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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Today's ABC Open photos

Lazy afternoons at Blackrock
By northerner7 ·  · From Pic of the Week
Lazy afternoons at Blackrock with @trintravs . Published 23 Mar 2017.  Kununurra WA 6743




Glowing sky
By mattographybymw ·  · From Pic of the Week

After a night of not much sleep due to some pretty crazy storms that started around 10pm and continued through the night, I headed down to the beach with my dogs around 6am when there was a break in the weather.   I didn’t even take my camera down, as I really thought there was absolutely no chance of a sunrise! 
Well, I didn’t see the sun, but it was still pretty awesome. Luckily, I had my phone on me, and I remembered that through the Lightroom app, I can shoot RAW images, so I did!  Published 23 Mar 2017.  Skinners Shoot NSW 2481



Bush Stone Curlew chicks hiding under mumma
By sals_pics ·  · From Pic of the Week

Can you see the extra sets of legs? Bush Stone Curlew chicks hiding under mumma. The Bush Stone Curlews are a large, mainly nocturnal ground dwelling bird with gangly long legs and very large yellow eyes. Their call is a loud eerie wailing which is mainly heard at night...    Published 23 Mar 2017.  Kalaru NSW 2550



Exploring at West Head
By australiansecrets ·  · From Pic of the Week
We've been sick of this rainy weather keeping us inside so last weekend we went exploring at West Head which is part of Kuringai Chase NP. The tracks were a bit soggy and many puddles too! But the scenery was just lovely. It was so nice to get back to nature.  Published 24 Mar 2017.  Ku-Ring-Gai Chase National Park NSW



PS Melbourne entering Lock 11 Murray River
By Paul Laird ·  · From Pic of the Week
A glimpse of past life on the Murray     Published 24 Mar 2017.  Mildura VIC 3500




Autumn in Mt Macedon
By Paul Fox ·  · From My Back Roads

The first sign of autumn colour has appeared. Flashes of gold (the season’s first offering) pepper stands of Silver Birch and shimmering rows of Poplars. A glimpse of what’s to come.
By mid-April, the Macedon Ranges will be a festival of leaves ablaze with autumn hues. The Oak lined Honour Avenue, Macedon, and the stately homes and gardens of Mt Macedon (many open to the public), will become a Mecca for nature loving tourists as it has been for over a 100 years.
Social media sites and Asian tourist’s fascination with the colour red (the colour of happiness, joy, good luck, and prosperity) have seen visitors’ numbers increase dramatically over recent years. Due to the increased traffic, signage will be upgraded indicating public parking areas and amenities.
Throughout the month of April, don’t be surprised by the unexpected, roadside weddings or tourists lying on their backs in the centre of the road, oblivious to oncoming traffic, taking upshot pictures of falling leaves.
There’s much to love about The Macedon Ranges this time of the year, with many fine wineries, cafes, tea-rooms and restaurants offering the best of local produce. Only a 50-minute drive from Melbourne or Bendigo, the best time to capture this stunningly beautiful part of Victoria is from the first week through to the end of April.
Don’t forget your camera.