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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Share your world – 20th October 2020

I tend to measure the year with certain milestones, once we hit Halloween the weather starts to become really nice, mid Spring is here days are warm and flowers are everywhere. Then we have Melbourne Cup (A big international horse race), then the year is done and dusted, Christmas is just around the corner. Well,…

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Regular Random – Magnolia and Bokeh

I adore Spring Magnolia, or at least late Winter Magnolia and on a recent trip to Brisbane we spent a few minutes with a lone Magnolia and some beautiful filtered sunshine. When the sunlight glitters and bounces around it can create the most gorgeous bokeh, I even caught some images of just the bokeh alone.…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

I found this rather unique and textural plant in several places while we were in New Zealand, apparently, it’s called a Teazel. During a visit to Howick Village, I came across this against a darkened doorway, brilliant sunlight and deep shadows behind…just perfectly framed and displaying the little spikes…just magnificent, how could I not take…

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Regular Random – Mother & Pup

I have a full post coming up on an amazing day at Cape Palliser, but you will have to be patient, but I was editing these images and thought I would share just a tiny snippet with you. It was cold, wet and windy as we drove to Cape Palliser lighthouse on a whim, I…

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