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    Mark and Bambi's Lunch

    While out for a scooter ride with my son, we stopped at the playground at Belmore Basin in Wollongong. Looking past the play equipment and up a small hill, I spotted a gentleman sharing fish and chips with a goat! I decided to approach them, dragging my son along so that we could have a closer look at the goat and introduce ourselves.

    The man, whose name is Mark, said that he loves to visit the City of Wollongong regularly from up north, observing differences in the coastal landscape and soaking up history. His pet goat, Bambi, comes along for the ride!

    I asked permission to take their photo, as I found it to be such a charming situation. You see plenty of dogs along the Blue Mile, but very few goats. 😂 I’m grateful that Mark agreed.

    I shot the following three images with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R.

    Lunch Together

    • 45mm, ƒ/4.1, 1/320s, ISO 200
    Looking over the shoulder over a man at a park bench as he feeds his pet goat a hot chip

    Hand Feeding

    • 85mm, ƒ/4.8, 1/320s, ISO 200
    Close-up of a pet goat being fed a hot chip

    Friends on a Bench

    • 82mm, ƒ/4.8, 1/250s, ISO 200
    Peering through a railing at a man with his pet goat, as they eat lunch on a park bench and table
    Thursday June 13, 2024
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    Desert Rain

    All images were taken with the OM System TG-7 at the Wollongong Botanic Garden on 1 June 2024.

    Pincushion Euphorbia

    • 71mm, ƒ5.6, 1/60s, ISO 1250
    Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny thorns and red bulbs

    Pincushion Cactus

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 800
    Macro shot of a green succulent with tiny leaves and brown thorns

    Crown of Thorns

    • 77mm, ƒ4.1, 1/160s, ISO 800
    Red flowers emerging from a green plant with thorns, carrying tiny water droplets between their petals

    Bitter Aloe

    • 58mm, ƒ3.5, 1/250s, ISO 400
    Macro shot of droplets on a green succulent

    Red Aloe

    • 82mm, ƒ4.3, 1/125s, ISO 800
    Red flowers protrude from a thorny plant with purple accents.

    Tetetzo

    • 71mm, ƒ3.9, 1/250s, ISO 640
    Macro shot of a tiny water droplet in the thorns of a giant cactus

    Aloe Vera

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1250
    Numerous water droplets cling to the undersides of reaching succulent plants.

    Bear Grass

    • 100mm, ƒ4.9, 1/100s, ISO 1600
    Numerous tiny thorns and spikes on a large succulent

    Blue Chalk Sticks

    • 47mm, ƒ3.1, 1/125s, ISO 800
    Water droplets on the tiny finger-like growths of a small succulent
    Sunday June 2, 2024
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    The Enchanted Forest: Lost Astronaut

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Leica DG Summilux 9 F1.7 on 28 May 2024.

    Forest Path

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/10s, ISO 1250
    A row of hanging lights above the ground, held up by gum trees

    Crash Landing

    • ƒ/2, 1/800s, ISO 3200
    A spacecraft model sits in bushes, surrounded by hanging light rods.

    Meet the Protagonist

    • ƒ/2, 1/8s, ISO 3200
    A suspended translucent screen shows an image of an astronaut in a forest.

    Flying Astronaut

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/50s, ISO 3200
    An image of an astronaut is projected onto hanging ropes.

    Alien Jellies

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/40s, ISO 2500
    Colourful fibreoptic objects that look like jellyfish hang in the darkness.

    Cosmic Family Silhouettes

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/3s, ISO 3200
    Three people's silhouettes viewed from behind as purple lights are beamed throughout a forest

    Hyperspace

    • ƒ/1.7, 1/800s, ISO 3200
    Lasers beaming in myriad directions through the darkness

    Child Follows Astronaut Through the Event Horizon

    • ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    A colourful galaxy is projected onto sand, where a child's foot can be seen coming out from the centre.

    Space Dimensions

    • ƒ/6.3, 1/800s, ISO 800
    An illuminated cube surrounded by darkness
    Wednesday May 29, 2024
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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