Archive for the ‘tree’ Tag

Gum Trees   Leave a comment

Another from my visit to Mount Nebo on the weekend, this time some native Australian Gum Tree.

Love the character of these trees, although they do have a habit of dropping limbs, not good if you are underneath.

Taken with the 7D and various lenses.

Cheers Dave

Misty Lake   Leave a comment

Raining and generally a miserable day here today, but still did not stop us going for a drive, to see what we could find.

I saw the finished photo in this shot before I took it.

Took a little manipulation in Photoshop to fully achieve that goal.

Cheers Dave

Revisiting the past ” Kings Canyon” part 1   Leave a comment

The main purpose of my Central Australia trip in 2009, was to visit friends working at Kings Canyon.

I am still going through old photos and editing the better ones, more up to  mycurrent standard of processing.

Below are 5 photos from a walk through the Canyon itself.

You can see from the colour of the rocks, why they call it the :Red Centre”

I have saved my favourite of this lot to last.

Still have hundreds to go through.

Cheers Dave

Revisiting the past ” Alice Springs”   1 comment

I have not been out to take photo much over the last week.

So took the opportunity to revisit some older photos, in an attempt to sort through the “keepers” and delete a lot I will never do anything with.

So these are some of the first photos I took with my 450D when I got it mid 2009 for a trip to Central Australia, it was good to start going through them, and choosing a few to edit using my current knowledge.

The first two, I think were taken just outside of Alice Springs, and the last one in Alice Springs iteslf.

 

I took about 1500 photos in the 10 days I was out there, and will post some more over the coming days as I go through them.

 

Cheers Dave

Suburban Birds   2 comments

Due to the rain, did not get out on the weekend, but was lucky enough to get some bird photos in “Suburbia”

 

First up a Rainbow Lorikeet, as you can see he interupted his breakfast to smile for the camera, taken in the neighbours tree, overhanging the back fence

 

 

Next, we have a yet to be identified (when I do I will update this post to show its correct name) bird, visiting us at a BBQ this afternoon.

 

All taken with the 7D and 70-200 lens.

Feeling blessed with the wonderful and common wildlife we have in Australia .

Cheers Dave

 

450D/50 Photo26 ” River Trees”   2 comments

Another couple from my walk along the Brisbane River the other afternoon.

First is this lovely Shade Tree, with the seat to sit and watch the world  pass by.

You can see a tree on the bank of the river a bit further up.

It had the most interesting trunk/root system

Both taken with the 450D/50mm combo, again showing the diversity of images this set up is capable of.

Cheers Dave

If all else fails, there is always “Macro”   1 comment

A wet and miserable Saturday, not nice weather to really go anywhere, but there was the occasional gap between showers of rain and taking opportunity of a lull in the rain..

I sneakily attached by girlfriends  100mm L series macro lens to my 7D together with my Yongnuo Flash and ventured out into the wet yard to see what I  could find.

After scaring off a pretty moth, with a little over zealousness, entered into stealth mode in my quest for bugs.

Not really required for this caterpillar, as he was going nowhere quickly.

Although did find it interesting if you antagonised him (e.g. removed a leaf near him to get a better shot), these two red “feelers” would come out.

Not sure what their purpose is, not overly scarey, even when waved about in a menacing fashion.

Ok, stopped teasing the Caterpillar, and on the other side of the garden, found this small Grasshopper (Locust) slowly backing into the darkness of where the leaves come out from the plant, but the flash gave me the required light to capture him.

I did take a few more, and may process them another (rainy) day.

Cheers Dave