I’m now into the full swing of pruning – this is enjoyable and rewarding but physically hard work and days like today when you stand out in the winter rain all day, well…suffice to say I’m a bit tired 🙂 So a late post with an image looking through the bottom of a trestle bridge that is in a very sad state of repair – I spent half my time looking up to make sure nothing was going to fall on my head. I will go back at a different time of day but here it is for now 🙂
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 🙂
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…
Last week we went to Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park. The forest is of Mountain Ash and tree ferns. The Mountain Ash (Eucalyptus regnans) is the tallest of all flowering plants, growing to 70 to 114 metres (16-49 ft) high and live on average for 400 years. It was a humbling experience walking amongst these living giants.
I’ve often seen large flocks of Corella but nothing quite like this before! The photos were taken on the banks of the Loddon River at Newbridge, north central Victoria. It felt like there were hundreds of them, filling several very large trees and the noise was so loud! (Click to enlarge for the best view).
Yesterday morning I found these three moths all of slightly different colouring sitting on a heavy stone roller. The night before it had it rained a lot and the moths were well camouflaged. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to identify them. I believe they were drying their coats after the rain. It was very overcast but then the sun came through showing their texture beautifully.