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My Nature Photography

Updated on December 12, 2012

My Nature Photographs

I received my first camera when I was five or six and since then I've been hooked. My first photos were all in black and white since my Dad had a darkroom where he developed and printed all our films - no digital cameras back then!

One of my favourite subjects to photograph is nature - scenery and wildlife. Whenever we go for a walk in the bush (that's Aussie for forest or country), I'm usually at the rear of the party photographing a fungus, flower or insect.

Come with me on a stroll through our Australian bush and parks and share in some of the delights I have found.

Bird Photography

My bird photographs

I am blessed to live within walking distance of a small lake which many water birds have claimed as their home. Spring is a great time to see the cygnets and ducklings. Last Spring we also had a pair of willie wagtails make their nest just outside our back door. We would get dive bombed by a very protective mama and papa bird every time we went to the vegetable garden, but we also got to witness the chicks growing up.

Black Swan and Cygnets

Black Swan and Cygnets
Black Swan and Cygnets

Duck and ducklings

Duck and ducklings
Duck and ducklings

Dusky moorhen

Dusky moorhen
Dusky moorhen

White duck

White duck
White duck

Willie wagtail adult

Willie wagtail adult
Willie wagtail adult

Willie wagtail chicks

Willie wagtail chicks
Willie wagtail chicks

My current camera - the Canon SX200IS

I love the 12x optical zoom on this camera allowing me to get close up shots of timid animals such as birds. The macro on this camera is also superb.

Flower Photography

My flower photographs

I love flowers – the different colours, shapes and textures. I find that I often use macro (close up) shots with flowers so that I can get in really close to get all the details. Some of these are photos of our native Australian plants and others are of spectacular flowers from other parts of the world.

Pink callistemon (bottlebrush)

Pink callistemon (bottlebrush)
Pink callistemon (bottlebrush)

Yellow tulip at Floriade

Yellow tulip at Floriade
Yellow tulip at Floriade

Red tulips at Floriade

Red tulips at Floriade
Red tulips at Floriade

Water lily

Water lily
Water lily

Another water lily

Another water lily
Another water lily

Pink grevillea

Pink grevillea
Pink grevillea

Fungi Photography

My fungus photos

Maybe I'm a bit strange, but I am fascinated by fungi. Here are some of the treasures I have found along my travels.

Beautiful fungus

Beautiful fungus
Beautiful fungus

Fungus in a rainforest

Fungus in a rainforest
Fungus in a rainforest

Fungus on Moreton Island

Fungus on Moreton Island
Fungus on Moreton Island

Interesting fungus

Interesting fungus
Interesting fungus

Are you into nature photography?

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      Virginia Allain 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Loved your pictures! Yes, I take wildlife photos and also mushroom photos.

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      Melody Lassalle 6 years ago from California

      These photographs are gorgeous!

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      GiftsBonanza 6 years ago

      Great photos - love the Australian flora and fauna :)

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      Lovely photos. I dabble a little with photos and I'm patiently waiting for the flowers to start blooming here so I can get more floral photos.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Wow, beautiful nature photography on various aspects of nature ~ loved all the pictures including the fungi! :)

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      spritequeen lm 6 years ago

      Beautiful pictures!! Thanks for sharing! Very well done!

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      amsterdana 6 years ago

      nice pics you have here!

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      Brookelorren LM 6 years ago

      Yes. I'm looking forward to this summer so I can take some more nature photographs on vacation. Unfortunately, I don't know the names of all the flowers, so I just end up writing "blue flower" or "pink flower" when I share them with others.

      You have some beautiful photos here :-).

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      RGebbiePhoto 6 years ago

      Nice images, thanks for sharing.

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      oztoo lm 6 years ago

      What beautiful photo's. I love the little willie wagtail chicks. Oh how I wish I had a camera as we have so many lovely birds round here. thanks for sharing this interesting hobby you have.

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      Ellen Mitchell 6 years ago

      I loved your pictures. I dabble with photography a little and want to do more. Thanks for sharing.

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      oops, I meant the young swans on their mother's back

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I love nature, just looking at it and marveling, and enjoy taking pictures but am not very professional, maybe because I use a simple digital camera...these are beautiful...I was amazed at the goslings on their mother's back, so sweet.

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      sdtechteacher 6 years ago

      These are gorgeous pictures!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      I love taking pictures of nature, and I am so happy my children have been influenced by me! We all look at nature with different eyes now. You have showed some beautiful pictures here!

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      Sandy Mertens 6 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Beautiful photos! Nice work.

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Beautiful lens.Lovely photos!

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      AbsoluteJeanius1 6 years ago

      Gorgeous photos!

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      ChaosAndCritters 6 years ago

      I really need to get a decent digital camera. I'll check out the one you suggested. I bought a cheapo one at Walmart and am paying the obvious price in quality... sigh

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Oh yes! I am a kindred spirit when it comes to nature photography. Thanks for sharing your world. :-) Very nice!

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      Ann 6 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      I AM - yours are wonderful - that one of the black swan and cygnets is absolutely stunning. well done. Angel blessed and featured on my wild bird lens.