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Beauty treatment
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Although I didn't post much on Flickr lately, I did travel and I did photograph. It was just that, one way or another, I didn't get to the point where I processed and uploaded. Have no clue why because by no means did I enjoy photographing less. Well anyway, here's another one that has been begging me to upload :-)

Every year I try to go to the lovely Marakissa River Camp in the Gambia. No I don't go to the crowded and overcommercialized beach areas but straight to this secluded swamp area of Marakissa. The tranquility and peacefulness of this simple but ever so enchanting camp is special, as are hosts Adama and Joop.

Every morning and afternoon I take out the canoe and float silently down the river. To me there aren't a lot of things more beautiful than the sounds of hundreds of birds waking up and starting their morning song.

This afternoon the sun was already setting when I spotted a couple of Senegal Wattled Plovers, bathing in the shallows. With one careful stroke of the peddles at a time, I could approach them very closely without disturbing them. With the lens resting on the side of the canoe and me flat out on the bottom of it I could get this low level shot.
After that I returned to camp a very happy girl! :-)
Date: 2014-09-13 15:13:39

Vanellus senegallus Lelkievit Senegal Wattled Plover Gambia Africa bath water splash waterdrops Marakissa Rivercamp nature animal bird canoing hvhe1 Hennie van Heerden wildlife spa Lelkiewiet Vanneau du Sénégal swamp creek delta

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Nice !
JaapCom 2014-09-13 15:42:46
Koshyk 2014-09-13 15:47:47
Splish Splash
tedesco57 2014-09-13 16:40:50
great action
one_man's_life 2014-09-13 18:17:13
shane holsclaw 2014-09-13 19:51:09
... and a happy girl you should be indeed! Pragtig!
Willievs 2014-09-13 21:10:26
Very lovely!
nicolebeaulac 2014-09-13 21:20:04
Beautiful as all ways!!
paultnature 2014-09-13 22:02:57
Outstanding! Love the light and all that splashing!
Let there be light (Andy) 2014-09-13 22:33:40
Brilliant shot well done
Douglas_Gordon 2014-09-14 01:42:24
Bart Hardorff 2014-09-14 01:50:28
Bijzonder fraai!
Marrrcelll 2014-09-14 02:43:20
Action and reflection are pefectly captured, Hennie !
AnyMotion 2014-09-14 03:11:46
Beautiful bathing shot!
sindri_skulason 2014-09-14 03:24:13
This image is well worth the effort Hennie. Thank you for sharing.
Stephen J Stephen 2014-09-14 03:52:02
Great shot, Worth the wait. Bravo.
Kako Kid 2014-09-14 06:31:23
Klinkt heel gaaf. Gave foto, mooi moment!
Marcel Tuit | 2014-09-14 08:43:55
oh wow whatta great shot Hennie
Ray-Morris 2014-09-14 09:57:41
Lovely capture, great angle
Welcome back :)
CherylV 2014-09-14 14:11:24
Very nice photo
funny hand 2014-09-14 20:59:33
This is a gorgeous image, love the droplets and their reflection on the water!

You have been sorely missed...
DMF Photography 2014-09-15 03:08:01
Excellent !!
lesaint 2014-09-17 07:27:23
coyrooster 2014-09-21 14:55:09
Earl Reinink 2014-09-27 16:38:13
Mooi Hennie !
JaapCom 2014-11-13 00:53:57
It's so nice to see you giving us some more photos to see. Spectacular point of view and action on this one!!!
DouglasJBrown 2014-12-18 14:41:24

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