Category : Portraiture

Bella…

Again!

I’m a little worried Bella could become too much of a feature on my blog. I can’t resist her, she is such a beautiful creature. I go out with the camera, and after a while find myself simply watching her, the way she moves: sometimes leaping, others, just that languid bound, almost nonchalant…always perfect landings too! Bella never trips over her high heels!

Bella

Look at that mascara, those green eyes!

Bella

And this is her warning look:

Bella

In Bella language, this is “Come one step closer dog, and…” I have yet to get her hissing, but I’m sure it won’t be very long! She is nasty to the dog, who really just wants to play! He is one of those dogs who only retreats when I tell him to get out. Get out to Rufus means out of THIS room and into say, the kitchen! With the advent of Bella, who understands that OUT means right out. Like right of the house RIGHT NOW! Poor old Roof…

Bella

I’m going to have no gecko’s or lizards left soon – she catches something several times a day and brings it into the room for TomTom…who plays with them and then leaves them around for me to squish!!! Eeuw.

As ever, I leave my favorite for last…

Bella

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Cow…

I couldn’t resist this girl…Cow

Is that a dog I can see?

Cats

Meet Bella and Tom Tom (so called because he has a fantastic navigation system: bed, food bowl, sandbox, play time…)

Snow…

Meet Snow…he is a (rather overweight) blue heeler who is visiting us for a while. He’s a little camera shy right now, but I’m sure he will get used to me! Snow

He has a black coat, with grey hair sort of interspersed – and the patch over his eye…

OK and here are the links…:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Cattle_Dog

http://www.dogster.com/dog-breeds/Blue_Heeler

Hornbill…

Hornbill

This (above) is my portrait shot! Hornbill

I think this was a mummy/baby pair. They flew into our campsite, one smaller than the other. They first landed high in the tree and sussed us out…Hornbill

Then slowly slowly made their way down…

Once on the ground they both hopped about quite boldly. Posed for me!HornbillThis maneuver is equivalent to a cat with his leg past his ear…but I think the hornbill needs to be a little more careful with his beak than a cat with his tongue! After all – this is how he sharpens his beak! Hornbill

 

Black Rhino…

Tell me this guy wasn’t watching me? Begging for a photoshoot? Black Rhino

He stood nicely for a while, and then scratched against the tree…

Smile for the camera…

This little guy could possibly still be standing stock still in that position! He waited while I fumbled with the camera, with the electric window button and took one shot that was out of focus!!!Steenbok

Spikey…

I’ve always called young impala spikeys – they always hang around together, and are usually the target for the ‘pot.’Impala

Baby Zebra…

Baby Zebra

Omar Shaykh…

Omar Shaykh

A pure Arabian, Omar Shaykh was the nicest, sweetest stallion imaginable…Gone to horse heaven now, he produced a string of lovely foals over the years. Omar Shaykh