tiabunna's photos with the focus

"Fibre meets fantasy: all dressed up"

"Fibre meets fantasy: all dressed up"
This was the winner of the "Community Group" category.
See my "Jumpers and Jazz" album for the story on these "tree jumpers".
Added on August  8, 2015

"Old meets new: Maypole dance"

"Old meets new: Maypole dance"
This was entered by the local group of the Society for Creative Anachronism.
See my "Jumpers and Jazz" album for the story on these "tree jumpers".
Added on August  8, 2015

Sydney Opera House - way back!

Sydney Opera House - way back!
There have been some celebrations this week over the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Sydney Opera House. Which made it vaguely relevant to post this photo, taken from the Manly Ferry and with construction still having a long way to go in late 196…
Added on October 24, 2013

Female Superb Fairy Wren

Female Superb Fairy Wren
More's the pity the female doesn't have more colour, more's the pity also that she persisted in hopping about among the shrubbery instead of coming into the clear...
Added on March 21, 2013

House Sparrow

House Sparrow
They don't come much more common than these, but I was delighted to find this House Sparrow in the Callistemon bush outside our motel room in Junee. Besides, it gave an excuse to play with the long lens. :)
Added on April  4, 2013

Port Lincoln Parrot (Ringnecked)

Port Lincoln Parrot (Ringnecked)
The long-tailed parrots come in a spectrum of varieties. This particular version is found in the Eyre Peninsula area. An old shot, copied across from the other site.
Added on May 10, 2014

Pelican reflections

Pelican reflections
Where there are fish in Australia, there almost certainly are Australian Pelicans! Another shot copied across from the other site.
Added on May 11, 2014

Red Wattlebird

Red Wattlebird
Fairly common across southern Australia, the name comes from the red wattles (akin to ornamental ears). They love flowering trees.
Added on September 19, 2013

Brush wattlebird feeding

Brush wattlebird feeding
Brush Wattlebird enjoying a meal of nectar from a Banksia flower spike. With the Pentax, the focal length needs to be entered for manual lenses - I forgot to change it for this shot with the 100mm from earlier use with a 50mm, hence the wrong FL shown i…
Added on August 24, 2013

Why did we stop?

Why did we stop?
Heading back to Mawson station, late at night on the 100th day of our trip and trying to make up lost time, when suddenly we stopped. Our tractor had hit a crevasse, generally referred to as a 'slot'. Many trips had been through this particular area and…
Added on September 26, 2012