My apologies for not blogging as often as I used to.

Sincere apologies everyone for not being around recently but, following a recent bout of illness (nothing too serious), I found I lacked some motivation.  Well, I’m back again with a new found lease of life due to my having taken up another hobby.  I’ve invested my time in learning to sketch in charcoal.  I’ll keep you posted on this new project and post sketches whenever I think they are worth posting.

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Snow in Sub-tropical Queensland!!!

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This July has been the coldest in Stanthorpe, Queensland for 31 years.  A whole generation has never experienced snow, ever.  What is surprising, as can be seen from the photo, is that that Queensland is where it shines, the Sunshine State!

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Kookaburras waiting for a feed

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These noisy kookaburras are waiting for the stray cat on the ground below them to disappear so they can finish off her food.  (Nikon D5100: focal length – 145 mm. shutter speed 1/80 sec, aperture f/10)

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Pale Headed Rosellas Visiting my Back Yard

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These beautiful parrots drop in to my back yard to feed now and again.  (Although this shot looks as if it’s hanging from the string above it.)  (Nikon D5100: focal length – 165 mm, shutter speed – 1/25 sec, aperture f/10)

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Pacific Black Duck against the stillness of Forest Lake

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We see a lot of Pacific Black Ducks here at Forest Lake.  This solitary bird is posed against the calm waters of the lake.  (Nikon D500: focal length – 200 mm, shutter speed – 1/250 sec, aperture f/13)

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