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Posted 14 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

A little different, from under the sea off Port Douglas:

 

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 01:38 PM

@Zubbie15 Beautiful colours in these images, thank you for adding them. What camera set up and housing did you use?


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 04:42 PM

Thanks @Game Warden.  The underwater pics were taken with a Canon D20 underwater point and shoot, nothing fancy.  It's just such a beautiful spot it doesn't take any skill or fancy equipment to get decent pics.   :)


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Posted 14 March 2015 - 05:45 PM

One more Australian wildlife set for me.  We spent 2 nights in Alice Springs, in the Red Centre, and were hoping to see Black-footed Rock Wallabies.  Our first day we spent primarily around town, but toward dusk we went for a walk around the botanical gardens.  We were happily surprised to see some Wallabies (I think at least – as far as I can tell the only other option in the gardens are Euros, which would be bigger) coming down the rocks as the sun set.

 

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The next morning, like good safari-goers, we left our hotel as the sun rose in order to try to get to Simpson’s Gap, in the West MacDonnell National Park. We hoped to be there before any crowds, as morning and evening are best for the wallabies.  We were the 2nd car in the parking lot (never saw the other people).  We slowly and quietly walked along the rocks where the signs indicated the wallabies were located, but didn’t see any.  Finally, just as we were about to give up, one came hopping around a rock.  He stopped pretty quickly when he noticed us, but after deciding we weren’t a threat kept eating, while watching us with one eye.  

 

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When he decided to leave, we kept walking and came across another one eating.  

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Posted 26 March 2015 - 03:47 AM

Great pics everyone.  Someday I hope to make it there myself and take some pictures of my own.


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Posted 01 May 2015 - 01:06 PM

Just back from another awesome trip in Australia.

The wildlife sightings were - on the whole - disappointing but there was a bit.

 

Some cold and drenched emus in the Snowy Mountains

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Some very relaxed kangaoos

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and a noisy Red Wattlebird

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Posted 17 May 2015 - 06:36 PM

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~ @Zubbie15

 

The repeated patterns in this lovely image are captivating.

 

It's among the most unexpected images I've seen on Safaritalk.

 

I'm glad that you posted it for all of us to enjoy.

 

The colors and repeated geometric forms underscore how life uses a wide variety of body plans to adapt to specialized ecological niches.

 

The presence of the scarlet Serpula sp. adds zest to the photo.

 

Such clear lighting, underwater yet — I like this image!

 

Thank you for sharing it on Safaritalk.

 

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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:10 AM

A Tassie Devil in my garden...after the brillo pad it seems..

 


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 09:31 AM

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What an amazing creature to get in your garden!



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Posted 18 May 2015 - 11:18 AM

 

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~ @Zubbie15

 

The repeated patterns in this lovely image are captivating.

 

It's among the most unexpected images I've seen on Safaritalk.

 

I'm glad that you posted it for all of us to enjoy.

 

The colors and repeated geometric forms underscore how life uses a wide variety of body plans to adapt to specialized ecological niches.

 

The presence of the scarlet Serpula sp. adds zest to the photo.

 

Such clear lighting, underwater yet — I like this image!

 

Thank you for sharing it on Safaritalk.

 

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Thanks @Tom Kellie, I was quite happy when I saw this picture.  The conditions were very challenging on the water, being quite windy and wavy, so pretty much all of our photos were of the point-and-hope variety.  But a few good ones came out of the effort.


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 12:09 PM

Love the underwater shots @Zubbie 15 and

 

@RichB the Tasmanain Devil in your garden was fun; I thought it was coming close for a 'selfie' towards the end. Must set up my Trail Cam in the garden but best I will get will be a hedgehog or a fox - plus all the neighbourhood cats!


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Posted 18 May 2015 - 12:58 PM

Thanks @Tom Kellie, I was quite happy when I saw this picture.  The conditions were very challenging on the water, being quite windy and wavy, so pretty much all of our photos were of the point-and-hope variety.  But a few good ones came out of the effort.

 

~ @Zubbie15

 

You made me laugh with the above mention of ‘the point-and-hope variety’. I'd never heard that before.

 

Far too many of my lower light shots are definitely in ‘the point-and-hope variety’ and, sadly, show it.

 

That's such a fine image. The repeated pattern brings to mind Central Asian decorative arts.

 

The sea is so little known, with lifeforms of exceptional beauty, as you've depicted.

 

Again, many thanks for that.

 

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Posted 02 June 2015 - 07:07 AM

A few Aussie land reptiles, although some are strong swimmers too..

 

A Water Dragon, saw a lot of these walking around Sydney Harbour

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"Bob", my bobtail who's made my garden home, he enjoys the occasional strawberry and banana, slow moving, gentle fellow

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And his friend Syd, the Skink, he's lightening fast when the mood takes him

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Dugite, campground "down south" Western Australia, sunny spring day, perfect snake day, probably 6 feet long

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Posted 27 June 2015 - 08:58 PM

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That's one top-of-the-line EXCELLENT snake image!

 

I like every aspect of it.

 

Natural selection's elegant design-in-motion.

 

Thanks for posting it!

 

Tom K.


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:02 AM

885986_833743896706541_28399515184677276Juvi Wedge-tailed Eagle

This was taken in Victoria by the looks of it this young had just left the nest.
Camera Model Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Firmware Firmware Version 1.1.4
Shooting Date/Time 11/15/13 17:35:07
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Shooting Mode Aperture-Priority AE
Tv(Shutter Speed) 1/500
Av(Aperture Value) 8.0
Metering Mode Evaluative Metering
Exposure Compensation +2/3
ISO Speed 400
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Lens EF500mm f/4L IS II USM
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Posted 01 July 2015 - 11:40 AM

@mmackwan Fantastic capture!


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Posted 01 July 2015 - 12:32 PM

Thank you Game Warden



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 12:47 AM

wow @mmackwan - superb



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Posted 02 July 2015 - 05:47 AM

Thank You Wenchy, i have thousands of pics of Wedge-tailed Eagle if interested check out my page mickphotography on fb i will try and put some up here not sure if it will get too much though :D

another one for today 

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Posted 29 December 2015 - 04:51 AM

After travelling round most of Australia over the years, I think Tasmania is one of the best places to see a wide range of species, furred, feathered and scaly.Spotting most of them is pretty easy and at close range.Heres just a sample from our Tasmania trip a couple of years back.

Tasmanian Devils are pretty hard to spot in the "wild" so we visited Trowunna to get a good, close up look. 

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Mealtimes are noisy, squabbly, bad-mannered, aggro affairs  

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And this Wombat had no manners at all

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Echidna at Cradle Mountain

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and this Tiger Snake sleeping beside the boardwalk was best left alone

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Wombats grazing in the evening

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Baby Wombats are pretty cute

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Right beside the boardwalk

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The property we stayed at had a couple of ponds which were home to quite a few Platypus. You could pretty well wander by the pond and at some point, a Platypus would swim by.

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Having a scratch

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