Sci-Fi Seaweed!

On Friday we had a day trip to the coast (a 2 hour drive), the weather was so overcast and dark, but having driven so far I had to make the best of it.  High tide was just over and so lots of interesting seaweed had washed up.  Taken with the macro in what was very, very wet sand (the tripod sank by the millisecond!), I’ve never seen this type before. To compound issues, I had the macro lens on an old DSLR so the resolution isn’t that great.  Still, good to be out 🙂

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Bzzz busy bee!

Summer is definitely around the corner 🙂 The clover is flowering and the bees are out!  Poor things were swaying back and forth in the wind (not good for macro!) but good to see….

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Dig in!
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Heavy shopping bags!

 

 

A busy butterfly!

This was taken at the Butterfly House at Melbourne Zoo last month.  What caught my eye was the seemingly prolific number of eggs she was laying (though I’m sure not all were hers)!  Click in for more detail – there are a couple of Mealy Bugs on the plant too.

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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…

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Early morning with a haze
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Kelp ribbons washed up on the tide-line
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A tiny little shell in a rock – less than 3 mm in total

Unearthed (literally!)…

I have a new theme for the blog which I think will be better suited.  Apologies in advance for any odd or blank email notifications – I want to create some different pages with galleries, etc and is work in progress.  Please let me know if there are problems viewing it and feedback, as always, is welcome on the new look…..and so to the image today.  Not the best technically but this little frog literally missed death by spade by millimetres during some clearing work.   I believe it is called a Victorian Frog (Litoria paraewingi) and was about 3 cm long – safely relocated 🙂

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Welcoming the morning sun…

I think I have gone a bit ‘macrotastic’ lately!  These are some Osteospermum, again a member of the daisy/sunflower family.  I’ve included the black and white image as thought it best showed the fractal pattern of this seemingly simple flower 🙂

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Wake up little sleepy head…

The onset of spring has made me feel like a little kid in a sweet shop – everywhere I look there are flowers or buds I want to make images of.  I have a current fascination with members of the daisy family that open and close with the rhythm of the sun.  This little daisy hadn’t as yet had the full benefit of the sun and its warmth as was taken early in the morning…

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