Western Cattle Egret.. and it’s helper.

The Western Cattle egret, will happily follow the cattle around, that when the cattle disturb the grass hoppers and other insects the egret is there to claim the meal.. You often see them on the backs of Rhino and of course around their feet… this little fellow asked its companion to stir the pot so he could capture a meal… to close to the front end if you ask me….

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Black and White Photo Challenge…Toys.

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       Sonel’s Black and White photo challenge this week was a difficult one for me…TOYS… the only toys I have are my wife and my camera. Now to join Sonels B&W challenge click here.

      I only have one other item that I consider my toy, and this was given me by my Grand Children for my birthday a few months ago… and it is a soap stone carving of a Hornbill sitting in a tree.

      This art work is brilliant and being dark I thought it might make a good subject. So set the camera to B&W and away we went…

       The Shona tribe are known for their carving abilities, and this is no exception with my “toy”. Although known for their stone sculpture, the Shona Tribe of Zimbabwe has a rich artistic heritage, which includes decorative fabric painting using sadza too. Sadza (pronounced sudza) is Maize, a primary basis of their diet.

Well here is my entry for this week…

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