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macro photography

Fagus on the Tarn Shelf walk, Mt Field

My final venture to the autumn colours this year was with Brisbane based photographer, Michael Snedic, together with whom we will be presenting a Tasmanian Experience 7 Day Photography Workshop later in the year. While he was here in early May we ventured off to do the Tarn Shelf walk at Mt Field, where we...Read More

“Autumn Flowers” – Mushrooms & Toadstools Macro Photography

Just as the mountains, parks and gardens come alive in the spring and summer with beautiful displays of wildflowers, the forest floor displays a stunning range of colour and intricate macro detail in autumn as myriad small (and some not-so-small!) fungi appear in all sorts of places. I am no expert in the field of fungus-ology so rather...Read More

Macro Photography – Tasmania’s Alpine Plants

Some macro shots of the alpine plants encountered on our recent visit to Mt Field East. The bright sunny conditions weren’t necessarilly the best for wide landscape photos, so most of what I did was macro and abstract photography. Often these shots involved shading the subject from the harsh sun with an umbrella. Sometimes I think...Read More

Life in the Cushion Plants

Summer in the mountains is flower time. Most Tasmanian flowers are small enough as it is, but the flowers that bloom on the cushion plants are very small indeed. Cushion plants, for those who aren’t familiar with them, are a very rigid plant that grows on the ground in bright green round clumps. It is an...Read More

Vale of Belvoir

The Vale of Belvoir is a beautiful and environmentally significant region located a short distance from Cradle Mountain in Tasmania’s central north. It’s preservation was called “the Tasmanian conservation triumph of the 21st century” as the valley is filled with rare and endangered plant species and provides home to Tasmania’s dwindling population of Tasmanian Devil and...Read More