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Images of our backyard underwater are nothing

compared to other parts of Victoria.

November 24, 2022

Hopkins Falls Warrnambool

after two months of nearly continual rain.

Summer is just a week away.

 

July 27, 2016

Mid Winter

November 24, 2022

Downstream.

July 27, 2016

Mid Winter

Downstream

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fleeting moments

something which lasts only for a very short time.
 
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On our second last morning in Botswana,

I came across this Red Breasted Weaver

in the middle of its morning callisthenics.

For no known reason, it simply let go of

the branch and free fell out of shot. 

I was so lucky to capture one frame of its fall

The whole encounter probably only lasted

around 15 seconds, at best.

 

 

Another few seconds and the sun had risen out of the sea’s grasp.  

 

The seagull thought it was by-passing me.

What it did not realise was that it gave me

the opportunity to capture one of,

if not my best, in-flight shot, ever.

 

This Black Shouldered Kite was too busy

searching for lunch to notice yours truly.

 

Bar one camera, my gear was packed

as I began the walk back to my car. 

Suddenly the rainbow appeared.   

It was all I could do to shoot off a couple of

frames before it disappeared again. 

A truly fleeting moment.

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I decided to stick to Aussie favourites for his week’s challenge.

Griffin Gully Pier with the sky colours reflected in the water.

Again reflections and colours.

The pier, above, is just to the left.

 

 

The sun is just a picture as it endeavours to remain in bed. 

Reminds me of our boys when they were teens and

I wanted half an hour’s assistance on a Saturday morning.

It always took an hour to get them out.

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

Sundown at Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

from the end of the Pier.

The first time I ever tried smoothing the water.

The 12 Apostles on a 44 Degree Celsius day

 

I love the colours of the sand, foam and aqua water.

It is obviously being enjoyed by this beach goer.

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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.

 

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Proudfoot’s Boathouse

on the

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool.

Hopkins Falls

on the

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool

 

The Hopkins River

flows into

Bass Strait

at

Warrnambool

 

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Waterbuck, almost surrounded by water.

Kruger National Park

South Africa

 

Hopkins Falls

Warrnambool

Victoria

Point Lonsdale Lighthouse

from Point Nepean

The entrance to

Port Phillip Bay,

Victoria

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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.

 

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