• Olympus

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    Nature

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    Bird

    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
  • Olympus

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    Nature

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    Photo Walk

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    Bird

    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
  • Olympus

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    Nature

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    Photo Walk

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    Bird

    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
  • Landscape

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    Animal

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    Sport

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    Water

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    Photo Walk

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    Bird

    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
  • Black and White

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    Street

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    Photo Walk

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    Bird

    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
  • Black and White

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    Olympus

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    Street

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    Photoblogging Challenge

    A Well-trained Dyson Waits to Cross the Road

    Captured for the Micro.blog September 2023 photoblogging challenge

    • Olympus PEN mini E-PM1
    • 7artisans 18mm F6.3 II M43
    • 18mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/60s, ISO 320
    • 6 September 2023
    A Dyson vaccum cleaner on the side of a suburban road, looking as if it's about to cross as a car drives past.
    Wednesday September 6, 2023
  • Olympus

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    Night

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    Nature

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    Photoblogging Challenge

    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
  • Olympus

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    Animal

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    Vehicle

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    Photoblogging Challenge

    Orange

    Captured for the Micro.blog September 2023 photoblogging challenge

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • OLYMPUS M.100-400mm F5.0-6.3
    • 269mm, ƒ/6.2, 1/80s, ISO 200
    • 1 September 2023
    A magpie lark stands on top of a bright car.
    Monday September 4, 2023
  • Olympus

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    Nature

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    Photoblogging Challenge

    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
  • Olympus

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    Photo Walk

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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.
    Friday September 1, 2023
  • Architecture

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    Abstract

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    Photoblogging Challenge

    Abstract

    Captured for the Micro.blog September 2023 photoblogging challenge

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3
    • 236mm, ƒ/6.1, 1/500s, ISO 200
    Zigzagging light through the beams of a timber awning, with a steel roof in the background
    Friday September 1, 2023
  • Landscape

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    Street

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    Typography

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    Night

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    Travel

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    Reflection

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    Water

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    Photo Walk

    Winter in Adelaide

    All photos were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV; the first was taken on 6 August with the Olympus M.17mm 1.8 and the rest were taken on 7 August with the M.45mm 1.8.

    Moseley to Jetty

    • ƒ/2.5, 1/25s, ISO 640
    Looking down a street with tram lines at night

    Metro Corridor

    • ƒ/11, 1/30s, ISO 200
    Looking through the front window of a tram at a rail corridor

    Horatio

    • ƒ/11, 1/40s, ISO 200
    A man stands in front of a pig statue.

    Synergistic Strolling

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/500s, ISO 200
    Two men in suits walk in sync past an alleyway.

    Slice

    • ƒ/2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A reflective sculpture shows the pavers beneath itself.

    Oval and Octagon

    • ƒ/2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A gazebo in Elder Park, with Adelaide Oval looming in the distance

    Curls and Corners

    • ƒ/2.8, 1/42000s, ISO 200
    Looking through an ornate railing at Riverbank Pedestrian Bridge

    Alien Formations

    • ƒ/4.5, 1/3200s, ISO 200
    Bike racks and their shadows

    Just Go that Way

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/3200s, ISO 200
    Transport signs for trains, trams, taxis and pedestrians that all point right

    Hold On!

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A child's helmet falls off as they hold on to the back of an adult on an electric bike.

    RORRIM YGOLONHCET REVEN LLIW .DTEADTUO EB

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/200s, ISO 1250
    A mirror for sale, which displays text that is meant to be read backwards but doesn't actually reverse itself properly in a mirror.

    Metro Chic

    • ƒ/1.8, 1/30s, ISO 250
    A close-up of tram-seat upholstery

    POLITES

    • ƒ/3.5, 1/1250s, ISO 250
    A building that shows the name POLITES, with a pigeon on top

    Glenelg Jetty

    • ƒ/16, 1/200s, ISO 250
    Golden hour over a jetty and beach

    Visitors in Love

    • ƒ/22, 1/400s, ISO 250
    A couple enjoys sunset at the end of Glenelg Jetty.

    We Are Small

    • ƒ/5, 1/320s, ISO250
    A woman walks under Glenelg Jetty, with water gently lapping on the sand.

    Glenelg Sunset

    • ƒ/22, 1/400s, ISO 250
    The Sun shines through palms, making silhouettes of people, poles and trees.
    Tuesday August 8, 2023
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    Reflection

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    Overcast

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.17mm F1.8 on 5 August 2023.

    Fairy Creek

    • ƒ/2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A winding sandy creek with rocks in the foreground, seagulls in the water and bushy mountains in the distance

    North Wollongong Beach

    • ƒ/2, 1/3200s, ISO 200

    Lagoon Reflection

    • ƒ/2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Trees and clouds reflected in still salt water
    Sunday August 6, 2023
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    Coastal Chroma

    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 August 2023.

    Chillin' Gull

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/1000s, ISO 200
    A puffy seagull relaxes next to a rock pool.

    Pelican Shoos Away Gulls

    • 150mm, ƒ/5.6, 1/1250s, ISO 200
    A pelican floating on water opens its mouth to shoo away  gulls beyond the frame.

    Cast a Line

    • 105mm, ƒ/5.1, 1/1000s, ISO 200
    A person stands at the bottom-right of the frame on a rocky cliff, with a yacht and ship floating on the ocean in the distance.

    Shadow Cannon

    • 108mm, ƒ/22, 1/400s, ISO 200
    The silhouette of an old black cannon against the reflective surface of the ocean

    Basking in Light

    • 53mm, ƒ/8, 1/2500s, ISO 200
    A couple sits on a bench next to a seagull, overlooking a shimmering ocean with a city and mountain escarpment in the distance.
    Friday August 4, 2023
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    Night

    Our Friend, the Moon

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.100–400mm F5.0–6.3
    • 400mm, ƒ/6.3, 1/3200s, ISO 500
    • 2 August 2023
    A full moon in the night sky
    Wednesday August 2, 2023
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    A Cloudless Sunday

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.45mm F1.8 on 30 July 2023.

    Here’s a fun fact: Wollongong is the only point on the east coast of Australia that has two lighthouses.

    Waiting for Chips

    • ƒ/2.8, 1/4000s, ISO 200

    Old and New

    • ƒ/2.8, 1/4000s, ISO 200

    Wollongong Harbour Lighthouse

    • ƒ/4.5, 1/2500s, ISO 200

    Wollongong Head Lighthouse

    • ƒ/3.5, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    Monday July 31, 2023
  • Landscape

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    Industrial

    Steelworks through Shutters

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Olympus M.40–150mm F4.0–5.6 R 74mm
    • 74mm, ƒ/4.7, 1/1600s, ISO 200
    • 23 July 2023
    Looking at the Port Kembla Steelworks and surrounding leafy suburbs through window shutters, with the Tasman Sea in the very far distance
    Tuesday July 25, 2023
  • Landscape

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    Panorama

    Djembla to Geera

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Olympus M.17mm F1.8 on 22 July 2023.

    Hooked

    • ƒ/2.2, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    A close-up of two interlocked hooks with Djembla (or Mount Kembla) blurred in the distance

    American Creek

    • ƒ/5, 1/160s, ISO 200
    A rocky stream surrounded by tall gum trees on a sunny day

    Geera and Wollongong

    • ƒ/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 200
    Geera (or Mount Keira) and its foothills to the left, with Wollongong and the Tasman Sea to the right and in the distance

    Port Kembla through Bars

    • ƒ/5.6, 1/640s, ISO 200
    Looking over Port Kembla in the south of Wollongong through the bars of a lookout railing

    Wollongong Panorama

    • ƒ/3.5, 1/1000s, ISO 200
    A wide landscape photo showing Geera (Mount Keira) and its foothills to the left, with the lower coastline of Wollongong and its surrounding hills as it stretches to the Tasman Sea
    Saturday July 22, 2023
  • Landscape

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    Black and White

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    Earth?

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Leica DG Summilux 9/F1.7
    • 9mm, ƒ/16.0, 1/40s, ISO 200
    • 16 July 2023
    A black-and-white image of a rocky landscape
    Monday July 17, 2023
  • Architecture

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    Minimal

    Corporate Wave

    • Olympus OM-DE-M10 Mark IV
    • Leica DG Summilux 9/F1.7
    • 9mm, ƒ/18.0, 1/250s, ISO 500
    • 15 July 2023
    Looking up at a curved building with blue glass windows, with the sky above
    Monday July 17, 2023
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    Street

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    Photo Walk

    East Corrimal and Bellambi

    All images were shot with the Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV and Leica DG Summilux 9/F1.7 on 15 July 2023.

    Reclaimed by Nature

    • ƒ/2, 1/3200s, ISO 200
    A rusty metal fence with blurred eucalypts above

    Lonely Caravan

    • ƒ/2.2, 1/4000, ISO 200
    A caravan with a neat wooden porch, stool and bushes viewed through a fence and tree branches

    Shoes off, It’s an Emergency!

    • ƒ/3.5, 1/4000s, ISO 200
    An emergency phone pole with shoes underneath it, looking over a beach with the ocean in the distance

    The Fifth Element

    • ƒ/2.2, 1/2500s, ISO 200
    A footbridge with a blurred person walking in the distance, with a concrete railing post in the foreground showing an icon of a bird soaring over the ocean

    Rockpool Ripples

    • ƒ/3.2, 1/2500s, ISO 200
    Calm, rippling water in a rockpool, lapping over stone with a partially cloudy sky above

    Nature over City

    • ƒ/3.2, 1/2500s, ISO 200
    Looking over rockpools, water and sandy beaches towards a city and mountain escarpment in the distance

    UCI’s Over! 😜

    • ƒ/10, 1/40s, ISO 200
    IMG 7122

    Suburban Prison

    • ƒ/2.8, 1/800s, ISO 200
    Viewing a sparse suburban house with a porch and stools through a prison-bar-like wooden fence
    Sunday July 16, 2023
  • Olympus

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    Street

    Gutter Lines

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Lumix G 25/F1.7
    • 25mm, ƒ/3.2, 1/1600s, ISO 200
    • 12 July 2023
    Looking down over a park bench and drain in a gutter
    Friday July 14, 2023
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    Still Life

    Constructing Nature

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Lumix G 25/F1.7
    • 25mm, ƒ/3.2, 1/1600s, ISO 200
    • 12 July 2023
    2023 07 12 Constructing Nature
    Thursday July 13, 2023
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    Animal

    Walk the Chalk

    • Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark IV
    • Lumix G 25/F1.7
    • 25mm, ƒ/2.0, 1/1000s, ISO 200
    • 12 July 2023
    2023 07 12 Walk the Chalk
    Thursday July 13, 2023
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    Bird

    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