I couldn’t help but post one more image of the King Parrots from Mum’s place. This pair were just about to take flight when I snapped them.
I read a blog post on taking Christmas bokeh shots yesterday morning, so last night before I went to work I had to get the camera out & give it a try! I am really pleased with my first attempts, and can’t wait to try some different style bokeh shots when we go out to look at lights this weekend. I couldn’t even pick just one photo, so you’ve got three. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….
There’s just something about the soft whiteness of a magnolia bud. It oozes purity to me, although the perfect creamy whiteness doesn’t usually last more than a day once the bud opens up. This bud is from the Magnolia little gem in our front garden.
A miserable, rainy summer day and I find myself home early for a change. What better thing to do than go for a wander around the yard looking for things to shoot? This was my pick of my shots, but I might have to post another one or two later this week. All I can say about this one is simplicity is the key to success!
Nothing fancy, just a feather I found out in the paddock…
Three galahs were munching away in the young eucalyptus sapling out the back this morning. Here is one of the gallant little guys!
I captured this flower on the bank of the creek at Patonga. I love the reds and the rich purply tops of the petals, and it really stands out nicely with the greenery in the background.
Still at Patonga, this little guy was playing up to the camera big time! And it turns out he is very photogenic! This is one of my best bird shots so far, there is definitely an art to bird photography that I will probably never conquer – too little patience and not a long enough lens for most shots.
I went for a little walk around the yard last weekend after yet more rain! I needed to do some shooting and to be honest I wasn’t “seeing” much to get me enthused. Then I spotted my agave which gets no attention, its leaves covered in water droplets. The sun had peeked through the clouds making them sparkle like diamonds, and I had to capture it!
In the trees at the camping ground, the boys found lots of these wonderfully coloured bugs. This was just little boy heaven! We were pretty sure they were some kind of stink bug, so were a little wary. However it didn’t stop the boys seeking them out, counting them & watching them. I love the look of curiosity & fascination in Kyle’s eyes. I couldn’t resist putting two images up!