Photography 2019 – Birds: “Spavin Drive Lake – Sunbury” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

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Early one morning, hubby and I decided to take a drive to Spavin Drive Lake in Sunbury, Victoria – Australia.  A location that is not too far from home and an easy drive for us as well.  Here we spent a couple of hours photographing local bird wildlife while enjoying the early morning sunshine.  Spavin Drive Lake was originally made to provide water to the historic Rupertswood Mansion.  Now it’s a diverse habitat for varying water birds and a popular fishing spot for local residents. I was able to photograph Greylag Geese, Pacific Black Ducks, Australian White Ibis, Crested Pigeons, Common Indian Miners, Eurasian Coots, Orange-bellied Parrots, and Yellow Throated Miners while feeding their babies.  It was a pleasant morning’s photography adventure and at its end, we only had a short drive back home – good for us oldies!





During this photography exercise – I used a compact system camera, a Sony A7 Mark II – Full Frame with a Sony A FE24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Lens, and a Sigma150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM with a Sigma Mount Converter MC-11. For some of these photographs I used the camera hand-held but for most of the shots, I used a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with quick release base. I also used my Apple iPhone 8 Plus mobile phone for quick spontaneous photographs and gain GPS location readings.





On my return home, I downloaded all the photographs into Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.  I developed a small selection of photographs During the process of developing them, I was able to see what I needed to address during my next photographic adventure.   Please find both above and below, the best of what I took during this photography adventure!





Being out-and-about experiencing the natural wonders of the world and the creatures it inhabits – really does rejuvenate the body and soul.  Photography is just another way to improve one’s sense of wellbeing and at the same time – be creative!


Happy photography all – © Karen Robinson – March 2019


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2 thoughts on “Photography 2019 – Birds: “Spavin Drive Lake – Sunbury” Written and Photographed by Karen Robinson

    • Hi Claudia, thank you and there were so many more but difficult to see and photograph. I am finding it takes lots of practice and time! And as you say, we have found anywhere there is water, there will be life of some description…warm regards Karen

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