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Bill Hunter – An Oz Icon

To me, Bill will always be the sympathetic Major Barton in the trenches of Peter Weir’s Gallipoli, softly humming to Adagio in G Minor as he writes one final letter to his wife. Despite appearing in more than sixty films, if there is any regret to be had at the passing of Bill Hunter it is that he did not make more films for us to enjoy in perpetuity…

Scarecrows Come To Life

The Yarramalong Valley, about a hour or so northwest of Sydney, is home to the GritFX HQ. Each year, the Spring Festival rolls around in September bringing forth the annual scarecrow competition, where locals gather their hay and out-sized clothing in a bid to create the craziest scarecrow. I managed to take the following pics over the weekend before the competition closed…

Bird Life

Birds. What a life. Oh, to have that kind of freedom. Here’s some footage I shot of different Aussie birds flying, eating and doing their birdy thing in my garden and surrounds…

Golden Oldies…

This weeks camera critter post is a selection of critter photos taken on various occasions – before digital cameras. On each occasion, I had to capture what I saw with one frame of film… the cows took off on a stampede; the spider ran into the darkness; and the pelicans and gulls dispersed incredibly quickly…

Meet the Neighbours…

With all the trees that surround us, we hear these neighbours more than we see them. This week when we saw they were up at the fence, Dave & I took the opportunity to take some photos. They were more than happy to smile for the camera…

I Am The Lizard King!

So there he was. Basking in the sunlight, a typical garden skink, no more than twenty centimetres in length. I ran inside to get the camera and when I got back to the garden, he hadn’t moved. But I only had one chance to take a shot – as soon as the shutter stirred the little lizard scurried away into the bushes…

Fare ye well, young Frederick…

For the last three months, a stray cat has been loitering around the studio. Being out in a rural area, I see stray cats from time to time, mostly feral and scavenging for food. But this little guy, affectionately named “Fred” (or “Freddy” or “Frederick” or “Federico” – however the mood struck me), was recognisably different from the rest. He didn’t seem as mangy as the standard feral and my suspicion was that he was dumped out here as a young kitten and forced to fend for himself…

Perfect Profile…

You probably have all read about it yourself, but for those who don’t know what I’m refering to… well, Facebook changed their terms of service (TOS) without notifying any of it’s existing users. This presented a number of issues that any user – or potential user – should and did question. The first of which, in order to change the terms, they are required to contact all existing users and notify them of the change. A user must then agree to the new TOS. They failed to do this…

The Worst Bushfire in Australian History

Following some enquiries from my international friends, I thought I should write a brief post on the current bushfire crisis here in Australia. Living in the state of New South Wales, north of Sydney, I am way clear of the epicentre which is some 800 kilometres away in the southern state of Victoria (and just over the northern border with NSW)…

Drop and Run…

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been using entrecard to discover blogs that fall under my categories of interest. Coincidentally, I found Camera Critters through using ecard! Anyway, I’ve come across a number of posts written by ec users, describing the drop and run user – a browser (generous title for these folk) who only drop by long enough to leave you their card, and collect their ec credit!…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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