image Chasing Butterflies

Waking in the country, the sound of kookaburras, crows and blue wrens greeting the approaching day. Still dark, the sky just beginning to lighten, its incredibly quiet under wide open cloud filled skies.

Yesterday, Good Friday I drove up country to spend the weekend with my parents. Leaving early in the morning, full moon visible in the pre-dawn sky, the city was quiet. Taking my time, I stopped on the way at Kilcoy as usual. Taking Crystal for a walk we stretched our legs, and spotted a family of dusky moor hens. The fluffy ducklings walk upon the lily pads. Perched upon the concrete pump casing, a group of Whistler ducks.

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Green country, weeds and grasses grown tall and thick from heavy summer rains. It’s always a beautiful drive. I love to walk along the road at Memerambi, wandering what bird life and insects will be greeting me each time. Blue Wrens and Black Cockatoos. The wrens are always around, this the first time I’ve seen the black cockatoos here.

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Dragonflies, butterflies, moths and bugs. Always flying around. Some of the butterflies are large, flying quite rapidly around. I’ve given up trying to capture them in flight. But when they alight on a branch or flower I hold my breath. Many photos later I come up with a couple of good ones.

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Colourful moths are as common as butterflies during the day

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This delightful bug decided to drop in on me whilst I was walking.

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Best attempt at catching butterflies in flight.

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Aiming at finches in the tree, the sun shining through the branches caught my eye

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Memerambi’s main street

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