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My Pelican Image Featured on the Rottnest Island Instagram Page

I was excited this morning to see that the official Rottnest Island Instagram page have posted one my images on their feed:

 

 

I’ve visited Rottnest Island twice this year, and both times I’ve taken my camera with me.

There’s so many beautiful beaches and signs to see, and there always seems to be plenty of Pelicans there too.

The Pelican pictured below was perched on the jetty pole, so I waited there patiently until he finally flew off into the distance. The image was captured back in July.

The original uncropped image can be seen here on Flickr (click on the image to view all of the details on Flickr):

Australian Pelican taking off

Fishing at Woodman Point Jetty

Woodman Point Jetty, busy with fisherman and Pelicans.

These two pelicans were hoping for a free feed, but unfortunately the fish weren’t coming to the party!

f/2.8 | 1/640 sec | ISO 320
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L @35mm
Canon 5D Mk III

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Australian Pelican in Flight on the Swan River

On the weekend I ventured down to the Swan River, and found a dozen Australian Pelicans. This guy had just leapt out of the water, beginning his search for some mid-morning breakfast.

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View this photo on Flickr | View this photo on 500px

View this photo on Flickr | View this photo on 500px

The Australian Pelican is a fascinating bird, which claims to have the longest bill of any living bird.

Commonly having a wingspan of 2.3-2.6 metres, these birds glide through the air almost effortlessly.

Location: Swan River, Perth, Western Australia

Swan River Sunrise

Swan River Sunrise

Swan River Sunrise

A quick snap taken (using my Nexus 5) on my morning commute last week.

Taken from the jetty in front of the Old Swan Brewery in Perth, Western Australia.

I am constantly surprised by the beauty I see while riding my bike along the Swan River through South Perth and Kings Park!

Rottnest Island Easter

Family. Fun. Fish.

The 3 words that describe my Easter long weekend at Rottnest Island!

 

All photos were taken using my Nexus 5 mobile phone. I decided to leave my DSLR at home given the amount of rough water, salt and sand at the island.

Blue Lake, Mt Gambier

On a recent drive across Australia, I stopped at the Blue Lake, in Mount Gambier, South Australia.

This fascinating landmark is located inside an inactive volcano.

Each year, the lake completely changes colour to a fantastic turquoise blue.

Amazingly, this lake serves as the main water supply for the town of Mount Gambier.

This images is two separate photos merged into a single panorama.

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Williamstown Photowalk with DJB Photography

Last night I attended the Williamstown City View photography walk by DJB Photography.

I had a great time meeting new people and experimenting with my camera’s manual mode.

Below are my favourite shots:

Thanks very much to Claire for showing us the sights of Williamstown!

Update 28/6/2013: The official photos from this walk have just been posted on the DJB Photography Blog, so be sure to check them out too!

Gone Fishing

Last month I visited Busselton in Western Australia with my family. We stayed at a house that was only metres from Geographe Bay.

I did plenty of relaxing, whild dad and my brother threw in a line while the sun set in the evening.

Location: Geographe Bay, Busselton, Western Australia

Parroting Around

I spotted these Rainbow Lorikeets in a large gum tree on my recent trip to Perth, and was amazed at how energetic they were!

For these shots, my camera was mounted on a tripod using my Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens and Canon EF Extender III 2x for a total focal length of 400mm.

Location: East Fremantle, Western Australia

Farm Life in Pyalong, Victoria

Last weekend we visited a family member’s sheep farm in Pyalong, Victoria.

It was a fun day full of food, children, sheep and photos. Here’s some of my favourites.

As always, any feedback (positive or negative) is welcome!