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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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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Pholcus

Add enough magnification and even benign critters start to look scary. This is a large daddy long legs (Pholcus phalangioides I think) that I caught in our bedroom. Judging by the way the pedipalps look I’m guessing a male in search of a mate. Shot with a 100mm macro with a 50mm reversed on 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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A Christmas Present

Whilst we were in Brisbane we decided we’d take the opportunity to have a look around at what kinds of snakes were available for sale. There were a couple of places where the pythons for sale were so aggressive the shop assistants couldn’t even take them out of their enclosures without being struck at, and …

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Homer

A couple of months ago Stacey and I decided we’d do a photo shoot of her parents’ old dog. He’s really starting to show his age now, and the depressing thing is that it’s only going to be a matter of time until the old guy isn’t with us anymore. Anyway, at the time I …

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