A Visit to Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane with the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E Super Telephoto Lens

Stuart Green, Gone To Seed 2019 Sculpture, Mount Coot-tha, Botanical Gardens, Brisbane

An Epic place to visit in Queensland, Australia is the Mount Coot-tha, Botanic Gardens. The Mountain (Mount Coot-tha) is a suburb of Brisbane and is a must visit place if you love the outdoors and nature.  There is also the Brisbane lookout at the Mountain with wonderful vantage points to look out over Brisbane city.… Continue reading A Visit to Mount Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane with the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E Super Telephoto Lens

A Visit To The Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Water Lily, Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens

Recently I went for a trip to the Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens. It was after we had quite a lot of rain and the day was overcast and very nice for photography. The beautiful lake there had many water lilies in bloom and were great photo subjects. The gardens are just a short drive through… Continue reading A Visit To The Tamborine Mountain Botanical Gardens, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Attracting Birds Into Your Garden To Give Great Photographic Opportunities

It is wonderful if you can establish a bird attracting garden to assist you in getting more opportunities to photograph a wide range of birds.  Generally there are two things birds need to be attracted to in your garden and that is food and water. Water can be provided by providing a bird bath. A… Continue reading Attracting Birds Into Your Garden To Give Great Photographic Opportunities

Australia’s Beautiful Birds, The Regent Bowerbird And The Satin Bowerbird

Regent Bowerbird

Here in Australia we are fortunate to have some of the most beautiful birds you could ever see. The Bowerbird family is in my opinion up there with some of the most beautiful birds. Recently I did a trip for three days to O’Reilly’s resort, at Green Mountain, Queensland. This would have to be one… Continue reading Australia’s Beautiful Birds, The Regent Bowerbird And The Satin Bowerbird

Always Keep Your Eyes Open For New Photographic Opportunities – Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E Lens

I always try to keep my eyes open for new image opportunities and keep one of my cameras close at hand to capture the decisive moment. When I am travelling this is always the case, however when at home sometimes I neglect to have the camera nearby. Sunsets are always an excellent subject for captures from… Continue reading Always Keep Your Eyes Open For New Photographic Opportunities – Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E Lens

Images From Coonarr, Queensland

Seascape, Coonarr, Queensland

On the recent road trip to the north of Brisbane I visited Coonarr which is just south of Elliott Heads and on the opposite side of the Elliott River to Elliott Heads. Woodgate is a short distance to the south from here. There is nothing very much here apart from a small wildflower reserve (no… Continue reading Images From Coonarr, Queensland

Using the Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 Lens to Capture Animals and Birds – A Brief Review

Grey Kangaroo and Willie Wagtail at Halfway Creek, New South Wales.

People often ask why I blog so much about the Nikon, Nikkor, 200-500mm f/5.6 zoom lens, well it is because it is so good if you are chasing wild birds or wild animals, it is really all I need to capture distant subjects. In the case of a recent image I captured, I was chasing… Continue reading Using the Nikon Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6 Lens to Capture Animals and Birds – A Brief Review

The Nikon D810 Camera with the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S Lens

Lemur at Australia Zoo, Queensland

In the past the Nikon 300mm f/4D lens was my favourite lens for my animal and bird photography but with the passage of time things are changing. Don’t get me wrong the 300mm f/4D lens is still great, but occasionally it was not quite enough. Since using the new Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens it is… Continue reading The Nikon D810 Camera with the Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR AF-S Lens

A Visit To The Zoo With A Long Telephoto Lens

    When going to the zoo there is always an opportunity for plenty of animal and bird images. Above is a Gallery of some images I was able to capture. For the animals and birds I always like to get up really close and crop the images tightly to ensure that there is very… Continue reading A Visit To The Zoo With A Long Telephoto Lens

A Long Remote Control Cable For Nikon Cameras – DIY

Extension Cable

I have Blogged previously about the Nikon options for remote control of Nikon cameras. See some Nikon remote control Blogs here. I have tried some of the third party radio remotes, some of these radio remotes are very cheap around $50, but I always find that they are not always reliable enough for my usage.… Continue reading A Long Remote Control Cable For Nikon Cameras – DIY