This baby magpie was found at the foot of a tree on family property in the Adelaide Hills. It’s presumed it fell out of the family nest.
It will be hand-reared until it can fly back to its family. Whilst some might think the natural cycle of animals would have culled this fallen magpie, the mother of the three daughters who live on the property was compelled to pick it up and take it home.
The magpie now rules the roost! Check out the handful of photographs I shot earlier today:
I hope to take more photos over the next few months!
To all those spam-bots who followed my last post, well, there’s not much I can say. The article was about graphics, particularly credit cards for shopping web sites, not your products.
To my friends who were dismayed by the article: Take another read. Not everything should be taken so seriously. Please.
Ranging in colours between Pink, Red, Yellow, Orange, Yellow and Blue! Shot at many locations around South Australia, New South Wales and Queensland, each a state of Australia, these beautiful flowers were found in front-yards, native gardens, open-gardens and some in the wild.
Each one of these photographs links back to my Redbubble photo gallery where you can purchase these images upon postcards, fold-cards, in frames, on canvas, laminated and upon posters. With Christmas nearly here, now is the prime time to buy cards to send to your family and friends. My collection is diverse, colourful and on sale at affordable prices.
Have you seen some that you really like? Go ahead to Redbubble right now! You’ll notice that when you buy 8 or more cards, the total cost is discounted by a 20%, and 12 or more cards are discounted by an amazing 30%. Not only that, you can choose to have your cards individually wrapped in a clear plastic-wrap for clean-handling.
I always take opportunities when presented to photograph the grand landscape of Australia. So when I discovered our weekend included a visit to a land-formation I’d not seen ever before, I made sure I was fully packed for every style of photograph.
A few kilometres West of Balaclava, South Australia is the Rocks Reserves, an interesting tourist location, and where many 4WD vehicles visit to damage the native wildlife … and where we spent a few hours having a family picnic.
Between watching our young nieces and my wife build rock-bridges to traverse the flowing creek, I photographed many interesting things…
There were many more photographs shot at this location. They will be uploaded over the next few days. Feel free to visit each of these images via my Redbubble photo’ gallery – and buy a few framed images for your office wall, lounge or media room!
About two years ago I put my Canon EF 50mm f1.8 II and Canon 580EXII flash-gun upon my newish Canon 50D . Then I put this configuration atop my Manfrotto Tripod . At that moment, it all made sense, and a photograph of interest was planned.
Then I stepped away momentarily. That was my downfall.
Surprisingly I saw it fall in real-time, yet nil common sense prevailed. It fell straight onto the lens which broken across it’s middle, splitting the plastic body. Aha, it’s plastic body was the saviour of my camera. Here is an excert from my early article about my broken 50mm lens …
Basically, the camera was not connected properly to the tripod. Thus when I tilted the ball-joint head forward, it simply fell off. I jumped forward to catch it, my wife bolted across the room … and I watched the lens casing break as it hit the floor with a loud thud.
Now that I am cleaning house to get rid of the many things I have hoarded over the years, the lens has been refound. This evening I took the time to break it further, using a computer-tool-kit, splitting it into all its individual components. Of all these parts, I will probably only keep the two glass lens.
Check out the consequential photographs, shot with my Canon EF-S 60mm f2.8 :
Whilst the plastic version has its merits, next time I am getting the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L USM Lens . Yes, Canon do sell a great 50mm fixed lens, yet I’d also like to try the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM with Canon mount !
Expect new photographs soon!
As I have a slowly healing ‘stress fracture‘ in my right leg, I cannot get around so easily. So I have been taking it easy most weekends for the last couple of months, shooting stuff in my own backyard.
Other than a few family outings to watch and photograph other people from the sidelines, I have resorted to taking a seat in the backyard whilst armed with the new camera – a Canon EOS 50D with either a zoom or macro lens – and aiming at all the interesting macro-life in my backyard.
I’ve seen some most interesting sites that I might not have seen otherwise.
Like this bubble that forms when the fountain hits the water around the base of the fake-rock-fountain. It is built from lots of little bubbles colliding together … and eventually bursts. It took quite a few shots to catch this massive bubble:
We have a fake-rock-fountain that enables a never-ending (and recycles) water-fountain to continually fall into our pond. Whilst testing the capabilities of my new Canon 50D, I discovered it has quite a fast shutter-speed.
Yet the best moment is spotting stuff that appears either early in the morning or late in the evening. This spider’s web revealed itself late in the afternoon…
And that concludes the few things spotted in my backyard this weekend.
My next photo-shoot, despite the condition of my injuries, will be at the Dead Reds Wake #7. See you there!
I took a walk with my macro lens yesterday. I have a lovely 60mm dedicated-macro Canon lens that fits very nicely into my Canon EOS 400D. Together we visited the flowers at the Wittunga Botanic Gardens, shooting their petals and features at all different angles. It was a good morning.
Today the sun is out and the sky is semi-blue, so I am going again, this time with Susan Adey, a fellow photographer upon Redbubble. Should you be interested, I’ll see you there at 1.00pm. Otherwise, I will show our results later tonight.