Ibis Above

It was a mostly grey morning at Lake Wendouree on Tuesday, however there was a patch of colour in some high level clouds that made a fleeting appearance through the fast moving clouds. I took a heap of photos as the ibis were continually flying back and forth an managed to catch a couple of nice images. These 2 were taken 6 minutes apart. I really like the ibis...their silhouette against the sky is really nice, more so than a lot of other birds.

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Monday Morning

A great start to the week on Monday out north west of Ballarat around the windfarm at Waubra. It took me a few miles out the freeway to spot some fog around the towers and when I made it out to Addington I was buried in amongst it and had to find a spot that was clear to grab these images, all taken at ground level. I've got some pretty amazing aerials to share soon.....




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Wildlife (!)

Here's some local wildlife (!) from Sunday morning at Leigh Creek....

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Morning Moods

On Saturday morning I caught just a few brief minutes of some fantastic, intense light just as the sun rose, finding a gap between the horizon and the low bank of clouds. This is looking east from the far side of Mt Warrenheip.
The day before on a much greyer morning this flock of ibis didn't seem to be too worried about flying so close to the wind towers at the Lal Lal Wind Farm.


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Walking on Water

A couple of visits to Lake Wendouree for sunrise during the week gave me some nice images...I particularly like the "Jesus" ducks!



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Two Stop Tuesday

I've got a few days of images to catch up on, starting with a very nice morning on Tuesday at a couple of different spots.
First up was out at Lal Lal Reservoir...this view always gives me something nice...
On the way back in to Ballarat I could see some great fog sitting over the valley around the Gong Gong Reservoir and the views from up high were quite spectacular ... maybe even weather calendar possibilities?!




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The Hat Trick

I have some exciting news to share today......
The new 2020 Australian Bureau of Meteorology Calendar is released today and I'm happy to report I have made it in again. This is my third year in a row, the first time anyone has achieved this, and this time, after two years as Mr June, I'm Mr September! The photo is from a fantastic morning over the Lal Lal Creek Valley just south of Bungaree when the conditions were perfect and whilst taking a number of images, I head the whistle of the train in the distance and waited a minute or so before the train to Melbourne entered the scene to add that extra element to an amazing scene.
You can get your calendar with all the other fantastic images here... http://www.bom.gov.au/calendar/
http://www.bom.gov.au/calendar/


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Ibis Above

It was a mostly grey morning at Lake Wendouree on Tuesday, however there was a patch of colour in some high level clouds that made a fleetin...