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,MY STORY AT REDBUBBLE! FEB 2008 - 2012/03/18 867 public works, 455663 views

I joined Red bubble Feb 2008!
I knew nothing about computers or digital photography!
I had one thing on my mind, I love photography and I want to learn and know more about the digital world!
I had no experience on computers, let alone digital camera’s! My second eldest daughter is a intensive care sister, working on all the big ships, doing trips around the world and she bought me my NikonD50, still using it today! It took me several months just to figure out how to work it! I spent hours on my computer to to figure out how it works! Had no clue how to even get it to go on to internet! Living in the bush, far away from civilization I just had to do it the hard and difficult way! Made so many boobies! Eventually I managed that and I first joined The International Library of Photography, soon realised that this wasn’t going to get me anywhere! I was advised by a fellow-member to check out this website: Red bubble
I managed to get to the website and joined and boy, I was again confused all over again! This site was so different and I was just stumbling to get my way around and trying to find out how this all works! (Must admit though, RB was mush easier and friendlier than today!)
Well here I started a journey that was and still is unforgettable! I met so many friendly and helpful members! Still have them today!
I grew with RB! I have learnt so much! My photography has improved so much that even I cannot believe it!
With this road that I have travelled (over 4 years) I learned that, if you don’t know ask! There are so many willing hands and wonderful friends here, it’s amazing!
When I started, or offered to help with moderating in a group, I knew nothing, but there was a wonderful and willing co-host that took my hand and taught me everything I know today! As time walked on, I got more confidence and realized that an answer is just a bmail away!
Today I do hosting in eight groups, with wonderful co-hosts and members!
I have sold works, not that I made millions, you will never make millions on RB, unless you are brilliant, but RB MADE MY DREAM COME TRUE! _*I WANT PEOPLE, OR FELLOW MEMBERS, TO ENJOY MY WORK AND I WANNA SHOW THEM WHAT I EXPERIENCE WHEN I PRESS THAT SHUTTER BUTTON!*
My sold works at RB, that is my dream come true and I want to thank everybody that helped to make my dream come true by purchasing the following works since the day I joined this amazing website!
Some where cards,framed,matted prints,teeshirts and calendars!

RED-VEINED DROPWING – TRITHEMISM ARTERIOSA
by Magaret Meintjes


Series: MAPUNGUBWE NATIONAL PARK – World Heritage Site
by Magaret Meintjes


#SERIES# CHILDREN OF AFRICA, THE YOUNG AND THE OLD
by Magaret Meintjes


I'M RIGHT BEHIND YOU! – THE AFRICAN ELEPHANT – Loxodonta Africana
by Magaret Meintjes


LIVE, LOVE, DREAM AND PASSION
by Magaret Meintjes


ANIMAL KINGDOM – HIPOPOTAMUS- AMPHIBIUS
by Magaret Meintjes


TODAY AND TOMORROW – Arum Lily
by Magaret Meintjes


TYPICAL "BUSHVELD" SUNSET
by Magaret Meintjes


THE LILIUM – Liliaceae
by Magaret Meintjes
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The 'BLUE MOON' a rose with exceptional beauty and elegance !
by Magaret Meintjes


THE OSTRICH – Struthio camelus – EGG
by Magaret Meintjes


THE LEOPARD – Panthera pardus
by Magaret Meintjes


THE "THREE" LITTLE LION CUBS, a Last light capture
by Magaret Meintjes


BARN OWL – Tyto alba
by Magaret Meintjes


BUTTERFLY SERIES – Natal Acraea
by Magaret Meintjes


THE WAY HOME….
by Magaret Meintjes


THE APRICOT ROSE
by Magaret Meintjes


ONE BLUE… ONE YELLOW ?
by Magaret Meintjes


WHY AM I ALWAYS STARED AT !
by Magaret Meintjes


THE " FAMILY GATHERING "
by Magaret Meintjes


ADRENALINE PUMPING "NIGHT DRIVE AND CAPTURE"
by Magaret Meintjes


NATURE'S PAINTBOX
by Magaret Meintjes


THE CHEETAH – Acin0nyx jabatus, the fastest preditor on earth
by Magaret Meintjes


JUST… STAY.. AWAY FROM ME !!!
by Magaret Meintjes


THE FEVER TREE – Acacia xanthophloea
by Magaret Meintjes


HI, I'M FROM AFRICA
by Magaret Meintjes


THE AFRICAN BUTTERFLY SERIES TEESHIRT
by Magaret Meintjes


A "BIG 5" TEESHIRT DESIGN, ALL THE WAY FROM AFRICA !
by Magaret Meintjes


THE ZEBRA TEE – In black and white
by Magaret Meintjes


A MAN OF VISION – PAUL KRUGER
by Magaret Meintjes


For Dawn – Special request on "My Horse Fantasy"
by Magaret Meintjes


SUNCOMPO12008
by Magaret Meintjes

2 X

A COLLAGE OF AFRICA'S "BIG 5" -
by Magaret Meintjes


NO 2 – "SPIKKELS" AND THE CROW…. 10.41.45 HRS
by Magaret Meintjes


"HORSES IN SILHOUETTE" at DUSK, RUNNING WILD,RUNNING FREE
by Magaret Meintjes

_*Still think it is unfair, that we never know who our buyers are, but, thank you, thank you to everyone that enjoyed my work enough to buy above captures, I am humbly honoured! * THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DREAM COME TRUE!*
I had another email from Mr Baxter today to tell me that another person out there enjoys my work so much that he/she bought a card 2012/03/29:

SILHOUETTE SUNSET – Mozambique
by Magaret Meintjes

Thank you for sharing my dream!

Comments

  • Johan  Nijenhuis
    Johan Nijenhuisalmost 3 years ago

    You are welcome Mary and thanks for being one of the Good frieds that made my dream come true………..Johan

  • Thank you Johan, you are part of the old days at RB, a wonderful member and friend!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Qnita
    Qnitaalmost 3 years ago

    WOW!! I hope the dream never end! Congratulations with all the sales… :-)

  • Baie dankie vriendin, somtyds gaan die tyd so vinnig verby en kom mens nie by al die dankie’s uit nie, gedink dit is miskien die beste manier om vir almal dankie te se!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Mark Braham
    Mark Brahamalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Magaret
    I have been watching you profile for sometime now and have to say your photos are stunning…Well Done.

    I would like to share this with you… One of the best Wild Life photographers I have ever had the privilege of meeting is Greg Du Toit the link to his website is listed below, I think you will enjoy looking at it

    www.gregdutoit.com

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/programmes/20...;

  • Thank you Mark that is so very sweet! I know some of my firt work isn;t the best but I feel it should stay there as it is part of my growing at rb! Thank you for the links, will most certainly go and check it out!
    Take care, Maggie

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • lcretyi
    lcretyialmost 3 years ago

    Magaret , your work is excellent, really, some of the best on RedBubble, I feature it because it is truly beautiful,
    I am so happy that you have come so far and are enjoying photography every click of your camera, your
    COLLAGE OF AFRICA’S “BIG 5” -is to kill for and is so much of your exquisite image,,,,Keep them coming

    Hugs

  • Thank you ever so much Laura, it’s comments like yours that always is a great inspiration here on rb!
    Hugs
    maggie

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • JohnDSmith
    JohnDSmithalmost 3 years ago

    Wow,….what a awesome gallery you have,….Stunning work you do,… Congratulation on all your sales,….,…

  • Thank you so much John, appreciate your kind comment and wonderful support! take care!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyalmost 3 years ago

    what a nice story Margaret! you really deserve your success! congratulations ;)

  • Thank you so much for visiting, reading and your very kind comment!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Baie lekker gelees aan hierdie vertelling van toe en nou! Baie geluk met al die verkope Magriet, mag daar vorentoe nog baie opwinding wag. RB is maklik een van die inspirerendste webblaaie wat ‘n mens kan kry. Jou foto’s is pragtig, elkeen vertel sy eie verhaal! Doen so voort!

  • Ek waardeer jou besoek en die tyd wat jy afgestaan het, jou wense vir vorentoe, werklik ’n inspirasie Liz, baie dankie !

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Mark Braham
    Mark Brahamalmost 3 years ago

    Hi Magaret.

    Sorry ….One other site you mite be interested to have a look at is www. wild-eye.co.za or gallery.wild-eye.co.za
    This site is part of Greg’s set up as well.

  • Thank you very much Mark, will do!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Margaret  Hyde
    Margaret Hydealmost 3 years ago

    I was very interested to read your background regarding the photography and RB. Your photography is excellent and your generosity in helping and encouraging me has been greatly appreciated.

  • Thank you so much for visiting,reading and kind comment Margaret, I do appreciate it and I see you and Graeme as part of the rb family!

    – Magaret Meintjes

  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...almost 3 years ago

    Your passion for life really shows up in your images Maggie, and your work is getting better all the time! Thank you for your friendship partner, you taught me a lot about RB!

  • I don’t what to say! thank you, thank you so much for such a wonderful and kind comment Kon, your work is brilliant ! always a pleasure to help where-ever and when-ever I can! Thank you partner!

    – Magaret Meintjes