Nambour

NEW CAMERA – PHOTOGRAPHY

November 2014   Using the new camera

Recently my faithful digital camera of 12 years has failed to work, forcing me to buy a new camera.  Digital cameras have certainly improved over the last 12 years and they come with volumes of instructions, I have put a lot of effort into learning some of these instructions, but must say “Thank God for the automatic button!”

PitcherPlant

Pitcher plants on Rosie’s balcony in Nambour, not in perfect focus, but honestly they did keep moving! (Windy in Nambour)

Pineapple

At least the pineapple in Rosie’s garden didn’t move around so much.

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I am very happy with the Kookaburra shots, they at least stood still for me.

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And here is his brother, just look at those beaks.

FlameTree

The beautiful Flame tree as seen in mum and dad’s garden, Bundaberg.

SeaGull

Very happy with this seagull, from Liz’s kitchen window on Kangaroo Island, that is more like the standard I am aiming at.

BlueWren

Still trying to get the perfect Blue Wren photo, as you can see, this isn’t it.  They move very fast.

KangaroosAgain from inside Liz’s kitchen, what else would you expect on Kangaroo Island.

Centipede

Last but not least, a centipede guarding its eggs, again on Kangaroo Island.

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MAROOCHYDORE SCULPTURE GARDENS

29/09/2013  Maroochydore Botanical Gardens

Rose and I visited these gardens after going to the “Big Pineapple” which doesn’t seem so big these days.  The sculpture gardens were a small part of the botanical gardens, but were very attractive, in particular I liked the reptile sculptures.

Giant Lizard

Giant Lizard

And another one

And another one

Cockatoo

Cockatoo

Snake

Snake

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WILDLIFE IN AND AROUND NAMBOUR

3/10/2013    Birds and Furry Things around Nambour

Rosies garden is a haven for birds and all manor of wildlife.

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Kookaburras live close by and can be heard morning and night, about 5pm they turn up waiting for their evening feed and Rose doesn’t disappoint them. Mince meat is usually the order of the day, and often cheeky butcher birds come along and steal some of the food.
Kookaburras1Close[1]Later on in the evening come the potaroos, small furry marsupials, not so easy to photograph, but always hungry.

Potaroo3[1]The one below looks as if it has a joey in its pouch, but hard to tell.

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Then of course there is the Bush Turkey, capable of destroying a garden in one day.

Then of course there is the Bush Turkey, capable of destroying a garden in one day.

More Bush Turkey, "now where shall I scratch next?"

More Bush Turkey, “now where shall I scratch next?”

Last but not least, although these weren’t actually in Rose’s garden, she took me on a board walk through nearby wetlands and we saw these fiddler crabs popping out of their holes waving claws at us.

Fiddler Crabs, Sunshine Coast

Fiddler Crabs, Sunshine Coast

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GLASSHOUSE MOUNTAINS

21/09/2013 The Glasshouse Mountains

I was very keen to get a bit closer to the Glasshouse Mountains having passed by them on numerous occasions and never got around to exploring them properly. So Rose planned a day for taking me there, we were joined by two of her Sue friends and an American lady who had just arrived in Australia the day before, being a friend of one of the Sue’s.

This is the sort of picture you get when your sister doesn't want her photo taken!!

This is the sort of picture you get when your sister doesn’t want her photo taken!!

The view from the top of one of the mountains.

The view from the top of one of the mountains.

This is what happens when you don't let someone take your photo, they get you in the end.

This is what happens when you don’t let someone take your photo, they get you in the end.

A lovely photo of Rose, why doesn’t she just co-operate?  There is another of the Glasshouse Mountains in the background, they are quite separate from each other. created by volcanic activity many thousands of years ago.

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And here we are coming down, careful now, we don’t want any broken legs.  The morning was finished off with lunch at the Beerwah Pub, coconut prawns and salad, and for those crying out for amber refreshment, a few beers.  Thanks ladies for a great time.

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