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    Birds in the Afternoon Sun

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3 lens on 19 May 2025. The ducks were very sleepy; the goose and cockatoo were not!

    I’m Trying to Sleep

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    A duck with its head nestled in its plumage stares at the camera, with another blurred duck behind it.

    Beautiful Plumage!

    • 349mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    A portrait of a duck with beautiful green plumage on its head and a yellow bill

    Spruce Goose!

    • 218mm, ƒ/6, 1/1000s, ISO 320
    A goose glides along the surface of a pond with its image reflected in the water.

    Voracious Cockatoo

    • 300mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 1250
    A cockatoo cracks open its food while holding it with one of its talons; bits of the food fly out as it gouges with its beak
    Tuesday May 21, 2024
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    Wandandian Creek and Jack Finkernagel Reserve in Sussex Inlet, NSW

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3 lens + MC-20 2x Teleconverter on 29 December 2023. This was a fun experiment, as it was my first proper photo walk with the teleconverter attached and it was very difficult fast motion in overcast conditions. I could have taken it off for some of the later shots at shorter focal lengths, but decided to leave it attached to see what I could achieve.

    Suspicious Ducks

    • 400mm (without teleconverter), ƒ/6.3, 1/100s, ISO 200
    Three ducks on a lawn

    Wired Galah

    • 400mm (without teleconverter), ƒ/6.3, 1/2000s, ISO 1250
    A galah sits on power lines against an overcast sky.

    Surprised Swan

    • 800mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/13, 1/1000s, ISO 4000
    A black swan floats down a creek.

    Sleepy Corella

    • 800mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/13, 1/1600s, ISO 5000
    A white corella sits on a branch with its eyes closed and head tucked into its left wing.

    Corella Couple

    • 437mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/12.1, 1/2000s, ISO 8000
    A close-up of two corellas looking down at the camera.

    Nutty Corella

    • 710mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/12.8, 1/4000s, ISO 8000
    A close-up of a corella, looking surprised with food in its beak.

    Proud Corella

    • 340mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/11.7, 1/4000s, ISO 8000
    A corella sits perched on a leafless branch, with its head held high.

    Frantic Corella

    • 200mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/10.2, 1/4000s, ISO 8000
    A corella swoops against an overcast sky to land on a high, leafless branch.

    Gliding Pelican

    • 280mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/11.3, 1/1250s, ISO 1000
    A pelican with a massive wingspan glides above the surface of a creek.

    Scritchin' Magpie

    • 800mm (with teleconverter), ƒ/13, 1/400s, ISO 2500
    A close-up of the side of a mapgie as it scratches its neck.
    Sunday December 31, 2023
  • A Cockatoo's Disrupted Afternoon Tea

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3 lens on 15 December 2023.

    Peering through the Macadamia Tree

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/60s, ISO 400
    An obscured cockatoo looks at the camera through the leaves of a macadamia tree.

    Cracking the Nut

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/125s, ISO 640
    A cockatoo holds a macadamia nut with its foot and cracks it open with its beak.

    Let Me Eat in Peace!

    • 261mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/640s, ISO 1600
    A cockatoo hangs from a macadamia tree with a nut in its beak, while staring at the camera.

    Escaping the Photographer

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 250
    Looking at the back of a cockatoo high up in a gum tree, after it flew away from the camera.
    Friday December 15, 2023
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    Birds in Mum’s Backyard

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3 lens on 11 December 2023.

    Peewee Parent and Hungry Chick

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/80s, ISO 1600
    A peewee/magpie lark parent sits in a nest, looking down towards its chick, which opens its mouth for food.

    Climbing Cockatoo

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 1000
    A sulphur-crested cockatoo climbs a tree branch.

    Hiding Cockatoo

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 1000
    Peering through branches at a sulphur-crested cockatoo, perched high up a tree

    Proud Willie Wagtail

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/160s, ISO 5000
    A willie wagtail sits on a tree branch.
    Monday December 11, 2023
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    Nyrang Oasis behind the Houses

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and LUMIX G 25/F1.7 on 5 December 2023.

    Grass through to Concrete and Steel

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A stem of grass extends across concrete, with a leading line into a steel grate.

    Hiding in Plain Sight

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/40s, ISO 200
    A water dragon remains still on a fallen tree, surrounded by bushes and leaves.

    Light and Air

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A close-up of a frond

    Lone Leaf

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/500s, ISO 200
    A dead leaf on the end of a twig, with visible strands of spider web

    Now Gone, But Hanging On

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/800s, ISO 200
    A cicada shell hangs off a plant.

    Rosella in the Shadows

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/2000s, ISO 200
    A silhouette of a rosella under the shade of trees, with a bright park lawn in the background

    Shimmering in the Shadows

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A shadowy view of a rocky creek

    The Fallen

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/800s, ISO 200
    A fallen palm frond in the undergrowth

    The Felled

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A lone tree stump protrudes from the undergrowth.
    Wednesday December 6, 2023