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Archive for September, 2011

Arum Lily

Posted by mervfrench on September 21, 2011

We were down south last weekend and the Arum Lilies are in flower  in a lot of places.

Originally imported from South Africa these rather nice looking flowers and their root stock are a serious toxic weed along creek lines and low wet areas in the south west  of Western Australia.

 Another good idea gone wrong. 


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Riding Through Venice

Posted by mervfrench on September 11, 2011

I plugged in a hard drive tonight to just have a look at some shots from our trip to Europe last year.  The hard drive wouldn’t boot and I thought I may have been in a bit of trouble !!

After swearing and changing a few plugs I found that the USB Hub was not working so I plugged straight into the computer  and away it went  …. phew.

Anyway I came upon  this shot and thought I would put it up.

 As you would know Venice is a water city with no real roads in Venice proper.   Gondolas  and power boat taxis are the main form of transport But I thought this was a rather unique  way to cycle around Venice.

Venice is a great place to visit. If you ever get the chance,  go there, you won’t be disappointed 

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I’ve Found the “Gold”

Posted by mervfrench on September 6, 2011

Well this is all the gold I can find at the moment  … Canola Gold.

It is everywhere at present and unlike the gold at the end of the rainbow this is not hard to find.

This was taken out the back of Meckering. i thought this looked like a nice simple composition.

Another week and the Canola will be stating to be past it’s best.

I was just putting this up when the “ping ” come thru that Mark had just posted a canola shot as well.

Canola is the current flavour  it seems.



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Up CLose and Personal.

Posted by mervfrench on September 4, 2011

We ended up at Araluen Gardens today for a picnic and a little look around.  It’s been many a long year since we were there last so it was a good afternoon out. 

If you are into flowers well there are plenty of opportunities for  shooting them here. 

I did see  Adrian Wayte there  from a distance, but couldn’t catch up with him.

I took a few shots and this one is a close up of a Tulips private parts.

This is hand held  resting the best I could so a bit lucky to get this , the shots were mostly failures , just not sharp enough, so this is one of the better ones.

Taken with the 7d and 100 macro.


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Heading for the Gold.

Posted by mervfrench on September 2, 2011

When I saw this rainbow today I drove off down the road hoping to land right onto the pot of gold.  The further I went the  further it was away.

I thought I was onto it this time, you’d think there would be something there by the look of it.

I’m beginning to think there is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Camping Out

Posted by mervfrench on September 1, 2011

Here a shot of me camping among the wildflowers at Paynes Find  last weekend. 

There’s nothing better than time away in the bush to unwind.

Now is a great time to be out there. the weather is great and the countryside looks fantastic.

North , South , East or West , doesn’t matter , just get out there…….  NOW !!!



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