Wednesday, March 11, 2009


The weather is starting to cool just enough to go exploring with more comfort here in Alice Springs.
Last Saturday we ventured in to the East MacDonnell Ranges to try and find some Rock Art and to see for ourselves some of the Sacred Sites within 100kms of the town.
Needless to say we had a fulfilling day. I took well over 300 photographs.
This simple Dragonfly sat still long enough for a couple of shots.
PS3 enhanced the palette.


Blogger Unknown said...

You people down there below the equator have it bass acwards...we're going into spring...right?

March 11, 2009 at 6:05 PM  
Blogger Sandy said...

How long are you are you going to be in the Alice Springs area Dave?
It sounds like a wonderland of new experiences!
I am going via "The Ghan" in June ...only for about ten days altogether. Three nights Alice Springs,then on to Darwin for two nights plus trip along Katherine Gorge.
My camera is going to be invaluable.

March 14, 2009 at 7:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sunday Hi
Sunday Kisses
Sunday brunch..hummm

tite Isa

March 15, 2009 at 1:47 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Hi Sandy, We're heading home at Easter.
I'm sure you'll love the trip in June.
We've been talking abut going to Darwin by Ghan and flying back o Alice just for a long weekend but were running out of weekends.

March 15, 2009 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Great shot, love dragonflies. Alice has a lot to see, hope I meet up with her someday!

March 15, 2009 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger wayne said...

Wow, what a photo! I love dragon flies --they're amazing insects!! I clicked the image for the enlarged view = Wow!!! [I encourage others to check that enlarged view.] David, you must have used a fast shutter speed+++ on that to 'fix' those wings in flight (i know how fast those wings osillate!!). I also love the overall blue variegated background colour. Fantastic image from Nature. best wishes,

March 16, 2009 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Thanks Wayne, this one was sitting still so didn't require a super fast shutter.
At the same rock pool there was a fairly large goanna, heaps of small green frogs and flocks of budgies and finches. Quite a lively little oasis.
One is almost guaranteed of encountering something interesting on every outing.

March 18, 2009 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

I'd seriously consider doing a painting based on the dragonfly pic...before that Kory Flukiger guy gets to it.

March 31, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger David Burge said...

Nick, it's good to see your name pop up on my inbox tab!
Even if it is only in passing these days. I was pleased to see your enjoyable vacation posts.

Alice is almost through with me. We'll part next Friday(Good Friday in fact)after our 3 month arranged marriage. Damn she was HOT!

Kory Who?
Oh yes, I remember him from Wet D.
I was intending to do it when I get back to my studio, I need some space to tackle this. It'll compliment large B'fly I did last year.

April 1, 2009 at 10:11 PM  

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