Japanese Garden with Duck

13 September 2017, Hobart, Tasmania

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

We are now on our way back from Tasmania to Canberra.  On our way out of Hobart we stopped in at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.  This first image is in the general part of the Gardens; the rest are from the Japanese Garden.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

When I arrived there, I encountered a duck on a large stone in the middle of the pond, here drinking the water and perhaps contemplating his reflection.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

… Set off here by reflections from the Taiko Bridge.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

A section of the Taiko Bridge with underlying duck.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

Duck and Taiko Bridge reflection again,

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

Water dripping out of a water spout, which traditionally would have been bamboo.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

I am now inside the Arbour, looking through at the Taiko Bridge, with duck still posing on rock underneath.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

The Japanese Garden was designed by Mr K Harada of Yaizu, Japan and was opened in 1987.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel .

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

I walked around to the other side of the garden and decided to photograph the waterfall. The duck had noticed I was no longer photographing him on the stone so had wandered across to the waterfall to pose for me there.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

No water coming out of this spout but there’s some falling from the sky.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

Camelia, presumably a Japanese variety.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

On the way back we went through back roads in the central highlands.  Here we are looking across the Great Lake.

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Australia, Duck, Hobart, Japanese Garden, Landscape, Nature, Photography, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Tasmania, Travel

And in this last shot we are looking out from Highland Lakes Road with North East Tasmania in the distance.

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4 comments on “Japanese Garden with Duck

  1. leggypeggy says:

    Such a cooperative duck.

    Liked by 1 person

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