Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 3

One of the reasons I really wanted to go to Australia Gardens, was to capture some fabulous birds with the 70-300mm lens Tamron had loaned to me. Check out the flower in this post. I am not a Bird Watcher (or Twitcher) by any means, but having a 300mm telephoto zoom, made it much easier…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 2

Continuing on from the Orchid House at Australia Gardens, I visited the Scrub lands and the rich red soil full of wonderous Australian Native Flowers, paper daisies, kangaroo paw, grevillea, waratah, banksia and more… All shot with the Tamron 70-300mm lens. While it may be Spring, this garden is often at it’s best in Winter…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens Pt 1

We seem to be three for three in weekly outings, it’s been great. Sadly we only seem to get one day between Friday and Sunday that’s actually worth leaving the house. The joy of Spring and unpredictable weather. This week is Australia Gardens in Cranbourne about 50km SE Melbourne. not far from my house, beautiful…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 3

Yesterday I too you back to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Being spring there were quite a few babies around, I became quite enamoured with these duckling and their Mumma (I assume), she had quite the hand full…there were 11 ducklings. I went back the next day hoping for…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 2

Yesterday I introduced you to Frog Hollows, a lovely little wetland about 5km from my house. Bridges and walking tracks and three separate wetland areas. Today I am going to share the far pond, which is partially under the freeway! You would certainly never know it. I was quite fond of the black swan and…

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Spring Outings – Frog Hollows Part 1

Following on from our visit to the Botanic Gardens last week, this week we journeyed to the out limits of our 5km exclusion zone and visited Frog Hollows. I had been lent a new lens to test and I needed something with a bit of distance and room to test out this big boy (well…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 4

After wandering through the rose garden, the lily pond and the lake, which also has an amphitheatre, where is Summer they screen movies for family picnics, we used to take the kids sometimes. We ended up in the gazebo area, such a pretty spot. That’s about it for Wilson Botanic Gardens, I do hope you…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 3

Visiting our local Wilson Botanical Gardens we strolled around the lilly pond, the rose garden and of course the lake, which used to be an old quarry. There is not much that remains, but one old set of pylons. The lake is home to hundreds of turtles and ducks and varied other water fowl too,…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 2

We managed to visit our local Botanic Gardens on the weekend. It’s really the only one within the 5km we are allowed to travel, not our favourite local, it’s more of a dog walkers spot than anything, but it’s all we’re currently allowed. So we took the cameras for a walk instead of the dogs!…

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Spring Outings – Wilson Botanic Gardens Part 1

I can’t go far, but I did manage to get out last weekend to the Rose Garden and Wilson Botanic Gardens, my daughter was actually married in the gardens and we did lots of photos in the rose garden. We are still only allowed to travel 5kms and only for maximum 2-hours per day, but…

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