Lo and behold the mighty dung beetle: soldier and cleaner of the land. These little creatures play a very important part in the ecosystem; being both a cleanser of disease and ingenious entrepreneur! My fascination with these little guys just kept growing as the male beetle rolled his and his wife’s dung ball up a very steep hill. Very romantic.
The following picture is not a miniature model of a street scene, but in fact an illusion that can be created by using the ‘Tilt Shift’ effect in Photoshop Elements. Quite nifty! I have been pushing the boundaries of my imagination with PSE, and am quite keen to create a panorama and photo montage next!
The healthy wind of change is blowing –
the young sapling is steadily growing
into the form its Creator deems fit
vaulting obstacles with unerring wit.
The path the sapling chose is clear: to Clouds!
The beauty of twin tongues, dousing doubts
with passionate dance and lingering kiss
across undulating hills to euphoric bliss.
Francois Hermanus Steyn – January 2012