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A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins in Boulders Beach, South Africa

A pair of African penguins looking out at the horizon over the sea in Boulders Beach, False Bay, South Africa
I could easily picture them being the original pair that settled here from Antarctica in 1982 and started a colony that has now grown to over 2,000 penguins.

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Colourful Houses in Cape Town

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A row of colourful houses in Cape Town, in the Bo-Kaap, the Malay quarter.

It took me a few visits at different times of the day to find the right light and shadows. this was taken around midday, with the minimal shadows and bright light falling overhead and bouncing off the walls on the other side of the street, like a reflector.

The bright colours and the compressed perspective of a long focal range give the view an abstract look. Almost like Lego bricks.

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Birds on a wire

Bird score

Bird score

Birds on a wire in the Bo-Kaap, The Cape Malay Quarter, Cape Town

These pigeons perched on power lines look like notes on a music sheet.

I had had this picture in mind for a while and although very simple, it took me a while to come across a good enough pattern with a clear background. Like in this case. I looked up, took one shot and sure enough the birds all took off and were gone.

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