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I was doing a bit of work in the garden this afternoon and moved a couple of old empty plant pots. Inside I found this red back spider. Not quite up to Alan's standards shooting hand held stacks, but Red Backs are an Australian icon. The first image was from my phone, so has that over-sharpened look. Redback_1 (iPhone) It was quite active inspecting it's web after I first disturbed it, but when I returned later with a proper camera, it was settled and didn't want to move much at all, so I was a bit constrained in the angles I could get. Redback_2 (Nikon D7000, Tamron SP90) Looking closely, the spider seems to be a leg short!
Dropping a relative off at Melbourne Airport today, so took a bit of a walk around Woodlands park. Nice day - weather couldn't decide what to do 28C and a touch of sunburn, but tomorrow we're off in search of snow! Anyway, on to the pictures.... View across the park towards the airport Carpets of wildflowers Kangaroos And more... Run away!!! And saving the best until last, an Echidna which my son spotted as we were just leaving. All D7000, landscapes with 18-105 and animals with 70-300.
Serendip Sanctuary is a park located on the plains to the west of Melbourne, just south of the You Yangs hills. Whenever I am there it always seems deserted. Bearded Dragon Quoll Owl (not so sure of what sort) I'm surprised at how these worked out as they were all shot through the rather heavy inch square mesh that is visible in the backgrounds. There are also some large wildfowl lakes. And of course some marsupials - a wallaby with quite a large joey in the pouch. All shots Nikon D7000, Nikkor 70-300 AFS