The bees are back!

I have seen the odd bee flying about on its own, recently. Today, I decided to photograph the wattle blooming in the lane near our house. I was thrilled to find it had bees in the blossoms. I’ve used the Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone, on auto. I have sharpened and cropped and scaled for…

Wattpad: Taniel

What do you do when, after thanking someone for scene feedback, they say …? Thank you for writing such a wondrous piece! You cry. & What do you do when one of your young readers is moved to do this …?   You cry … a lot. My works on Wattpad   Thanks for looking….

Strepera graculina: Pied Currawong

The Pied Currawong rarely visits my backyard, but they arrive in numbers while the ivy is loaded with its calorie-rich black berries. They normally live in a wooded area up the lane behind our home. The photos of the Pied Currawong were taken through my grubby kitchen window with the Nikon D3000, on auto. Cropped…

Honey-eater antics

That pesky New Holland Honey-eater has been taunting me, again, with its aerial antics. I feel so useless with my wonderful new secondhand camera – knowing it is impossible for me to get a decent photograph without proper settings, but it does not stop me from trying! I did not even know that I had…

On my clothesline: lorikeets & finches

This morning, the NikonD300, on the guide setting. When I asked for blurred background it put it on the sports setting. I’ve cropped and sharpened in GIMP. I still haven’t taken the time to learn to use this Nikon yet. This is one of the best shots I have ever taken of a flying rainbow…

Eucalyptus spathulata: swamp mallet

With prompting from Claudette in the comments yesterday, I collected a sample piece of that tree which has the wonderful bark I featured in my previous post. I spent hours trawling websites and – hurrah- identified it as a swamp mallet which is native to Western Australia and does well in poorly drained and saline…