White Faced Heron – Nudgee Beach

It has been while since I have blogged for various reasons – and have had some ongoing camera issues – well some of the issues might be me – so went out yesterday morning for a “testing ” session and ended up at Nudgee Beach.

I spotted this Grey Faced Heron in the Mangroves, and he behaved and did not fly away when I interrupted his hunting, insteadt just flew up into a tree for a clean while I loitered around below him.

Looks like I still have some issues with focussing – so more work to be done there.

But happy with these images.

Cheers Dave

 

Young, happy and inquisitive.

We recently went away camping for a weekend, some of the friends we were with, had their grandaughter with them.

She was always happy, and very inquisitive,  we heard the word “why”  quite a few times.

One of the days we headed for a small exploratory road trip.

Some photos of her from the day.

Watching a Cup of Tea in the making.

We found an old train station

 

Cheers Dave

 

A random Butterfly

We were out the other week, scouting locations for a Portrait shoot, and this Butterfly flew across the path, stopped only for a minute, enabling me to quickly snap a photo, and it was gone.

Not the best Butterfly photo, I have taken, and he looks a little battered, but I still like it a lot, and felt the need to share.

Cheers Dave

 

Grasshopper – experimenting with Extension Tubes for Macro Photography

I have had a set of Kenko Extension Tubes for a long time, but have never really used them, but was filling in some time, and thought it would be a good time to test them out.

This photo was taken with 70-200mm and 20mm extension tube on a 7D ( this is a very heavy set up for macro)

This one was taken with 24-105mm again with 20mm Extension Tube on 7D ( both with external flash )

I was then going to take some photos with a proper Macro lens for comparison, but for some reason Mr Grasshoppper took offence at the flash going off in his face and flew away.

Cheers Dave

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 – Shuvani Romani Kumpania – Gypsy Culture part 2

More from the Abbey Medieval Festival  of the colourful Gypsy display, discovered I had more photos, as I went to this display twice, and thought they were nice enough to share.

Cheers Dave

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 – Birds of Prey

The highlight for me, was (not surprisingly) the Birds of Prey exhibition.

Beautiful Birds, showing of dedicated training and their hunting skills.

My Favourite is this one, followed closely by the OWL photos below.

All taken with Canon 7D and 70-200mm Lens

Cheers Dave

 

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 – Shuvani Romani Kumpania – Gypsy Culture

My second post from the photos I took at the Medieval Festival, is the colourful Gypsies from the Shuvani Romani Kumpania period of the 15th Century.

Cheers Dave

 

 

Abbey Medieval Festival 2012 – The Knights

Last Saturday I was happy to be  able to attend the Abbey Medieval Festival at Caboolture.

Having attended in previous years, I was ready for a lot of different photo opportunities and was not disappointed.

Tonight I will start with the Foot Knights and post other topics over the coming days.

Taken with Canon 7D and 70-200mm Lens

Cheers Dave

 

Overlooked Macro

I was going back sorting through old photos ( trying to create more memory by deleting excess/duplicate/bad photos) and found a file of unposted macro photos from February.

Never realised caterpillars had wierd “Feeler” type things.

The full Caterpillar

A Colourful Grasshopper (Locust)  to finish the set.

Taken with 7D and a  100mm L macro lens

Cheers Dave