About a month ago I was photographing birds in the backyard with my 600mm lens and I spotted a grey butcherbird, which seemed to find a bit of peanut butter that I wiped off my fingers while emptying the mouse traps.
So I was down by the dam looking for some waterbirds to photograph and found a family of magpies and a rather amusing juvenile sitting on a wooden seat, so here is the story.
Something else that happed by accident as I was creating lines and folds in the tree bark, a word appeared. mom with a little u under the o so you also have mum and a little love heart next to it.
So I went for a walk behind my cottage at Possum Park where I’m currently staying and went looking for a nice burnt tree stump to paint.
I was walking around Australia Zoo when I spotted this white faced heron looking for some lunch among the water lilies. I managed to get a nice photograph of the heron but decided to use another photo of the lilies with more flowers.
when I started taking these photos I didn’t think that they would end up as one of my best paintings as I was more into making videos at the time.
This little Pardalote was busy building it’s nest or making home improvements maybe for a larger family, I’m not sure but it was wonderful to watch.
Last year I walked around Bundaberg Botanical Gardens and photographed various birds, turtles and lizards, including the Great Egret that inspired this painting.
Bundaberg’s Alexandra Park Zoo has a small collection local animals and the best part is it’s free to wander around.
Well these three finches were certainly spread over Australia and photographed over a span of 4years of traveling and camping holidays.
The bower bird builds its nest out of twigs and collects anything it can find that has shades of blue.
The red backed wren was photographed at Australia Zoo last year when I was walking around Bindi Island.
Corella dam was full of wildlife and I must have photographed around 20 different types of birds in that two weeks I camped there.
This little bird I found flying around my campsite and hopping from post to post catching little bugs. I’ve now painted a Red Robin from the UK and this time on the other side of the world the Australian Yellow Robin.