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Wendy Paine

2014

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I shared this this cloudless summer sunrise with a lonesome seagull at the beachfront at Busselton Jetty.  The warming pinks and purples don't last for long, there's only about 5 minutes to capture the glow before the sky turns to pale blue.

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.

Meelup Beach is on the eastern side of Cape Naturaliste and is a little bay with white sand and crystal clear water. This early morning image was taken in the middle of the dry hot West Australian summer.

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.

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.

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.

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.

This is blossom from a Lillypilly tree in my garden.  These wonderfully delicate and graceful blossoms will shed and be replaced by bright red edible berries, which can be made into jam.

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.

The iconic Busselton Jetty at sunset.  Although the Interpretive Centre is closed in the evenings, visitors are still able to walk to the end during the evening.  In summer it's lovely to walk on the jetty at this time of night to enjoy the cool ocean breezes.

This tiny posy is flowers within a flower.  It's a commonly found perennial and like most tiny flowers, when viewed up close it displays a beautifully detailed structure that only the birds and bees get to see .

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.

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.

I was lucky to capture this amazing sunburst through the clouds towards sunset time at the Busselton Jetty.  It lasted only 10 minutes before the sun lowered and the cloud formations changed. 

This photo was taken from within the Margaret River mtb trails network known locally as the Pines.  This particular trail, called Big Pine, is beautifully flowing with dense orange-brown soil and in Spring the trail is bordered with Arum Lillies.

I love these amazing Banksia cones, such vibrant colour so perfectly illustrating our wide sunburnt country.  They have the characteristic prickly, scratchy nature of the Australian native plant.

I often find the bud of an emerging flower more interesting than the bloom itself.  I love to observe the shoot unwrapping itself - the flower emerging and presenting itself to the rest of nature.  It happens quickly and the bloom can deteriorate rapidly, it's only a matter of a day or so before it's past it's perfection.

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

The Vasse River at Wonnerup - this is very early autumn and it hasn't rained for months, the clouds build up and look promising, but as yet no rain has fallen. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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These are my photographs of nature and landscapes in Western Australia.

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profile-aboutme I love living life outdoors.  I'm lucky to live in the coastal town of Busselton Western Australia which is 280km south of Perth. Read more about me

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