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I've got a bit of a black and white thing happening at the moment...here's a couple of images from Lake Burrumbeet on Friday morning. Some lovely foggy conditions to work with, though the pelicans have gone AWOL...I'm sure they'll be back!

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Tonal Images

Whilst the sunrise on Thursday morning was fairly subdued, I still managed to find a couple of nice images. The three boat sheds on the north side of the Lake always offer something nice, and I felt a black and white toning worked nicely...topped off by the addition of the crescent moon.
Once the sun had risen it created some pretty intense light at Fairyland where the ducks were in abundance. This one created just the right amount of movement on the waters surface to add the extra interest into the scene.

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A Colourful Start

On my way out to Lake Burrumbeet on Wednesday morning the skies were looking pretty clear, so I was very happy when some clouds built up just as the sun was rising, especially down to the south as shown in the first image here. And a huge contrast once the sun has risen and adds it intense early morning colour to the scene.
This was a bit of a scouting trip to see how many pelicans are still out there...quite a few as you can see!

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From the Mount to the Lake

Quite a productive day on Tuesday starting with sunrise from the slopes of Mt Buninyong. The pre-sunrise conditions were a bit bland, though when the sun appeared it created all these great clouds and the colour was incredibly intense. It's only at this time of the year that you will get the nice reflection in the dams in the first image here. And one lone magpie helped out with a nice silhouette.
Then later in the day just before sunset I took a stroll up to Lake Wendouree with high hopes as the clouds looked nicely placed for some colourful action....and I wasn't disappointed.
Both these locations, as you know, are regular locations for me and it always amazes me how they can continue to deliver such striking images.





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Up in the Sky.......

I was outside around lunchtime on Monday and noticing the light was quite soft I looked up...and saw this fantastic halo around the sun. They used to say you shouldn't take pics looking directly at the sun...however I don't agree!
And getting back to a couple of images from the lovely sunrise at Lake Learmonth on Sunday.



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On the Shores.....

...of Lake Learmonth. Would you believe I took these 2 images from almost the same spot on the shores of the Lake? A few days ago I posted a couple of contrasting images, this pair surely fits that definition as well.
Sunday morning's forecast was my favourite...calm and foggy....and once I hit the road and got an idea of the lay of the land, I thought I'd pay a visit to the south west corner of Lake Learmonth. The first image here, taken before sunrise, shows the top of Saddleback Hill where I discovered this vibrant paddock sitting right at the top of the west side of the hill. I really love the rocky crest to the hill at the bottom, too.
Once the sun had risen I changed cameras and walked a couple of metres down to the edge of the Lake to capture this simple view.
More to come....!

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Wild and Woody

On Saturday morning on my run around Lake Wendouree I was pleased to see a new group of Australian Woodducks. They have been a bit scarce this season with only one other group at the lake that I have been aware of. So later in the afternoon I grabbed the camera to capture some images of this new brood of 6.  The father can get very protective as you can see in the third image here.....he makes a real charge at you, as he did on my run earlier so I had to take a wide berth.
And while we are at the Lake, here's also a couple of images from Fairyland on Wednesday morning.




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LBBW

I've got a bit of a black and white thing happening at the moment...here's a couple of images from Lake Burrumbeet on Friday morning...