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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 🙂...Read More

Glowworms in Tasmania

Well, my last post (from Japan) was about the firefly, so it is quite fitting that my first post back in Tasmania features some more “life that glows” –  the glow worm! Glow worms are not worms, they are the larval stage of a kind of gnat. They emit the light when they want to...Read More

Fireflies in Japan

Funnily enough, after many, many visits, I had never seen or photographed fireflies in Japan. This year, shortly after arriving, we spotted some articles in the newspaper saying they were out and about, so I made a couple of trips to nearby Koori to see for myself. The first visit basically coincided with a full...Read More

Omoi no taki

Omoi no taki is another great waterfall in Fukushima, Japan. It is located not far from the onsen (hot spring) town of Tsuchi-yu, meaning after a morning photographing waterfalls it was lunch and a visit to an “ashi-yu” – or hot spring for your feet. The walk is very pleasant (as long as you don’t...Read More

Yoshinodaira fudou taki (falls) in Fukushima, Japan

I have spent most of the last month in Japan, where monstrous flooding rain in the west and a nationwide heatwave dominated the news almost everyday of our stay. We were based in the north, in Fukushima (which of course has had its own fair share of trouble in the recent past) but this year...Read More

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. The...Read More

Nelson Falls

I have written about Nelson Falls a few times, as it really is one of Tasmania’s best waterfalls. Surrounded by lush green forest the falls are a very short walk from the Lyell Highway between Lake St Clair and Queenstown so a great place to stop on any trip to western Tasmania. Nelson Falls have...Read More

Dark Mofo 2018

Dark Mofo 2018 has come but not quite gone – the art installations are down but the fallout from the Lord Mayor of Hobart’s criticism of the festival goes on. I spent Sarurday night wondering around the waterfront and it really was amazing to see so many people out and about. What this festival has...Read More

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...Read More

Canary Worm – Tarkine

Well, this was a surprise – I spotted what I thought was a yellow fungi on a  mossy tree trunk up on the banks of the Savage River with my group a few weeks ago. I left the scene and came back a little while later only to find that the fungi had moved (or...Read More

RACT Cradle Mountain Hotel

As many of you would know I have been running regular photography tours to Cradle Mountain for years now, staying at the Cradle Mountain Hotel. This winter, RACT and I have partnered up to present another trip, running from June 19-22. All the details can be found on the Cradle Mountain Hotel’s own webpage, and...Read More