And this snowy white faced Barn Owl also posed for us. We were very privileged to be able to get so close to these beautiful raptors.
An easily accessible waterfall in Lamington NP, a seven km return trip from the accommodation. There are two levels to this waterfall and many people reach what is called ‘Picnic Rock’ a large flat area of rock with a view of small creek falls going back into the rainforest. What a lot of people don’t realise is that the actual falls themselves are below this area and another km further walking. It is certainly worth the extra walk, though this year the access to the falls themselves was difficult with large rocks having moved in the previous year’s floods.
Not the sharpest of shots but this crayfish is only found around the Lamington Plateau area in the world. I had only a brief moment to capture an image and the focus was slightly off (not on his/her eyes) but hey, I have a record of this colourful cray.
Back into playing around, this time using watercolour shapes behind my images and then controlling the look with blend modes and changing the opacity. Four of my own images and no the cat is not one of them ! The hardest one to find is the streaked background – it was the top of an old table. Amazing the difference simple things can make.
A wonderful chance to photograph one of Australia’s beautiful frogs at Lamington NP. Sometimes called the Orange-eyed Green Tree Frog this fellow posed for us on the large ferns found around the main building.
Up close and personal with a beautiful king of the raptors, the Wedgetail Eagle. I have a pair nesting on my property but never get to see them like this. Up at Lamington we had our own introduction to 4 birds of prey with time to take many shots even thought there was light rain – hence the spotty effect that looks like snow.