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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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Macro at Lake Maroon   1 comment

Last weekend, I spent Friday/Saturday night – with a great bunch (19 in total) of fellow photographers, sharing a house at Lake Maroon in Queensland.

We did a variety of different photography topics from sunrises ( too much cloud for sunsets), star trails, Fire Twirling, Birding, Macro etc.

With the first post of hopefully a series ( if I am not to lazy/busy) to cover the two days of constant photograph fun, I will start with the Macro shots I got on the Saturday afternoon.

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Posted May 14, 2013 by davidarnold in Macro

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Macro at the Farm   Leave a comment

I went out to my cousins farm today to help with a few odd jobs.

I took the opportunity to get the macro lens out for a play.

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Cheers Dave

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet   Leave a comment

I dragged out the old Sigma 150-500, as I rarely use it, thinking I should sell it, so to sell it I need some sample photos.

The first attempt came up with this Scaly Breasted Lorikeet feeding on the flowers of a Golden Cane Palm.

These were shot at between 400mm – 500mm, and cropped slightly for better composition.

Okay doing more sample shots over the next few weeks, lets see what this lens is capable of.

Cheers Dave

Bees in the park ( Roma Street Parklands)   1 comment

We had a Macro meetup on Saturday morning at Roma Street Parklands, having done a quick Macro explore the day before with my Macro Lens, thought I would try something different and chase Bees in flight with the 70-200.

Had various levels of success, but have ideas for when I attempt it again in the future ( probably wait until spring, as it was quite cool and there was few  Bees out and about).

Possibly my favourite – Take Off – Lifting off from the flower.

But back to basics, and to demonstrate the learning curve.

The best of my worst ones ( I would have deleted 20 worse then this).

You can tell my the noisy background, how much post processing was required to try and sharpen this Image to get it to this level.

Ok this one getting a little better.

Getting more keepers as I refined my technique.

A little more work required, to get the images, I would be totally happy with.

Cheers Dave

 

 

Hover Flys in the Garden ( Roma Street Gardens)   Leave a comment

A series of Hover Fly shots from my recent visit to Roma Street Parklands.

It took a bit of time and stalking to capture these with the shorter 60mm focal length, then the 100mm I am used to.

All taken with 7D and 60mm canon Macro lens.

Cheers Dave

Posted August 1, 2012 by davidarnold in Wildlife

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