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

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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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The Anglesea River at Anglesea, Victoria.

Just before it empties into

Bass Strait.

 

 

Tropical waterfall near Cairns

in Far North Queensland

 

It was the dry season…

 

…so not as much water…

…however still a spectacular sight…

…from land or air at

Victoria Falls,

Zimbabwe,

Africa.

 

Hopkins Falls,

Hopkins River,

Warrnambool,

Victoria.

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Warrnambool Breakwater protects Lady Bay

from the raging seas of Bass Strait.

 

The domed shaped concrete roofing

once housed an underground aquarium.

The aquarium was located at the

extreme right (lands end)

of the breakwater.

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Warrnambool Breakwater…

…protects Lady Bay from…

 

…the rough seas of Bass Strait.

Warrambool’s

Off Shore & Light Game Fishing Club

is only about 200 metres

from the breakwater.

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Last week I posted images of Logan’s Beach

whale viewing platform at Warrnambool.

I posted this image simply to indicate

how close to the shore they were.

 

I had watched this pair (mother and calf) swim…

…and frolic for around a kilometre or more…

…parallel to to the beach…

…never being much further out to sea…

…than in my first image.

After watching, waiting and hoping…

…while they made their way towards us…

…it soon became apparent…

…that instead of…

…coming they were indeed going.

I decided that it was well worth the drive.

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One of Warrnambool’s major draw cards

is its whale nursery.

 

And what better way to discover off shore whales…

…than with a drone probably worth more

than some vehicles on the road.

 Logan’s Beach Whale nursery

is on the Geelong (East) side of Warrnambool…

…and an attraction which I never visited when living a mere 50 kilometres away….

…but I happily drove 200 km back for a visit

a year or so ago.

 No-one ever mentioned the viewing platform or that the whales were so close to shore.

Next week I will post more whale images.

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opening

a space or gap that allows passage or access.

Port Phillip Bay opens into the open seas

via a shallow and narrow opening between

Point Nepean and Point Lonsdale.

Point Lonsdale from Point Nepean

Point Nepean from Point Lonsdale.

 

Just behind the trees on the left is where

the Moyne River converges with the sea.

 

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The mouth of the Hopkins River at Warrnambool.

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The commonality each of these

places have…

…is that all three empty in Bass Strait.

Port Phillip Bay on the right, Warrnambool’s

Hopkins River (second from let) and

Port Fairy’s Moyne River is the extreme left point

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