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Mother/newborn I video


A moment of grace dedicated to all mothers in the world.
Their patience and unconditional love is nothing short of miraculous!
My first video of one of my paintings. I find it is easier to show details that way . This one belongs to the mother/newborn collection I am still busy with.
A realistic painting I sketched in 2012 and picked back up in 2015.
The energy between mother and newborn and the display of light and shadow was a priority.
They play a major role in the atmosphere of this exceptional moment captured on my camera.
Mastering different techniques is a very enriching experience.
That is why I continue experimenting as much as possible.

P.S I have no idea why the video came out so long I have a hard time to see it in full on my laptop but on my phone I do so please excuse the technicalities as I am still new at this.
Thank you!

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Plunge into the intimacy of the duck family


Family duck close together ©copyright2014owpp

Family duck close together
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As we took a stroll today this amazing scenery unfolded before our eyes…
It seemed as if a magical cloud of feathers of softness had descended just
For our pleasure.
I obviously could not control my index from capturing these precious moments
But I am sure you would agree that I could not describe it better than
the verse I found by
http://soulgatherings.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/todays-quote-385/

“Around us, life bursts with miracles–
a glass of water, a ray of sunshine, a leaf,
a caterpillar, a flower, laughter, raindrops.
If you live in awareness,
it is easy to see miracles everywhere.
Each human being is a multiplicity of miracles.
Eyes that see thousands of colors, shapes, and forms;
ears that hear a bee flying or a thunderclap;
a brain that ponders a speck of dust as easily as the entire cosmos;
a heart that beats in rhythm with the heartbeat of all beings.
When we are tired and feel discouraged by life’s daily struggles,
we may not notice these miracles, but they are always there.”

~ Thích Nhất Hạnh ~

Mum in the plunge :) ©copyright2014owpp

Mum in the plunge 🙂
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Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!! ©copyright2014owpp

Mummy has left us for a piece of bread!!
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No worry I'm back :) ©copyright2014owpp

No worry I’m back 🙂
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Off we go... ©copyright2014owpp

Off we go…
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Still searching for food... ©copyright2014owpp

Still searching for food…
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Picture perfect  ©copyright2014owpp

Picture perfect
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Beauty in a day at the park


Coming for the food ©copyright2014owpp

Coming for the food
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A few crumbs
A lot of birds
Laughter in piles
Swan parade at
The end of a day

The feeder ©copyright2014owpp

The feeder
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The bride showing off her trail ©copyright2014owpp

The bride showing off her trail
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All here for the fun... ©copyright2014owpp

All here for the fun…
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Exotic too ©copyright2014owpp

Exotic too
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Drops lingering from the plunge ©copyright2014owpp

Drops lingering from the plunge
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E.T at home ;) ©copyright2014owpp

E.T at home 😉
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Time to go... ©copyright2014owpp

Time to go…
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To my comfort zone :) ©copyright2014owpp

To my comfort zone 🙂
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That's better... ©copyright2014owpp

That’s better…
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So long... ©copyright2014owpp

So long…
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Perfect cicada-The beauty of a fly


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Through my lens,
Unfolded the birth
Of a flower among nettles
Through my lens,
Unravelled poetry
Of sunshine among thorns
Heedless of the allegory
Happening on a leaf…

Out of the corner of

My field of vision
I conjured you’d
Spread your wings
The instant you
Skidded on indefectable
Foliage but you paused-posed
And played an important
Role in what would become

The dawn of a beautiful adventure.

The tale of someone
Who saw grace in lieu
Of hideousness…
Inferred small is big
And never again would
Squash impeccancy and
Perfection under
An angry slipper!

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Note:
This poem was inspired by the first photo I took focusing on the Theme of an-only-flower-among-foliage.
You can detect on the side the fly which I thought I had no chance of capturing, cicada’s are very
fast, but to my delight soon realized that I could… where began my fascination for those small wonders 🙂

P.S If you are curious no, I have never squashed a fly just the idea repulses me 🙂

Proud as a peacock!


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Proud owner of rare
Plumage neatly crested
Pointing majestically
To the heavens you
Cloud our eyes with
Dreams and tales…
From afar.

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Flower’s origin: South Africa