Birding

Something a little different today from my usual. Whilst I don't chase birds specifically, I'm always happy to grab a few images when they are there to be seen. The first one here is from Friday on the north side of Lake Wenduree at the culvert that runs underneath the road between the North Garden Wetlands and the Lake itself. I've noticed a couple of these white faced herons in the last few days and was happy to get one to pose so well for me.
The second one is from the beginning of last week when I came across a very unusual sight in the Fairyland area. Whilst no expert  I had a feeling this was an unusual sight ... a family of Magpie Geese with 12 new ones tagging along - check out those brown heads! I think one of the unusual apsects is the fact there were 3 adults. I've been past this spot a number of times since and they are no where to be seen.

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When all Looks Lost.....

On the way out to Lake Burrumbeet on Thursday morning it was grey and overcast ....  however it's amazing how often you reap the rewards when you are prepared to get yourself out there amongst the landscape. Once there I could detect a slight sliver of colour on the horizon and it didn't take too long for the sky to put on a welcome colourful show at my favourite spot on the west side of the lake.

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Wednesday Wonder

There was a very intense burst of colour on Wednesday morning out west of Ballarat at Leigh Creek. These 2 images were taken along the road that leads down to Kryal Castle where I spotted a some bales sitting on the horizon, and then the view to the south west away from the rising sun, though not quite as colourful, was far more dramatic.

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The Drama Unfolds

Totally different conditions on Tuesday at Mt Warrenheip after the soft and subtle views from the previous morning. A fantastic blanket of clouds over the mountain was offering some dramatic views as the towers on top were trying to force themselves through the thick, fast moving scene. This is a couple of my favourites...the 2nd one here shows what happens when you are shooting directly into the sun with some amazing lens flare and rainbow colours from the elements in the lens.

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Softly Softly

Some lovely soft, misty conditions on Mt Warrennheip on Monday morning. Nothing too dramatic about these, just calm and soothing.


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Sunday Sunrise

Quite a nice sunrise on Sunday morning out at the north west corner of Lake Burrumbeet. By getting up high in the first one I was really able to open up the view across Callender Bay. In the second image I got down low just over the dam that sits in front of the lake view.... from this view point the reflection of the sky works really well.

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Rotten Luck

On Saturday morning I had to chase the fog far to the south of Ballarat and ended up past Lal Lal on the way out to the old Iron Mine. I turned up the strangely named "Rotten Lane" and quickly spotted the first image here. I had to move really quick and as you can see the bird is just about to take off...I only managed the one frame and he (or she) was gone. Very unusual to see a bird like this (I think it's an egret) perched like this as I couldn't see any dams close by that usually attracts the water birds.
Further up the lane I found the foggy tree and a couple of kangas, whilst back close to Lal Lal there was pretty nice view looking down the road.



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Birding

Something a little different today from my usual. Whilst I don't chase birds specifically, I'm always happy to grab a few images whe...