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Rainbow Lorikeet

For quite a while now, I have been photographing the rainbow lorikeets which visit our garden. Our garden consists of mostly native Australian plants and trees, and the rainbow lorikeets particularly love to feed on the grevillea bushes we have. We are fortunate to have these colourful birds visit our garden almost daily, and often... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021

With the new year having arrived, the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2021 competition has been launched. I entered last year's competition, and to my surprise, one of my images made it to the top 101 of the 37,853 entries, which was quite an achievement for me, and one I did not expect. I have... [more]

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM: Rubber Deterioration

Owners of the Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM may be quite familiar with the rubber coating on the majority of the lens barrel towards the rear. Over time, and particularly with heat, the rubber deteriorates and becomes unpleasantly sticky, reminiscent of melted electrical tape. The rubber coating on mine is in a bad state... [more]

Simba (2006-2020)

Yesterday we had to say goodbye to Simba, our beloved Seal-Point Siamese cat. Simba has been a significant part of our lives for many years, and was loved by us, and by everyone who met him. Here is an image I captured of Simba when he was only two years of age: Siamese cats have been a part... [more]

Macro Photography Without a Macro Lens

It has been a long time since I shot a macro image, and in all honesty, I am not a great macro photographer. In 2017, I sold my macro lens, as I was making changes to my gear lineup, and it was a lens that was rarely used, and did not really suit my wants... [more]

Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020: End of the Road

In my last update about the Africa Geographic Photographer of the Year 2020 competition, I related my experience of having one of my images selected from the Top 101. Unfortunately, that was the end of the road for me, for this year at least, as my image did not make it into the final selection... [more]