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Moogerah Dam – “End of the Line”   Leave a comment

Leading into last weekend  – it is lunch time Friday and we are on the road – a 2 hour road trip for a weekend adventure  –  our long anticipated weekend away at “Moogerah Dam”  spending two night staying at a beautiful old house based on the banks of the Dam itself   – a nicely secluded (as in the last house on a dead end road with a lot of farm land between us and the closest neighbour) –   sharing the time with some great friends.

On the evening  of our arrival, we were treated to a stunning sunset across the water.

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And the sunrise the next morning was nearly as stunning

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The main reason photographers usually go to Moogerah with a camera is for the astro photography – but unfortunately the clouds that gave the spectacular sunrise/sunsets were a start of more to come and we did not get much clear sky

I did  manage a semi “Milky Way” shot quickly between some thicker cloud bands going through – but certainly not we were there for

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We did a little bit of “fire spinning” by the Lake side.

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And there were LOTS of birds to photograph

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A quick photo of the house as we were packing to leave (phone photo) – pity it was a afterthought as with the different light over the weekend could of got some nice photos of it.

 

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In summary a great weekend – we photographed, fished, and did a little bit of boating  – there was a bonfire – we will be back.

A link to their website is here for anybody looking to go there – there is also caravan and tent accommodation available separately but you do not get this fabulous seclusion.

If you want to see even more photos from the weekend – I will have these and more on my facebook photography page soon

Cheers Dave

 

A couple of our local visitors   Leave a comment

Just a few of our local visitors – these birds have been visiting for a number of years – and can be here on a daily basis – or sometimes months between visits – we have a Bird Feeder – which I put seed out on a random basis – so the Birds do not get dependent on it.

These 3 Cockatoos lined up – asking when Breakfast is being served

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This one thought I was taking too long to acknowledge their request and was threatening destruction on part of the balcony if I did not comply

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And then having a bit of a preen

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Meet Psycho – one of our more regular visitors – he looks innocent enough – but will quickly throw a wing up to keep anybody else from sharing the seed with him as per this video

 

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And this post will hopefully be the start to a return to blogging .

 

 

Kangaroo Island – Rust in Peace   Leave a comment

We recently visited Kangaroo Island – and previously I posted photos from the Raptor Domain Bird Show

Today a quick post of a couple of the classic cars rusting away on the island.

I am sure most other places with the rarity and increasing value of classic cars they would have been removed or plundered for parts.

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There is a couple more photos on my facebook photography page here

Thanks for looking,

Cheers Dave

Retro Beach Babes   Leave a comment

I had the opportunity to photograph the Gasolina Pin-Up Girls on the weekend – check out there facebook page for more about them.

We had a lot of fun they are great to work with and being on the Sunny Gold Coast what would be better then a Beach shoot.

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We turned one into a “Merry Christmas” Card for their website

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We also took the opportunity while they were still in swimsuits to get some waterfall shots.

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These shots were all taken with a Canon 6D and 100mm Macro lens, showing what a great portrait lens it is as well.

We will definitely be catching up with the Gasolina Girls again soon for some more shoots.

Cheers Dave

Posted December 18, 2013 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Bugs in Paradise !   1 comment

I spent the last few days out at Mount Barney staying at the lakeside cottage at Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages

It was a few days in paradise – lots of things to see and do – with Macro being my favourite Photography currently – thought I would start with some of the bugs I got there.

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Cheers Dave

Posted November 22, 2013 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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Macro – spiders and flys on the verandah   1 comment

Early last Sunday morning, I went for a walk in the garden and surrounding yard and was not finding much at all to photograph – so walking back to come inside along the verandah, on the post at the top of the stairs I see a little spider and while I am photographing him – a fly lands as well.

First up two photos of Jumping Spiders with a little flying any as prey.

Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F25 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F295 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F25 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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I have spent the last week out in the country – so hopefully will get a few more posts up over the coming weeks.

Cheers Dave

Greazefest 2013 – 50’s Chevs   Leave a comment

My second lot of photos posted from Greazefest – is a few 1950’s Chevs

I love the style of these cars.

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Cheers Dave