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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
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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
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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.
    Saturday November 4, 2023
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    Forest

    Captured for the Micro.blog September 2023 photoblogging challenge

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • OLYMPUS M.45mm 1.8
    • 45mm, ƒ/1.8, 1/4s, ISO 1000
    • 5 September 2023
    The illuminated, spiky leaves of a plant against a night sky
    Tuesday September 5, 2023
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    Precious

    Captured for the Micro.blog September 2023 photoblogging challenge

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • OLYMPUS M.100-400mm F5.0-6.3
    • 100mm, ƒ/5, 1/800s, ISO 200
    • 1 September 2023
    The stump of a freshly-cut tree, with blurred trees in the background
    Sunday September 3, 2023
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    Tasman Sea from Flagstaff Hill

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Leica DG Summilux 9/F1.7
    • 9mm, ƒ/1.7, 1/4000s, ISO 100
    • 22 April 2023
    A landscape broken into roughly equal thirds, with rocky cliffs and grass at the bottom, the sea in the middle and a cloudy sky at the top
    Tuesday July 4, 2023
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    Bats and Mount Kembla at Sunset

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R
    • 66mm, ƒ/4.6, 1/1250s, ISO 2000
    • 19 February 2023
    The silhouettes of a mountain and trees with bats flying against a cloudy, burnt-orange sky
    Wednesday June 28, 2023
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    North Wollongong Rock Pools

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R
    • 108mm, ƒ/5.1, 1/1000s, ISO 320
    • 6 November 2022
    Waves lapping over exposed rock
    Wednesday June 21, 2023
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    Spotting a Suburban Echidna!

    • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    • Apple Back Wide 4.25mm ƒ/1.8
    • 4mm (26mm), ƒ/1.8, 1/613s, ISO 32
    • 11 September 2022
    An echidna enjoys a soft bed of mulch.
    Tuesday June 20, 2023
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    Clouds over the Escarpment

    • Apple iPhone 13 Mini
    • Apple Back Wide 5.1mm ƒ/1.6
    • 5mm (26mm), ƒ/1.6, 1/1517s, ISO 50
    • 6 September 2022
    A cloudy sky approaching sunset with trees and power lines in foreground shadow
    Tuesday June 20, 2023
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    Tiny Moon over Wiseman Park

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.14–42mm F3.5–5.6 EZ
    • 14mm, ƒ/4.5, 1/500s, ISO 200
    • 6 September 2022
    A live eucalypt and a dead eucalypt in front of a bright blue sky with the moon above
    Tuesday June 20, 2023
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    Springtime!

    • Canon EOS 500D
    • Canon EF-S 10–18mm ƒ/4.5–5.6 IS STM
    • 18mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/250s, ISO 100
    • 28 August 2022
    A close-up shot of a purple flower in a garden
    Tuesday June 20, 2023
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    Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

    • Canon EOS 500D
    • Canon EF-S 18–200mm ƒ/3.5–5.6 IS
    • 145mm, ƒ/7.1, 1/250s, ISO 400
    • 3 December 2017
    A white bird with a dark-grey beak and a yellow crest
    Monday June 19, 2023
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    Bridge in Yosemite National Park

    • Apple iPhone 11 Pro
    • Apple Back Wide 4.25mm ƒ/1.8
    • 4mm (26mm), ƒ/1.8, 1/2577s, ISO 32
    • 23 January 2020
    A bridge with a shadowy figure under tall trees with Half Dome in the distance
    Monday June 19, 2023