You know how it is: you set up the shot, you frame it, you track your subject — and then something or someone jumps in at the moment you press the shutter button. In this case, it was seagulls (maybe the same one) flying into my photos of the “Red Baron” aerobatic display.
I often escape the office at lunch time, and some of those escapes take me to Darling Harbour. I sit by the water, eat my lunch, and toss the odd lentil or chickpea to the fish. The water really was this greeny blue colour — let us hope it’s natural!
According to a colleague, who’s a keen fisherman, these are Yellowfin Bream. No, I don’t see yellow either. 😉
I would not want to be the focus of this owl’s gaze! Pity the poor mouse. (Actually, it wasn’t a mouse, it was a morsel of meat the owl’s handler would place on a stump.) This is another bird from the Alice Springs Desert Park.
There are times when I definitely want a better camera/lenses, and this was one of them! Tonight in Sydney the evening sky was clear and crisp, and there was no wind: perfect photography conditions. Sadly, my single lens bridge camera struggles to capture these sorts of shots as well as might be wished (a lot of noise, and less than ideal focus), but nonetheless I think you can appreciate how beautiful the night sky was.
I visited Alice Springs Desert Park a couple of weeks ago and saw some amazing demonstrations of free flying birds. The Hobby is a type of falcon, very swift and agile, and I was thrilled to get a fairly well focused shot of it swooping down, every feather clearly visible.
Another impressive bird display involved a juvenile Black Breasted Buzzard. These birds are known for their ability to use stones to crack open eggs, including the very large, thick-shelled, green eggs of emus. At the park, the buzzards open imitation eggs with meat inside.
Here, the bird has both wings outstretched for balance.
I know there are 7,000 bees in these jars because I asked the keeper. He added that 10,000 bees weigh about 1kg, so there is your interesting factoid for the day! I saw this display at a pop-up market in Martin Place, and couldn’t help imagine the shrieking chaos that would ensue among the hundreds of browsing office workers if that display was knocked over and the glass broke.