Photographer's Note

I make no apology for using the title of a novel by J. G. Ballard for this photograph because today is International Women's Day and I thought this lady had a particularly kind and gentle demeanour.

This "lady", roughly but quite elegantly carved from wood, stood about seven feet tall in the centre of the Kirindy Village which we visited and where we were able to see a variety of lemurs and other creatures including the elusive Madagascar jumping rat.

But I must apologise for the dreadful quality of this photograph. My little Olympus OM1n was (and still is) a wonderful camera but, when I ventured with one of my daughters to Madagascar in 2001, I was foolish enough to purchase some very inexpensive colour slide film and the results were dreadful with lots of grain and very poor colours.

Perhaps, now that I have a decent digital camera, I should now plan another trip to Madagascar!

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Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1928 W: 427 N: 7240] (29066)
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