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Canon SX50HS
When I accidentally discovered a camera with a 50 x Zoom, I acted on impulse and treated myself to the luxury of a new camera. It is always nice to have new "toys" to play with, and this album contains a variety of the "first shots", starting with images taken in my backyard. Then I took it up to Kings Park at noon on a day of gusty winds, not ideal conditions, but the only time I had available and I was pleased with the results obtained while I am experimenting with it. Camera was hand-held for all shots.
Date(s): December 2012. Album by gladysclancy. Photos by Gladys. 1 - 87 of 87 Total. 2836 Visits.
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First Photo -- Just had to Zoom in on something!
Taken from my backyard, a section of Roof Tiles and Solar Panels on roof of house in next street.

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Normal View from Same Position
My backyard -- normal view showing roof tiles and solar panels in previous photo.

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Dusty with his collection of Balls
I was sitting under the patio examining the camera while Dusty waited patiently for me to play ball with him.

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Fuchsia in my garden

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Blue Native Hibiscus

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Poor Dusty still waiting to play Ball

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Chester waiting in the patio

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Pink Frangipanni just coming into bloom

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Yellow Spiked Dahlia

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Dahlia Bud

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Heart of the Dahlia flower

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Tiny Green Preying Mantis on Dahlia

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My crop of Sweet Corn

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Corn Cob almost ready for picking

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Orange Hibiscus flower

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Centre of Spiked Dahlia

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Dusty managed to look at the camera!

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Chester with a cheeky grin!

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Vase of Flowers taken with flash

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Dusty inside, taken with flash

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Dusty by flashlight again

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Flash brings out Chester's apricot tones

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Pastel Sunset from my front yard

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Clouds at Sunset

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Summer Solstice -- 21 December 2012
My 1.2 kW Solar System produced 8.11 kWh of power today.

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Solar Meter Reading 21 December 2012
Since installation on 12 January 2010, my 1.2 kW Solar System has produced a total of 5913 kWh during 12630 hours of operation.

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Took my new camera to Kings Park
Near midday with a strong gusty wind, not an ideal time for photos, but the only opportunity I had to try out my new zoom on distant subjects.  Look at the far bank of the Swan River (centre of the photo)....

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That same far bank of the Swan River
Now you know what is in the distance on that same far bank of the Swan River.

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View from beneath a majestic Tuart Tree
Look at the next image to see what is on the far horizon...

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The Far Horizon
Taken from under the majestic Tuart Tree, this shows the new Fiona Stanley Hospital under construction at Murdoch.

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Second attempt at the Far Horizon...
Taken from under the majestic Tuart Tree, this shows the new Fiona Stanley Hospital under construction at Murdoch.

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Ferry on the Swan River
Ferry from South Perth heading towards Barrack Street Jetty.

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Traffic on the Narrows Bridge
Managed to capture the Mandurah Line Train heading to Perth.

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Meeting of the Canning and Swan Rivers
Taken from Twin Rivers Lookout, the Raffles Hotel on right.

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Raffles Hotel from Kings Park
Taken from Twin Rivers Lookout.

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Fremantle Ferry on Swan River

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Pioneer Women's Memorial Fountain

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There she goes!!!
Pioneer Women's Memorial Fountain.

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Pioneer Women's Memorial Fountain

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Tree Growth Rings after removal of branch

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Tree with interesting gnarled Trunk

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Gnarled Trunk and Branches

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Gnarled Tree Trunk

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Fungi in gnarled Tree Trunk

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Fungi on a Tree Trunk

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Banksia Flowers

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Orange Banksia

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Green Kangaroo Paw
(Anigozanthos viridis)

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Pink Flowering Gum overhead
Corymbia ficifolia usually has red flowers, but a percentage of plants produce pink or white flowers.
Note the Ants in several of the blossoms and the camera kept detecting the movement...


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Flower Buds
Corymbia ficifolia

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Pink Flowering Gum with Bee
A busy bee on the flower and the camera kept telling me that there is movement...

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Giant Boab Tree

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Swan River View
View across the Swan River towards Canning River. Taken from near Giant Boab Tree.

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Scarlet Feather Flower
Verticordia grandis is the red flower in foreground of previous photo.

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Zoomed across the River from near Giant Boab Tree
Raffles Hotel again from a more easterly location.

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Zoomed across to Suburbs west of Raffles Hotel

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Yulbah (Erythrina vespertilio)
Native to the Kimberley area of Western Australia. Deciduous tree, 3-15 m high. Flowers orange-red, May to Nov. Sand, clay, loam over basalt or limestone. Gorges, along rivers and creeks.

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Yulbah (Erythrina vespertilio)
This is the first time I have seen this tree in flower, and could not get close up because of the distance from the walkway, so had to zoom in on the flowers.

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View towards South Perth

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Zoomed in to South Perth Buildings
Taken from same location as previous image.

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Swan River Jet Ski Area along the Kwinana Freeway
Taken from same location as two previous images.

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The Crow who was an unwilling subject
This Crow did not want its photo taken -- Every time I pointed the camera at it, it turned away!

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Eremophila species

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Pink Eremophila

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Red Flowering Gum blowing in the Wind
Corymbia ficifolia

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Red Flowering Gum
Corymbia ficifolia

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Red Flowering Gum
Corymbia ficifolia

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Perth from Kings Park
Taken from near the War Memorial.

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Zoomed in to Construction of Elizabeth Quay
The beautiful expanse of open space and grassed area has gone! This is the controversial Waterfront Development Project (Elizabeth Quay) which will bring high-rise buildings to the edge of the Swan River.

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Barrack Street Jetty viewed from same location

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Another view of the Construction Area

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Penthouse on top of one of the Highrise Buildings

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A Billboard that my eye could not see

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Ferry arrives at Barrack St Jetty

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Normal view looking northwards
Taken from near Kings Park War Memorial.

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Closer view of pastel City Apartments
These can be seen on the left side of previous image.

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Another group of City Apartments
These can also be found on the left side of image 75.

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Top of the landmark Highrise
Have often been intrigued by the top of the landmark Highrise on the left side of image 75.

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The Construction Crane on the Horizon
Can you see this crane on the horizon in image 75?

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Australian Magpie growing adult feathers
This juvenile magpie appeared to be growing adult feathering.

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Australian Magpie strides away
Side view as the Magpie strides across the grass.

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Two Crows in the shadows

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One-sided Bottlebrush
Calothamnus quadrifidus -- Erect, compact or spreading shrub. Flowers red/white-yellow, Jun to Dec. Wide variety of soils & habitats.

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Walking towards a Wildflower Garden

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Orange Immortelle
Waitzia acuminata

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Pink Everlastings

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Lemon-scented Gums (Corymbia citriodora)
These Lemon-scented Gums(Corymbia citriodora)were planted along Fraser Avenue in 1938. Taken from the Fraser Avenue Bus Stop before returning home.

   
 
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