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ACT Fire Brigade rescuing a trapped Magpie

Safe hands by Stephen

Posted on 2022-11-07

This Magpie had its feet caught in a piece of string tangled in the branch of a tree. A difficult rescue - but all in a day's work for the Fire Brigade!

The Fire Brigade used one of their extension ladders to reach the bird, and here you can see the final stage of the rescue, the string cut from around the bird's feet.

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Rescued Koala

Rescued Koala by : Helen :

Posted on 2020-06-07

You can see that this poor koala has sustained significant facial injuries. This rescued Koala is now being rehabilitated in Healesville Sanctuary which belongs within the Zoos in Victoria, Australia. Their motto 'Saving wildlife is not what we do, it's who we are.'

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Satin Bower Bird

Satin Bower Bird by : Helen :

Posted on 2019-10-18

This is a male Satin Bowerbird.

They are known due to "its practice of building and decorating a bower to attract females. This consists of two parallel walls of sticks, is built on the ground, and is used as a courtship arena during the breeding season. The male decorates it with bright blue coloured objects that it collects; the majority of decorations away from human habitation.

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Paddy's Castle

Paddy's Castle by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2018-09-04

Paddy's Castle, a sandstone outcrop in Grampians National Park, has a fantastic 360 view over the entire valley. We literally felt like sitting on top of the world surrounded by nature. Sitting right over the valley, felt indeed like looking out of a castle. It was my favourite location that we discovered in the Grampians. There was no one else around. No sound of any civilisation. If we make it back to this picturesque range, this will definitely be a location we would like to re-visit.

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Wild Action, Melbourne

Wild Action by Gemma Wiseman

Posted on 2017-09-02

Wild Action is a zoo that visits schools. It is based on an 11 acre property north of Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges, but representatives travel with animals to schools. The presentation is suitable for primary and secondary students. I saw this particular representative at the National Education Summit in the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Dancer with Miriam Lieberman band

Canberra, Australia

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A dancer who joined Miriam Lieberman on stage for her show at the festival. African dance moves and drumming gave a enthralling World Music style to the band and its performance.

National Multicultural Festival 2017 - part 3 by Stephen

National Multicultural Festival 2017 - part 3 by Stephen

Posted on 2017-03-06

A dancer who joined Miriam Lieberman on stage for her show at the festival. African dance moves and drumming gave a enthralling World Music style to the band and its performance.

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The Great Ocean Road : 3

The Great Ocean Road : 3 by : Helen :

Posted on 2016-12-05

The 12 Apostles a most well-known southern coastline scenes in Australia. The Twelve Apostles are a series of limestone stacks that have endured the erosion of the great southern ocean tides and storms.

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ACT Flyball competition

Flyball champions - part 1 by Stephen

Posted on 2016-07-04

Excitable owners and their dogs! For my new series I am at the ACT Flyball competition. My head was spinning at the end of this shoot. The noise level was phenomenal with buzzers, whistles and yells to accompany the dog chorus. I hope you can join me in this series for all the excitement!

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Saskwatch on stage at New Year's Eve in the City

Saskwatch - Celebration time by Stephen

Posted on 2016-01-02

Melbourne six-piece outfit Saskwatch on stage at New Year's Eve in the City. This free event has a track record of great gigs. I've been lucky to get to the front of stage at these celebrations for the last few years.

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Sunrise Winter Australia by Craig White (AUS)

Welcome to Winter 2015 by Craig White AUS

Posted on 2015-06-01

Autumn has come and gone in South-Western Australia. We have had some wonderful weather, leaves falling and chilly evenings. Today marks the official beginning of Winter 2015. I woke this morning to a red glow on the interior walls of my house and wondered what was treating it. Looking outside to the east, I saw this scene, had to grab the camera, make a memory for myself, and for those who were sleeping in. It made me feel warm and alive, and of the beauty that nature makes for us.

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Hutt Lagoon

Hutt Lagoon by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2015-03-21

Hutt Lagoon, near Kalbarri in Western Australia, is also known as the Pink Lake. Like many of its kind in our state, its pink hue is created by bacteria (dunaliella salina), which becomes trapped in the salt granules

there are two types of algae present in the lake that produce a reddish-orange organic pigment called Beta-Carotene, that is used commercially as a coloring pigment in food and medicines. It is the worlds largest system of algae farms dedicated to the production of this pigment

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Young Socceroo fan with banner at Asian Cup Final.

Asian Cup Australia 2015 - part 11 by Stephen

Posted on 2015-02-04

A proud young Socceroos fan at the Asian Cup Final. It was an intense game for supporters with a brave South Korea netting a late equaliser with only seconds to go before full-time. Australia went on to win 2-1 in extra time.

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illumination by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2015-01-10

During the Sydney Vivid Festival of Light...

it was only a short trip and the only day we had there was threatening to be a write off with showers and wind, however when the evening approached the weather cleared and we were able to enjoy the viewing of illuminations around Sydney...

i chose this photo of the Opera House because of the strong light beams that were illuminating the famous "sails"...

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Garbage in the river

Garbage in the river by : Helen :

Posted on 2022-05-15

On my walks along the small waterways near my home, I see non-degradable litter in the water and along the banks.
We must all ensure that we either, avoid using non recyclable products, or at lease ensure we dispose of plastics and non-recyclable so they do not reach our waterways.
Sigh ...

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Collingwood supporter

Collingwood supporter by Yeulleum

Posted on 2021-05-21

Black and white are the colours of the Collingwood Football Club (Aussie rules, that is). Supporter of CFC are known to be extreme...

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Powerful Owl at Taronga Zoo

Wise and proud by Stephen

Posted on 2018-05-07

A portrait of the Powerful Owl, to follow my previous image of the Owl and its keeper at Taronga Zoo.

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Mad Max II Museum at Silverton

The Outback - part 5 by Stephen

Posted on 2017-08-12

An exterior view of the Mad Max II Museum in Silverton.

If you know the Australian film, Mad Max II: The Road Warrior, you will recall the menacing mood of the Outback environments where the film was shot. Mad Max II was shot at locations in and around Silverton and Broken Hill.

Because of its authentic Outback atmosphere, Silverton (population about 50) and its Hotel often feature in film and TV productions.

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Remarkable Rocks

Remarkable Rocks by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2017-03-05

We spent the New Year in 2017 on Kangaroo Island just off the coast of mainland in South Australia. It was a great place for us to get away from civilisation and we spent most of our time there on the more rugged west end of the island.

The feature that I set out to photograph especially, was a group of boulders called the Remarkable Rocks in Flinders Chase National Park. For three days I drove each morning and evening through a winding road that leads up to the rocks, hoping for some ....

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The Great Ocean Road : 2

The Great Ocean Road : 2 by : Helen :

Posted on 2016-12-04

Gibson's Steps are the first stop along the D Shipwreck coastline if you are heading west from Melbourne. Once you descend the 86 steps down the sheer cliff face, you are rewarded with this view!

Once on the beach you are dwarfed by the 70 metre high cliffs one one side and you can see the giant limestone stacks rising up out of the sea.

The steps were carved into the face of the cliff by local settler Hugh Gibson, who worked on the route originally used by the Kirrae Whurrong people.

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Weekend in the city ii

Weekend in the city ii by Richard Goldsworthy

Posted on 2015-08-02

Venturing out into the city at night is always an adventure – more so for a young child where it all seems very exciting. Her wide open armed pose is one of possibility and acceptance, a lack of fear for the darkness that as adults we know too well.

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Holi Mela colours festival in Canberra

Holi - Festival of Colours - part 1 by Stephen

Posted on 2015-03-23

This week I will post shots to celebrate Holi - India's Spring Festival of Colours!

My one concern was to protect my camera gear. I used a 55-200mm lens allowing me to keep a safe distance from the clouds of Holi powder!

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sandy world

sandy world by Darkelf Photography

Posted on 2015-03-18

sand dunes stretch as far as the eye can see just south of the Pinnacles Desert in Western Australia... the clouds building over the dunes were the ones that brought heavy rains and hail to Perth back in October 2014...

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Aggressive display

Aggressive display by : Helen :

Posted on 2015-01-24

This Wattlebird (Anthochaera carunculata) making an aggressive display was having an absolute meltdown because a magpie had landed on a branch in its tree. The poor magpie didn't really deserve this treatment as the Wattlebird later stole the magpie's piece of bread. The robbery may be seen here.

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Old highway reclaimed by nature at Bermagui

Lost highway - south to Bermagui by Stephen

Posted on 2014-09-03

Decades ago, a storm washed away this road near Bermagui on the South Coast. Long since closed to cars, nature has gradually reclaimed the asphalt. In this shot, you can see one of the few sections where the white lines down the middle of the road are still visible. Although an abandoned highway, it now serves as a walking and mountain bike trail.

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Patty Mills with the Larry O'Brien trophy

Homecoming by Stephen

Posted on 2014-07-18

Patrick Mills and San Antonio Spurs teammate Aron Baynes hold aloft the Larry O’Brien trophy. NBA championship winner Mills was home in Canberra today to accept the keys to the city. He also had photos taken with fans at the reception in Civic Square.

My son was in a class with Patty Mills at College; and my son’s boss coached Mills. It’s a small town!

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Lockdown on Bourke

Lockdown on Bourke by : Helen :

Posted on 2021-08-30

This photo was taken in Melbourne centre city in April 2020.
We thought that the COVID lockdown would be over in that year.
Bourke Street (Centre city) looks exactly the same at the end of August 2021.
Hopefully in 2022, may look somewhat different.

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Difficult catch

Difficult catch by : Helen :

Posted on 2021-08-18

Technically not a great shot, I know.
I was set up with my 400mm checking out vegetation for close up wrens, when in the lake .... this Darter bird caught a fish (badly, I dare say)
Sadly, my settings were all wrong. Caught the bird anyway, but .... technically flawed but an interesting shot all the same.
Story of a photographer's life really.

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Early reflections

Early reflections by : Helen :

Posted on 2018-10-18

Not far from the Grampians Mountain Range in Western Victoria, Australia is Lake Lonsdale is a large, shallow reservoir on the Mt William Creek. This lake has its own catchment and is reliant on natural inflows. Although the catchment can be a substantial producer of water during wet years because of its very large area, it isn't reliable during times of drought. Given its relatively shallow depth, the lake also has high evaporation losses over summer months.

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Portrait of my father aged 94

My father - rest in peace by Stephen

Posted on 2018-02-27

My father Alex passed away peacefully at home in Melbourne last week surrounded by his loving family.

I took this portrait shot of Alex in December 2016 in his house at Dalmeny on the South Coast.

He was 95 years of age and in his last years loved walking and dancing - as well as a good glass of red wine - as you can see here! Farewell Alex, we will miss you.

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Kate Ceberano at National Multicultural Festival

National Multicultural Festival 2017 - part 2 by Stephen

Posted on 2017-03-03

Early autumn is my favourite time of year with so many festivals taking place around Canberra. These events include Enlighten (which begins tonight) and the Balloon Spectacular.

Today I continue my series of performance and parade shots from the Multicultural Festival. Here you see Kate Ceberano, headline act at the opening night concert.

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Paddle Steamer Enterprise at National Museum

Dock of the bay by Stephen

Posted on 2016-02-05

In celebration of Australia Day, the National Museum hosted their Continuing Culture festival. One of the highlights of the day was being welcomed aboard the Paddle Steamer Enterprise.

The steam boat is the largest functional object at the Museum. The vessel was launched in 1878 after being built in Echuca on the Murray River. Here, you see Bob, one of the volunteer crew. Perhaps he is dreaming of the good old days when paddle steamers were a common sight on great inland waterways.

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baby kookaburra in the Dromana Hills

baby kookaburra... by Gemma Wiseman

Posted on 2015-12-06

This is a baby kookaburra. Just a couple of days ago, his parents took him on his first flight. The celebratory joy, marked by constant laughing from the parents, was an amazing experience to behold. The baby has a shorter beak than the mature kookaburras and, as yet, there is no colour on the wings.

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Angel Place

Angel Place by Stephen

Posted on 2015-03-23

Street in Sydney with bird cages suspended overhead

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man in a boat with a fish near Dromana beach

there's a fishy story... by Gemma Wiseman

Posted on 2015-01-26

Today is Australia Day...
I decided rather than post the usual flag waving ya-ya, I would select a recent photo which captures the quirky, outdoor spirit that, for me, is the soul of Australia Day...
And this is the photo...

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Surf City campervan at Marques in the Park

Marques in the Park - part 8 by Stephen

Posted on 2014-11-25

Farewell, Surf City! A last look at this very cool 1934 chev. It started life as a bread van before converting to a camper van. As well as all the home comforts the van also has space for an electric piano, electric guitar and Marshall amp. It has two jukeboxes and of course a dance floor! Remember, you're never too old to Rock 'n' Roll!

A few more highlights to show you at Marques in the Park. Up next, a change of pace with a Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

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Storm clouds approaching at Batemans Bay

Weather in mind by Stephen

Posted on 2014-07-23

With landscapes and urban shots I seek to include movement in the frame with passing figures. Here, the expression on his face and perhaps his thoughts as well suggest weather in mind. The weather is stormy with the approaching line of dark clouds. Soon after I had to run for cover as the rain set in.

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