Archive for May 2013

Zombies by the river.   Leave a comment

Ok, a double post today.

One of my mates invited me out this afternoon for a walk along the Kangaroo Point Cliffs with the words ” you never know what you will see there” – well we saw Zombies – exceptional makeup – some really convincing Zombies

A few photos posted here, and the rest I will put up progressively on my facebook page

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Cheers Dave

Carnarvon Gorge – The trees   Leave a comment

One of the most beautiful things about a place like this is the nature – and trees from a big part of that.

The was some very impressive tall trees here – and that in it self became a challenge to show off their majestic height.

Below is my attempt to capture this.

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Some of the trees had interesting trunks.

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Carnarvon Gorge 4 – the Cycads   Leave a comment

I used to grow palm and cycads – and had quite a collection – but doing a lot of travelling and now living in a unit, that is a thing of the past.

I have not lost my interest in these plants – and love finding and seeing them grow in the wild.

So to see the vast number of Cycads (Macrozamia moorei) growing in this National Park was awesome – and most were in seed – big bright orange/red seeds – deserves a second awesome for that.

Ok usually each Blog post only has three photos – but some of these were too nice not to post.

I took a lot of photos of these plants – cutting it down to five was very hard .

How old must this plant be – 100s of years maybe.

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Pretty coloured seeds against the green of the plant – beautiful.

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Rows of them – thousands of them in this park.

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Carnarvon Gorge part 3   Leave a comment

Still on a buzz from being in this awesome place – need to go back and explore more.

A few more photos tonight, this time from part of the Gorge itself – a magic place.

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Have so many more photos to go through.

Cheers Dave

Birds of Carnarvn Gorge   Leave a comment

Part 2, to my posting of photos from my weekend in Carnarvon Gorge – a collection of some of the bird photos I took out there .

First up some Emus sighted on the way in, was great to see them in the wild.

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A Kookaburra near the camp.

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I was standing next to this tree trying to get another photo of the Kookaburra, when this parrot landed only about a metre away.

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A Kookaburra in flight

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Carnarvon Gorge – Awesome Part of Australia   2 comments

I was lucky to get out to Carnarvon Gorge last weekend – after a short 9 hour drive got there Friday just after lunch, do the maths backwards – was an early start.

Awesome is the only way to describe it.

Everything from beautiful nature, wildlife, and the Gorge itself is stunning – long bushwalks with so much to see – the 3 nights, 2 full days we were there was definitely not long enough.

First up just some random photos, and then I will get more organised and break it up into different themes for some more posts over the coming weeks.

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Fire Twirling   Leave a comment

One of the night time photography projects at Lake Maroon was Fire Twirling (actually burning steel wool)

My good friend Steve – was the twirler – and he has practised and makes it look easy, the third photo is my attempt at “twirling” – he has good circles and shapes – I end up with something resembling an evil pumpkin.

Certainly was fun, and will try again sometime soon hopefully.

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