Australia, Birds, Australian Birds, Birds in Flight, Queensland, Queensland Birds, Bush Birds, Australian Water Birds, Osprey

The Osprey That Dropped In

Rule No 1 in wildlife photography-always expect the unexpected (and be forever grateful for it!) Rule No 2 – Always have your camera at hand. When you don’t you miss stuff that otherwise would have been captured (and forever rue the day!) Rule No 3 – Don’t screw it up (or you will always regret…

Reef Fishing

The rocks at Fingal Head in northern New South Wales are famous for their hexagonal tubular shape. Battered by heavy waves at high tide the Head and its adjacent beaches is a splendid place to wind your neck in and forget about the world and its issues for a few hours. I learnt long ago…

Asian Birds, Malaysian Birds, Birds Eye, Bird Eyes, Hornbills, Rhinocerous Hornbill

Mrs Plover Lover

This morning we had an interesting run-in with a masked lapwing.  Decided to put it to prose… Plover lover, The Missus, she’s a Plover lover, Plover lover, But the Plovers, no love her, No Love her! The Missus, she go bush, Thinks the bush is Mush, Bush happy, bush happy, She loves the sticks, Get…

Galahs Galore

It’s getting late. You are sitting at a waterhole and the Boss has had enough of dust and flies and want’s to leave. Then a bunch of thirty or so Galahs flock in to drink. It’s only Galahs, but the light from the setting sun is absolutely perfect. What do you do….listen to the boss…

Emu Super Scoopers

They say, find a waterhole and Africa comes to you. Well, it seems this old adage applies equally well in Australia! While driving round the Bowra Conservancy near Cunnamulla over Easter we came across a waterhole with great photography potential and settled down to see what turns up. After an unsuccessful attempt to use a…

The Need for Speed

Once in a while you get lucky and what starts as a bummer of a day turns out to be full of welcome surprises! The past few days the wonderfully mild Brisbane winter was turned  upside down by a front of crappy cold wet Melbourne weather that made its way up the coast and screwed…

When Africa Blooms in Australia

What a sight it is to see African Aloes in full bloom down under in Australia. The aloe section of the Brisbane Botanical Gardens is presently a mass of splendid nectar laden flowers and the local birds are more interested in getting a suger high than worrying about cameras. It’s a splendid mix of bright…

Big Birds in the Land of Big Sky

One of the most striking things about Australia is the contrast between it’s blue sky, olive green plants and deep orange-red soil. But most of all it’s a land of big sky. Big sky made all the more bigger and colorful by the absolute lack of pollution and more stunning by the big birds that…