This young fellow is gorgeous, in a manly sort of way. His ears are cropped slightly because he caught me by surprise. I always carry my camera on the trip up from the front gate and I had the large lens on. I opened the shed and walked around the side and he popped up from where he was eating in the drain. I don’t think it detracts too much from him.
I took this one a few months ago at wetlands near Oxley in Brisbane. The female Bush Turkey is busy laying her eggs while her mate stands by. He builds a huge mound of leaves and twigs for the nest then hopefully attracts a female with the result. “Come on ladies, look at the size of this nest, oh and my lovely yellow wattle.”
I never tire of snapping Pale Headed Rosellas, this little beauty perched on the poinsettia bush in the front yard. I think this is the best shot I’ve taken of one. They’re easily startled, so I took this from the front door with the curtain draped over me. Eat your heart out David Attenborough.
There is definitely a moment happening here between the Wallaby and Hare. I’d just taken the pic of the male wallaby, turned around and I saw this. Her joey had seen the Hare and jumped in the pouch so mum decided to see what this odd creature was all about.
Let the cuteness begin, yes this is a Koala in the wild and about sixty feet up a gum tree. My eagle eyed wife, Lorelle spotted them when we drove out of our friends gate. This is a Joey and she’s about ten feet up above her mum. She seems to have this dozing on a branch thing down pat.
Here’s Mum, she doesn’t seem too perturbed about her offspring being so far away. It was worth kinking my neck to get the shots. I had the long lens on and a monopod. I could have walked back down the road a bit and took the pic. Knowing my luck I would have got myself run over. So to get a steady shot I collapsed the pod, jammed the end in a fence post, hooked my leg around the post and leaned back. I’ll show a couple more next week.
Finally a gorgeous pic to finish with. This is Siobhan, you may remember her as the girl whose picture I posted wearing the fur hood a few months ago. Her Mum wanted some pics taken for family members as Xmas presents. I took many pictures of her in different outfits but this one is my favourite.
So that’s your lot for this week, I hope you enjoy my offerings. Now I’ll have to see what I can to top this lot for next week.