Montague Island Day Two

Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia, 8 to 11 November 2019

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The lighthouse in the early morning with the sun behind it.

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Crested terns.

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Crested terns courting.

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Silver gull.

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Silver gull chicks.

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View from the lighthouse, looking over the cottages (where we stayed).

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View from the lighthouse looking south, showing the stones sacred to the Aborigines and also the small lighthouse cemetery.

There are two children and a keeper buried there.  The children got sick but there was no access to the lighthouse, apart from trying to hail a passing ship.  The children died before medical assistance could be occurred.  More on the keeper later.

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Looking west to an islet of great cormorants.

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Looking north.  There are two parts to the island, joined by a narrow neck.  The northern part is out of bounds due to breeding birds.  An artist from our group is sitting at a table at the bottom and there is a colony of terns to his left.

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Looking down more closely on the colony of terns.

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A view of the lighthouse from the back gate of the cottage we stayed in.

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The same tree from the stormy images of the previous post, this time n the calm of daylight.

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The cottage we stayed in, behind the tree.

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The old wharf, a long exposure of 15 seconds.

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Tiny flowers on the ground near the south end of the island.

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Banksia cone, banksia serrata or old man banksia.

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Banksia serrata cone.

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Sea eagle.  I only had my macro lens with me; I could have got closer wit my long telephoto.

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View of  lighthouse and cottages from the south.

There was a time when supplies were unloaded at the old wharf and taken up to the lighthouse using a horse and cart.  Part of the route was up the rock below the cottages.  The horse didn’t like this and used to run away and hide when the time came.

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One day it all went wrong.  The horse slipped on the rock incline and the cart came careering down the slope on top of the keeper.  His spleen was ruptured and he died some days later, ending up in the lighthouse cemetery..

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The path back went through a silver gull rookery.  This is at the edge of it.

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A silver gull incubating an egg on a rudimentary nest on the ground.

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Later, we went down to the new wharf to see the little penguins coming in at night.  These are silver gull chicks in the fading light.

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Terns against the sunset.

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The little penguins are coming ashore.

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They climb up surprisingly high to nest.

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Then red lights were turned on around the platform where we were standing, to provide light without disturbing the penguins.

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There was a stiff wind above us and silver gulls were hanging motionless in the air.

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Montague Island Day One

Montague Island, New South Wales, Australia, 8 to 11 November 2019

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We spent a weekend at Montague Island, off the coast of New South Wales near Narooma, organised by NatureArt Lab, based in Canberra.  We also went with them to Sabah and this time it was mainly with artists rather than photographers.  I also went there in 1987 when I toured around Australia taking photographs of lighthouses for the book From Dusk Till Dawn.

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We needed to drive down from Canberra and be at the wharf for the boat at 11:15 am, so to eliminate the risk of misadventures we drove down from Canberra the night before.  Late in the afternoon we discovered Handkerchief Beach, south of Narooma.  This is a picture of Montague Island from there (actually properly spelt Montagu but that is a losing battle).  We would be staying near the lighthouse in the lighthouse cottages.

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The lagoon at Handkerchief Beach.

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It appears it gets windy at times.

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A nearby pelican next morning as we are waiting to embark.

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From the boat, underway but still inside Narooma’s Bar, a cormorant is drying its wings.

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Humpback whale going down.

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We were lucky to be escorted by a mother and her calf for most of the journey to Montague.

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There are many seals on the rocks by the sea.

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And we encountered quite a few lounging around in the water.

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At some distance, sitting on his favourite rock, is this white-bellied sea eagle, in this case with a full crop.  He does not live on the island but flies out every day from the mainland.

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The seals are either Australian or New Zealand Fur Seals.  The New Zealand Fur Seals are smaller and darker and climb further up on the rocks but they are very similar and I’m not going to try to tell them apart.

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Launching into the sea.

The New Zealand Fur Seals have been recently renamed Long-Nosed Fur Seals (in Australia) because people may have thought they were not native to Australia though they live in both places.  They were called New Zealand Fur Seals because they were first described in New Zealand and are still called New Zealand Fur Seals in New Zealand.  This renaming seems to me like pointlessly kowtowing to ignorance so I will continue to refer to them as New Zealand Fur Seals.

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Great Cormorant and Crested Terns, still from the boat.

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A colony of Crested Terns, from the road to the Lighthouse.

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In the late afternoon, we were hit by a huge storm with high winds.

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A little later, walking back from Cottage 1 to Cottage 2 at the back of the cottages, I was blown along by a wind so strong that it was pointless to try to walk against it.

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Some of the terns relocated from the more exposed side of the island to the relative calm in the lee of the cottages and the island.

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Then an hour and a half later, it was clear and calm.  This is a sacred aboriginal initiation site at the end of the island, not accessible to the public.  The rocks represent the whale, the shark and the tortoise.

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(Trivia note:  There are now more than 15,000 images in this blog, not counting the links to nearly 11,000 live music images, and also more than 350,000 words, equivalent to several books).

KK Fishing Boats (Kota Kinabalu)

Kota Kinabalu, South China Sea, 2 May 2019.

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After the markets we had some free time and many of the others may have wandered back to the hotel but I wanted to wander along the wharves to check out the fishing boats. I had seen some great looking fishing boats coming and going from the port the previous evening and the light was great then, but I only had my Fuji X100s, which has a wide angle lens, and I needed a telephoto. So I thought I would see what I would find on this day.

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There were quite a few fishing boats lined up at the docks.

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This is the rear of one at the front, with nets rolled up on spools for deployment and retrieval.

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One is arriving at the dock.

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Another is preparing to leave.

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Suddenly the light changed – or maybe that’s just the infrared sensor.

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First wildlife sighting, of an egret on the prow of a boat.

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Another one returning …..

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KL to KK (Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu)

Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, South China Sea, 1 May 2019.
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The images in this post are taken from a plane above the South China Sea, flying from Kuala Lumpur to Kota Kinabalu, on my way to a two week wilderness photography excursion in Sabah, formerly British North Borneo.

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Leaving KL Airport.

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Still over the outskirts of KL.

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Taking photographs from a plane requires a relatively clean window.  Internal reflections can be a problem and sometimes one side of the plane is better than the other.  A rubber lens hood against the window might help for the internal reflections. You need a high enough shutter speed to account for the vibrations of the plane.

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Haze can be a problem but I don’t think a polarising filter would help as I think it would pick up diffracted colours from the plane’s windows.  Post processing is likely to make a big difference.  Infrared can help too as it tends to cut through the haze.

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Islands in the South China Sea (I can’t work out from Google Earth exactly which ones).

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Coast of Sarawak.

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This and the next one is probably the coast of Sabah, possibly Brunei.

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Approaching Kota Kinabalu.

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All images are infrared, taken with a camera with a converted infrared sensor.  There is a lot of scope for variations in colour in processing colour infrared.

 

Oregon Coast.

Oregon, 5th to 8th November 2018.
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Columbia River Valley, then Oregon Coast.

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La Tourell Falls.

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View from Vista House.

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Multnomah Falls.

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Foliage on cliff, Multnomah Falls.

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Rainforest, Multnomah Falls.

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Base of Multnomah falls.

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Near Multnomah Falls.

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Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

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Looking north, from the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.

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Ecola State Park.

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Unexpected wave, Hug Point.

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Views from Neahkahnie Viewpoint.

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Rainforest near Castle Rock.

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Coast view south of Nestucca Bay.

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Yaquina Head Lighthouse.

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Heceta Head Lighthouse (and next two images).

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Views from Kronenberg County Park, Bandon .

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Bandon South Jetty.

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Somewhere north of Crescent City.

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Redwoods, perhaps Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park.

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Willits street scene, Paradise burning 100km away.

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Golden Gate with Paradise smoke haze.

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That was the last of the temporary posts from trip to Uzbekistan, Istanbul, Athens, Thira, Crete, Andalusia. Barcelona, Washington and Oregon.  Next I have three miscellaneous posts, then I will continue with final posts for Cuba and the Caribbean, starting with Cuba.  After that, unhbless something else intervenes, I shall make final posts for the Uzbekistan trip.

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La Push to Portland.

Washington State, USA, 3rd November 2018.
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La Push in early morning (and next seven images).

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Probably a Western Gull.

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Lake Crescent.

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Mount Walker viewpoint (near Qilcene) (and next nine images).

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Seattle.

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A photographer at the roadside, possibly Greg Scott.

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This is what he stopped to photograph.  Dosewallips River.

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Fishing boat on Hood Canal.

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Autumn colours on Hood Canal.

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Second Beach.

Second Beach, Olympic National Park, Washington State, USA, 2nd November 2018.
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La Push and Second Beach on a rather damp day.

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La Push.

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A gull on my balcony.  Probably a ringed-bill gull or a glaucus-winged gull.

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Second Beach (and subsequent images).

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

I encountered local photographer Jim Wood and his grandson and his friend.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

Jim Wood’s grandson descending from the rock.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

At the high tide mark there were large numbers of driftwood logs.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife

… and also some interesting seaweed.

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La Push, Landscape, Macro, Nature, Photography, seascape, Second Beach, Travel, USA, Washington, Wilderness, Wildlife .