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Spring in the forest

Spring in the forest

Spring has sprung! Some shots from a day tour to Mt Field and the Styx Valley earlier this week. One of the major highlights of spring is searching for tiny little orchids which appear out of the forest floor. In the Styx there was a nice patch of bird orchids right below the big trees viewing area, and a few fully formed flowers were on display… Read more →
Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Red Hygrocybe mushroom Tasmania

Today’s post is about this nice red fungi. I dont know much about it other than that it is reasonably common in the Tasmanian rainforest.  I am quite sure it is a Hygrocybe. I have a sneaking suspicion it might perhaps be a Hygrocybe firma, but for the time being here are the pics This fungi is often a fairly tricky fungi to shoot as it often grows straight out of the ground and you need to perform some tripod gymnastics to get interesting angles – such as the the image above… Read more →
Some more Tarkine fungi treasures

Some more Tarkine fungi treasures

Every autumn I visit Corinna running a 5 day photography tour. One of the highlights is the fungi, which is in peak season from April through June. This year I visited Corinna once, and Philosopher Falls a few times. Here are some of the fungi we found during the May 2018 Tarkine photography tour… Read more →
Reflector for Macro Photography Tip

Reflector for Macro Photography Tip

Well how’s this for a massive win/win tip – recently I started looking for a reflector for macro photography, and did a little bit of googling and made a couple of phone calls. I came up with pricing from as cheap as $20 or so right through to $100 for a set of 5 that were about 1 metre in diameter… Read more →
Fungi Season! Tahune Airwalk

Fungi Season! Tahune Airwalk

Fungi season is well and truly here, so expect plenty of mushroom pics for the next couple of months The first batch is from down at the Tahune Airwalk. Near the airwalk and along the banks of the Huon River is a very nice short walk known as the Huon Pine walk… Read more →
Fungi along the Overland Track

Fungi along the Overland Track

The last couple of days of rain have gotten me thinking about the cooler autumn months which are not far away now. One of the main highlights of autumn for me is the fungi, and I schedule all of my photography workshops through autumn to share this wonderful time of year with people… Read more →
Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmanian Orchids – Sun Orchid

Tasmania has a wonderful array of native orchids and last month I joined an Eco Tours Tasmania trip to search for and photograph many species in the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area. I have a great many images to share, and I am starting with some sun orchids, which are known collectively as “Thelymitra”… Read more →
Notley Fern Gorge Walk Tasmania

Notley Fern Gorge Walk Tasmania

There is a very nice short walk through the Notley Fern Gorge Reserve just out of Legana/Exeter, a short drive from Launceston. Follow the A7 to Legana, turn left onto the C732 (Bridgenorth Rd), and follow the signs to the reserve… Read more →
Macro photography with flowers: Pink Lily

Macro photography with flowers: Pink Lily

Here are a couple of macro photographs of a pink lily I took earlier in the year, using my 100mm f2.8 macro lens. I enjoy the effect (and challenge!) of extremely shallow depth of field when shooting macro, and flowers are a perfect subject… Read more →
Macro Photography Tips: A Closer Look at the Landscape

Macro Photography Tips: A Closer Look at the Landscape

Recently I was on the north coast of Tasmania, at Narawntapu National Park. The weather was fine and sunny, which isn’t necessarily my favourite conditions for landscape photography. Instead I spent the morning with the macro lens attached, and pointed at the coast vegetation… Read more →