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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Mount Annan. '2015 Photography Project365'. FaceBook Group, photo shoot.

I have just joined the   2015 Photography Project365 Group   on FaceBook where the challenge is taking and posting a new photo every day for an entire year.

Today Lynn was meeting Delle to do some shopping in Campbelltown so I took the the opportunity to drop Lynn off  visit the Mount Annan (The Australian) Botanical Gardens and to get a photo for today's posting. Usually when I visit the gardens it is to photograph the plants, but today I thought I'd target other subjects. The photos I short-listed for today were   Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed (1), Rippled Reflections,  Oh good, there's a seat at the top,  Power,  Royal Spoonbill  (1),   and  These legs were made for walking.  I chose the photo of the Butterfly..........why?......it was the hardest to get.

Click on photos to enlarge.

Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed.  (1)

Part of the planted sections.
Mount Annan Botanical Gardens.

Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen

Australasian Grebe and chick.

Red Dragon Fly

Target sighted captain.            Dragon Fly in flight.

Blue Dragon Fly

Blue Dragon Fly

Blue Dragon Fly

Black-winged Stilt

Rippled Reflections.




Australasian Grebe

Why the Grebe has trouble walking on land, its legs are more out the back than underneath.

And the small wings also mean that it's not the best flier.

Welcome Swallow

Welcome Swallows

Masked Lapwing  (Spur-winged Plover)

Blue-banded Bee

Blue-banded Bee

Blue-banded Bee

Oh good, there's a seat at the top.

Chestnut Teal


Australian White Ibis

Life's one big yawn.    
  Australian White Ibis

Paper Wasp nest.

Dusky Moorhen

Water Skink

Water Skink does a bit of rock lick'n.


Red Dragon Fly

Blue Dragon Fly

Never needs watering.

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron

This Water Skink was missing a front leg.

These legs were made for walking.

Part of the open grass lands.

Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed.

Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed.

Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed.

Wanderer Butterfly on Purpletop weed.

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill

Royal Spoonbill  (1)

Small Pied and Small Black Cormorants

 Royal Spoonbill and White-faced Heron

Purple Swamphen, Royal Spoonbill and White-faced Heron

Royal Spoonbill

How do you like the new toe-nails?  
      Purple Swamphen.

Male and female Australian Wood Duck  (Maned Duck).

Reflections in the lilly pond.

Red Dragon Fly

Hardhead (White-eyed Duck)

Pacific Black Duck

Hardhead (White-eyed Duck) and  Pacific Black Duck

Magpie Lark  (Pee Wee)

Why isn't my photo here?

Some token photos of plants.

Ferns and palms at the start of the main planted section.

Paper Daisy

(not sure what these flowers are called)

The flower heads of Pink Mulla Mulla  -  Ptilotus sp.

Eastern Grey Kangaroo with a joey in her pouch.

Eastern Grey Kangaroos make the gardens their home.
Kangaroo Grass  (Themeda triandra, previously known as Themeda australis)
is appropriately growing in the background.

Another storm on the way.

The rainbow filled the sky.

Camera:  Canon PowerShot SX60 HS

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