Saturday Squawk

As one crosses the foot bridge across the Brown River to the dog part of the beach. 

Saturday Squawk is a mish-mash of bits and pieces of the week.  Today after my 8:00 am Aqua Fit class I came home, had breakfast and then the dogs to the dog beach.  Since I always take photos of my own dogs there I decided I would take photos of something else.

Mr. Penguin and I are going to Botswana, Namibia and the Zimbabwe side of Victoria Falls for 25 days in March.  I wanted to practise taking photos of wildlife with my Canon I own. It has so many settings and I am using the manual settings more and more. I have been in the Hobart Photography Club for two years now.  I thought as we don’t have gazelles or hippos in the area I would practise on some active dogs at the beach.

Dog Beach

I came across an 18 month old Boxer named Rupert who is lovely and extremely energetic.  His kind owners let me use him as a model so I got to practise on the “Tasmania Veldt”.

This guy loved the water.

There were some other interesting things happening there as well so I am here today to share them with you.

A beautiful lurcher. I hardly ever see this breed here.

Enjoy the sunny summer weather of Tasmania.

She was trying to read her book but the dogs were a bit distracting.


Boxer 6
Beautiful Rupert the Boxer. Love the ears.


Boxer 10
Rupert is very stately here.

Author: TravellinPenguin

I live a retired life in Tasmania, Australia. I love books, travel, animals, photography, motor biking and good friends. I indulge in all these activities with the little Travellin' Penguin who has now shared five continents with me. We love book shops, photography walks and time with friends as all our family is in USA and Canada. I enjoy visitors to my blog so hope you'll stop by.

12 thoughts on “Saturday Squawk”

  1. very nice photos; doggies love to have fun, yes they do… will you try to interview Ma Ramotswe while you’re in Botswana? (or Mr. Matekoni?) it’s hard to believe those are fictitious characters; they seem real to me… be safe over there…


  2. Your photos are terrific. I can’t wait to see the ones you take in Africa. I love waterfalls and you’re going to see one of the great ones (which I’ll never see in person because I don’t travel anymore).

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  3. The photos are lovely – there’s a great sense of movement in the first one, and I love the composition in the one of Rupert looking stately – it’s got really strong lines with his legs, and the wonderfully curved tail and the way the right ear is slightly raised.


  4. Hiya. Enjoy your Africa trip. I lived for 31 years in Zimbabwe, then called Rhodesia. The Vic Falls are spectacular. I visited them many times. Be sure to follow all health tips prior to travel i.e. malaria tablets etc. Very necessary. Enjoy.

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