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Friday, 3 June 2016

Gamo CFX Royal ... My story

Gamo CFX Royal ... My story so far(long read!)

Hi all, the names Naz. I was born at a very young age and now cleverly disguised as a responsible adult ! I just thought I would share my experience and thoughts on my particular air rifle. Now, it must be said that this post will not prove useful to most or even seem to have a point to it. There will be tons of hyperbole,fragmented sentences and much to my spellcheckes dismay, spelling and grammatical erros. You have been warned.

My experience with air guns is very limited; in fact, I can count on one hand the number of air guns that I have owned in my lifetime. My very first air gun was a Daisy revolver, model 179 that I received when I was around 8-9 years old. I used to carry that gun with me everywhere and literally shot it to pieces. In the end, it was held together with hanger wire, tape and a bastardization of mismatched screws and bolts. Eventually I gave up trying to fix it and trashed it in a fit of rage one day, much to my regret now!
It looked like so:

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Bird photography Canon SX50HS

Some bird photography with the Canon SX50HS. All images shot in RAW and edited with DPP.

Female Weaver bird 

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Model car photography 2015 Ford Mustang GT model

Model car photography
2015 Ford Mustang GT model

A couple of shots of the Ford Mustang GT 2015, Maisto model, Fuji X30 camera used.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Signs for a people who are wise

Signs for a people who are wise

“Behold, in the creation of the heavens and the earth;

In the alternation of the night and day;

In the sailing of the ships through the ocean for the profit of humankind;

In the rain which Allah sends down from the skies and the life which he gives
Therewith to an earth that is dead;

In the beasts that he scatters through the earth;

In the change of the winds and the clouds which they trail like their slaves
Between the sky and the earth;

Here indeed are signs for a people who are wise. Quran 2:164

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Rumi quotes

Some quotes from my favorite Islamic mystic and philosopher, Mevlana Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī. 

Rumi quotes 

Rumi quote 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Bird photography

Bird photography 

Just random bird photographs taken over the last couple of weeks. Recently, I have been inundated by a flock of Red billed Quelea's that have taken residence close to my home. They are really interesting to watch as they are extremely gregarious by nature and are constantly jostling and bickering  with each other. Also, the variety of colors they come in are amazing, red headed breeding males, pink headed juveniles and drab brown females. 

Most images were taken with my Canon SL1 (100D).

Things that bring about happiness

Things that bring about happiness

1. Good deeds:
" Whoever works righteousness, whether male or female, while he [or
she] is a true believer [of Islamic Monotheism] verily, to him We will
give a good life [in this world with respect, contentment and lawful
provision]...} (Qur'an 16: 97)

2. A pious wife:
 'Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will
be the comfort of our eyes... $ (Quran 25: 74)

3. A spacious house:
 The Prophet (Blessings and Peace be upon him)
said: "O' Allah, make my house spacious for me."

4. Sustenance that is derived and earned through honest means:
 The Messenger of Allah (bpuh) said:"Verily, Allah is Tayyib (good and pure), and He does
not accept other than what is good and pure."

5. Good manners and a spirit of fellowship with people:
'And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be... " (Quran 19: 31)

6. Being debt-free and not being a profligate spender:
"And those, who, when they spend, are neither extravagant nor
niggardly...^ (Quran 25: 67)

"And let not your hand be tied [like a miser] to your neck, nor stretch
it forth to its utmost reach [like a spendthrift]..^ (Qur'an 17: 29)

Aaidh ibn Abdullah al-Qarni - Dont be Sad 

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

The truth of mankind - LIVE FREE

Some very inspiring words to ponder over!

'Му SHARE IN ALL that is happening  ... .' I think to myself
as I lie under the friendly Arabian stars. 'I -this bundle of flesh
and Ьопе, of sensations and perceptions –have been placed
within the orbit of  Being, and аm within all that is happening ...
"Danger" is only an illusion: never саn it "overcome" mе: for аll
that happens to mе is рart of the all-embracing stream of which I
myself аm а part. Could it be, perhaps, that danger and safety,
death and joy, destiny and fulfillment, аrе but different aspects of
this tiny, majestic bundle that is I? What endless freedom, О
God, hast Thou granted to man ...'
I have to close mу eyes, so sharp is the pain of happiness at
   this thought;and wings of freedom brush mе silently from afar

    in the breath of the wind that passes over mу face. - Muhammed Assad 

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Sunday, 13 December 2015

Lion and Rhino park December 2015

Lion and Rhino park December 2015
Some photos from the Lion and rhino park in Krugersdorp, South Africa.
Canon 100D and 55-250mm Lens used for all shots.

For obvious reasons, the rare and dangerous species have a greater attraction value, and this led to the introduction of lions, cheetah and later, the highly endangered Cape wild dog. The latter have formed part of a very successful breeding programme which has, in turn, led to breeding programmes for Bengal tigers, Siberian Tigers and the extremely rare White Lion (one of which was born at the reserve in 1999). These activities have seen the staff complement at the reserve grow from 5 to 39 people employed on a full time basis.

Rhino and Lion park
Sable ,rhino and lion park 

Saturday, 12 December 2015

Canon 400mm f/5.6 lens photos

Some random bird photos taken with the Canon 400mm f/f5.6 lens. This is one awesome lens and if you don't already have one, get one!