Sydney snippets…

When :  March 2015                  Weather : cool-warm.  20-28C

Leica M240, Monochrom/35 summilux and 90mm summicron

 

In Sydney for a meeting, we set off across the harbour bridge at 6am to try and catch the sunrise from Kirribilli…The Harbour Bridge is a great vantage point for viewing the Sydney Opera House….the weather though was unkind and we were faced with a cloudy and rainy dawn….

the sydney opera house predawn

the sydney opera house predawn

 

the joggers were out even at that time

the joggers were out on the Harbour Bridge  even at that time

 

The Opera House by day

The Opera House by day

 

The pelicans at fish port were friendly...

The pelicans at fish port were friendly…

 

and came up real close ...

and came up real close …

 

 

I had an hour to kill and the Sydney Botanic Gardens beckoned

I had an hour to kill and the Sydney Botanic Gardens beckoned

 

These rather smart crows welcomed me...

These rather smart crows welcomed me…

 

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unidentified bird

unidentified bird

 

from the side

from the side

 

wood duck

wood duck

 

Sulphur crested cockatoo

Sulphur crested cockatoo

 

black headed Ibis

black headed Ibis

 

unidentified

unidentified

 

the flora was interesting too...pink bananas

the flora was interesting too…pink bananas

 

flowers in the sun..

flowers in the sun..

 

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a wee spider

a wee spider

 

yellow wattled lapwing?

yellow wattled lapwing?

 

Black headed Ibises are everywhere in Sydney

Black headed Ibises are everywhere in Sydney

 

Though the Sydney Botanic Gardens is easily accessible from most parts of the city centre, it is a charming oasis and well worth spending some time at….. I was also pleasantly surprised that the birds were close enough for my to shoot them using my rangefinder Leica M240 with a 90mm F2 lens only….

 

 

 

 

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