Thursday, December 29, 2011

A bird with attitude

You should always have a lookout.
Thats what this Butcher Bird was up to while the scene was unfolding below.

Its mate was sitting with a young bird, on the dogs lead, feeding from the dog bowl.

What is amazing is that the dog was blissfully unaware of the happenings not more that three metres from it.

They even stripped the bone that was left from the Christmas roast.

Butcher Birds are very inquisitive and friendly, one of the adult pair being a bird that was first introduced to us when it was a chick itself.
We have now had four generations of birds introduce their young to us as a good spot for a quick feed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Luna Eclipse Australia 2011

Although total Luna eclipses are rather common, it is a little hard
 to see two in one  year unless you are willing to do a little travel.
Fortunately I was in Germany earlier this year during such an event
 and even more  fortunate to see one last weekend in Australia.
This weekend's event was nearly marred by cloud cover,
 though It cleared enough to get the following shots.

These were taken over an hour as we progressed to full eclipse.
It then clouded over, though I was able to get some nice glimpses as
 the moon  moved back out of the shadow of the Earth.
The link to the earlier event in Germany is HERE.

Friday, December 09, 2011


A a nature photographer I have nothing more to say.
A picture says a thousand words.
This can speak for itself.
If you dont know what all the fuss is, its about time you found out and made a stand.