Images of Australian Fauna and Flora
A crisp morning at the farm highlighted the overnight activities of the spiders.
A wet day in Busselton on the Canals brought out the water life.
I can still see you though!
Nobody allowed to enter this place without approval.
A bit "Star Warsish."
A colourful display at low tide.
This little fella took aim at the camera lense everytime I poked it in his direction. He actually got it once. I suppose he thought it was a big eye
I'm Looking at You
He didn't know whether to go left, right, forward or backwards when I shoved the camera lens in his face
I am Looking!
Very difficult to get a good close up of these. Approach to closely and in a flash they are gone. They add a wonderfull touch of colour to the grey mud.
Aside from some cropping and level adjustments, no other digital manipulation has been done to this image.
A whale cruise off off the West Coast is a great experience.
Last Monday week in big swells we were fortunate enough to get close and personal will about 6 pods off Hillaries.
This female had a calf, and she and her calf put on a great display for us.
While visiting Whale World (the former Cheynes Beach Whaling Station at Albany) on Wednesday I couldn't help but feel a sense of sorrow for the thousands of these amazing creatures that were slaughted.
They are busy little vegemites every night. As the sun rises over Castle Hill the noctural activities are covered in dew drops and back lite. The dark background of the earth below I think adds a nice contrast.
While camped lakeside in Kununurra I was delighted to see dozens of these little bids walking around on the lilly pads.
They did not stop on one pad too long (making it very difficult with the tripod and long lense to capture them) as the pads commenced sinking if the bird stood on it too long.
Adjacent to our camp site on Lake Kununurra is a plethora of lillys.
The colourfull but small dragon flies loved them as convenient aircraft carriers.
What surprised me the flowers close up and disappear every night re-emerging as soon as the sun rises the next day.
Couldn't help but fire off a few shots using the telephoto lense while I enjoyed a wine.
Colour in the Spinifex
In the sometime very hot and dry coast of the Pilbara splashes of colour appear scattered amongst the spinifex.
Recent rains in the Karratha area have created a wonderful showing of Sturt Peas at Cleaverville.
I could take hundreds of images of these.
Seabirds in Flight at Bremer Bay.
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Brown Spider with Hairy legs
Close up of Brown spider on web with hairy legs
Can I come in?
Brolgas Love Pardoo
The natural artesian springs on Pardoo provide an ideal environment for these majestic birds. They form a large resident population that have been there for many years.
Water Time - Pink Galahs (Eolophus roseicapilla)
The cockies were very noisy, but they really enjoyed their evening drink.
The trunks of the Karri trees at Boranup each year shed their old bark revealing much lighter bark that contrasts stongly with the old dead bark which is shed each year.
When this image was taken there was the continous sound of falling bark from the surrounding trees. A piece form this tree is about to fall towards the camera.