Today marks the beginning of another chapter!
I’m so excited to be back @deakinuniversity to begin my Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) researching Powerful Owl behavioural ecology. I have a long 3+ years ahead of me but I’m so grateful to be able to study a species so close to my heart. “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life” -Confucius
My parents packed up from one of Melbourne’s busiest southeastern suburbs and made the move to “The Hills” aka The Dandenong Ranges a few months ago. It’s a beautiful scenic area with lots of great wildlife.
Their house looks onto a massive Mountain Ash Eucalyptus tree and Dad said he saw a pair of Tawny Frogmouths in the tree a few nights ago.
As we were about to drive off last night after a visit, Dad looked up into the tree and said “Hey... what’s that?” I looked up and sure enough, illuminated by the carport light, was a male Powerful Owl staring back down at us! I knew they were in the area but I was still so gobsmacked I temporarily forgot I had all my camera gear in the car. The owl hung around for a great viewing and I was able to run up to the second story front decking of their house to get almost to eye-level with him.
This new Powerful Owl sighting couldn’t have been more appropriate this weekend... for tomorrow I begin the next chapter of my life with this species. More to come!
Have you heard? Canon Light Awards Live is coming to Hobart!
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We just had to take a class photo today as we bring together the old and new!
Check out the 16mm Bolex build with Hasselblad Adapter by @kram2794@philipsshum and @gbendinelli
We also had our good friend @thegoldla come by to pair his Panasonic VHS with our Odyssey 7Q+
And to bring the newest of new or Sony build with the @atlaslensco Orion Anamorphics. 🙃 📸 @kielsthedeal
“An incredible photo doesn’t have to be taken at amazing places such as the Eiffel tower, it can be taken at any place you can think of, but it’s about your creativity and how you make any visible thing