Saturday, 28 February 2009

Mona Vale Beach - Sydney


Mona Vale Beach is just one of the beautiful northern beaches in Sydney.

Faithful Cattle Dog

Rock area at Mona Vale Beach in Sydney
It is like the dog is saying: "I like it here, but please do not leave without me".
Photo by Kaye
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Friday, 27 February 2009

O navio museu - Cacilhas

Fragata "D.Fernando II e Glória" - Navio museu em Cacilhas
É uma visita valiosa que nos permite compreender as condições de vida dos marinheiros no Século XIX
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Frigate "D. Fernando II e Glória" - museum ship in Cacilhas It is a valuable trip that allows us to understand the living conditions of seamen in nineteenth century More information at:

Cacilhas, Tejo e Lisboa

Thursday, 26 February 2009

Room With A View...


Pretty view from room at Cypress Lakes Resort in the Hunter Valley (vineyard area) north of Sydney
Photo by Kaye
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Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Flowers by the beach

Photo by Kaye
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Cluster of tiny petals

Photo by Kaye
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Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Furnas - Açores

Caiu do céu?

Monsanto - outro olhar

Trees through window of trellis







Shots I took at Wahroonga Park through the little windows in the trellis
Photo by Kaye
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Lavender


Lavender in lovely gardens at Wahroonga Park in Sydney
Photo by Kaye
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Orchid flower


Pastel pink Orchid flower taken at Wahroonga Park, Sydney. I tried to show contrast between the soft flower and the texture in the tree trunk.
Photo by Kaye
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Sunday, 22 February 2009

Blue Lake

"Blue Lake" - Mt. Gambier, South Australia
Poto by Kaye
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Friday, 20 February 2009

Shots taken through glass fish bowl.

These are shots I took as a suggested theme by Proud Photography of taking photos through glass or something transparent to find different outcomes.


I am looking into/through a small fish bowl containing a Siamese Fighting Fish. I did not really expect the result that I got.My Siamese Fighting Fish turned into a Siamese TWIN.The first shot is up the correct way. The second shot is turned anti-clockwise to the side (which means the fish bowl would be on its side - but I thought it looked better this way!). The third at bottom is up the correct way.You will see the water level mark in the bowl. I took the shots when the fish was at the surface, hence his reflection/refraction came out on the innerside of the glass above him as the bowl was not full. The tourquoise colour is an oval plate standing behind the fish bowl.
Photo by Kaye
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Gotan Project - um tango diferente...

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A torre das gaivotas - Cacilhas

The tower of seagulls - Cacilhas, Portugal
Aqui nascerá um dia um condomínio de luxo...
Someday we can see here a luxury condominium...

Sight Seeing of a King - Vista de Rei - Açores


This beautiful belvedere is located near the Lagoon of the Seven Cities. It's called Sight Seeing of a King because it was the place where the king Carlos and the Queen Amelia had enjoyed the scenery during their visit to the island of St. Miguel, in 1901. This is the "postal card" best known in the Azores and can be appreciated in all its splendor.

Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Golden eyes

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

Native Lorrikeets of Australia

A pair of naturally colourful native Lorrikeets of Australia being hand fed. There are many partially tame Lorrikeets here.
Photo by Kaye
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Monday, 16 February 2009

Spa Cocktail Dessert

I prepared all and took this photo to enter into a competition of the month of Jan 2009 run by a Site called Proud Photography. The theme was "Liquids & Food".
The Proud Photography site is a great site for those who wish to share their photos and learn on all topics of photography, with help and comments from other members. Their website: www.proudphotography.com Comment posted on the Proud site: "And we finally have a winner of POTM January! Photo #2; Spa Cocktail Dessert with close to 71% of votes from "Kaye"Congratulations!
ProudPhotography.com - Making you the proud photographer. "
Photo by Kaye
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Dee Why Beach, Sydney, NSW - one of Sydney's most popular northern beaches

Photo by Kaye
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Sunday, 15 February 2009

Monsanto - 900 hectares de floresta


Forest Park of Monsanto - Healthness and trees






In the nineteenth century, the Monsanto Mountains were covered by crops and pastures for livestock. The importance of cereal production is shown by numerous traces of windmills. 
Also had several quarries in operation, which is extracted from the raw material 
for the growing urban demand of Lisbon at the time. 
In 1868 comes the idea of forest what would be the Forest Park of Monsanto, for the example of the Woods of Bologna, in Paris, a great park to walk in Lisbon. But in 1929 the first committee was formed to develop plan for afforestation of Monsanto Mountains.

Forest Park of Monsanto - Lisbon's lungs

It is the main lung of the Portuguese capital. The park includes play spaces that provide residents and visitors many activities such as sports, hiking, outdoor activities, plays, concerts, fairs, exhibitions, and unique views over the city of Lisbon and surrounding counties,
 the estuary the river Tejo and the Atlantic Ocean




Saturday, 14 February 2009

Pink Cactus


Photo by Kaye
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Walkway at Cherrybrook Lakes, Sydney


Photo by Kaye
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Small Waterfall - Lisgar Gardens


Small waterfall at Lisgar Gardens in the north of Sydney
Photo by Kaye
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Thursday, 12 February 2009

Tejo e Barreiro


We can see the white streaks on the river caused by the force of tides and currents.


Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Mina de São Domingos, Alentejo, Portugal