Monday, October 25, 2010

On The Course

G'day Nature Lovers,
I haven't taken the camera out on to the golf course for a little while. Yesterday was a chance to do so.

A trio of young Galahs was patiently waiting in the top of a large Box tree for a parent to return with a meal. (Can you see the third one?).


Nearby a small family of Golden Whistlers were zipping through the foliage. An inquisitive youngster came almost too close for the camera to focus.


There are a couple of spots around the place where, if the 'roughs mower' has missed them, the odd wildflower might get the chance to raise its beautiful head. (Do I sound exasperated?) Yesterday was the turn of the Donkey Orchids.


The orchid patch and nearby Paperbarks were humming with pollinators of various sorts.




And of course, where there are pollinators there are predators.


Life continues.
Regards,
Gouldiae.

4 comments:

  1. beautiful shots, thanks for sharing!

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  2. Orchid loving beats donkey work.

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  3. Hi Gouldiae
    Have you invested in an new Macro lens?
    Fabulous insect shots.
    Love the Donkey Orchid shot. Unusual, and it took me a while to realise it is just opening, hence no labellum showing.
    Denis

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  4. G'day Denis,
    No, not a new lens but an old camera. I have a 4+(?) year old Konica Minolta, (link below), with an excellent macro setting. Allows me to get to within a few mm of obliging subjects and stil focus sharply. So far I've resisted the temptation of purchasing a macro for the Olympus.
    (http://ca.konicaminolta.com/products/consumer/digital_camera/dimage/dimage-z5/index.html)

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