Angelfish

I was going through some older photos today, catching up on my processing.

Along the way I came across some I had taken at the home of an acquaintance who breeds tropical fish.

Here are some slightly unusual perspectives on his angelfish.

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Alex’s True Love(s)

The somewhat peculiar trend of people expressing their everlasting love through padlocks fixed to bridges has somehow made its way to the Kingston Waterfront. On the very short footbridge leading into the Trevillian Quay development there are four padlocks fixed to the railing. Two of those are the expressing the everlasting love of Alex for another. Well, for two others with different dates. Whether it is the same Alex or not I can never know for sure, but for the sake of artistic licence I will assume it is and wish Alex and Alex’s true loves all the best.

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Bird Bath

Walking through the Callum Brae Nature Reserve recently, I was lucky enough to come across a pair of Crimson Rosellas bathing themselves in a waterhole. While I watched – and photographed of course – they put on a beautiful display of splashing, watching and scratching. Birds move so quickly when bathing that it is wonderful to be able to capture the movements, lasting tiny fractions of a second, that usually escape the eye.

There are lots of pictures, so I thought I would mix them up with some individual shots, a tiled gallery and a slideshow.

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Fish Art

I was experimenting tonight with some different lighting for fish photography.

I liked how these turned out (and hope you do too).

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Red Wattlebird

A common, beautiful bird in our gardens and nature reserves.

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The Raven Alone

Sitting outside work the other day, I encountered this very noisy and strong-willed Australian Raven. A beautiful creature.

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The Eagle and the Raven

The other day I was standing in the car park of the Jerrabomberra Wetlands nature reserve – a wonderful place for spotting birds – talking with some birding chaps when one spotted something interesting coming in from the distance.

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Unfortunately for the eagle, a group of Australian Ravens congregating at the Wetlands decided they were having none of it. They flew straight to the eagle, intent on seeing it off. One raven in particular took on the much larger bird.

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It always amazes me to see birds defending their space against much larger intruders and the ravens were successfully in sending the eagle on its way. Perhaps even back to the sea.

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