Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Colours of Winter - Australia

Girraween National Park
Queensland, Australia

August 2006 (last month of Winter)

Pentax  K100, Pentax 50mm f1.4 & Pentax smc ED 400mm f5.6



for Tony













Wattle

 Eastern Grey Kangaroo female me thinks

Eastern Grey Kangaroo me thinks male

Pied Currawong

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Colours of Winter - Japan



This post is dedicated to my father-in-law, Emeritus Professor Rihachi Hayashi, who passed away on February 14th.


I thank him for welcoming me into his home.





Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pochard

Common Pochard male
(Japanese: Hoshi-hajiro)
Hyoko, Niigata, Japan
January 2012


female Pochard








Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scenes from Nagaoka


Nagaoka, Niigata, Japan
February 5, 2012
Nikon 1 V1 30-110mm









Friday, February 3, 2012

Wonderfully Wigeon

Wigeon
Hyoko, Niigata, Japan
Nikon D300 AF-S 300f4

Wigeons are not in the numbers as pintails at Hyoko but there is a sprinkling of them about the place.

 These photos taken between December 30, 2011 and January 20, 2012.














This photo and the two below with Nikon D300 and AF-S 70-300mm VR



...again with D300 and AF-S 300f4






Above and below: These two photos taken with Nikon 1 V1 FT1 and AF-S 70-300mm VR