I hate insect puns

. . . they really bug me!

Where: My backyard, West Hobart

When: 2 January 2017

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 200, 135mm, f/5.6, 1/250 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: The European Bumblebee, bombus terrestris. Whilst awesomely large and rather pretty looking, this species is an invasive feral pest in Tasmania. They were discovered in our state in 1992, though how remains a mystery. I know they’re a pest, but I do find these ‘B-52’ bees seriously awesome.

Where’s the gold?

Where: Once again taken from West Hobart, Tasmania looking across to the other side of the river. Around about Lindisfarne

When: 22 January 2015

Equipment: Nikon Coolpix S9100

Photo details: ISO 160, 34mm, f/5.3, 1/100 sec

Editing: Minor adjustment, done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Taken from our balcony looking out over Hobart. From memory, this rainbow was almost complete, and even had a smaller, paler twin that shadowed it a little.

Not quite Sleeping Beauty

 

Where: Taroona Beach, Tasmania

When: 27 October 2016

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tokina 11-16mm lens

Photo details: ISO 800, 11mm, f/2.8, 30.0 secs

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Sadly missed the most active time for this aurora. But it was a pleasant evening out, on a mostly clear night (in comparison to some of the aurora opportunities lately). And as a side note, I did realise it was the first time I’d used my Tokina lens for night photography, despite having bought it a year earlier. Thrilled with the results, and you’ll see more posted no doubt.

I need some time to reflect

 

Where: Constitution Dock, Hobart. Looking across the water to the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

When: 12 June 2015

Equipment: Canon 1100D with a Tamron 18-270mm lens

Photo details: ISO 1600, 18mm, f/3.5, 1/15 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: This was during Dark Mofo 2015. The beam actually pulsed with the heart beat of the person at the control panel. Not as awesome a light display as they’ve had previous years for the festival, but it did make for some fun shots for photographers in the middle of a cold winter’s night.

I can sea clearly now

 

A little bit of a late comment I suppose, but please excuse the mass addition of posts. I have a few already edited images so I decided to get them up and online sooner than later.

And get use to the puns and jokes. I’m enjoying them!

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 26 December 2016

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 18mm, f/5.6, 1/1600 sec

Editing: Some adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Another shot from Boxing Day evening. Cold and windy summer day in Tasmania. Sounds about right!

W’Sup Beaches?

 

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania. Near sunset

When: 26 December 2016

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 35mm, f/5.6, 1/1250

Editting: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Went out to catch the sunset on Boxing day. It was hellish windy and freezing cold, as it often is in Tasmania even in the middle of summer . . .

What do you call a seagull when it flies over the bay?

 

Answer: A Bagel!

Bad I know, so onto the more important stuff.

Where: Howrah Beach, Tasmania

When: 26 December 2016, sun set

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Canon 18-135mm lens

Photo details: ISO 100, 42mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec

Editing: Minor adjustments done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Another shot from Boxing Day evening down on Howrah Beach. Yes, it was cold and windy, but the seagulls seemed to be enjoying it wind.

All rainbows and happiness

 

First post! Wooooo!!

Where: Taken from West Hobart, Tasmania looking across to the other side of the river. Around about Lindisfarne

When: 18 September 2016

Equipment: Canon 70D with a Tamron 18-270mm lens

Photo details: ISO 250, 119mm, f/5.6, 1/320 sec

Editing: Minor adjustment, done in Lightroom CC

Notes: Tasmania has the best rainbows I swear. Back when I was living in Victoria rainbows were never as vivid. This one appeared very shortly before sunset after a dark cloudy day.