Waterfall in sunlight

I took this photograph in the middle of the day—making the slower exposure trickier to manage—while still managing to capture an appropriate amount of water movement.

The photograph was taken on my film SLR—believed to have been a Canon AE-1—on a tripod in the Nerima Gardens in Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.

Butcherbird in Mount Crosby

I photographed this butcherbird on my mother’s verandah—which is a deck if you’re not Australian—using her Nikon SLR. I don’t recall the model of camera, but it was before the digital SLR world took over from film.

Photograph originally uploaded to Flick in 2005.

Butterfly finally resting in a tree

Butterflies are tricky to photograph as they are always in motion. I managed to stick with one on a day that it took a small rest in a tree in our back yard.

Photograph taken sometime prior to 2005 when this image was originally uploaded to my Flickr account. Camera unknown.

Coastal apartments

This apartment block sat between the apartment I was staying in and the coastline. Luckily I felt it was a good architectural photographic composition. Photograph taken on Canon PowerShot S2 IS.

Possum strangely on the ground

Possums on the ground during the daytime are unusual. They are easier to photograph, but shouldn’t otherwise be seen this way. Photograph captured and possum captured as well—safely by local wildlife rescuers who restored the possum to health before releasing it back to the wild.

Photograph captured using a Canon PowerShot S2 IS.

Parrot in the aviary at Queens Park

I find the aviary in Queens Park—Ipswich, Australia—to be a bittersweet experience. It’s good to see so many species of birds in trees and with flowing waterways inside a zone that keeps them predator-free. It’s also sad to think of these birds not flying outside allowing them to spread their wings for hours on end.

Either way, I’d never have managed this close-up photograph of a parrot without the aviary access. Photograph taken on a Panasonic digital camera which tried to be somewhere between a simple point-and-click and a DSLR.

Kookaburra on the Sunshine Coast

On a Christmas morning, I managed to capture a kookaburra in a tree in our family’s back yard. Unfortunately, I do not recall the camera make or model for this photograph.

Bee vs. ant on a wheelie bin

To this day—it doesn’t matter when you read this—this photograph remains as one of my favourite photographs. I was sitting on my own front deck stairs with my Canon SLR—which I’m still convinced was an AE-1—when I noticed a bee on the wheelie bin beside me. The bee appeared to be struggling.

As my eye sight hasn’t been the best up close for a few years now, I used the camera’s telescopic lens to see the bee in greater detail.

The bee had an ant on his leg and the ant refused to let go. I still don’t know how or why, but I decided to try and gently separate bee from ant. I did just that without killing either animal. Right after I captured this photograph to film forever.