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What better eye candy than a beautiful flower? Natives and exotics, perenials and one day wonders. Blossoms, wattles, cacti, fuscias, roses, banksias, daisies, proteas, grevilleas, warratahs, lillies, daffodils and more. Delicious close-ups.
Australian natives and exotics. Mammals, reptiles, amphibians. Koalas in trees, kangaroos and wallabies lazing and fighting, cats resting and snarling over their prey, dogs seeking our love, quolls searching for food, possums peering down, frogs displaying their colour and swimming underwater, lizards and geckoes in delightful close-up, giant pigs, horses in the landscape, snakes sliding and curling, crocodiles in craggy detail, sheep herding down the country road, emperor caterpillars in all t
Just lying in the grass, thinking by the pond, clowning around in costume, searching under rocks and climbing trees, chores and drinking fountains, blowing bubbles and hanging around with the gang, tackling spaghetti, trying a trail bike, crashing the snow sled or just reading quietly under the table with puss. That's childhood.
Architecture - Stone and Steel.
Variations on architecture - all circa early 1900's. A stone block building with huge pillars as well as a stone building with wooden verandahs and pretty quoin work. Interesting windows with attractive quoined edges and vine covered walls surrounding them. A steel cellar door and metal padlock are also of interest. A gallery is also available to view of this subject.
Rivers and Creeks of Far North Queensland
From Cooktown to Ingham, the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland abound in creeks and rivers: from the peaceful pristine rainforest stream to the roaring gorge of a flooded major river, the choice for exploring is simply unlimited.
Mountain Peaks of Far North Queensland
From the tropical coastal sugar cane fields to the massive granite boulders, the most complex rainforest type covers the landscape from foothill to summit... These mountain peaks record the highest rainfall in Australia : between 8m to an impressive 12m a year ! (Bellenden Ker station, close to 1600m high)
Colours of Hippeastrum Flowers
My interest in hippeastrum started a while ago when a kind stranger gave me some bulbs. This year I had a fascinating display of colour in my garden and began to take notice of hippeastrum growing in other places. A popular but somewhat inaccurate name for these flowers is amaryllis. The photographs here are suitable for calendars, postcards, gardening brochures, magazines
Scuba Diving Models
Modelling underwater while Scuba Diving on the Great Barrier Reef: a colourful situation.
Kalahari black-maned Lion, Panthera leo
It was an incredible experience to observe the mythical black-maned Kalahari lion patrol his domain over a three day period at Deception Valley in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. He was an enormous animal estimated closer to 300 kg than the normal 250kg for an adult male lion in his prime.
Rockhampton Cattle Saleyard
These photos were taken at CQLX, the cattle saleyard at Rockhampton. They show auctions in progress with a number of austioneers in action
Lemurs of Madagascar
Madagascar is known for its wonderful, unique and exotic flora and fauna. The lemurs of Madagascar easily endear themselves to visitors who come to this fascinating island in the Southern Indian Ocean region. Many of the images below relate to a young gray bamboo lemur orphaned on Madagascar's east coast, but found and brought into Ivoloina Park, a lemur zoological park and rehabilitation centre located near Toamasina on Madagascar's east coast.
Fletcher - Page House
A private residence in the Kangaroo Valley designed by the internationally celebrated architect Glenn Murcutt.
Insects & spiders
Insects and spiders in extreme close-up showing shape, colour, texture, habitat and behaviour. Spiders using camouflage; preying mantids as irridescent green nymphs, as fierce garden predators with interesting mating habits; caterpillars all shapes & sizes; ladybirds & their life cycle as bright yellow eggs, spiky black nymphs & black & yellow adults; caterpillars in an incredible range of shapes & colours; butterflies; bees; mosquito lavae; damsel flies and more.
Kayaking in Far North Queensland
From December to April during the Wet season, a staggering 5 meters of rainfall is recorded in the Cairns region, Tropical Queensland, Australia. This is the ultimate time for the local paddlers to ride all the flooded creeks and rivers of the Wet Tropics !
Orchids of Singapore
Orchids delight with their many colours, unusual forms, showy flowers or those of charming modesty. Wandering around the National Orchid Garden in Singapore I admired their splendid collection of orchid species in a tropical setting. I hope that some of their beauty would be reflected in the photographs.
The life of the teenager is one of extremes. One minute we're on a high, the next it's a bummer. It's great to be with the gang but so is being on your own to soak in the week's experiences. Fun, frolics, fashions, food, friends, family, future...and did I mention fones...sorry, phones! Drugs, sex and rock'n'roll are there to tempt us too, but they don't match up to a agme of cricket on the beach.
The world seen in close-up, items seen in isolation or from an unexpected angle. Colour, pattern, form & texture all create an emotional response within the viewer. Symbolic emphasis is most often conveyed through the abstract. Power, friendship, danger, sophistication, beauty, age, faith, time, life, adventure, compassion, freedom, rebirth, work, responsability and more. Man and nature and the effect of one upon the other.
Madagascar is a veritable modern-day Noah's Ark paradise filled with flora and fauna forming a kaleidoscope of color and unique shapes and sizes. This island continent contains many endangered and rare species of birds, animals, reptiles, plants insects fish and flowers etc. that are unique to this beautiful and exotic country.
Luna Park Melbourne
A series of shots of Luna Park in Melbourne. This series features a range of shots of the face at the entrance taken form different angles.
Waterfalls of Tropical North Queensland
With the highest rainfall of Australia, the Far North Queensland region is blessed with a multitude of spectacular Falls : from the pristine small Rainforest creek cascade to a major river set of Waterfalls, the choice is only limited by time.
You and I are personalities whereas the rest of society are characters...and what fascinating characters they are too. Spruikers cajoling, musos amusing, old fellas feeding gulls in the park, mechanics fiddling, clowns making up, mums mothering, models posing, toffee-nosed toffs toffing, fortune tellers telling and oldies doing all those things that oldies do. And more.
Australian Parrots offer a unique array of diversity within the bird and greater wildlife kingdom. From the unique and charismatic cockatoos to the variegated and colourful lorikeets, or the vivid colours of the grass parrots, rosellas or majestic king parrot. Australian birds in themselves are unique and enigmatic, yet the parrot species offer beautiful and enchanting specimens of Australian wildlife. Parrot pictures reflect this intimate connection to Nature.
Our world is becoming a multicultural melting-pot of people from all different races, ethnic groups and cultural backgrounds. Young or old, black or white, educated or not - each has a unique story to tell of their life and culture.
Kayaking Behana Creek
Extreme white water river Kayaking on Behana Creek near the Pyramid south of Gordonvale and Cairns during the Wet season. One of the jewels of the Wet Tropics World Heritage rivers : steep drops and waterfalls, grade 4&5 rapids in the most stunning Rainforests of Tropical North Queensland, Australia.
Birds - Budgerigars (Budgies).
I am in outback Northern Territory, Australia and have come across a bore fed waterhole where I saw thousands of wild Budgies coming in to drink. The Budgerigar is native to Australia and I saw huge numbers swarming overhead and of course their predators, hawks, falcons and kites were there also.
Blue wrens twitter from bush to bush; statuesque night herons defy you to see them move; crimson rosellas and king parrots keep a watchful eye on you as they nuzzle open the seed they hold in a sculptural vice-like claw. Roosters crow and flash spiky combs; pelicans soar, as do eagles. Hawks hover. Gulls aggressively flock, ducks and geese promenade and take their families for walks. Penguins burrow and galahs roost. Owls watch and wait. All have feathers, and lay eggs. Some are pets.
Macquarie Island Albatross
There are four species of albatross that breed on Macquarie Island in the summer months. Each go through their own unique courtship and breeding rituals. The Wandering Albatross is the largest of the group, with a massive wingspan of up to 4 metres, and is the least common. The Light-Mantled sooty Albatross is the most populous, with over 1000 breeding pairs using the island each year. The Grey Headed Albatross and the Black Browed Albatross are found on the southern end of the island.
Every person is unique and that fact is clearly demonstrated in this group. Oldies, kids, couples, life histories, people at work painting, dancing, sifting for food in the river, relating to each other, mixing the generations
Snorkelling, free diving or jumping in the Coral Sea : the situations are endless for modelling underwater !
Birds of Australia
Australia has some of the most beautiful, unique and intriguing birds - from the multi-coloured 'gouldian finch' to the 'laughing kookaburra', or the bold and beautiful 'splendid wren'. Australian parrots come in a diverse range of sizes and colours, and there are a wide variety of honeyeaters, raptors, finches, egrets, owls, and cranes.
Canberra bushfires 2003
On 18 January 2003 a firestorm. known in the US as wildfires. struck the suburb of Duffy in Canberra, Australia's National Capital. The bush fires had started days earlier in bushland but suddenly raced through pine forests, over Mount Stromlo into Duffy and on to Holder, Rivett, Chapman, Weston and Kambah. Four people died and 500 houses were destroyed. These are a few of thousands of the photographs I took over the next three years as recovery took place. They include destroyed property an
Extensive range of environments including natural and man-made. Beaches, forests, country towns, urban and suburban, crowds, solitude, the wild and the sublime. Affluent and poor, old and new,with an emphasis on the symbolic. Skies, roads, footprints, tracks, the bush, the land all showing the effects of time and the weather.
White-handed Gibbon, Hylobates lar
The white-handed gibbon, Hylobates lar, is an endangered ape that is found in South-east Asia. These photographs were taken in Thailand in 2001 at the Gibbon Rehabilitation Project, Phuket. The animals were either rescued from bars or handed in by owners who could no longer care for them.
Lions at Duba Plains, Okavango Delta, Botswana
The famous lions of Duba Plains are well known for their buffalo-hunting prowess often seen during daylight hours. I didn't actually witness a hunt but on two occasions saw the buffalo chase the lions in pre-emptive strikes. On the second occasion the large male was chased up a tree by a band of very aggressive buffalo bulls! The highlight, however, occurred on my first afternoon on safari watching two litters of cousins come together in play for perhaps the first time.
The Big Wet in Far north Queensland
Far North Queenslanders are used to rain, and lots of it ! Year after year, the Big Wet is probably one reason why we celebrate living here.
Early childhood is a time of learning about our world and our place in it, that is, we learn who we are. Our environment and all the experiences we share help define our future. It is a time of anxiety, joy, secrecy, searching, finding, tasting and testing, sensing andfeeling. Friends, family, fun and frolics. Life is one big adventure. Clowns, play, icecream, baby animals, things under rocks.
A selection of Boxing images from various Australian Venues. Includes, Professional Boxers as well as Amateur Boxers.
Leopards in Botswana
Leopards are magnificent animals. I have been fortunate to see several on two trips to Botswana. They are beautiful and have a mystique about them probably due to their reclusive nature. They are actually doing well compared to the other big cats because they are very adaptable.
Zebra in Botswana
Zebra provide infinite possibilities as photographic subjects with their unique patterns combined with a gregarious and often flighty temperament providing an ever changing scene in front of your eyes.
African Elephants in Botswana
Elephants are amazing animals to see in the wild. They often appear cantankerous and provide many a rush of adrenaline. But who could not fall for a baby elephant.
Kayaking Broadwater Creek
Warm crystal clear water, scenic pink granite steps deep inside the gorge, class 3,4&5 rapids with continuous drops and waterfalls for 2 solid days: a complete wilderness trip on Broadwater creek, Herbert river catchment between Cardwell and Ingham, North Queensland, Australia
Sydney's Harbour is the city's main attraction and boasts landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. It is also a centre of transport with Ferries carrying passangers to and from the CBD.
Plants of Hawaii
Images of beautiful and colorful plants found in Hawaii. Some of them are cultivated, some grow in wild, some are endemic, some are indigenous, some are endangered, some are invasive...and many are not, but they all add a wide range of colors, shapes, tastes and fragrances to the islands.
The Maguire's Hippeastrum Farm, QLD
The farm is renowned for its impressive collection of hippeastrum. As the Woombye property expanded during its twenty-five years of existence, the owners have grown and developed many fascinating varieties. For years, their flowers have been attracting the attention of the local and international growers. In this lightbox, Iâ€™ve shown only some of the images taken on the farm. I wish to give my thanks to the kind owners Mick and Nell Maguire for making me feel so welcome.
From the tall straight giants in misty forests to the gnarled, writhing battle-scarred eucalypts of the dry grasslands; sculptural clumps by the billabong; teatree along the beach track; brilliant details of sunlit sap oozing from wounds; regeneration after fire; wrecking the suburban footpath; tree houses; farm shade; blossoms, leaves, bark & branches.
Images of children
It is often said that children are the future - but they are just as much the present and in the present. My images of children show them in their own world, just being themselves or mimicking adults. Child photography is both challenging and rewarding. I hope my photos of children will give you a fascinating view into their world. You can see more images of children and other people on my website http://images.proimag.es
Animals-Aust. Wildlife 1.
These wild native animals, the Northern Brown Bandicoot photographed in the Daintree rainforest, North Queensland, Brushtail Possum and baby photographed in the suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, the rare Brush-tailed Rock Wallaby photographed at Mann River, mid northern New South Wales, an even more rare sighting of the Bennett's Tree Kangaroo and baby photographed in the Daintree rainforest near Cape Tribulation, Queensland and Agile Wallabies photographed around Townsville in North Queensla
Aboriginal Bush Tucker
Aboriginal people of Australia have been harvesting native food, known as "bush tucker", for centuries. They continue to do so today. Many of the plants and animals they harvest have stories and play a ceremonial part of their everyday lives. Some foods, such as witchety grubs in central Australia, are vital to establishing healthy babies and young children. In the north, turtles, water lilies and yams play a major nutritious role.