Archive for ‘June, 2013’

Emu and the hill…

Yesterday we went looking for a waterfall I’d read about at Sailors Falls near Daylesford.  When we arrived there was no water, doh!!  We decided to keep going and spotted this hill at Newlyn in the Shire of Hepburn. The landscape is reasonably flat with these occasional beautiful curves.  Another day of dramatic clouds and contrasts with a few surprises including a very curious (and tall) Emu!

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Sheep and vehicle trails crossing

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The crows were disturbed by the farmer turning up to feed the sheep.

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In a paddock with three others. This one was very curious!

 

A sunrise and ‘Skippy’!

It’s been a week of freezing cold overnight temperatures and the most amazing sunrises.  This sunrise was taken on Thursday with a 70-300 mm lens, I believe the temperature was about -4 C.  The distant ridge is one I see almost everyday and am fascinated by its varying silhouettes in different lights – Thursday was perfect if not a little surreal!  I went back today (you can view my other images on my recently created Facebook page – Lisa Kimmorley Photography) and found another individual waiting for the warmth of the sunrise!

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Sunrise on Thursday

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‘Skippy’ waiting for the sun!

And the clouds came rolling in….

Yesterday we went back to Nulla Vale, North Central Victoria.  It’s a landscape I really admire with the granite outcrops and sparse vegetation – a really stark landscape.  It was incredibly  windy and so felt bitterly cold, but the sky was amazing.  Challenging with clouds and shadows quickly changing. Taken from mid to late afternoon.

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The sheep give a perspective on the boulders!

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Steavenson Falls

We made a detour on our return from Healesville last week to visit Steavenson Falls which are in Marysville.  I had been told that they are spectacular which indeed they are, although the weather was less than kind with heavy drizzle for the most part.  One of the tallest in Victoria, it has a drop of 122 metres, the last cascade being an unbroken drop of over 21 metres. It is floodlight until 11.00 pm.  The area was devastated by the February 2009 bushfires and it was good to see the ongoing recovery.

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Dingo Duo…

Last weekend we went to Healesville Sanctuary which is part of Zoos Victoria.  They are home to Australian natives and also care for more than 2000 sick, injured or orphaned natives every year through their Australian Wildlife Health Centre.  The Dingo exhibit is my favourite and we had the chance to watch these two siblings at play.

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