Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Recent weather sparks insect activity

Hot days with periods of high humidity has seen insect activity on the increase.

The mossies being no exception.

Larval casings of larger insects such as Robberflys, can easily be found in their environments with a large number of prey insects to support this and other predators such as the Dragonfly.

Accompanied by producer and photographer Andrew Jones, I made the trek to a number of small waterfalls such as the one pictured.

To get the shot you need low light with long exposures, so we are sitting at dusk in a mossie infested rain forest getting shots when I'm buzzed by a Dragonfly like insect. It being too dark to photograph or identify more clearly.

I thought them heat of the day hunters, though was proven incorrect by the near dark antics of this creature.

Not the one, pictured below, though this particular insect is in good numbers in many areas at the moment.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

The Bones and BJ farewell Performance

The well behaved snake pictured here is Goldie.
She is a golden phase carpet python who has kindly posed to promote my latest joint exhibition, held at the Fettlers Shed Gallery, and the farewell performance of the legendary Anthony "Bones" Bonito to be held at the Robertson Bowling Club.
The picture viewed here is a classic example of the cross-artistic collaboration inherent in this coming event.
Co-designed with Bones, shot and shopped by myself, it may yet end up on the limited edition CD run that will mark this event.
Admission is free to both events.
We look forward to seeing you there.