Thursday, January 21, 2010

Summer break '10

Firstly, a belated Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to all :)
Things have been very busy of late, and its taken some time to get a post up.

The end of last year saw some big seas, with the following shot taken at the Blue Pool, Bermagui.

This was accompanied by some very high tides that reshaped beaches and brought much weed from offshore reefs to shore.
The tides were, in part, due to the double full moon experienced during December, with a "Blue Moon" on December 31st bringing in the New Year.

Many birds have completed their nesting.
Some have had a second breeding period over the early summer months.
I have always had a fascination with unusual nest shapes, and the work in their creation.
This shot below is a good example of a "conic" nest construction.

Rain was forecast by the Black Cockies, and it eventually came last week.

With massive thunderstorms and good rain, the sky was left prismatic in a saturated atmosphere.

With many shots still to process, and some interesting vids as well, this years summer break has been rich in interesting wildlife that I will post soon.