Taken a week or so ago, sunrise in Central Victoria.
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Such a long time since I posted anything, but a good way to begin again is with a favourite subject – some images of Litoria ewingii, Southern Brown Tree Frogs, sitting on Hydrangea leaves just outside my back door in the rain.
These are tiny creatures, less than 2 cms in length, and young ones hatched this season. The fly just happened to be sitting there………
Aquilegia, Granny’s Bonnet, or Columbine – makes no difference to me, they remain one of my favourite plants and this garden is full of them. I love their elegant shapes and gorgeous colours.
These were all taken with the 5D and a 100mm macro lens. Click on any image to make a slideshow.
A late afternoon walk in a nearby Botanic Gardens resulted in these heavily saturated images – deep rich greens and browns heightened by recent rains and overcast skies. It was truly beautiful. The heavens opened again as we were leaving.
There has been a lot of rain here, everything saturated this morning, but lots of spider trails lit with tiny water drops, like fairy lights!
I have the most marvellous app on my phone and iPad – Michael Morecombe and David Stewart Guide to Australian Birds – it is not free, but is a great source of information, plus each entry includes recordings of the bird songs for each species. It is a very useful tool to use when photographing birds – see the bird, play their song, and the bird in question comes in close to investigate who is in their territory. Obviously one takes care how one uses it, so as not to cause any distress, but I have used it a couple of times recently. There is a pair of Superb Fairy Wrens that visit my back garden daily, the male is only just beginning to get his grown up plumage, so his feathers look a little like a tatty patchwork of colour, while his missus is just a pale brownish colour. These are shots taken over the last few days using a 70-200mm lens.
One of the pair that live nearby, and visit daily…..
Bought a bunch of gorgeous Gerberas to celebrate the first day of Spring!
Macros – 5D Mk III, 100mm macro lens.