This week I decided to post my whale nursery images

captured at Warrnambool’s

Southern Right Whale Nursery

at Logans Beach.

It was only 2-3 years ago that I first visited

Warrnambool’s Logans Beach.

A 200 kilometres (one way) drive.

At first, I was a little sceptical that whales would be on display.

Particularly after the drone pilot told me

they were nearly a kilometre out to sea.

Soon after a cow and calf were sighted…

around half a kilometre away…


…heading towards the viewing platform.


Logans Beach Warrnambool

I held my breath in the hope that they…

…would be within a decent range.

While I was using a 50-500 mm Sigma Zoom lens…


…with some cropping…

…I was more than pleased with the results

from my first whale watching images

from Warrnambool.

This image was taken using the 50mm end of my zoom

simply to show how close to the sand the whales came.

I am sure better images were available to

those with only a 50 mm lens.











Proudfoot’s Boathouse

on the

Hopkins River,


Hopkins Falls

on the

Hopkins River,



The Hopkins River

flows into

Bass Strait













Warnambool Breakwater…

…which was built…


…to protect Lady Bay from…

…the rough seas of Bass Strait.

Even so, on a very rough day,

the seas will still reach

well above this sea wall.










I have to say my most memorable events

are the birth of our two boys and our first grandchild.

The former because I was there.

The latter, because she was, is, a bright note

in a year of lockdowns.


Number 1 Son at 12 hours


Number 2 at 12 hours.



Last year in early March (2021)

we received our first photos

of our first grandchild from across the ditch.

She was  born in her mother’s hometown

in New Zealand


Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Patti:…Memorable-Events

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Leya:…Memorable-Events

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Amy:...Memorable-Events

Lens-Artist Photo Challenge Tina:.…Memorable-Events






Waterbuck, almost surrounded by water.

Kruger National Park

South Africa


Hopkins Falls



Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

from Point Nepean

The entrance to

Port Phillip Bay,






focal point

the centre of interest or activity



Focal point…seagulls. 

I think the Warrnambool Surf Lifesavers club rooms,

in the background,

provide too much distraction. 

Initially, I thought this was a

cropped version of my first image. 

Again I was incorrect. 

However, there is little or no distraction

and the seagulls are

the obvious focal point.



Everything I didn’t want in focus

is in focus and vice versa.



Now the focal point is in focus. 

Still, far too much background distraction


A cropped version of the previous image

leaves no doubt that at least some of the

Weeping Cherry buds are in focus

and are the focal point of this image.


A Photo a Week Challenge:...Focal-Point









I only re-discovered this image

this morning.


It was planted in the car park

at Hopkins Falls (close to the coast)

which is near Warrnambool,

a Victorian coastal city.


A Google image search suggested

it may be a Tibouchina. 

However, I don’t think a  tibouchina

would grow in these coastal conditions. 

Ideas or suggestions would be appreciated.