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Two Features!!

I’ve been relatively inactive in the realms of RB lately, but on jumping back into the throng with three images on a Italian theme, one of them, Montecchio Pageant 2, a portrait of a beautiful Tuscan maiden, has just been featured in the great new group, The Other Side of Italy
Check this group out, it has some excellent images.

I was also delighted earlier in the week to have another Italian image, Donna Alla Finestra featured in the ImageWriting Group.

Many thanks to the hosts of both groups.


A Couple of Features and A Comment on RB Quality!

Two features this week: my image Fledgeling Red-Whiskered Bulbul

was featured in You’re Accepted Many thanks to the hosts; I’m delighted!

and my image African penguin portrait

was chosen by guest featurer LaureenR to be among the week’s features in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa group. Many thanks, Laureen, I’m thrilled with that!

Just in case one day someone buys one of my works, I thought I’d check out the printing quality of the RB products by ordering some cards and a print of my own images. I bought 20 cards of my image Wildebeest sunset

and a 12×8 mounted print of my image Dubai

I’m pleased to say that I’m delighted with the quality of both products. The quality of printing is excellent, with the colours pretty much exactly as I see them on my screen. The card stock

Features and featured artist!!

I’m delighted that the wonderful group Focus and Lighting has made me a featured member!

I’m also delighted that two of my photos have been featured in the last couple of weeks:

Vulture landing in the Indigenous to East & Southern Africa group as a result of coming in the top 10 of a challenge

and Waiting… in the Bug Hunt group

Many thanks to all the hosts!!

Three More Features!!!

I’m thrilled to have have had my image Brown spider close-up 2 featured in the Extreme Close-ups group and to have had two more features in the Photographer in Action group – ‘Wedding Photographer’ and ‘Celebrity Tulips’.

Many thanks to the hosts of both groups; I’m delighted!!!


I delighted that my shot ‘Wedding Photographer 2 has been featured in the group ’ The Photographer in Action’! Many thanks to hosts Tereza and Wayne

Featured Butterflies!

I’m delighted that my image of Malayan Tree Nymphs in ‘Butterfly 6’ has been featured in the group Just Butterflies! Many thanks to hosts Shilohlin and Katagram

Featured group member!!

I’m thrilled this morning with the news that I have been made a Featured Member of the group Style! Class! Elegance! Excellence! and also that my image Elder Dewdrops has been featured in the group. Many, many thanks to the hosts!!

A Feature and a TopTen place!

Delighted that my photo Helicopter at Il Ngwesi was featured in ‘A Vision of Flight’ – thanks very much to the hosts, I’m delighted!!

Delighted also that my photo ‘Golden Birdwing butterfly – on the wing’, which the hosts of ’ A Vision of Flight’ were kind enough to use as the sample shot for the challenge ‘Butterfly in Flight’, also gained place in the Top Ten!

Involuntary Cold Turkey!!

Browsing quietly through RB early on Saturday evening (27 June) while the garden was rejoicing in a self-watering fest courtesy of a powerful storm, the glorious firmaments decided to take revenge on this idle bubbler and dispatched a thunderbolt of no mean proportions at the electrics of our house. This is not an unusual occurrence in this part of Italy at this time of year, and this time the weak link in the electrical chain was my modem/router! Suddenly my red bubble burst and being Saturday evening in rural Italy there was nothing I could do. Nor could I on Sunday. The said modem is the property on Telecom Italia, a company not known for fast or reliable response to problems, so on Monday I bought a spare to use while I await the pleasure of the Telecom Italia technician. I then disc…

Two more features!!

I delighted that my image ‘Starling Cloud’ has been featured in ‘Colour and Light’; thanks very much to hosts Ranald and Rémi!

I’m equally delighted that my little inquisitive squirrel, ‘Red Squirrel 2’, has been featured in Happy Haven Photography, where hosts Marie and Sandra have had a squirrel and chipmunk celebration! Many thanks to them both!

A Top Ten in a Challenge, and a new challenge launched!

I’m delighted that my image Wildebeest Sunset gained 2nd place in the recent Sunrise/Sunsets challenge in the Indigenous to East and Southern Africa group. Thanks to all who voted and well done carisma for the winning shot African Sunset

The prize for the 1st and 2nd place winners is the opportunity for each to recommend a new challenge for the group. In fact Olitto, one of the group hosts, has made me another host of the group so I have set up my challenge directly.

So, as a new host of Indigenous to East and Southern Africa, I invite you to look in on the group, view some fabulous work and even if you don’t have work from that geographical area, join up and vote in the challenges. The challenge I’ve set up is called Cheetahs! and there should be some great entries.

Look forward to seein

Challenge Win and a feature!

After a busy week away, firstly in Vienna where there was no time to point the camera at anything, and then in London for a 90th birthday party (not mine!) and a visit to about-to-pop daughter in Newark (Notts, not NJ), I returned to peaceful Tuscany and the opportunity to catch up with RB to find the delightful news that my photo ‘Starling Killer Whale’ had won the ‘Birds of a Feather’ challenge in the I Love Birds group. Thank you, those who voted, I’m thrilled!!

I also discovered that my photo ‘Lunch Over’ was featured in the Indigenous to East and Southern Africa group and was in the Top Ten for their ‘The Hunters’ challenge. Delighted with all of that too – thanks to the hosts!!


I’m delighted to have had some more of my work featured over the last couple of days. Many thanks to the host of the groups for considering them. Thanks too for all the wonderful comments from bubblers around the world – what a great community this is!

Wildebeest Sunset was featured in For the Love of Canon

Lily at Il Ngwesi was featured in Image Writing

S is for… was featured in #1 Artist of Red Bubble

and A Day at the Seaside! was featured in Penguins Galore

Two more features!!

I’m delighted that my grumpy old Cape Buffalo has been featured in Odd One Out and my industrious little home maker featured in Happy Haven!.

Many thanks to the hosts of both groups! :))

Two features for my poppies!!

I’m delighted that two of my poppy images have been featured today. Poppies 2 was featured in the Canon DSLR Users (One Image Per Day) group

and Poppies 1 was featured in the DSLR Users Only group

Many thanks to the hosts of both groups – it’s made my weekend!

A Feature in a New Group and a Challenge Top Ten!

Delighted that my work ‘Burj Al Arab – Interior 3’ has been featured in the brand new group ‘For the love of Canon’. Thanks very much to hosts Kelly and Hannah. I can’t display it below since it’s not for sale and RB won’t let me copy it.

Also delighted that my photo ‘Lily at Il Ngwesi’ was among the top ten in the Image Writing (2/24) challenge Have Fun!. Lily is my granddaughter and this photo is what her Mum calls my ‘Kodak moment shot’!!

Two images, three features and a challenge top ten!!

I’m delighted that my liitle spiderhunter peering out of his newly-built nest has been featured in both ‘Live, Love, Dream’ and ‘First Things’. Thanks very much to the host of these groups for considering my work.

I’m also thrilled that ‘Elephants at a waterhole’ has been featured in ‘Elegant Elephants!’ and that it also was among the top ten in the challenge ‘Elephants on the move’. Thanks to the hosts and to those who voted for it.

A second feature for an African penguin!

Many thanks to the hosts of Penguins Galore for featuring my work African Penguin portrait. This is the second time this little fellow has been singled out – he was previously featured in African Art & Photography. I’m sure he’s feeling very chuffed down there at Boulders Beach, as I am! :))

Two more features

Thrilled to have two more features! Many thanks to the hosts of Only Orchids for featuring Orchid9

and to the hosts of Live, Love, Dream for featuring Humming Bird Moth 2

Thanks, Squirrels and Chipmunks, for the feature!

Many thanks to the host of Squirrels and Chipmunks for featuring my photo Red Squirrel 2 – I’m delighted!!! I can’t seem to find a way to say thank you specifically within the group, apart from replying to BigD’s comment notifying me of the feature, so I hope the hosts get to read this.

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