Monday, March 29, 2010

Galah Boom

Increasingly large flocks of galahs are now happily grazing on the huge amounts of grass seed setting  after the rains earlier in the year.

One flock regularly comes into orchard each afternoon.  When this photo was taken a week ago there were only six of them.  By yesterday the flock had grown to thirty.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Butterflies are Tricky

Photographing a butterfly is more difficult than herding the proverbial cats.  There are more butterflies here this season than I can ever recall, but this photo is the best I have managed so far.  And I dont even know what it is.  It is much bigger thaln the usual little brownish Wanderers and much brightly coloured. 

An old school friend Alan McRae, who is a keen photographer,  turned up here this week after going AWOL for the last forty years or so!    Alan recommended putting butterflies in the fridge to slow them down first.  Hmmm.  It was wonderful to see Alan, but for now I will perservere with less drastic measures. 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Rick Martin is Here this Week.

Sydney photographer Rick Martin is taking a break from inner-city life and is "in residence" this week, staying in The Shed, working in the gardens, exploring the new photography books in the library and,  of course, taking photographs. This photograph of Eucalyptus grandis, taken by Rick on a previous visit,  shows how some of our first tree plantings are coming along after fifteen years. 

The page, "Rick Martin Photographs"  will be updated regularly (kind of) with new work done by Rick here at The Drip.  Whilst staying here this time Rick has also been busy recycling old timber into frames for some of his work.  More on this soon.