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Tarkine Tasmania: Autumn Fungi

Autumn is the season where the rainforest floor comes alive in brightly coloured and fantastically shaped fungi. The shots below are all from the Tarkine rainforest in north west Tasmania. All images are macro and the vast majority were shot with a very shallow depth of field (ie f2.8~f4) to allow for nicely blurred out...Read More

Macro Photos from Mt Field and the Styx Valley

Macro photos are great in Tasmania at any time of the year with each of the four seasons offering something unique to photograph. In autumn it is the colourful fungi of the forest floor that demand attention and in spring it is the new growth of the ferns or the tiny little flowers, in this...Read More

Tarkine Fungi: Corinna and surrounds

Of the many reasons to visit and photograph the Tarkine fungi is one of the more compelling and interesting at this time of year. The rainforest in autumn is damp and cool and a myriad of colourful forms appear on the soaking wet logs, mossy tree trunks and sponge-like forest floor. On a recent visit...Read More

Tasmanian Fungi: Upper Florentine Valley

Here are some more images of the Tasmanian fungi which is so prolific at the moment. These were all taken on a recent visit to the wet eucalypt/rainforest of the Upper Florentine Valley. All these images are macro, taken with my 100mm f2.8 and Pentax K-3. I have always enjoyed shooting with a shallow depth...Read More

Tarkine Photography: Rainforest Wilderness and Macro Beauty

The Tarkine is a wilderness region of north west Tasmania characterised by wild and dark green rainforest, vast coastal plains and a wild rocky coastline. Tarkine photography reflects this diversity of wild nature, and anyone planning to visit the Tarkine to take photos has a great variety of landscapes to immerse themselves in. My personal...Read More

Styx Valley Tasmania

The tall eucalypt forests and dark green rainforests of the Styx Valley Tasmania are a unique experience. The Styx really is an area that captures the imagination with trees pushing past 90 metres in height and the pure green of the rainforest an instant source of refreshment. Visiting the Styx Valley Tasmania The Styx Valley...Read More

Macro shoot, Bruny Island

Bruny Island is a short drive and ferry ride away from Hobart. I spent a couple of days there this week and found abundant opportunities for macro. Spring has well and truly sprung in Tasmania, and besides the monster winds, rain, sun and snow we’ve been having lately, it also means flowers are blooming and...Read More

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. The tips of the long stamen of the lily disappearing into...Read More

Macro Photography – Upper Florentine Valley

I recently had a day out photographing the Upper Florentine Valley in south west Tasmania. The valley is a stunning valley of tall eucalypts and intricate deep green rainforest. The valley is very picturesquely surrounded by the mountains of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage area, with the Thumbs being the range that dominates the view...Read More