Monday, February 28, 2011

Second Day of Storms and Uni...hmmm...

So today was the second day of my first year back to school after 10 years. Also today a huge storm hit and knocked down some trees in the area.

Ok I'm obssessed with Thunderstorms!

I apologise but I just love cloud formations, they take me back to when I was a kid.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Dolphins at Port Stephens

Beautiful day for a dolphin cruise. Taking photo's on boats just isn't as easy as it looks!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Pied Butcher Bird

These birds have the most beautiful song in the world. They're called butcher birds because if you have a look at their talon's you'll notice they are quite short. Being predators, this means that they can't eat and fly at the same time like most other predatory birds. They'll swoop down and grab mice from the ground, dropping them from a great height to kill them, they will grab the dead prey and take them to a tree. The butcher bird will then hang their food upside down in a fork in a branch, just like meat on a hook, then tear off the meat that way. Generally they eat small rodents, mice etc. This one is only young, fully grown birds are fully black and white, this one was mostly gray. Don't forget to view the link so you can hear it's song.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Main Issue with the Terrace

Here at Raymond Terrace we are right near the Williamtown Air-force Base. So naturally every ten minutes or so is the ear-shattering sound of the fighter jets screaming by. They do look cool though!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Kickin' it Old Style

My Irish partner often finds it mildly amusing when we aussies carry on with how old buildings are. She herself grew up in a house that was in her family for 500 years.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Attempt at HDR

Okay this is more like the feel that I'm going for in my HDR photo's. Though this is about my hundredth time trying!