Australian Nature Photography

Australian Parrots

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus

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Rainbow lorikeet Trichoglossus moluccanus

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Green Rosella (adult plumage) Platycercus caledonicus

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Green Rosella (juvenile plumage) Platycercus caledonicus

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Green Rosella (juvenile plumage) Platycercus caledonicus

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Eastern rosella (adult plumage) Platycercus eximius

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Yellow-tailed black cockatoo  Calyptorhynchus funereus 

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Galah  Eolophus roseicapilla

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Galah  Eolophus roseicapilla

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Galah  Eolophus roseicapilla

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Galah  Eolophus roseicapilla

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Pale-headed Rosella  Platycercus adscitus

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Pale-headed Rosella  Platycercus adscitus

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Pale-headed Rosella  Platycercus adscitus

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Pale-headed Rosella (juvenile plumage with red head) Platycercus adscitus

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Pale-headed Rosella (juvenile plumage with red head) Platycercus adscitus

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Scaly-breasted lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

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Scaly-breasted lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

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Scaly-breasted lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

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Scaly-breasted lorikeet Trichoglossus chlorolepidotus

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Red-winged Parrot  Aprosmictus erythropterus

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Red-winged Parrot  Aprosmictus erythropterus

Australian Honeyeaters

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Blue-faced honeyeater (juvenile head with green pigmentation) Entomyzon cyanotis

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Blue-faced honeyeater (adult head with blue pigmentation) Entomyzon cyanotis

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Blue-faced honeyeater (juvenile head with green pigmentation) Entomyzon cyanotis

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Blue-faced honeyeater (juvenile head with golden pigmentation) Entomyzon cyanotis

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Blue-faced honeyeater (adult head with blue pigmentation) Entomyzon cyanotis

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Brown honeyeater Lichmera indistincta

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Brown honeyeater Lichmera indistincta

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Noisy miner  (juvenile) Manorina melanocephala

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Noisy miner  Manorina melanocephala

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Noisy miner  Manorina melanocephala

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Yellow-throated honeyeater  Lichenostomus flavicollis

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Yellow-throated honeyeater  Lichenostomus flavicollis

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Yellow-throated honeyeater  Lichenostomus flavicollis

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New Holland honeyeater  Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

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New Holland honeyeater  Phylidonyris novaehollandiae

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Black-headed honeyeater (juvenile) Melithreptus affinis

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Black-headed honeyeater (juvenile) Melithreptus affinis

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Black-headed honeyeater (juvenile) Melithreptus affinis

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Little wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera

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Little wattlebird Anthochaera chrysoptera

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Yellow-faced honeyeater  Lichenostomus chrysops

Other Australian Birds

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Superb Fairywren   Malurus cyaneus  (male)

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Superb Fairywren   Malurus cyaneus

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Superb Fairywren   Malurus cyaneus 

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Superb Fairywren   Malurus cyaneus (female)

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Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena

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Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena

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Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena

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Welcome swallow Hirundo neoxena on fly approaching 

 

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Grey fantail  Rhipidura albiscapa

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Grey fantail  Rhipidura albiscapa

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Brown Thornbill Acanthiza pusilla

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Dusky robin Melanodryas vittata

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Dusky robin Melanodryas vittata

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Wonga pigeon  Leucosarcia melanoleuca

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Wonga pigeon  Leucosarcia melanoleuca

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Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans

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Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans

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Brush Bronzewing Phaps elegans

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Peaceful Dove Geopelia placida

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Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus

Spotted Pardalote Pardalotus punctatus

Spotted pardalote Pardalotus punctatus

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Pied butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis

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Pied butcherbird Cracticus nigrogularis

The next 3 images are of a Grey Butcherbird, Cracticus torquatus, using small parts of the bush as a tool to dislodging a large bagworm of a Saunders Case Moth. I am attaching some image of the warm coming out of the case for reference.

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Australian Magpie Scientific name: Gymnorhina tibicen Family: Artamidae

Australian magpie Cracticus tibicen

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Australian magpie Cracticus tibicen

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Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

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Purple Swamphen Porphyrio porphyrio

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Figbird Sphecotheres  (male)

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Figbird Sphecotheres (female)

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Cattle egret Bubulcus ibis

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Great egret Ardea alba

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Great egret Ardea alba

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Great egret Ardea alba

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White-faced Heron  –  Ardea novaehollandiae

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White-faced Heron  –  Ardea novaehollandiae

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Nankeen night heron Nycticorax caledonicus

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Nankeen night heron Nycticorax caledonicus  (juvenile)

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Australian white ibis Threskiornis moluccus

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Australian white ibis Threskiornis moluccus

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Dusky moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa

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Dusky moorhen Gallinula tenebrosa

Australian white ibis Threskiornis moluccus

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Little pied cormorant Microcarbo melanoleucos

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Australian white ibis Threskiornis moluccus

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Magpie-lark Grallina cyanoleuca

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Black-fronted dotterel Elseyornis melanops

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Fairy tern  Sternula nereis

Fairy tern  Sternula nereis

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 Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

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 Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

  Australian darter (Anhinga novaehollandiae)

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Australasian grebe Tachybaptus novaehollandiae

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Black swan Cygnus atratus

Black swan Cygnus atratus

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Black swan Cygnus atratus Cygnet

Kookaburra ( Dacelo novaeguineae)

Laughing kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae

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Laughing kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae

Kookaburra ( Dacelo novaeguineae)

Laughing kookaburra Dacelo novaeguineae

 

Insects captured with  my camera and flowers from our native garden

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Grevillea Fire Sprire and a Scarlet Jezabel -also known as Northern Jezabel.
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Cassia Butterfly or Lemon Migrant Catopsila pomona pomona

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Australian common Paper Wasp  Polistes humilis

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Australian native stingless wasp (about 5 mm long) in a grevillea flower

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Australian native stingless wasp (about 5 mm long) in a grevillea flower

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Bumblebee (Bombus terrestris)

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Adult Male Common Eggfly or Varied Eggfly Hypolimnas bolina nerina

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Common Eggfly Butterfly – Hypolimnas bolina nerina  Family Nymphalide

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Papilio aegeus Donovan, 1805 (previously known as : Princeps aegeus)
Orchard or Citrus Swallowtail Butterfly

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Adult Cassia Butterfly or Lemon Migrant Catopsila pomona pomona

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Caper White Belenois java teutonia on a grevillea Elegance

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Common Eggfly Butterfly – Hypolimnas bolina nerina

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Blue Tiger Butterfly – Tirumala hamata  Family Nymphalidae

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Dingy Swallowtail or Small Citrus Butterfly Papilio anactus

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Yellow and Black Potter Wasp – Delta campaniforme

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Yellow and Black Potter Wasp – Delta campaniforme

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Potter wasp

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Potter wasp

The following series are of a pair of Orange Potter Wasp, Eumenes latreilli 

mounting. I have to get very close to them using a 300mm lens plus a diopter

The “weapon” of these wasps can be appreciated in the close-up images

CLICK ON THE SMALL IMAGES TO ENLARGE

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The Grevilleas in our old native garden

We planted 52 different types and they were the reason why so many birds and

insects come to our small yard.

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Grevillea Apricot Gold

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Grevillea Amelia Jane

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Grevillea Lemon Glimpse

Grevillea Sylvia

Grevillea Sylvia

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Grevillea Majestic

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Grevillea Moon light

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Grevillea Lime Sprite

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Grevillea Pink Surprise

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Grevillea Banksi

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Grevillea Elegance

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Close up of a part of the flower of Grevillea Lolly Pop

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Close up detail of a Grevillea Apricot Glow flower.

Close up details in grevilleas flowers. CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Other flowers from the garden, CLICK ON EACH IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Reptiles and Amphibians

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Eastern Dwarf Tree Frog Litoria fallax

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Eastern Water Dragon  Physignathus lesueurii

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Perentie Varanus giganteus

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Yellow Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes

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Yellow Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes

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Lace Monitor Varanus various

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Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps

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Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps
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Central Bearded Dragon Pogona vitticeps
Red-bellied black snake Pseudechis porphyriacus Click on the image to enlarge.
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Robust Ctenotus, Ctenotus robustus

 

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Blotched Blue-tongue lizard  Tiliqua nigrolutea

The following images are from the series “Tales of the Woods”

They are very small sections of the trunks of the Paperbark trees Melaleuca quinquenervia, which were saturated with water after heavy rains.

Expressions on Paperbark

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