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…

Finding Eden in Africa

When it rains in Africa everything is transformed from a pallet of dry brown to a rich green interspersed with splashes of colour. Lenses usually focused on wildlife and birds quickly get distracted by the mirage of flowering grass blowing in the wind. Sometimes when you are lucky, you even get the chance to photograph…

The Flight of the Bumblebee Bird

Yellow Bishop Birds have to be one of the great South African grassland birds. Looking a little like overgrown bumble bee’s these bishops along with their red cousins bring a dash of color to the fields of grass throughout the highveld. Being small, with deeply contrasting feathers yellow bishops are not the easiest to photograph…

Beautiful Bees

There are many bird species that are eye catching, but one the most eye catching has to be Bee Eaters. It does not matter where in the world they are, these bird’s are stunning. And from a photography perspective the great thing about them is they are posers and generally allow you to get close…