Archive for ‘October, 2013’

Little and large..

I was brought up on the coast in South Wales, UK and I do miss the sea, so visiting Anglesea was both strangely familiar and yet different.  Now living in mountain ranges in the southern hemisphere meant I ended up taking a lot of images that day – there was so much to see (and I didn’t have a macro lens when I lived in the UK)!!  There will be more to come…


Early morning with a haze

kelp ribbons

Kelp ribbons washed up on the tide-line

little shell

A tiny little shell in a rock – less than 3 mm in total

Natural Density Filter!!

Yesterday was a very cold spring morning.  The temperature of the dam water would have been considerably higher than the air temperature so it was almost like a steaming bath.  The result was the rising sun being filtered through a haze –  brings a whole new meaning to ND filter…

fog & sun

Here hare here….

Apologies, I couldn’t resist the title which is a line from one of my favourite films Withnail and I! Hares, in my experience, are difficult creatures to capture in an image – so fast that I generally see their tails flash before me, and then gone.  These were a pair that I captured moving on my belly to get a little closer after work last week.  One day… 🙂

running hare

Click for more detail..

DSC_0280 crop2 dripper wires

Sumatran Tigers at Melbourne Zoo.

Last weekend we went to Melbourne Zoo.  As regular readers will know, I visit the zoo as often as possible.  These tigers are creatures I always make sure that I go to see – I think they are beautiful animals.  Sadly, along with many other species, they are critically endangered.  According to the WWF it is estimated that there are less than 400 individuals left in the wild due to deforestation and poaching, which is why, in my opinion, organisations such as Zoos Victoria are so important with their captive breeding programmes.  The zoo had four cubs born in February 2010 which can all still be enjoyed there today.  Click on each image for a full view.


tiger 2



Lunch! Taken through very dirty, scratched glass (at child eye level!) under his lookout point.



Crossing the t’s…

This is one of the trellis systems at work.  It is a large block which is nearly 4 Ha in area.  I have often seen this image in my mind, and after trying it with a wide-angle lens (which didn’t work) I finally took this at 300 mm which not only has compressed it, but also ‘fits’ the image I had.  


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