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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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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.

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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.


1989

Number 1 Son at 12 hours

1992

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

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

 

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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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rock

 
 
 
 

A split rock at Lekhubu Island,

Botswana.

 

Layer upon layer of limestone rock supports

Victoria’s,

Great Ocean Road.

 

By the time I read of these rock stacks along

Victoria’s Great Ocean Road

I’m sure many of the tourists who had created

them had returned and knocked down

their creation.

 
 
 
 
 

Balancing rocks in South Africa’s,

Kruger or Greater Kruger National Park.

 

Decorative rocks at the edge of

Warrnambool’s tourist lake,

Lake Pertobe.

 

Closer to home…in fact nearly at our back door…

well, about 10 km away…

…is Dog Rocks.

 

If I have asked why it’s called Dog Rocks,

I have not received a satisfactory answer. 

 

Dog Rocks is very popular with photography enthusiasts,

for both day and night photography

as it is far enough away from city lights

that no ambient light can intefer.

 

My final rock is/was Ayres Rock.

It is now known as Uluru.

Climbing Ayres Rock was almost mandatory in 1975. 

Over my left shoulder is another formation

known as The Olgas. 

Both are well worth visiting.

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focal point

the centre of interest or activity

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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.

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