Spring arrives

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on a walk

richness of nature

early spring

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On our last walk in the Bendigo Regional Park two weeks ago  where Charlie loved to roam we began to discover the early signs of Spring, mainly the first native Orchids, other small indigenous plants in flower, Bendigo Wax Flower , Wattles blooming and increasing bird activity. These images show from top, a curious Dusky Wood Swallow, a small plant yet to be identified and a beautiful native orchid that we think is a Blue Caladenia. Both these flowers are about the size of the tip of your little finger. I was only carrying my 150-500 telephoto for birds so the flowers are captured macro style on 500 at a distance of about 2 metres, something I had not tried before.

This is my contribution to the 52 week PHOTO CHALLENGE, with RICH this weeks word challenging a talented group of photographers from across the globe. Visit this challenge at https://daffodilwild.wordpress.com/photo-challenge/ and find this weeks sharing on Wild Daffodil’s Home page.

 

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24 thoughts on “Spring arrives

  1. Pingback: Photo Challenge Round-Up: RICH | Wild Daffodil

    1. Thanks Melissa, yes Spring is a little more gradual this year with lots of rain, but its here. I guess the Autumn winds will be strengthening towards the Winter gales over there, is everything secure?

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  2. That Blue Caladenia was perfectly. Look at the round and fluffiness of that bird! Such an endearing look. That Wattle had just the right balance of depth. Stunning work, Denis! How heavy was that lens? 150-200 sounds intense

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    1. Thanks for the encouraging comments Joyce I might try it as a macro again. It weighs 3 kilo but i wear it around my neck and have a mono pod attached so holding the mono balances the weight. Sometimes there are binoculars around the neck too.

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