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2014

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Sunset at Busselton - this was a Spring evening walk along the beach, I captured the last rays of the evening as the water gently washed around the rock groyne, the sun setting over Cape Naturaliste.  What caught my eye was the reflections of gold in the sand at the water's edge.


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View of Castle Rock from rocks at the water's edge -- crystal clear water, rock pools to explore and if you feel energetic, you can climb over Castle Rock for magnificent ocean views


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This wetland area was burned by an arsonist a few years ago.  The beautiful skeletons of these trees bathed with the golden glow of early morning sunshine and the magnificent blue skies are reflected so clearly in the shallow water.


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Blue sky and whispy clouds - the view from the iconic Busselton Jetty around noon on a perfect summer day.  It doesn't get much nicer than this down south.


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I went walking in the lightly falling rain on the Whicher Ridge near Busselton during the wildflower season.  The most amazing flowers were everywhere to be seen -- my eye was caught by this bright green plant that, in contrast to all the lovely wildflowers around me, didn't have an exotic bloom.  The tiny raindrops were caught on it's wide leaves, just sitting there perfectly formed.


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In sprintime throughout the southwest, every paddock is dotted with haybales drying in the sunshine waiting to be brought into storage for summer.  The lush green paddocks turn to gold so quickly.


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This pink bud is tiny and the plant itself was covered in masses of them.  At first glance they looked very ordinary, but up close with the macro lens, their true beauty was evident.


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This photo was taken from within the Margaret River mtb trails network known locally as the Pines.  These beautiful Karri trees are not growlng as densely as they were 'back-in-the-day' , but there are still remnant pockets of these magnificent trees in Margaret River and south towards Boranup Forest.


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Whenever you venture to the beach at Busselton, your view will always include the Busselton Jetty as it stretches 1.8km north into Geographe Bay.  On this sunny spring day, there wasn't another person to be found on the beach, just me to enjoy the glorious clouds in the big blue sky.


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This is early morning at Meelup, a small bay on the eastern side of Cape Naturaliste.  It's well known for it's beautiful beach, rocks and rockpools -- there's also walk trails between Eagle Bay and Castle Rock through to Old Dunsborough.


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Margaret River and the Yallingup region is renowned worldwide for surfing -- this break is at Cape Naturaliste in the area locals call the Dark Side of the Moon.  The rocky shoreline is awesome along here, the wind and waves have carved amazing rocky structures over millions of years.


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It's not easy to find native flowers blooming in the middle of summer.  I found this little blossom that's gone to seed in a shady area of bush on the Meelup walk trail.


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This wetland area was burned by an arsonist a few years ago.  It's wonderful to see the regeneration and nature coming back to life after such destruction.


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Margaret River is well known for it's wine and surf, but it also has some of the most lovely forests within walking distance of the town.  This is within the Pines mountain bike trail network.  The smells and sounds are so wonderful, it's one of my favourite activities to ride or walk in the forests in this region.


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Just managed to capture the sun before it dipped into the clouds, got a great lens sunburst - (using the old photographer's trick of a small apperture).  I love the river of gold reflecing off the surface of the water with the tiny silhouette of someone fishing in their dinghy.


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Crops of rocks sit on the sand at the waters edge on the western coastline of Cape Naturaliste. Indian Ocean waves crash offshore and a big blue Australian cloudscape slowly drifts by.


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I find the veggie patch provides me with lots of macro photo opportunities because we let most of our vegetables flower so we can collect their seeds.  These beautiful little buds are from an onion chive, just before it blooms.


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This golden grass seed is basking in the late summer sunshine.  Found just about everywhere, grass seeds are drying out and getting ready to burst into green life as soon as it starts raining again in autumn.


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I found this lovely flower blooming in the Australian Native Garden section of the Kings Park Botanical Gardens in Perth - this is a single bloom, flowers within a flower.  Amazingly, this bloom went through three transformations from budding to seeding, each stage looked completely different to the previous, each stage exquisitely beautiful.


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The Busselton Jetty is the most photographed icon of Busselton, every sunset photographers are there with cameras on tripods to capture the sunset over Geographe Bay.  It's very peaceful and my favourite time of day to walk at the beachfront.


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This is an area which the locals call the Dark Side of the Moon, situated at Cape Naturaliste not far from the Lighthouse on the northern tip of the Capes region.  This is the Indian Ocean which pounds the coastline - the waves are perfect, it's a highway for migrating whales and other marine life and ancient rock formations are carved by the wind.


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Cape Naturaliste is on the western tip of Geographe Bay in southwest Western Australia, it has small pristine beaches and rockpools, large clusters of ancient rocks bathed by the pure waters of the Indian Ocean.  This is Castle Rock, red-gold granite rising from a perfect white beach.


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Cape Naturaliste seascape looking south towards Sugarloaf Rock.  This coastline is a series of bays, beaches and headlands. Some are more protected, some are more rugged. The waters here have passed a crossroad of the Indian and Southern Oceans - they're cool, wild and clean.


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The Margaret River, this image is taken from the shady walk-trail to the east of the townsite.  The river passes through the town and continues it's course down to the ocean at Prevelly Beach.

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