Zoomable panorama of Sydney Harbour shot from North Head.

Zoomable pano link here: degrootphotography.com.au/stuf

42 images (shot at 400mm) stitched together.

Preview image attached.

Some of the shots from inside the cave system we explored today. These are all from the Chifley Cave system in the Jenolan Caves, west of Sydney, Australia.

All shot with a Canon EOS 1DX and Canon EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye.

#Photo #Photography

We went to the Jenolan Caves today and on the way back to the car, I spied a couple of Superb Lyrebirds (one male, one female). The male was making interesting noises (as the do). I followed them up into the bush and then came across this adorable Rock Wallaby.

#Photography #Photo #AustralianFauna

Only got half a dozen frames, but worth putting together in a gif anyway. :)

Angulate tortoise. The first one's a male, and older/bigger (about 20cm) - they're more peanut-shaped. The last three are female. Rounder, and this one was about 12cm long, so younger and more vibrantly coloured. ^.^

The government is threatening to legislate our encryption away again, and I'm standing by what I wrote last time.


#auspol #encryption

I donโ€™t watch tv, havenโ€™t done so since 1997 (internet streaming of Doctor Who and Eurovision excepted), and weโ€™re staying at my in-laws who are very much in to tv.

The game shows have started, I forgot to pack headphones. I may go mad.

On the way back down the trail, I glanced left at a little overgrown offshoot path, and saw this beautiful Grysbok looking back at us. It stood still long enough for me to get a photo and then wandered off further down the path.


Visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra this morning. Was only there 3.5 hours so didnโ€™t get to see everything, but the 90 minute free tour was excellent.

A solemn place where you find yourself walking intentionally quietly.

Despite that, I still found myself excited by some of the technology on show. For instance the Me-262 (worldโ€™s first jet fighter) and Me-163 (worldโ€™s first rocket plane), and a flintlock pistol. War sucks, but it does amazing things for innovation.

Some critters from our travels today. A pretty buff wallaby, a bunny, a blue tongue lizard and a back swan.

A few phone from todayโ€™s journey from Tamworth to Canberra.

In progress, made of random scraps from my gardenโ€™s pruning efforts last month. Wrong tools, making it up as I go, no idea what Iโ€™m doing. Fun! ๐Ÿ™‚

#practicalskills #whittling #woodcraft #hobbies

We stopped in Bathurst for lunch and ended up in a small Fish and Chip shop. The map on the wall caught my eye as it still had the USSR, Yugoslavia, Burma and several other non-existent countries on it.

Hereโ€™s a free #English #ProTip.

If youโ€™re wondering if you should say โ€œyou and Iโ€ or โ€œyou and meโ€, delete the โ€œyou andโ€ and see if you sound like Cookie Monster. Switch if you do.

โ€œYou and me should goโ€ yields โ€œme should goโ€. Use โ€œIโ€ here instead.

โ€œThatโ€™s good for you and Iโ€ yields โ€œThatโ€™s good for Iโ€. Use โ€œmeโ€ here instead.

Our resident Pink Tongue Lizard was out and about wandering over the bessa brick wall under the house looking for an evening snack tonight.

Possum was away yesterday, but back sleeping this morning and occasionally stirring to preen or scratch.

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