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St Andrews Church Launceston.
A few days with some sunshine so out with the the EM5 IR. This was shot with a 65nm filter I think I like the gentler 65nm as opposed to the 72nm filter.
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Another trip to the Tamar Wetlands at low tide
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A nesting Australian Black Swan. He or she did not seem to mind in the least that we stood watching her or he for about ten minutes. I was surprised to learn that it is not uncommon for swans to be actually gay! Its often the case for two 'itemised' males or 'Cobs' to steal nests from a female and raise the cygnets as a family! Studies have found that these families are successful in that more of the cygnets survive. From observation over the last year the mortality rate for cygnets seems quite high from predation by feral cats.
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Amidst the winter storms the clouds broke up and it was time to get out for a walk around the Tamar wetlands. I have been hoping to sight a some of the Native Egrets and Herons for a while. After walking for an hour or so we were rewarded with this Great Egret and an Australian Swan that decided to move on as we arrived...
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Handled a used 66 when I was a student and it was a choice between it and a cheaper Rollei T the Rollei won! But like a lovely long past girlfriend it was never forgotten!
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The Kowa was famous too
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On the edge of a geometric pavement at the Tessellated pavement ‘Beach’ Eagle Neck Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania, Australia.
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And this Great Egret is the kind of image I would like that 300mm for. I used the 75-300 hand held and it is good perhaps even very good for the cost. But and its a big but, the IQ from the 300mm Oly and the Fuji 100-400 are both gob smacking. I had a few long and very expensive EF Canons at one point but to my eye the quality from both the Olympus and the Fuji is better and by that I mean sharper clearer drawing with purer colour. My only concern is the accuracy and speed of the auto focus. My strategy is a single focus point and use the dot sight then miss a few flying birds! The Olympus is faster than the fuji but I think the Fuji might be more accurate. Problem is I need them side by side to figure that one out!!!
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Olympus patents a 300-500mm f/2.8-4.0 lens
Another zoom and heres me just thinking I might stump up for the 300 prime hmm
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Thanks to the generous two times crop factor of Micro Four Thirds cameras, you can achieve a lot of telephoto reach in a relatively small form factor. Take the Olympus 300mm f/4 IS Pro ED M.Zuiko lens, for example, which is just…
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A nesting Australian Black Swan. He or she did not seem to mind in the least that we stood watching her or he for about ten minutes. I was surprised to learn that it is not uncommon for swans to be actually gay! Its often the case for two 'itemised' males or 'Cobs' to steal nests from a female and raise the cygnets as a family! Studies have found that these families are successful in that more of the cygnets survive. From observation over the last year the mortality rate for cygnets seems quite high from predation by feral cats.
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A great portrait of this handsome bird. Thanks for the interesting information.
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The Totem pole Southern Tasmania as seen from sea level. People actually climb and abseil down this rock!
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Just before the storms I took a trip on a zodiac into the southern ocean along the coast of the the Tasman peninsula. Saw some wonderful sights one was this Shy Albertros under threat from longline fishermen of all nationalities. These seabirds are just magnificent its an absolute crying shame that as the dominant species on the planet we are slowly pushing them into extinction...
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  • Lancaster University College of Art UK
    Printed Surface Design
  • Harris College - Preston UK
    Desgn Pre diploma
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