Our S.A. coastal adventure – day 5 part 1

Day 5 A quick breakfast and packed up before heading off for another of our private tours at the Raptor Domain. The beauty of travelling in groups like this is we can often arrange a private tour, exhibit or cruise just to ourselves. There were 18 of us, enough for private groups, but not too…

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Regular Random – Rainbow Lorikeets

On a recent trip to Healesville Sanctuary, about 40kms from Melbourne, I spent a good five minutes with these cheeky Rainbow Lorikeets, so much fun. It’s been so long since I did a #RegularRandom, I thought it was time. I basically stayed in the one spot and followed them, in the tree, on the ground,…

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Regular Random – Birds, Bees & Butterflies

If I add up how much time I spent with each creature, it’s possible it all adds up to five minutes, they are often so quick a minute or so is all you have. These were all taken on a morning stroll in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand, such a marvellous place to visit – would…

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Spring Outings – Australia Gardens

We’ve been there before, Australia Gardens, in Cranbourne (SE Victoria), this time we went with a different Photography group, as we have been many times we only went to a few selected areas. We visited the area where the birds dominate, in particular, a New England Honeyeater, which was very plentiful. We also visited the…

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Fabulous Friday – Last Rays

Last week I shared an image that won a Special Merit in the Light Space & Time Botanical Comp, this one also received an Hon. Mention. This is the ‘twin’ to another image I entered last year, which also did quite well, same type of bird a Helmeted Honeyeater, and similar blossoms and colouring. I…

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Regular Random – Two Feathered Friends

Got something a little different, but so sweet for this week’s Regular Random. While in Launceston (Tasmania) the other week we were visiting Batman Bridge (No not Batman as in Gotham) we found these two feathered friends. Such an unlikely pair, a chicken and a Peacock (I assume he is a juvenile as he doesn’t…

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Birds

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Birds – if there is one thing that I truly suck at is bird photography! Seriously, if they are standing or sitting still I have half a chance, but once they take flight…useless. Not for lack of trying, I have been to various bird shows and wildlife experiences,…

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Summer Outings – Grants Picnic Ground

Another Summer tradition, I seem to have so many, but when you live so close to so many gorgeous spots to visit, why not? Grants Picnic Ground, is a lovely spot in the Dandenong Ranges (Near Olinda) for a picnic, they have lovely bush walks, a small cafe and gift shop, but the big draw…

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Winter Outings – Bird Encounter Part 2

Last week I featured some images from our Bird Encounter with Leigh Valley Hawk and Owl Sanctuary, such a wonderful day. After our 90 minutes free flight demonstration (where I did not do so well photographically) we moved inside for lunch and then a Posed Portrait Session with Martin, Talia, Eggy the Barn Owl and…

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EMILIO’S SHARE MY WORLD – AUGUST 22, 2017

Emilio is kindly hosting this week’s Share Your World, I always love his posts, so I’m in for this week’s too! Have you ever been pulled over by a cop? Numerous times, but usually just for a random breath analyzer (That could be just an Aussie thing I don’t know). My Hubby actually got pulled up…

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