The quiet before the storm

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Predictions of another intense storm were enough to steer most people away from the coast in and around Sydney over the weekend. Notwithstanding the pessimistic predictions the reality was relatively benign on Saturday morning, when the sea was glassy smooth. … Read More

Reflections on wildlife

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A year after starting this website a little reflection is unavoidable. Looking back over the topics and images in the last 67 posts I’m delighted that most have been about common species of Sydney wildlife. My objective was always to … Read More

Roaring swans

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Paddling out in the middle of Lake Wollumboola the nearest shore is a kilometre away. Hearing the dull rumble of an approaching engine I looked up expecting to see a low flying aircraft from the nearby naval base. No aircraft … Read More

Up close and impersonal

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Most species of wildlife are naturally wary of people. Animals that ignore bigger animals risk making the transition from wildlife to food. I mostly use a 300mm or 500mm lens for photographing wildlife, the magnifying effect of the telephoto counteracting shooting distances … Read More

Eye of the beholder

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Certain species of wildlife seem to attract universal antipathy. Centipedes and hairy spiders I can understand, but what’s the problem with Australian White Ibis? No one factor explains our aversion to ibis, but somewhere between the bald head, curved beak, untidy … Read More

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