Wednesday, 31 December 2014 20:36

Old Brush

Friday, 19 December 2014 18:46

Lake Wollumboola

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 11:54

Harrington

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Using Bird Calls

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Playing recorded bird calls to attract birds for the purpose of photographing them, is a widely used technique to get a target species to come in to range in a controlled setting.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Using a Bird Hide

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If you want to get close to your subject, using a hide will be an enormous benefit. Even with a small focal length lens you will still capture plenty of subject matter.

Spend time thinking about the best location for the hide; give consideration to the light direction and background. If a suitable perch cannot be located then it may be worth introducing one.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Tripod Selection

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I've listed the what I consider to be some of the more important considerations when investigating the purchase of a tripod for large lens support.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Kaikoura - Pelagic

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 DSC9248-as-Smart-Object-1Kaikoura is a small coastal town on the north eastern coast of New Zealand's south Island. It is about 160 kms north of Christchurch  (2 hours drive). In recent years it has become a hub for ecotourism, with whale, seal, dolphin and bird tours all available.  It is not only the marine wildlife that draws the tourists, but the wonderful coastal scenery and the spectacular mountain backdrop.

You don't necessarily need to take a pelagic to get close to the wildlife as there are some great spots close to town that are worth exploring.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

NZ & Australian Sub-antarctic Islands - Part 3

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Macquarie Island has world heritage listing and is managed by Tasmanian National Parks. At 34km long it is a mere speck in the ocean, yet it is home to abundant wildlife and unique flora. While we were there the rabbit eradication program was at the stage where baiting had been completed and the hunters were trying to track down the final few rabbits.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

NZ & Australian Sub-Antarctic Island - Part 2

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 DSC2501-as-Smart-Object-1Campbell Island (11,268ha) is the eroded remnants of a shield volcano and is the southern-most of the NZ Sub-Antarctic Islands.  On Campbell it rains on average 325 days a year, so we were very lucky to have sunshine for extended periods on the two days we were there.  Six albatross species breed here; only Crozet’s Island has more.  Though these species as well as a large number of other sea birds breed on the Island, I only managed decent images of three species of albatross.  To see more you would need to spend longer, or have access to more of the island.
Thursday, 11 December 2014 11:00

Willie Retreat

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