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Ozzie_Traveller Apr 7, 2020 7:05 PM

C-19 lockdown makes it hard- but here are some images from the great land Downunder
G'day All

From April 2020, Australia is in "informal lockdown" with travel restrictions imposed by the federal and state governments. It makes it nearly impossible to travel and for me, the love of photography will be harder to fulfill ~ but with care, I can still walk around my home district.

So I intend to brighten this forum with images from my archives ... and I encourage others here to do the same

Hope each image below helps bring a smile to your day
Phil from the great land Downunder

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 7, 2020 7:08 PM

Barrel Racing at a rodeo

The contestants push their horses around a figure-8 course as fast as they can without touching a barrel or losing control of the horse
2010, Panny FZ-30, 1/1000s @ F5.0; 120mm equiv

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 8, 2020 7:27 PM

#2- Challicum Hills, western Victoria
When it was commissioned back in 2003-4 this wind farm was Australia's largest wind farm with 63 turbines. Today there are larger facilities to be found across the country
This image was taken from the viewing area about 1-1/2km away from the turbines
2009, Panny FZ-30, 1/4sec exposure at sunrise

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 9, 2020 7:50 PM

#3- 2014- Fishing boat, southern Tasmania
Taken at one of the many coastal inlets that give shelter to the boats when not out seeking a catch
Fuji X-S1,1/500s x F8,0; 20x zoom

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 10, 2020 6:48 PM

#4- 2016- Outback farm windmill at sunrise
Near Julia Creek, outback Queensland
Panny FZ-200; 1/200s x F5,6; 20x zoom

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 11, 2020 3:40 PM

#5- 2009 Bee about to land on a grevillea flower head
Fuji S-5000 + #2 closeup lens + flash

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 12, 2020 7:09 PM

#6-- 2017- Skydiving, tandem jump, instructor & passenger, Innisfail skydiving centre, northern Queensland
Panny FZ-200; 1/1300s x F4,5, lens at 940mm FFequivalent

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 13, 2020 3:41 PM

#7- 2013- kangaroo at waterhole, late afternoon
Fuji X-S1; 1/250s x F5,6; 20x zoom

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 14, 2020 7:07 PM

#8- 2010- Nephila spider, female with male at top of web
Panny FZ-35; 1/80s x F3,7; 12x zoom

Ozzie_Traveller Apr 15, 2020 7:47 PM

#9- 2012-- Surfer girl ~ a very competent surfer that I enjoyed watching her "dancing with the waves"
Panny G2; 1/1600s x F8,0, 200mm

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