Red locust

Hiking with friends today near Kommetjie we came across this large red locust who was quite content to allow us to take many photos.

This is the first entry of a blog some of my friends have been telling me to do for ages.  I don’t rate my photographic skills very highly but their comments have gone to my head so here goes.

The aim is to post a single photo each day, taken either somewhere in the city where I live:  Cape Town, or in the surrounding region  of  the Western Cape.  Once I figure out how to do it I’ll add a map of the region. Photos will not be photoshopped, but cropping and straightening might occur.

This is a very beautiful part of the world so you can expect lots of photos of nature, from mountains and oceans to some very amazing and beautiful plants. I expect the human population and its activities to provide lots of material, too, because I share this place with some very weird and wonderful characters.

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

One response to “Red locust

  1. Lovely, I’m enjoying your tales and photos.

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Disclaimer

A note to all accidental visitors:

I am not a photographer and do not claim to have any particular skills whatsoever in that department. I have enormous respect for those who can see the potential in a scene and can create a great photo. Good photography is an art, in my opinion.

I am just a happy snapper, I have no special lenses or accessories, my camera is very simple and it's usually best to leave the setting on auto.

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