Everything was shaping up beautifully until my second photo. I was planning a longer exposure to see what the effect would be on the water and I was hoping for a nice, golden blur. Nothing. Flat battery. Annoyingly, I had charged up the spare battery only a few hours earlier, but I left it at home.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Maybe with some fresh photos I'll find the time to update the header. Maybe.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Not all of the neighbours. We do have quite a few very interesting neighbours, but these are two of my favourites. They are Brahminy Kites, otherwise known as Fish Eagles or Red-backed Sea Eagles. They are the most intense chestnut colour with a pure white head. I think they are really gorgeous and I hope to get much better photos of them in the future. As Mr Sunshine and I went for our beach walks, I sometimes spotted one of them in a certain tree - the tallest tree in that part of the neighbourhood. Then one day as I was photographing him. His mate flew in to join him. That was even better.
On the way back I was checking to see if they were still there. They weren't, but then I glanced over at a slightly smaller tree nearby and saw their nest. How I had missed it before I don't know. It is several feet across and very high. No wonder they look at me in a very suspicious manner when I stop to take their photo. They have a lot at stake with a home to protect.
Needles to say, I will be watching this for further developments. I'll keep you posted if there is anything to report.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
What do you mean it's not the real Stig? Of course it is. Just look at Monkey's expression. Would he look that impressed if it wasn't the real Stig?
Mind you, the Stig was feeling a little flat that day. He was standing at the back of a Townsville bookshop mostly on his own until Monkey came along. I'm sure we brightened up his day. It made Monkey's day.
As we left, the Stig was really cool. He didn't move a muscle or wave, just stood there. But he still looked a little flat. Maybe he needs to be a little less rigid at times.
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- Townsville, Queensland, Australia
- I have worked as a Biology lab assistant, Pathology lab assistant, geochem lab assistant, land tenure researcher, hospital and prison chaplain, parish care coordinator and part owner of a small business. I have studied some science (no degrees) and have a theology and a chaplaincy certificate. I still love science of all types and enjoy studying theology. Science and theology belong together. At present I am a work-at-home Grannysaurus.