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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Pink lady apple
By ·  · From Pic of the Week
If you never tasted a bad apple you would never appreciate a good apple, because you have to experience life to understand life. No filter needed for these beautiful sweet ladies! Published 26 May 2017.       Bridgetown WA 6255

Introducing our new addition to the team
This little guy decided he would join me on my photo shoot today in Yamba.     I think he may have a future career as a model with all the poses he was pulling!    Published 26 May 2017.  Yamba NSW 2464

Mt Arapiles - Rock Climb
By Greg Gorter ·  · From Pic of the Week

Mt Arapiles is regarded as one of Australia's premier "Rock Climbing" locations. Rising sharply from the Wimmera plains to form part of the Tooan State Park, "The Arapiles" as its commonly known, not only has unique rock climbing faces, but also a variety of beautiful flora & fauna in the Wimmera district. Situated approx 10klm from the small town of Natimuk, the Arapiles immediately engage you as a prehistoric form of metamorphic rock faces as they rise to over 370m (1,210ft) above the skyline. The Aboriginal name for Arapiles is "Djurite".       Nikkor f 5.6 (200-500mm) lens   200mm @ f8, 1/20 - ISO 100     Published 24 Apr 2017.  Miga Lake VIC 3409

Lights reflecting at Carrara, Gold Coast
By taniaguthmann ·  · From Pic of the Week
                Lights refection           Published 26 May 2017.  Carrara QLD 4211

It was the perfect way to kick off the weekend
By mellymac08 ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                        Published 11 Sep 2017.  Mount Gambier SA 5290

Cattai Wetlands
By shell2444 ·  · From Pic of the Week
My sister's been telling me about this place for ages ~ finally got there today & wow. The water lillies & bird life is amazing!     Published 26 May 2017.  Cattai NSW 2756

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Farmers' Markets, Castle Hill, Sydney

Overcast morning at Castle Hill Markets, Sydney on 14th October, 2017 

Today's ABC Open photos

Port Macquarie's popular Googik Heritage Trail
By Brian Tolagson ·  · From Pic of the Week

The U3A photo group found the Googik Heritage Trail popular with tourists, walkers and cyclists. It's 5.2km-long well-formed pathways are a delight to explore in the centre of Port Macquarie with a miriad of scribbly gums and melaleucas and of ponds and grasses.                                Published 25 May 2017.  Port Macquarie NSW 2444

Making a splash at Cronulla
By cronulla_today ·  · From Pic of the Week
Making a splash at Cronulla rock pool  Published 21 Apr 2017.  Cronulla NSW 2230

Sunset stroll along Mt Glenrowan.
By julz7676 ·  · From Pic of the Week
Taking in the sights during a walk along Ridge Track, Mt Glenrowan.                               Published 25 May 2017.  Glenrowan VIC 3675

Gunlom Falls
By heathwhiley ·  · From Pic of the Week
Published 24 May 2017.  Gulung Mardrulk NT 0852

Collecting mud mussels
By snapperartsy ·  · From Pic of the W
    Published 25 May 2017.  

Magpie lark aka Mud lark
By thispaolo ·  · From Pic of the Week
When I was young I helped one of these back to health after it was attacked by the neighbour's cat.It would return for a few days looking for a feed and eventually it flew away. So I kind of have a soft spot for these guys although this is the first one I've photographed.    Published 26 May 2017.  Sydney NSW 2000

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

The view from Barrenjoey Lighthouse.
By Beth ·  · From Pic of the Week
We are living aboard our 35 foot catamaran Bella Luna and we (particularly the captain) like walking up hills. I'm happy to walk up hills too as long as there's something up the top. In order to coax the two Smalls (9yo and 6yo) up to see Barrenjoey Lighthouse...basically...we lied, and told them the playground was up there. They were, however, quite consoled by the view and the fact that there's steps to climb up and a track to climb down - or vice versa.        Published 23 May 2017.  Palm Beach NSW 2108

Found some more boulders to climb at Booroomba Rocks
By gkennedy_landscape ·  · From Pic of the Week
Found some more boulders to climb at Booroomba Rocks, with the added bonus of a view over Canberra.             Published 24 May 2017.  Tennent ACT 2620

Left to rust
By Kevin Parsons ·  · From Pic of the Week
               This old crane has been left to the elements, and now stands in the paddock all alone.           Published 23 May 2017.  Richmond Vale NSW 2323

A small slice of Kimberley
By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week
And a thriving riparian environment hidden far from civilisation between the walls of an ancient range.         Published 25 May 2017.  Durack WA 6743

                                          Published 25 May 2017.  Hobart TAS 7000

Calling in the Dancers
By Clancy McDowell ·  · From Pic of the Week
Nyikina Mangala country. Waterhole dance at Jarlmadamga    Published 25 May 2017.  Camballin WA 6728

Friday, October 6, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Budgie swarm
By D. Joshua Brunner ·  · From Pic of the Week
I found this out on Peedamulla road, near Onslow in Western Australia – there were literally millions of budgies all rocketing around.   After the rains we had a few months ago, we have had various population explosions. It started with beetles, then grasshoppers and now these little birds.   I can only compare them to huge flocks of starlings.      Published 22 May 2017.  Onslow WA 6710

Port Hotel
This is the busiest building in town. Photo was taken early in the morning.                  Published 17 May 2014.  Hopetoun WA 6348

Pin-cushion Hakea
By Patricia iley ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                     Native to the south west of W.A.                                           Published 23 May 2017.  Bunbury WA 6230

A Beautiful Oasis
By jesbarbz ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                   Only a few kilometres away from our camp                            Published 23 May 2017.  WA 6743

Fly By
By Sam Weir ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                    Beautiful Rainbow bee-eater at lake Argyle                                 Published 23 May 2017.  Lake Argyle WA 6743

Preening moments
By Terry Lewin ·  · From Pic of the Week
Two old crows preening one another on a foggy Autumn morning in Black Hill.     Published 23 May 2017.  Black Hill NSW 2322

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Luna Park
By insta.lamb ·  · From Pic of the Week
Based on the enormous smiling faces at Luna Park in Melbourne, Victoria and Steeplechase Park in Brooklyn, New York, Luna Park's 9-metre-wide smiling face, as well as its flanking towers, have presided over the main entrance for almost all of the park's existence.                                              Published 05 Jan 2017.  Sydney NSW 2000

North Pylon
By Howard Mitchell ·  · From Pic of the Week
                                     Kirribilli Point and Luna Park                                                 Published 10 Nov 2016.  Kirribilli NSW 2061

A rainbow is a good enough reason to hop out of the tractor
A little rainbow is a good enough reason to hop out of the tractor and stretch the legs for a few minutes.                   Published 17 May 2017.  Gladstone Central QLD 4680

The coloured Yurts of the Bundagen Community
                                               By hewysurf ·  · From Pic of the Week                                            Published 22 May 2017.  Repton NSW 2454

How good are these berries!
By Glenn Webster ·  · From Pic of the Week
At the end of autumn the berries in the hawthorn trees around Daylesford are at their ripest and tastiest. Families of gang gang cockatoos come and feast on them before winter sets in and can be seen in the trees beside the quiet roads and laneways.  This male was with a group of about 20 others all in the same tree.                                                    Published 22 May 2017.  Daylesford VIC 3460

This is Jack, he is my dad
By missfarmerjojo ·  · From Pic of the Week
This is Jack he is my dad.   Last night we wrote some of his stories down. His long term memory is astounding; He gave me addresses, dates, prices he paid for things like his first truck and so many details of his life.   Jack is a true wanderer and at 82 still loves to get in his car and wander the backroads. 
I inherit a lot of my traits from Jack and he still lives by his mother's instructions as a young boy "behave yourself and be home before dark!"  I give the same instructions to my son. 
From dad I inherited a love of wandering, talking, and a deep love of animals especially horses.  He only retired from his horses at the age of 76, breaking his last Clydesdale into harness at 72. 
Jack only stays one night so he has wandered off early this morning to look at things along backroads on his way home, he always tells me as we part that he has had a wonderful life full of happy times.        Published 22 May 2017.  Port Fairy VIC 3284