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I started this blog in 2008. It started mainly as a way of tracking the evolution of my dry garden, and that led to an interest in photography and in the creatures that live in the garden. It's still about the garden and wildlife, but now my passion is thinking about how we humans can learn to co-exist with wild animals and plants, especially in urban areas.

Saturday, 8 May 2010

changing the lens: birds, bees, butterflies and a leaf

This is the result when my dear daughter in law Violet took the SLR out into the garden today - a sunny mild autumn Saturday - and used a different lens to the one I usually use.

red wattlebird

rainbow lorikeet
blackbird


7 comments:

  1. Great photos ... you get to see some fantastic wildlife down there. Loved the shot of the Wattlebird and the Crimson Rosella.

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  2. Beautiful photos... I love the photo of a bird sitting on an upright branch. Very sweet...

    Cheers, have a great weekend
    ~bangchik

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  3. Those are very nice pictures - I especially like the lorikeet and the single red autumn leaf mixed with the green foliage. (Maybe it's just because red is my favorite color.)

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  4. Hi Catmint
    You have probably worked out by now that the 4th photo down is Crimson Rosella (juvenile or immature).
    I will have a photo of a similar bird tonight, plus an adult.
    It is the blue cheeks which confirm the ID.
    Cheers
    Denis

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  5. Hi Denis, it's very kind of you to say I have probably worked out by now that that bird is a CR. NOW I know, thank you so much, cheers, catmint

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  6. Hi Catmint.
    Rosella images in my blog tonight.
    Cheers
    Denis

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