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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Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens

Botanical gardens are great places for taking photos. There’s never a shortage of interesting subjects, both plants and animals. Depending on the popularity of the gardens the animals are normally quite well accustomed to people, allowing you to get closer to them than you normally could. This gallery features some of my best shots from …

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