Getting Creative – Omni Filters

You may not of heard of Lens Baby, they are a range of creative lens for cameras. Soft and blurry and often surreal. Not for ‘serious’ photographer, but more for the creative elements…like me, I have played with them, but have still not bought any. I am kind of sitting on the fence into purchasing…

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Winter Outings – Australia Gardens

I know, I seem to frequent a few gardens, but when they are so lovely…why not? Today was kind of special. I have a group of ladies who come out with me as a private class to learn photography. It’s a casual relaxed wander through some pretty gardens and talk all things life and photography.…

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Summer Outings – Australia Gardens

I recently had a day out at Australia Gardens, while a friend from the country was visiting, she had not been there before. We headed out quite early as it was going to be quite hot. We spent a fair bit of time in the shady areas and wandered around, looking for birds and such.…

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Digital Art – Rainbow Lorikeet

I took one of my photos of a Rainbow Lorikeet, and turned it into this cute piece of digital art. Did you notice the sweet ladybug? Also from another photo taken in the garden. Here’s hoping you’re having a wonderful day… ~ Julz

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Rainbow Lorikeets

These cute little guys have been playing in the front and backyard, they really love the red bottle brush trees…called Rainbow Lorikeets, had a ball watching and capturing them with a loaned Tamron 70-300mm lens…life does has it perks, but boy am I missing that lens. ~ Julz

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Bird of Paradise

In the very back corner of the back yard, I have this big terracotta pot, with a bird of paradise plant. To be honest it’s been so buried in plants I forgot it was still there. Some recent gardening and clean-up by Hubby uncovered it. Sadly there was only one flower spike but it’s so…

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Spring in the back garden

Playing in the backyard in sunny Spring afternoon, I had a pair of crows come to visit, who took a great interest in the dogs and the dogs them. Also had some more Rainbow Lorikeets. I loved the light and the sense of just being at peace and one with the garden, the birds and…

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Spring bees…

Technically honey bees are not native to Australia, we do have our own blue banded bees, but I don’t think I have actually ever seen one up close. Supposedly our natives don’t sting…or is that an urban myth? Anyway, honey bees are a lovely sight and perform such a big job. Before we changed our…

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Spring bugs…

While I was out the front with my macro lens this time, (really trying to make the most of the window on my weeping cherry blossoms, sadly they do not last long) I spotted a ladybug! I have not see one in such a long time… She (or he?) only stuck around for a few…

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Spring blossoms in black & white

What now seems like many years ago I planted two weeping cherry blossom trees in the front yard, on either side of the pond and in front of the main windows. They block and filter the sun in Summer and in Winter they are bare and let in sunlight. They are simply gorgeous, although my…

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