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Random Fridays: I’m glad they’re small!

These blue crabs look pretty scary, but they’re only about the size of the end of my finger. I didn’t even spot them initially while walking along mud flats at Ettalong at low tide — it was the plop-plop-plop of millions of tiny feet that caught my attention. The more I looked, the more I was astonished. There were hundreds of thousands of these things! For those of you of a scientific bent, they are Mictyris longicarpus (light-blue soldier crab) I think.

As the heading says, I’m glad they are small. And not looking for a fight!

The next two shots give an idea of the numbers:


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Random Fridays: Photo-bombed by a seagull

Red Baron and seagull, Bondi Beach

Red Baron and seagull, Bondi Beach

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.

Red Baron and seagull, Bondi Beach

Red Baron and seagull, Bondi Beach


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The view from the window: Cairns

Sun, reflections, mist, mountains -- what more do you need?

Sun, reflections, mist, hills — what more do you need?

This was taken early morning in April in Cairns a couple of years ago. I love the drama of this shot: the mist hanging in the hollows among the hills of the Great Dividing Range, the sun backlighting the clouds, and the reflections in those shiny metal louvres.


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Random Fridays: Feeding the Fish

Feeding the fish at Darling Harbour

Feeding the fish at Darling Harbour

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!

Feeding the fish at Darling Harbour

Feeding the fish at Darling Harbour

According to a colleague, who’s a keen fisherman, these are Yellowfin Bream. No, I don’t see yellow either. 😉

Feeding the fish at Darling Harbour

This one is quite balletic, don’t you think?


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