Posts tagged ‘Nature’

Stained glass…

I’ve been enjoying catching up and seeing everyone’s posts though I don’t have as much time to comment as often as I would like at the moment 🙂

This small dragonfly is one of the treasure trove of summer insects I found in the fog at sunrise the other week.  The delicate wings reminded me of stained glass by the way it was backlit in the swirling fog.

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Jewels at dawn.

It’s been a hot start to February here whilst some of you are freezing before the seasons start to turn!  One morning this week saw very heavy fog as the overnight temperature got really quite cool (6C) before another hot day.  At sunrise I was delighted to find many insects waiting for the warmth of the sun to get dry and moving – this tiny butterfly (wingspan of 2 cm) is called a common grass blue.  I hope you enjoy, click in for a larger image. 🙂

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Double take…

Hello again everyone 🙂  I hope everyone is well…Even though I have been absent from the blog, the images keep coming – I have enjoyed the film swap between Infrared Robert and Helen Briggs and it got me thinking about digital ‘in camera’ multiple exposures. The results for me so far have been unpredictable, ranging from the truly terrible to utterly mind boggling.  This is one that is getting closer to what I want – a double exposure of grass in the wind.  I like the odd colour (I have desaturated this quite a bit) and to me it expresses early summer 🙂

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As always, click for a larger view.

 

 

Tall poppies!

Today we went back to Alowyn Gardens and they had swathes of poppies currently in bloom.  My instinct was to get in the middle of them but it isn’t my garden so I stayed on the fringe and took images from the edge- still beautiful 🙂

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As always, click in for more detail.

 

Apologies as also I am behind in my reader – catch up day tomorrow 🙂

 

Light and dark…

During the year or with different seasons, there are certain times of day where the light is just magical to us all.  At this time for us in the southern hemisphere, sunrise is now getting later and later and the light is just simply beautiful…a moment captured in autumn 🙂

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Rainbow stripes.

This was taken last month, late,  on a very dull overcast afternoon at the  Lauriston Reservoir in Kyneton. This is the wall of the spillway, at the top there are sluice gates that open and so that in the residual run off, several different types of algae (or maybe a different age?) have grown producing these rainbow stripes.

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Berry nice!

I promise not to bore you with pictures of grapes during my harvest, but….

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… more Pinot Noir grapes. It is a sight I’ve seen so many times, but I always ‘see’ landscapes in the mounds of fruit. This time the stalks look like vine trunks….  🙂

Autumn has arrived!

I welcome the coming of autumn – often cool nights and beautiful warm sunny days.  The coming of autumn also heralds one of my most busy time at work, there is a harvest to bring in (I’m a Vineyard Manager)! My postings will probably become a little sporadic over the coming weeks.  This shot was taken a couple of days ago with an autumnal mist and spectacular sunrise….

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As always, click for a larger view.

1st Blogiversary!

Whilst I missed the festive postings as was so busy (grapevines don’t know it’s Christmas!), I realised that January 12th would be a year since I first started the blog.  I would like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to the people that follow the blog and to those that have taken the time to write comments and liked posts.  I enjoy the blogging community and love reading others’ posts.  A lot has changed in the past year – one of the biggest was shooting in RAW (I started in film) and look forward to another year of learning!

Here we are psyching up for a week long heat wave while others are freezing – stay safe!

butterfly grass

About 30 minutes after sunrise. The butterfly was warming itself in the early sun

 

 

Hip hip hareray!!

As some of you will know I have tried many attempts to photograph the hares I see at work – I find them beautiful but very elusive creatures and have probably hundreds of images of them running away!  Yesterday I was a little luckier!….

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