I want to drop everything and rush out and sketch. That's what happened with these photos. The problem is now I want to rush out and sketch in Africa!
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Old Saturday 24th November 2012, 16:51   #1778
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Every once in a while my first reaction to a post is that I want to drop everything and rush out and sketch. That's what happened with these photos. The problem is now I want to rush out and sketch in Africa!
This was my fifth visit to Africa Ken and it never fails to impress.....!

If i had the talent of some of the fine artists around here i would have been sketching.....[that is unless the extreme heat didn't burn up my pencils]....

So much to do with the 'material' i've collected on this visit....a visit with the prime aim of cats...

I might do a complete folio of Lions.....their raw latent power just seeps out of every well defined sinew...magnificent creatures and a sheer joy to admire....

ps..Tim...i had a fantastic time...and one of the best 'events' i witnessed i failed to capure any images of because i was totally entranced...a night time Kalahari lightening storm of incredible proportions...i was positively hypnotized....!

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Old Thursday 29th November 2012, 21:37   #1779
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Just thought i'd post these first attempts at rhino images....

Not really finished yet...i need time to digest the horrific news of recent rhino killings in South Africa....[my blood is beyond boiling but i will refrain from my usual bad language on here]....http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...africas-rhinos


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Old Thursday 29th November 2012, 21:42   #1780
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Just thought i'd post these first attempts at rhino images....

Not really finished yet...i need time to digest the horrific news of recent rhino killings in South Africa....[my blood is beyond boiling but i will refrain from my usual bad language on here]....http://www.guardian.co.uk/environmen...africas-rhinos


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Must be particularly unsettling after just having been to Africa. Wish I had an answer to this type of mindless destruction.
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Old Thursday 29th November 2012, 21:52   #1781
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Must be particularly unsettling after just having been to Africa. Wish I had an answer to this type of mindless destruction.
I have an answer Ken.....[totally illegal and extreme of course]...and it would be 'aimed' at the consumers of rhino horn.....


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Old Friday 30th November 2012, 19:12   #1782
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I have an answer Ken.....[totally illegal and extreme of course]...and it would be 'aimed' at the consumers of rhino horn.....


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agree with you (I am very active in animal welfare and I know about the many terrible things)

your rhino image is mystical
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Old Saturday 1st December 2012, 11:02   #1783
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agree with you (I am very active in animal welfare and I know about the many terrible things)

your rhino image is mystical
One 'plan' that my friend came up with...[and i agree with him]....is that ALL rhino horn should be injected/treated with chemicals that would render any ingestion of the substance highly unpleasant...

Basically....contaminate the source...[and obviously, whatever 'substance' was used to treat the horn would not affect the beasts themselves].....

If the users of rhino horn ended up on the toilet for a week that would be very fine indeed....

ps...thank you for your kind comment on images...[i'm still working on many more].....


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Old Thursday 3rd January 2013, 13:18   #1784
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Still working on many images from Africa.....and still 'doing' rhinos amongst other things...[loved the rhinos in Attenboroughs 'Africa' new series last night...bloody marvelous]...!

And for those who may be interested here's a compilation of cheetahs which i decided to set to music.....[if you watch full screen then note that images 'move' with the pan and zoom effect giving impression, i think, of heat]....

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Old Thursday 3rd January 2013, 22:33   #1785
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Love them both user, rhino photo and cheetah video. The cheetah reminds me a bit of the first time I looked at a leafhopper under a microscope. What massive thighs they had, or the insect equivalent of thighs! No wonder they can hop so high I thought. It's actually scary thinking about what those hind legs on the cheetah could do.
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Cheetah vid is mesmerizing! Thank you so much I just love cheetah
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Old Saturday 5th January 2013, 09:23   #1787
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Cheetah vid is mesmerizing! Thank you so much I just love cheetah
You are welcome Colleen.....[and thank you Ken]...!

Cheetahs are very special indeed and for many years i had dreamt of being in their presence...more so than any other cat....

'Mesmerizing' is an appropriate description of these creatures and i felt that i could only relate images accompanied by, what i consider, to be 'the right' music...

It sounds a bit 'twee' but everything is musical in my eyes and i am continuing to experiment with various combinations....

Here is my first attempt at such a combination....Lions of the Kalahari....

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Old Saturday 5th January 2013, 22:50   #1788
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I stand corrected, though my guess is that only Matt might have wondered about my comparison of the thighs of leafhoppers and cheetahs. It's actually the enlarged femur of the Flea Beetle that I was thinking of. Gives cheetahs, no pun intended, a run for their money.
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 18:21   #1789
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It sounds a bit 'twee' but everything is musical in my eyes
And in your ears I hope otherwise there's something seriously wrong with your wiring.

Great 'video' and excellent music I must say.
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Old Sunday 6th January 2013, 18:37   #1790
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And in your ears I hope otherwise there's something seriously wrong with your wiring.

Great 'video' and excellent music I must say.
Chuckle....

I reckon there's always been something wrong with my 'wiring' Redeye...

All the best....!

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Quite a bit to catch up on in here. Firstly that photo looking down the mountain with the mist is just stunning m8. I also love the Rhino fiddlings
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love the cheetah`s ..the lions I can`t see...
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Quite a bit to catch up on in here. Firstly that photo looking down the mountain with the mist is just stunning m8. I also love the Rhino fiddlings
The 'mountain with the mist' is Augrabie Falls...a marvelous place riddled with eye catching rock formations...[glad you like]...!

Rhino 'fiddling' is illegal i believe...[]....

Just for a change from African stuff...[as much of it appears on my dubious blog]...i will just post a few local 'bits' in reference to landscape...

First two shots were taken the day before the second two shots...[i found the curvature of muddy tracks in this field most appealing]...

The last Robin shot was taken today at Rutland Water where this wee beasty was so hungry it 'attacked' my lips...!! Maybe he thought my tongue was a worm or something or perhaps he didn't appreciate the conversation i was having with it...[chuckle]...

ps...sorry you can't see the Lion vid Gaby...don't know why as it seems to be working fine...?

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The snow continues in blighty....and so do my ventures into the frost and fog ridden countryside....

Activity...[where you find it]...is frenetic....


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So much fascinating and interesting work...rhinos are great! Loved the lion and cheetah vids - soundtrack on the cheetah vid was really good too.

So are A Fool and A **** related then? Good stuff :)
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So much fascinating and interesting work...rhinos are great! Loved the lion and cheetah vids - soundtrack on the cheetah vid was really good too.

So are A Fool and A **** related then? Good stuff :)
You are very kind Chris....

Hans Zimmer is a master.....his soundtracks are sublime and 'Injection' seemed a good fit for the Cheetah vid....

ps...re 'A Fool' and 'A T**t' ....i couldn't resist writing those in the credits...

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