Winter garden, Victoria


I have enjoyed using the Sony A7ii around my sister’s garden today, at Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia.

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I have yet to get the macro lens out but the high megapixel, full frame images allow for cropping anyway.Very pleased with this camera so far.

Goblins and fairies…. mischief in the garden


Mischief in the garden

Mischief in the garden

Where are the fairies?

Hiding…. but there is a little goblin hand coming around the stem from the left.

So there is!

I can see one of his hands.

He is hiding, must be scared.

The more I look at this the more I see my little fellow crouching a bit and clinging for dear life onto the fungi stem. I see an elongated rectangular shape, greenish head with a tuft of orange hair and his right leg bent at the knee as befits his overall clinging or climbing up position. Then on the other side a little fellow has his short right arm stretched up as he curves his body a little to his left. It is like looking at cloud patterns. Imagination running wild, all because of Anne’s comment re fairies.

That’s just brilliant!

Thanks for reading my weird ramblings re the “goblins”.

Love em!

He is totally there, the naughty critter has ripped the hem of the fairy’s lavender dress. She is sitting under the toadstool.

Clever you noticing that….. yes very naughty. And such a pretty dress it was.

ah but the little hedgepig on the right is even naughtier cos he was looking up her dress….

What a place of mischief is our garden.

………… the above is a discussion that evolved from my simple photo of a garden fungi I posted on Facebook. What a delight that social media can cause such enjoyment and evolution of an imaginative story

Tarkine Easter, Tarkine in Motion, Tasmania


So here I am, in the Tarkine wilderness area of Tasmania’s West Coast. Click the link and you will see me and my dirty watercolour palette.
http://www.bobbrown.org.au/tarkine_in_motion
The aim of the venture was to raise awareness of this magnificent place and hopefully achieve better regulation to protect our natural ond original aboriginal cultural heritage.
70 artists and more in supporters…. cooks, drivers etc…. visited the area and created artworks in response to the inspirational environment over Easter 2015. I did a couple of paintings and took hundreds of photos to use in future Tarkine inspired artworks.
Photography was the primary medium at the event with internationally recognised photographers capturing amazing images. The first display of work will be in Sydney where 30 photographers will exhibit.
My photos are not to the same standard but here are a few.

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Ordinance Point

Lichen

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jointing

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Leptecophylla juniperina

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Fairyland fungi… fly agaric


Yes, these picture book fungi do exist. Here in Tasmania it is autumn and these little characters peep out, especially in pine forested areas. Here I have a typical classic single fly agaric,
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a baby hiding under “mum’s” frilly skirt
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and a photo where the rim is split and formed interesting little “birds” ready to fly away
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