Monthly Archives: September 2015

Storm Season

It’s going to get wet.       Twenty minutes later:      

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Eye Contact

I was editing the pictures from the zoo, deep in the geekery of levels and saturation and tone colour. I glanced back at this image and my visceral, limbic predator response fired. “I have been spotted by an apex predator … Continue reading

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Tiger

The new lens is regarded by some as the best lens for zoo photography in the world. There’s a rather good zoo an hour or so from here. They have tigers. In this case, they had one tiger which they … Continue reading

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We’ve got your giraffes right here.

A friend from work has a niece or god-daughter or some-such. Apparently, said child has a thing for giraffes. When I mentioned we were going to the zoo this weekend, my colleague asked for giraffe pictures. Happy to oblige, Erica.

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Swooped!

We came across a pair of Masked Lapwings today. They are thinking about making a nest. Actually, that is far too sophisticated a description. These birds are legendarily fuckwitted. Just have a look at their tiny little heads and consider … Continue reading

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Australian White Ibis

This new lens (the Canon EF 100-400mm L IS II) is nothing short of brilliant. Obligatory Arty Black and White shot:

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Coot Chick

The coots have had an excellent start to the breeding season with six chicks hatched and none lost so far. They are now about 4-5 weeks old and are starting to wonder what their wings are for. I think it … Continue reading

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Swifts

Swifts hunt late in the afternoons over the new lake at the botanical gardens. They fly in great swooping turns, then dart along the surface, occasionally diving down to grab a hapless insect. They’re a challenge to capture. Small, very … Continue reading

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Waterbirds

A duck. A moorhen, taking objection to something. They do that a lot. Their binominal classification is Galinula tenebrosa, which sounds like a spell from Hogwarts.

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More Cockatoo Pictures

Because cockatoos are awesome. More to follow. Many more.

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