A Galah (Eolophus roseicapilla) inverted whilst debarking around a nest-hollow in a gumtree on the riverfront of Perth.
The ‘blood moon’ of the lunar eclipse over the city of Perth, Western Australia.
A little fun and experimentation with multiple exposure images and multiple lenses with the purpose of emphasizing the eclipsed “blood moon” over downtown Perth.
This is a double exposure image (two images) shot on the same camera body, but with two different lenses (the city at 73mm, the moon at 400mm).
The moon is, shall we say, ridiculously out of scale, but there is certainly emphasis on it 😉
Here is an eclectic assortment of images from near my home in Fremantle, Western Australia for the months of January and February, 2014. Being a coastal and historical port town, there is much variety and options for activities and scenery.
Some assorted structures/architecture/patterns…
I hope you enjoyed this brief sojourn around where I live. More posts of Fremantle will follow over time.
Thanks for viewing 🙂
A bit of a delay in getting these two images up
Two views of the Perth skyline across the Swan River. I hope you enjoy them.
That is it for now. Cheers.
An assortment of images taken around Perth (and a few from nearby Yanchep) over the Austral spring, 2012.
Perth by night – a view from Kings Park.
Perth and the Swan River viewed from Matilda Bay.
Perth, the Swan River, and a bevy of the river’s namesake (Black Swan) – viewed from Matilda Bay.
A Galah chew and rub spot on sugar gum (Eucalyptus cladocalyx). This particular tree is one of over 300 comprising a tree-lined avenue in Kings Park, planted to honour Australian service personnel who died in the two World Wars and other engagements.
Laughing Kookaburra perusing its surrounds for prey items in the rain.
Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (female) pauses its grazing upon new shoots and flowers at the University of Western Australia.
Another view of the Red-tailed Black-Cockatoo (male) that features the red tail feathers – at the University of Western Australia.
The Red Wattlebird is a “honeyeater” – a group of birds which have highly developed brush-tipped tongues adapted for nectar feeding on numerous plants including this kangaroo paw flower (kangaroo paw plants are endemic to the south-west of Western Australia).
Although primarily a “honeyeater”, the Red Wattle Bird also eats a variety of insects which are often caught mid-air, and also some fruit.
Now that I have introduced some floral aspects in the two preceding images, here is a series of images of everlasting daisies (everlastings), plus Sturt’s Desert Pea, and Mallee Eucalyptus.
Up the road a little is a beautiful “terrace” beach at Yanchep, parts of which are sheltered by a reef which is delightfully overwashed. The image below shows this reef and placid waters immediately shoreward – we commented immediately that this is a wonderful spot for children to explore, enjoy, and hopefully be moved to curiosity.
The numerous offshore reefs and the ragged limestone cliffs of this portion of the coast are steeped in maritime history.
Texture and movement as oceanic water reunites with former oceanic reefs.
Dusk painted the ocean with some wondrous hues, each exquisitely ephemeral .
On the first morning of our 10 day trip around parts of Western Australia we enjoyed a glorious and serene sunrise hot air balloon flight above the Avon Valley, near Perth. I highly recommend the experience wherever you are. Windward Balloon Adventures was the company who provided this aeronautic experience and we were very satisfied. http://www.ballooning.net.au/
Hot air rising – it was -3 degrees Celsius (26.6 F) and this heat was welcomed!
Deflating the 30,000 cubic feet capacity of the balloon.
This is a “botanical” looking photo-blog – I am drawn to the fascinating textures and intricacies of the flora found in Australia and the apparent contrast of coarse vs. delicate. All these images, excepting the view of the city, were taken at Kings Park, Perth. http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/kings-park/
This is in no way presented as a thorough representation of the vast floral variety of Western Australia, let alone the whole continent.
All images are Copyright © Andrew and Allison McInnes/2AM Photography. All rights reserved.
Resplendent, ripe, and rough.
This Hooker’s Banksia flower is yet to open and reveal its intricate nectar laden bounty.
This Hooker’s Banksia flower has commenced its “great reveal.”
Each of these “toes” will present a beautiful flower soon after this stage of development.
Not a masterpiece, just found this to be interesting.
There is “liquid gold” in there.
Aptly named flower/plant I thought: “Prickly Toothbrushes.”
This Red Wattlebird is among a Pouched Grevillea plant.
There are no hummingbirds in Australia. Instead, along with copious insects there are numerous bird families/species which appear to occupy that niche – the Red Wattlebird is but one.
“Silver Princess” flowers in development. I can “feel” why it is named so – hope you can too.
The flowers are very dense and shockingly vivid against the soft colors of the leaves.
Flowers spent – all that remains…
The bark of this tree species is stunning to me.