October 28, 2014 … amid the mountains

Back to Glenorchy yesterday.

clouded

I am hoping someone can name this shrouded peak to the West of Glenorchy

As the rest of the country seemed to suffer wind and rain, the Southern Lakes seemed to bask in a patch of bright sun and calm. We arrived before the clouds around the nearby peaks had dispersed.

fantail

Fantail eating

The Glenorchy walkway, though short, is a thing of wonder. Wooden walkways and well formed paths allow walkers to walk dry-footed through the wetlands.The trees were in their spring glory and were full of happy birdsong. I surmise that there was plentiful insect life and thus food for the birds. This little fantail has an insect in his beak.

peak

Clear peak

We walked for over an hour enjoying all there was to be seen  and were delighted when the peaks came into clear view.

duckling

Mallard and its duckling

In the evening, with the water still calm, I went back to Lake Hayes and enjoyed the sight of a backlit duck and one of her ducklings.

Tomorrow we are homeward bound.

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About wysiwygpurple

I am a family man, a passionate amateur photographer and a retired academic . What's the purpose of this blog? Well in the first instance it provides me with a platform from which to resume writing, an activity I greatly enjoy. What will the blog be about? Anything that takes my fancy but it is likely to arise from things I see and experience, in my family, in my travels, or anything else I feel like. Each daily post will contain one or more images made the previous day. Sometimes the image will illustrate the points made in the prose, and sometimes the prose will attempt to interpret the image. What kind of images will they be? Always safe for work and family. Usually they will be representational, and sometimes they will be impressionistic or experimental.
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2 Responses to October 28, 2014 … amid the mountains

  1. Liam's daughter says:

    How do you get the shine/smoothness to the backlight ducks photo? Love it!

  2. DennisW says:

    Leslie and I both admire your ability, patience, and equipment that allows you to get a picture of a fantail at rest. When we show friends in the US our photos of fantails we’re forced to say, “See that blur in upper right hand corner, next to the….”

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