26 July 2013

Bushland walk - Norah Head


white sandy pathways and russet-coloured male seedheads adorning the She-Oaks (Casuarinas)

Correa (Native Fuchsia)


Banksia

Wattle



Wattle


Last September, the start of our spring-time, this same walk provided such lovely colourful native flowers.  I'll be sure to go back again in a couple months time to do it again.

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19 comments:

Digi-Irma said...

Beautiful pictures Carole.
The second is really great.
The dashboard does not show that you've posted something new.
Probably not mine, I have a new blog post at Wednesday.
Regards, Irma

Laura said...

All of your photos are wonderful! I especially like close up of the correa flowers! WOW! Amazing shots, Carole! I love your photos!
Hugs, Laura

TexWisGirl said...

i do believe your new camera is a good one! the opening shot and the reflection - wow!!!

Sharon Wagner said...

Have fun with the new camera!

Jan Castle said...

WOW...what a camera!!! That native Fuchsia is gorgeous...our native fuchsia looks much different. TFS Carole!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Stewart M said...

Looks like the new camera is doing all the right things - but you still have to SEE the image first! Its not really just down to more megapixels - its down to the way we see things!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Terri said...

Fantastic shots- I think I like your new camera!

Lisa Gordon said...

So glad you are enjoying your new camera, Carole. I sure am enjoying seeing your beautiful photographs from it! :-)

Phil said...

Great detail in your pictures Carole. Looks like the Sony works really well - enjoy.

Jeanne said...

Great shots Carole! Excited for you getting your new camera, and see that it is doing a great job. Love those new megapixels. does your teleconverter work with this?? Very excitiing getting a new camera

Christian Perrin said...

Beautiful photos, Carole! I especially love the trees reflected onto the water. I look forward to all the new images your new toy will inspire in you!

eileeninmd said...

Carole, the Wattle is pretty and I love the second shot of the Fuchsia. The reflection shot is gorgeous. These all lovely images and beautiful scenery.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

oh I so love your photography bit time. Thumbs up!

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

That fuchsia foto is fabulous. (couldn't stop myself there, sorry) The camera is a small little unit. The guy is a good reviewer too. You'll keep the old camera close by as a back-up?

Montanagirl said...

Love your photos. Your new camera seems to be working quite well! LOL

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Carole the first and 5th shots are my favorites however the 2nd close up is also very good. You seemed to have got the hang of your now camera now

Carole M. said...

thanks for your comments everyone here. Sinbad (John): will keep the other camera though this has the same focal range plus more built in. However, naturally, like the other, I do need to stabilize against something to get a decent shot, handheld. That's not always possible when out birding, and walking around with a tripod also is cumbersome for bird photography. By the time I'd set it up when I see a bird you can bet it's taken off. Catch 22. One main reason I wanted to make the change was to have something with a decent battery in it to recharge easily. My old camera I was forever feeding it with two x AA's. When you're using zoom all the time they suck the life out of them quickly. Plus now, I don't need to also carry my pocket-camera for the close-ups, location shots anymore since I used to keep the big lens on all the time ready for the birds on the other. This newer 'bridge' camera caters for both ends of the scale. Jeanne: "does my teleconverter work with this camera?" This new camera does the same focal distance plus some already, with the zoom factor built-in. I couldn't 'add' to it with a tele-converter. I've still got lots to learn with it but basically it's very similar (same brand), to the old one

jean pell said...

Outstanding shots, Carol!
Having more pixels really does make a difference. Love the native fuchsia. What a lovely flower.

Sharyl said...

I don't think I've ever seen a Correa (Native Fuchsia) before. That is just lovely, Carole! Interesting to hear about your camera too!