Mount Ainslie

June 2017 to January 2018, Canberra, ACT

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Although we live in an inner city suburb of Canberra, we are lucky enough to have Mount Ainslie and 10,000 acres of bushland over our back fence.  Consequently, we take a walk up there every morning and sometimes I bring a camera.

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In the winter it can be quite foggy

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… which provides an element of mystery for the morning walks.

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Sometimes there are countless spiderwebs gleaming in the morning light,

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And at any time of the year, there can be interesting patterns on the bark of the eucalypts.

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Not sure what kind of tree this is, but the lichens on their trunks open after rain.

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A few of these images are on our section.  This is the trunk of a small brachychiton rupestris in the back yard.

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Small cactus on the front verandah.

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White rose in the back garden, complete with tiny spider at top right.

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Eastern spinebill just outside my study, through a dirty window.

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Back to the reserve again.  Kookaburra.

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Topknot pigeon on the power line.

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Pied currawong.

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Sulphur-crested cockatoo.

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Grey butcher bird (juvenile).

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Galah.

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Noisy miners.

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Chough’s nest.

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Cunningham’s Skinks.

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Eastern grey kangaroos.

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Echidna, visiting our back yard.

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Blue tongued lizard in back yard path.

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Dragonfly wing, found on the front step.

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Australian National Botanic Gardens

30 October 2017, Canberra, ACT

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These images were taken during a Canberra Photographic Society event at the Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra.   You were supposed to use a single focal length – that’s OK, I was using a prime anyway – and when I got there I found there were five themes you were supposed to follow.  I wasn’t much interested in the themes though so I only gave cursory attention to them.  What I was more interested in was attaining maximum image quality using focus stacking where necessary.  In other words, this is where you take multiple images of the same subject at different points of focus and combine them later in processing.  nine of these images are focus-stacked.

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Grevillea shuttleworthiana subsp. canarina.

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Anigozanthos manglesii (red and green kangaroo paw).

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Telopea Speciocissima (New South Wales Waratah).

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Wattlebird in Grevillea,

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Grevillea.

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Rock Garden Waterfall,

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Gymea Lilies.

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Water Dragon.

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Melaleuca Styphelioides (Prickly Paperbark).

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Green butterfly on probably a Melaleuca.

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Ducklings.

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Isopogom.

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Callistemon.

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Water dragons.

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Banksia.

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Cyathea Australis.

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Australian Hibiscus, I think..

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Mauritius Monochromes

5th to 9th October 2015. Mauritius.

The images that follow are monochrome conversions of colour images that appeared in the four previous posts covering my recent visit to Mauritius.  The images are in chronological order.  Click on a link below an image for the post containing the colour version of that image and other contextual and historical information.  If there is no link with the image, look for the last link in the preceding images.  Similarly, if there is no label the previous one applies.

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Mahebourg.

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Vieux Grand Port.

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East Coast.

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The point of no return.

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South coast, near Souillac.

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La Roche qui Pluere.

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Mahebourg.

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Sugar mill, Bras d’eau National Park.

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Far north of the island.

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Notre Dame Auxiliatrice Chapel.

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Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Gardens.

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Mahebourg.

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Mahebourg Harbour.

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Pink pigeon, Ile aux Aigrettes.

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Dodo (frozen in time).

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Black-spined flying fox.

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Near Ile aux Aigrettes.

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Grand Bassin.

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Black River Gorges National Park.

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Chamarel Waterfall.

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Seven Coloured Earths.

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Aldabra giant tortoise.

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New Orleans Botanical Garden

New Orleans, USA, 6th November 2014.

After spending some time in the afternoon visiting the New Orleans Museum of Art, we visited the nearby Botanic Gardens.  This is well worth visiting though unfortunately there was only half an hour to closing time.  It was also raining some of the time which may have hampered my photography, though I don’t remember whether it actually did.

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Yakumo Hinoh Teien Japanese Garden.

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Detail in the Historic New Orleans Train Garden.

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Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in The Conservatory of the Two Sisters.

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Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in The Conservatory of the Two Sisters.

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Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in The Conservatory of the Two Sisters.

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Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in The Conservatory of the Two Sisters.

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Tropical Rain Forest exhibit in The Conservatory of the Two Sisters.

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Outdoor pond.

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Outdoor pond.

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Outdoor pond.

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McBryde Botanical Garden (and a little history)

Kauai, Hawaii, 1 March 2015

We weren’t able to go to the Limahuli Botanical Garden the previous day in the north but today we visited the McBryde Botanical Garden in the south.

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This is the Allerton Garden which adjoins the McBryde Garden on the seaward end of a valley.  However the Allerton Garden is only accessible through a guided tour which takes four hours.

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So we opted for the McBryde Garden.  The access for this is hourly shuttlebus which goes past the Allerton Garden.

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The National Tropical Botanic Gardens (which runs both McBryde and Allerton Gardens) is an independent charity that undertakes projects to save rare and endangered plants around the world.

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Now in McBryde Garden, we look through a hanging vine, I think under a tree.

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Hibiscus waimeae subsp. waimeae (a local variety – I photographed the label).

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I didn’t record this one, though.

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The central tree is introduced but I don’t remember the name.

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This is a hale halawai or meeting house.  Planting of taro terraces is proceeding in a garden behind it under traditional and culturally important trees such as hala, kou and milo.  Taro is one of the main traditional Hawaiian staple crops.

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I might take this cue to relate a little more of Hawaiian history.  Kamehameha I banned the sale of land to foreigners but did not ban their presence.  After all, he owed his military successes in large part to European firearms.  After he died in 1819, his wife Keopuolani became regent for the young Kamehameha II.  Within months and largely under her influence, the system of kapu was abolished, the power of the priests overthrown and temples destroyed.  A rebellion followed but was crushed in a decisive battle.  Missionaries arrived soon afterwards so Christianity became the new religion of the people and missionaries educated the children of the ali’i nui (high chiefs).

Kamahameha II died a few years later (of measles in London) and was succeeded by his younger brother who took the name Kamehameha III.  He ruled for nearly thirty years and introduced constitutional monarchy under two constitutions.  As part of his Westernising policies, he introduced private ownership of land in 1848.  This was largely intended to distribute land to commoners but it was not well implemented and the result was large land holding by Europeans including the sons of Missionaries.

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Throughout the nineteenth century, the native Hawaiian population greatly diminished due to European diseases and most of the kings died quite young.  By 1874, the Kamehameha dynasty had died out and Kalakaua succeeded to the throne.  While talented and intelligent, he amassed huge debts, particularly to the white planters.  In 1887, a group of planters enforced a “bayonet constitution” by gunpoint that removed most of the powers from the king and most of the voting rights from native Hawaiians.

He died in 1891 and was succeeded by his sister, the very capable Lili’uokalani.  She tried to reinstate some of the monarchial powers and merely provoked a coup by some planters,  illegally aided by an American Naval Captain and his troops.  She had sufficient armed troops to put down the coup, but chose not to do so, relying on the US Government to overturn the situation.  This had happened in 1843 when a coup by a British Captain was overturned five months later by the British Government.

In this case, US President Cleveland was sympathetic but no restitution occurred during his term.  The succeeding President McKinlay had imperialistic ambitions and was not sympathetic.  The coup plotters were never brought to heel and Hawaii was annexed in 1898.  This may still rankle with native Hawaiians but by now there would not be a lot they could do about it.

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The history is similar to Tahiti in some ways.  In Tahiti they were invaded first by Catholic missionaries (backed up by military threats if they expelled them) and then a French military invasion that they unsuccessfully resisted.  As in Hawaii it was the British they wanted to associate with and receive protection from.  In Easter Island, it was even worse.  The population was wiped out by mass kidnappings as well as disease and when Chile took over they lost all their land and were all but enslaved for many years.  Not a pretty thing, colonialism, even, as in the case of Hawaii, when practiced by a supposedly non-imperialist nation.

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Pink Plumeria (Frangipani).

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Flowers in the Morning

Kauai, Hawaii, 1 March 2015

We were staying in Kauai at a 5-acre tropical flower farm so I took some photos of the flowers before we left for the morning….

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Orchid (variety unknown).

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Ginger plant (also next two images).

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Coffee beans.

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Queen Emma Lily – See Rebecca’s comment below

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Protea (as for next two).

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Cup of Gold, also known as Golden Chalice Vine, Hawaiian Lily – See Rebecca’s comment below

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Coffee beans.

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Pink flowering begonia.

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