Flesh-eating wallabies? Yes it’s true! – The Nature Conservancy Australia


Flesh-eating wallabies? Yes it’s true!

I reckon we have the cutest wallabies in the world! Did you know that we don’t have any kangaroos on the island but plenty of Swamp Wallabies. Despite the name, they don’t hang out in our swamps. They lay under vegetation most of the day and come out to graze in the late afternoon and evening.

While they typically eat native vegetation, earlier this year a conservation expert spotted one eating the wing of a short tailed shearwater. Even though the wallaby had plenty of food sources to browse it seems he was taking advantage of a unique source of protein. True story!

Remember to upload your San Remo and Phillip Island images on Instagram and use the #LovePhillipIsland hashtag for your chance to be featured in the Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser.

If you want to read the real bonafide article about our flesh eating wallabies, here ya go
http://www.natureaustralia.org.au/2017/03/flesh-eating-wallabies/

Flesh-eating wallabies? Yes it’s true! – The Nature Conservancy Australia



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Edit Like A Boss


Edit Like A Boss
This Saturday we’ll be holding our popular Basic Lightroom CC Workshop. This workshop is essential if you want to set your images apart from those created on Instagram filters.

As many know, even the old professional film photographers heavily ‘edited’ their images in the darkroom creating complex formulas for each image to get the result they wanted every time it was printed. Luckily we shoot in digital and have the power of a computer instead of a darkroom at our fingertips.

Here’s a shot I took on the side of the road this past foggy Friday. I did a little different edit on each to demonstrate the power and versatility of using Lightroom CC to edit your shots. I also have added the unedited file to the mix, can you spot it?

If you are interested in attending, see details in our FREE APP or check out this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1601996813164393/

Let me know ASAP if you are planning to attend.










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Okay Bokeh


Okay Bokeh
#photorangerschallenge30

Okay Bokeh, yes, bokeh rhymes with OK (If you say it in my Texan accent).

Bokeh is a very pretty blur or the aesthetic quality of the blur in images. Usually in photography bokeh refers to the beautiful out of focus parts of the image where distant lights or highlights are reduced to beautiful roundish colour blobs.

Going through my recent images, I realised I do not shoot much bokeh (that pelican is Celie’s shot not mine). That’ll have to change this week and I’d like to see your bokeh too!

You can take and tag/submit as many photos as you like, remember, this is your challenge. Be sure to tag this week’s photos on facebook and Instagram #photorangerschallenge30








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Our Photo Rangers Community Rocks!I love you guys!


Our Photo Rangers Community Rocks!



I love you guys!
Earlier this week I chatted with a local teenager who was very interested in photography but did not have a camera. He was one of many I have talked to in the same situation in the past.

I reached out to you guys looking for a donation of an old unused camera for this keen teen.

Ross McGrath contacted me and said he had an old camera and lens. Not only did he have an unused older camera but it was a great kit perfect for a beginning user.

I picked up the gear and delivered it to the very appreciative teen. Photo Rangers will offer Jordan (the teen) free access to any of our workshops to kickstart his photography adventure.

Thank you Ross and everyone else in this community. You guys rock!


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HOPE


HOPE
#photorangerschallenge29







HOPE
#photorangerschallenge29

You guys continue to amaze me so I have decided to throw a curveball this week and also foreshadow something coming up in the future.

We’ve taken shots using several different Camera techniques, compositional arrangements and editing styles. This week is totally different. Can we, as photographers, capture emotion and gives messages such as hope to others? I think so and I want you to capture images of HOPE. This will require you to think about what HOPE means to you and how you can depict it in an image. Remember this is your challenge so it doesn’t matter if your idea of HOPE is different to others, be creative, be original and show us all HOPE!

You can take and tag/submit as many photos as you like, remember, this is your challenge. Be sure to tag this week’s photos on facebook and Instagram #photorangerschallenge29


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Congratualtions to @PinkysPictures for this great shot of one of our beautiful p


Congratualtions to @PinkysPictures for this great shot of one of our beautiful pelicans.

Remember to upload your San Remo and Phillip Island images on Instagram and use the #LovePhillipIsland hashtag for your chance to be featured in the Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser. July winners of the competition will reflect our monthly theme of ‘Wildlife’.

Thanks to Phillip Island and San Remo Advertiser and sponsors Cheeky Goose Cafe, Harrys on the Esplanade / Phillip Island, San Remo Hotel-Motel, Aussi Home Loans and Jan Jinnette Accounting!




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Intermediate Digital Photography – 6 week course


Intermediate Photography 6 Week Course
Interactive hands on 6 week course to extend your photography skills. Portrait, macro and wildlife photography, advanced focus, exposure bracketing, time lapse, panoramas, composition, photographic styles and editing. The course meets each Wednesday beginning 2/8/17 from 7:30-9pm at PICAL in Cowes, VIC.

Advanced bookings essential. Book through https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=287338&bof=1

Intermediate Digital Photography – 6 week course

Interactive hands on 6 week course to extend your photography skills. Portrait, macro and wildlife photography, advanced focus, exposure bracketing, time lapse, panoramas, composition, photographic styles and editing. The course meets each Wednesday beginning 2/8/17 from 7:30-9pm at PICAL in Cowes,…


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Island Whale Festival Success


Island Whale Festival Success
What a great weekend on the Island. The Island Whale Festival was a massive success and the island was buzzing all weekend about whales. The whales rose to the occasion and put on plenty of show for everyone too!

We held three events – a photography workshop for young people, a wildlife and whale spotting workshop and a wildlife and whale photography lecture (with whale photographer Chris Farrell) this weekend. We are a little tired but we had a blast. Here are a few of the highlights of our events during the Island Whale Festival.










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