Animal Friend of the Week: Hungry lion

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Good morning from a cool but sunny Hastings day.

I have decided to start up my own weekly challenge.  I want to showcase our animal kingdom.  It runs from Tuesday New Zealand time and is weekly.  You can join in anytime at all over the week.  You can post your furry friends (babies), wild animals, birds, insects and butterflies.  Even reptiles are welcome.

My first photo is of this rather hungry looking lion at Wellington Zoo.

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To take part just download this logo (it is only 20 KBs) and lets see what you can find.

Thanks for visiting and I look forward to seeing what you post.



Cee’s Black and White Challenge: Large Objects


Good morning from a damp Hastings.

It is funny how you can walk through a park so many times and never really notice what is there.  Yesterday the rain finally eased up I decided to go for a walk to get rid of the cobwebs in my brain.  Actually I am now able to use my arm to manipulate the lens on my camera so rather than doing physiotherapy I would rather take photos.

I headed down to Cornwall Park for some more autumn colours when I passed this.  I though this would make a great subject for this challenge.


As you can see it is a memorial to a visit back in 1927 of the then Duke and Duchess of York.

Actually it fits in well as at the moment we have the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visiting New Zealand and I am so in love with baby Prince George.  He is so adorable.

Anyway back to the challenge.  I edited these photos with ColorStrokes using the soft filter.  This just adds a little more contrast to the photos so that they so look so bland or flat.


I just love the regal look on it’s face.

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When I first did this photo I didn’t like it as there was just too much detail in the background which was rather distracting.  So I used a vignette filter to soften the background in FX Photostudio Pro before using the ColorStrokes app again.

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Same with this photo.

For more information visit Cee’s blog here.

Thanks for visiting.


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