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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
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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.
    Thursday December 7, 2023
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    After the Rain

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R on 4 November 2023.

    Proud Lorikeet

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/500s, ISO 1000
    A rainbow lorikeet sits on a thin tree branch.

    Lorikeet Couple Portrait

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 1250
    Two rainbow lorikeets sit on a thin tree branch.

    Duck’s Suss on Me

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 2000
    A close-up of a brown duck staring at the camera.

    Ha, What a Coot!

    • 135mm, ƒ/5.5, 1/1000s, ISO 1600
    A close-up of a coot staring at the camera, while holding a blade of grass in its beak.

    The Unfortunate Tale of the Egret and the Worm

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/1600s, ISO 1000
    An egret catches a wriggling worm in its beak.

    Flamin' Lorikeet!

    • 145mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/2000s, ISO 3200
    A lirikeet cranes its neck to eat in an Illawarra Flame Tree.

    Superior Cockatoo

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/2500s, ISO 1000
    A cockatoo sits perched on a TV antenna, higher than another bird.
    Sunday November 5, 2023
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    Sunshine on Hill 60

    All photos were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 45mm F1.8.

    Racing Paraglider and Pelican

    • ƒ/4, 1/3200s, ISO 200
    A paraglider and pelican soar through the air next to each other.

    Pelicans Approach Rocky Island

    • ƒ/9, 1/400s, ISO 200
    Three pelicans fly over the sea towards an island.

    Paraglider over Fisherman’s Beach

    • ƒ/5, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A paraglider flies over a rocky outcrop.

    Wollongong and Tiny Parachutists from Hill 60 Park

    • ƒ/11, 1/200s, ISO 200
    Looking towards the City of Wollongong and Illawarra Escarpment over the Tasman Sea

    Flowers on Hill 60

    • ƒ/3.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Small yellow flowers on a hill, with blurred whitewash below

    Port Kembla Beach from Hill 60 Park

    • ƒ/3.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Looking towards Port Kembla Beach and the Illawarra Escarpment over rock pools
    Monday October 9, 2023
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    Suburban Malaise

    All photos were shot with the Olympus PEN mini E-PM1 and the Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm F1.8.

    Don’t Line Up

    • ƒ/2.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200

    Abandoned Post Office

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/160s, ISO 200

    Parkin' Raven

    • ƒ/4, 1/400s, ISO 200

    Everlast

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/2000s, ISO 200

    Neverlast

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/2000s, ISO 200

    Strange Symbols for Future Extra-terrestrial Archaeologists

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/3200s, ISO 200
    Friday October 6, 2023
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    Rockin’ the Subirds

    All photos were taken on 1 September 2023 with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3 lens.

    Pacific Black Duck

    • 300mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/40s, ISO 200
    A close-up of a duck, staring straight at the camera

    Havin’ a Scritch

    • 261mm, ƒ/6.1, 1/60s, ISO 200
    A moorhen scratches and ruffles its feathers.

    Side-eye

    • 261mm, ƒ/6.1, 1/400s, ISO 200
    Staring right at the back of an egret’s head and neck, with a blurred pond in the background.

    Cockatoo Madness

    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/200s, ISO 200
    Three cockatoos sit in a tree while one frantically flies away.
    Saturday September 2, 2023
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    Galactic Bridge

    • Olympus PEN E-PM1
    • Olympus M.Zuiko Digital ED 14–42mm F3.5–5.6 EZ
    • 42mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    • 5 July 2023
    A dusky moorhen stands on a brick wall, overlooking water with algae.
    Wednesday July 5, 2023
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    Owl Projection

    Australian Geographic Our Country Immersive Experience, ICC Sydney

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.14–42mm F3.5–5.6 EZ
    • 37mm, ƒ/5.5, 1/10s, ISO 6400
    • 30 December 2022
    An owl swoops out of the darkness on a digital display.
    Friday June 23, 2023
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    Cranky Emu

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R
    • 89mm, ƒ/5.0, 1/800s, ISO 800
    • 24 December 2022
    A wide-eyed emu looks beyond the frame.
    Wednesday June 21, 2023
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    Spotted Pardalote at Wonderwalls 2022

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.14–42mm F3.5–5.6 EZ
    • 14mm, ƒ/5.0, 1/4000s, ISO 2000
    • 19 November 2022
    A street artist paints a picture of a bird on a branch.
    Wednesday June 21, 2023
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    Antenna Magpie

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R
    • 135mm, ƒ/8.0, 1/640s, ISO 1600
    • 24 October 2022
    A bird on a TV antenna
    Wednesday June 21, 2023