I’ve been a slack-arsed host of GATEWAYS of late.
But here are some new features from the group:
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Thanks to all the artists who contribute to this group!
Revisiting some older photos from last year.
Often, when going through a collection of new photos, I find myself losing judgement on how good a photo is. Coming back to these, I’ve decided that I quite like them.
This is Callala Beach, in the Jervis Bay Marine Park on the south coast of New South Wales. It’s a lovely quiet spot precisely because it is off a long road and out of reach of public transport.
I’ve been out a little with my camera but not really seen or captured anything lately that really gives me satisfaction. I figured that I should just give myself a break and wait for the proper frame of mind to return when it will.
So I was hanging out in the backyard and all these little details were just standing out for me. I had my phone in my pocket, an S3, so not being really serious I started taking a few snaps.
And sometimes I think the camera on my phone takes better pictures than my actual camera.
Pesky creatures though they may be at times, flies can also be very pretty.
I had to chase this one around a little until it settled in one place. Probably talking to its friends now about the bloody paparazzi!
Anyway, I thought I’d try a rehabilitate this little creature in the eyes of the public, so we can all see how beautiful it also is. Plus they serve the necessary purpose of cleaning up our rubbish.
The simple things in life often bring me the greatest pleasure. A few drops of water on a leaf stand for the whole of life.
The fuchsia is here, the fuchsia is now. Now we know, let’s all take some time out to appreciate the present moment.
Of course the phone camera is limited to a fixed wide angle, but sometimes that angle is exactly what I want.
And sometimes, it is the small and close that I really want, not the large and impressive. Small pictures with a small camera of a small place.
A nice little display at the Southend Cafe in Newtown. The coffee’s good, too; and organic. Pleasant staff. All in all a lovely place.
Whilst I was fruitlessly trying to photograph flying dragonflies, this Ibis landed on the railing, quite close to me. I like that you can see such good detail in its head and beak. They always look as old as time.
Ibis in Detail
So…I just logged into WordPress to find that my spam filter had filtered out 11 spam comments. These are of course deleted.
What do these people think I’m going to do??
Also, my mistake, the White-cheeked Heron doesn’t exist. It’s a White-faced heron. Silly me
And since this is a photo blog, have a photo: St Stephens at night. (Newtown, NSW, Australia)
I was down at Sydney Park last Sunday. I had my camera with me but wasn’t expecting to actually take any photos.
Nonetheless, a young White-Faced Heron was on the scene, so the camera came out.
It was fishing along the margins of one of the ponds, there.
The plastic fencing in the background was put up to keep dogs out of the ponds, because there has been the occasional killing of bird-life there.
The little fellow was finding lots of little meals in the form of small fish. We must have had more rain than I realised because the water was quite a bit higher than I expected.
See it in action. It’s a quick little hunter – the fish didn’t stand a chance.
I haven’t been very photographic of late. Shan’t go into it. Instead, here’s a few pics.
Some lovely clouds…
Neighbouring cat that seemed very worried by my existence…
Little squealing baby Corella in Victoria Park, Broadway.