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Posts from the ‘Flora and Fauna’ category

canna lilies, Farm Cove, New South Wales, Royal Botanic Garden, RTW10, Sydney, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, forty

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

30 September 2012.

Near Farm Cove in Sydney, Australia, flower bed number 150 on the grounds of the Royal Botanic Garden contains these red canna lilies. The bright new springtime bloom appears in front of the famous Opera House and the Harbour Bridge (known also as the “Coathanger”).

I made the image on 30 Sep 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/1600-sec, f/5, ISO200, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mwC.

Eremophila splendens, Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth, Western Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-eight

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

15 September 2012.

In Perth, the sun, warmth, and visitors are in great abundance on this late-winter afternoon in Kings Park. One of the plants highlighted in the park is “eremophila splendens” which thrives in the area around Perth in western Australia. A full bloom in spring, the plant’s distinguishing features are the very “hairy” green leaves and red tubular flowers. The etymology for the plant name is provided by the Australian Native Plants Society:

•   Eremophila: from Greek eremos, “desert”; and phileo, “to love”; that is, “desert loving”, referring to the habitat.
•   splendens: Latin meaning “shining or splendid”, referring to the plant’s appearance.

I made the image on 15 Sep 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/50-sec, f/5, ISO400, 50mm focal length (80mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mu1.

Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-four

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

25 August 2012.

The Hanson Bay Wildlife Sanctuary lies in the southwest corner of Kangaroo Island in the Australian state of South Australia (SA). The sanctuary is home to a lot of mammalian marsupials, including kangaroos and koalas. With a long lens, the image above shows a koala mum in the trees. Her “joey” is just visible and tucked underneath at the 9-o’clock position (relative to the viewer). Emanating from the mammalian bipeds below are excited whispers of “look there!” and “awwwwwww!”

I made the image on 25 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/500-sec, f/5.6, ISO200, and 250mm focal length (400mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-moz.

New Zealand fur seal, seal pup, Admirals Arch, Cape du Couedic, Flinders Chase National Park, Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, thirty-three

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

25 August 2012.

We’ve hopped on a ferry from mainland South Australia to Kangaroo Island. In the island’s southwest corner is an arch-shaped formation called Admiral’s Arch; from here, it’s over 3000 kilometres of open water to the Antarctic coast. Although rocks here are pounded by wave-action from the waters of the South Pacific, New Zealand fur seals and their pups are present in an out-of-bounds area set aside as a safe breeding area. This is where long-glass (zoom-lens) is handy, but from a very safe distance.

I made the image on 25 Aug 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi) and these settings: 1/160-sec, f/5.6, ISO100, and 300mm focal length (480mm full-frame equivalent). This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-mkR.

Tule elk, Point Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, San Francisco, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Fotoeins Friday: RTW10, one

10 years ago, I began an around-the-world (RTW) journey lasting 389 consecutive days, from 24 December 2011 to 15 January 2013 inclusive.

1 Jan 2012, day trip from San Francisco.

On a beautiful breezy New Year’s Day afternoon in the Point Reyes National Seashore, we saw a group of free-range tule elk roaming in meadows of high grass in the southlands near Drakes Beach. The tule elk had been hunted to near extinction at the end of the 19th-century, but a program to increase numbers in the early-1980s means the population has now grown to a few hundred in total. A elk bull with a missing horn appears in the image above. The male bull has lost a fight to the “alpha” bull surrounded by a group of females. I feel kinda bad for “stumpy”, alone and half in exile …

Tule elk, Point Reyes, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin County, San Francisco, California, USA, fotoeins.com

Alpha bull surrounded by females.

I made the photos above on 1 Jan 2012 with a Canon EOS450D (Rebel XSi). Both images were made at 300mm focal length (480mm full-frame equivalent), f/8, and ISO100; exposure times are 1/125- and 1/200-sec, respectively. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotografie at fotoeins DOT com as https://wp.me/p1BIdT-lvw.

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