Wet Wet Wet

A gratuitous wren shot as wrens make everything better.


Djorrdjilya by Paul Amyes on 500px.com
A bird on a stick – more specifically a female Splendid Fairy-wren, Malurus splendens subsp splendens. Whiteman Park, Western Australia. Olympus OMD EM1 mk ii with Panasonic Leica 100-400mm f4-6.3 lens. Exposure: 1/500 sec, f6.3 at ISO 320.


It has rained and rained here. I know not as much as in Germany, China or India, but it has rained a lot for here.It feels like I should be starting a DIY project – Ark building for dummies. Nah! I’ll skip that as I flunked woodwork at school. The Avon River burst its banks which drew lots of people in wanting to take photos of it. I even took a few myself.


The Avon River burst its banks in the recent rains. This park bench is normally a good 10m from the water. Sony A7 r ii with Canon EF 24-70mm f4 lens. Exposure: 1/80 sec, f8, at ISO 100.


The dog exercise area is now an aquatic park. Sony A7 r ii with Canon EF 24-70mm f4 lens. Exposure: 1/40 sec, f8 at ISO 125.


Despite all the wetness I’ve managed to grab a few sunny moments and head off to the local reserves. They are saying that all this rainfall is going to produce an amazing abundance of wildflowers this year. From what I’ve seen it looks to be true for our local reserves. Hopefully we’ll see some varieties come up that haven’t been seen for a few years – I’m looking at you Eastern Curlylocks.


The wandoo woodland that makes up St Ronan’s Nature Reserve.


This dark banded greenhood is one of the many orchid species that can be found in the understory.


The last couple of days have been fine and tomorrow we head off to the Stirling Ranges where the weather forecast is rain for the whole time we’ll be there. I suppose I should be used to it now. Thank goodness for Goretex and the weather proofing on my Olympus camera.