Steam Train

It’s been a while since I’ve been inspired to take out the camera and shoot, and there’s still a lot going on in our lives that’s going to make things challenging for the next few years, but when I found out that they were running a steam train from Brisbane to Longreach, I knew I …

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The Return of Inspiration

Update: In the initial rush to get these published I didn’t realise that quite a few of them are of the same lightning strike but from each of the two cameras I was using at the time. The reason I didn’t really pick that up is because obviously over time the time keeping in the …

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I Don’t Always Take a Selfie…

But when I do I spend ages setting up the lighting, I wear my Tim The Enchanter headgear, and, for that matter, I don’t actually hold the camera. Many thanks to Stacey for helping me by pressing the shutter button, although I did set the camera settings, the flash settings and the lighting positions, and …

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Tarantula

Now that I’ve got a few more pics, I decided to update my old post about my tarantula. I acquired this tarantula when its burrow was found in an area due to be excavated. It was somewhat of a rescue mission, as the earth-moving equipment would almost certainly have killed it. I’m not sure on …

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Redback Spider

After a bit of an unplanned hiatus from photography due to life events, I decided that a good way to get inspired again would be to try something a little different. Since I had a day off I had intended to test out some of the Tamron Adaptall lenses I’ve picked up recently, but the …

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Hibiscus Harlequin Beetle

Whilst I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I spent a lot of time out in the yard helping dad with his car, etc. Late on afternoon we discovered a swarm of hibiscus harlequin bugs (Tectocoris diopthalmus) on an unidentified tree in their backyard whilst setting up some sprinklers. One of them had …

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Cyclorana Brevipes

I went downstairs earlier tonight to bring up my uniform that had been hanging out. When I stepped off the bottom step, I noticed a frog sitting in the grass just off the edge. I’d seen this particular species before, and I knew that it probably wouldn’t hang around for long after I’d disturbed it, …

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