Monday, April 6, 2009

MY WORLD ~ 22 Yeppoon, the Way Back I

Please do enlarge them, it is well worth it.

One more shot from the wetlands at Yeppoon,
Ibis practising synchronised flying.



A daytrip to the Rockhampton Botanical Gardens



Red Dragonfly resting by the Waterlily pond in
the Japanese garden.



Tropical trees are not my speciality, it had no label
but was tall and wide and covered in vermillion
flowers and cheeky Noisy Miner birds.



The Egret rookery, one did have to watch out
from above.



The youngsters were just hangin' round, being bored



what is there to do except scratch yourself?



Hey, something is happening, is that mother ?



False alarm, just an Ibis flapping by!



There she is..Hey mom, down here! Shucks, she
flew right by...


Birds of another feather, a domestic Goose hanging
round with an Ibis and being spied on by a Moor Hen



Some boats high and dry as we said farewell to the
Bat colony on leaving Yeppoon and aiming our car
towards Carnarvon Gorge. Next week if you are patient,
the next exciting episode, a walk in the gorge.

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We would never see so many wonders without Klaus and
the MY WORLD team. Gentlemen, I thank you.

73 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your post.The first picture is especially great,but I would not want to pick a favorite.
    Blessings,Ruth

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  2. Public gardens are such an enormous treasure aren't they.

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  3. Arija: Thanks for sharing these neat views from your world.

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  4. enjoyed all the lovely sights and birds...and commentary.
    liked the egrets :)

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  5. You got wonderful sets of photos, they are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing and have a nice day..

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  6. The water lillies with the reflection is a lovely shot! What a great jigsaw puzzle that would make!

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  7. Fabulous post as always, Arija! Couldn't begin to pick a favorite because they are all so beautiful! Isn't it wonderful to have public gardens, zoos etc. available so we can appreciate nature's many blessings! Thanks for sharing Your World, as always!

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  8. Beautiful post and great shots! Australia has so many birds I didn’t even imagine.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful week.
    Mary Elizabeth Now and Then.

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  9. Beautiful and very special pictures, especially the synchronize flying by the Ibizes. Thank you!

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  10. Ibis, egrets and miner birds, all marvelous creatures I've never seen in the wild. So grateful to enjoy them through your lovely pictures.

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  11. Gorgeous - love the 1st Ibis shot and of course the Egret Rookery! :)

    Cheers, Klaus

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  12. Wonderful photos. I really like the contrast with the red dragonfly and the red flowers and bird. They are all great.

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  13. The waterlillies blew me away. That is a breathetaking image and you have such a wonderful collection. Pwace and Tranquility.

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  14. Beautiful series of photos! Love the Ibises flying in formation,

    Nebraska Birding

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  15. All those photos are tremendous, especially the last one of the boats, I love it.

    Have a great week!
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

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  16. Absolutely gorgeous bird and flower shots. I look forward to the next installment of your trip.

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  17. What beauty you have shared today, thank you.

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  18. Wow. Those are gorgeous compositions. Really good stuff! Thanks.

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  19. The Ibis photos are spectacular. What an awesome bird. Your captures are wonderful. The waterlilies are enchanting.

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  20. The composition of your photographs is amazing. I can't even imagine how you got that perfect shot of the ibis in flight! And the red dragonfly against the gray rock - spectacular. I love your captions, too.

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  21. Wow, what great shots. Love the "flying" captures.

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  22. Lovely garden. Love those water lilies, they looked so beautiful.

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  23. Your photos are always such a delight to see. They always make me smile. Thanks for visiting. Be well...

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  24. Arija, all these images are wonderful, as are the birds. I've enjoyed Yeppoon thru your eyes and look forward to next weeks adventure.

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  25. Very nice post and you caught them in synchrony (first picture), and I love the waterlilies.

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  26. Wow! We posted on similar lines today. :)

    I clicked to enlarge the birds, and they were superb. Thanks for that tip on the book, I will pick it up soon.

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  27. Quite a wonderful assortment of photos. I wanted to see a really BIG ibis flying against the blue sky, but it was only a bit bigger. Ah well, the amazing quantity of top class photos make up for it. The water lilies are gorgeous, too. And thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. Happy Spring to you!

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  28. You took these shots!!?? These are excellent...I liked them a lot..:) Wonderfull....BTW I am an ardent traveler.
    I have started a new blog that shows my passion for traveling—unseenrajasthan

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  29. Thanks for the stunning photos you showed! All of them great! Have a wonderful week!

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  30. Your photos are from a paradise and I have to show still only ice!
    But I love my country still even with all this snow, ice and coldness - and also we will get a short summer after two months ;)
    Thank you for your wonderful post!

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  31. these are all fantastic, wow again.
    you asked for gates, so this week i did gates. tee hee.

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  32. delightful images and commentary!

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  33. Completely amazing series of photos; like a paradise! I am totally impressed!

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  34. Gosh, again, I am completely awed by your post, the photos are amazing!!
    The bird shots are incredible!!!

    Hugs♥

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  35. Loved your little captions..I can lose myself watching birds..

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  36. I love the variety of shots you showed us. What a beautiful place. I wish I could visit there sometime.

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  37. Great to go to Yeppoon with you Arija, a long time since I have been there!
    The tree with orange fowers..I think it is an african tulip? I am not real great with names either...but I think that is it. I have them growing at home.

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  38. Phenomenal captures. I especially love the first one!

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  39. Absolutely wonderful post, those birds are gorgeous. The dragonfly was such an intense bright color, I have never seen one like that before. All your photos were very enjoyable, and such a nice variety. Thank you for sharing them.

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  40. LOVE THE DOMESTIC GOOSE! I HAVE ONE OF MY OWN! Wonder who he would chose to have an afternoon chat with?

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  41. What a lovely tour you took me on

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  42. Gorgeous photos. Couldn't imagine what South Australia looked like, but now I know.

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  43. How beautiful ! you are so lucky to be able to watch these beautiful birds ! The Ibis "training" is amazing !

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  44. Arija, you always manage to take such intriguing, beautiful and cheerful pictures! I love your world, so a big thanks for sharing!

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  45. That red dragonfly is amazing! I have never seen one that color!

    Love the post, great shots!

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  46. Thanks for sharing these great pictures of your world. I especially liked the last one with the stranded boats. I look forward to seeing more.

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  47. Beautiful shots & great captures of the birds in flight!

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  48. Beautiful shots!! Felt like I was there, wish i was....

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  49. Gorgeous place! And great photos! I especailly like the lilies and the birds in flight!

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  50. Lovely photos, the first one and the water lilies were my favorite. I was amused by your commentaries, really enjoyed reading them.

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  51. These photos are amazing, beautiful colours and wonderful subjects. Thank you so much for sharing your part of our world.
    Smiles

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  52. Hi Arija, It is really good to take the time and enlarge the pictures. the Ibis are spectacular, their wings like fancy tutus. The tree with the red flowers is an African tulip tree, Spathodea campanulata. The flowers are stunning but the smell is foetid as it is a relative of the Stapeliads Huernia (carniverous plants).I enjoy the pictures and your comments , it is just like being there!

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  53. These are AMAZING photographs. I can't decide which is the best and I'm glad I don't have to!

    I do adore the ibis, though. The way you captured the birds flying in a trio. Just gorgeous.

    Thanks for the visit to my humble photo blog!

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  54. How interesting to compare your birds and plants with ours. We have cattle egrets and blue herons here.

    I noticed a persimmon in yesterday's photos. Our native persimmon is not very tasty, but a beautiful tree.

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  55. Wonderful repoain and such qualtiy shots to accompany. I love it all. The photos, the info and especially the funny captions. Thanks for todays tour.

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  56. Great birds in flight photos.

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  57. Stunnind as always. I really do enjoy visiting your site every week and being overawed by it all. Thanks for sharing. In answer to your question. No I don't fish as it doesn't appeal to me but quite a few do. Not from the quayside that you can see though I have seen a few young children fishing there but further along the breakwater out to sea. Maybe next week I will post one from there.

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  58. Wonderful photos. I just love to visit botanical gardens, we went to the University of Michigan gardens over the weekend and there were so many pretty flowers in bloom. I really like your top photo of the birds in flight.

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  59. Enjoyed your post.The first picture look great.
    Keep posting........

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  60. Wonderful ibis shots and the synchronized formation was priceless.

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  61. Arija this glimpse into your world is simply wonderful! I see birds that I would never at home..I did run into an egret out here in the desert lands though!!
    YES..shocked me too..I'll post about that soon!! Loved seeing your world! hugs

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  62. Such gorgeous pictures! It's so hard to pick one, but I really love the first picture.

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  63. Wow...these are some great shots! I love that first one! Several others really caught my eye, too, but when I get to comments where I can't see them, I forget which ones. I liked the goose.

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  64. A true delight,
    thank you! :-)
    Australia's flora and fauna are out of this world beautiful.

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  65. Dear Arija, I never so anything like your Ibis practising synchronised flying! What a wonderful picture! Thank you for sharing all those wonderful things! Hugs, Maria

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  66. Beautiful photos, I love the goose pretending to be an ibis! This looks like a fabulous place with so much colour and so many things to see.

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  67. The birds in their flight has been captured well.

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  68. wow, each picture was outstanding. I always wonder how others get to take wonderful pictures of birds in flight

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  69. wow!!!!. That's for the first photo. What kind of camera do you use?

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  70. Love the Ibis in flight shot, fantastic.

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  71. What great pictures..Thanks for posting take care..Mary

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