Visiting Frog Hollows in Spring

Previous trips to Frog Hollows in Spring there are more baby birds, ducklings and such. But I wasn’t disappointed in what I spotted. I took the new Tamron 18-300mm APS-C lens to review and just wanted to capture some nice nature photography. Spotted Superb Fairy Wren, Black Swan, various ducks there was also various wattle…

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Exploring Australia Gardens with a 90mm macro

I recently changed from a 50mm to a 90mm Sony macro lens. I had been mostly playing in the backyard, but finally I managed to travel up to 15kms from home and it had stopped raining. In fact it was actually a beautiful warm spring day and so many people were out and about, so…

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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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Tropical Getaways – Part 14

Sadly, this is the last part of our tropical getaway. We left our youngest daughter at the airport to catch her flight back to Brisbane. We then headed out to Palm Cove for a look and wander around, but also for a late lunch. We found a café along the esplanade and had a lovely…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 13

Woke up so stiff and sore from our adventures the previous day. We only had half a day with our youngest daughter as her flight left just after lunch, whereas our didn’t leave til that night. We packed up our gear and packed the car. We decided to keep fairly close to Cairns, as much…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 12

We are slowly getting to the tail end of our trip, but by no means the end of the photos! Out next stop was Mount Hypipamee National Park. There is a crater, waterfalls and cascades. We also stopped at Lake Eacham on the way in. Honestly not that exciting apart from the fact that they…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 11

Day 5 of our holiday again sees us away from the kids, as we journey back to the Atherton Tablelands and more waterfalls. The kids went on a high tree climb and some other sporty stuff and loads of clothes shopping, and they call us boring lol. A lovely drive took us back into the…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 10

On our return from Cape Tribulation we stopped off at Mossman Gorge, quite incredible, but also VERY touristy. People everywhere! There is a little shuttle bus that runs from the tourist centre down to the falls, which was quite welcome by me as it is a 4km hike! Sadly there were people swimming everywhere. They…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 9

A dream of my eldest daughter has been to visit the Daintree Forest. It’s touted as where the rainforest meets the reef, as it grows right up to the beach which is off the Great Barrier Reef’s northern tip. It’s also the world’s oldest rainforest. Lush and emerald green and tranquil. It is quite a…

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Tropical Getaway – Part 8

One that made our list, that I had never really heard of before is Paronella Park. A gentleman by the name of Jose Paronella had a dream of building a castle, with lush gardens, picnic areas, tennis courts and and so much more. He opened it in 1935. It is these days in quite a…

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