New Farm Park, Brisbane

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LUCKY LIZARD

While walking around the headland, I spied this water dragon lizard sunning itself and enjoying the view. 

What a life!




Gazanias as far as you can see.

The pesky Ibis which has multiplied into pest proportions. Councils are forever devising ways to eradicate them without killing them.

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12 comments:

  1. Diane, just love the water dragon pics. You're the best!

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  2. The water dragon is getting his dose of vitamin D. Love the gazanies but I reckon council will be treating them like the Ibis soon.

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  3. What a beautiful picture of the lizard!

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  4. Lizards are such ancient-looking creatures, even the youngsters! Great photos :-)

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  5. I love lizards. They are living dinosaurs that made it through the geological change.

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  6. What great shots of that lizard. It looks like he's posing for you.

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  7. Boy, you found a lot of great photo ops on your walk. The lizard shots are my favorite, especially the first one. I like the DOF showing a hint of his surroundings.

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  8. Great captures!

    I saw a Frilled Lizard on my visit to Brisbane about 18 years ago. I can't remember exactly where I was (Maybe near Coolum?) but it was running down the street directly at me with it's frills extended!

    Love your blog, following you now :)
    Have a great day!

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  9. Your photos are beautifully composed, diane. I love the lizard sunning itself. The Ibis looks like our sacred ibis. Pity its been allowed to become a pest. We have the same with crows, pigeons and finches. Man has eradicated their natural enemy and they're all multiplying at a scary rate. Have a great day, Blessings Jo

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  10. Such nice photos Diane! Does the ibis have any natural predators? I was discouraged to see wild geese destroyed here as they were nesting too close to the airport and were a danger to airplanes.

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  11. Gorgeous pictures. Amazed that the ibis is a pest bird. We have that "too many" problem with Canada Geese here in Oregon == as well as with cormorants.

    We see Ibis in Florida, but I don't believe there are too many and so it is a thrill to see them. Funny to think about what it is that makes a bird beautiful!

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  12. i love all your photos here. awesome. keep capturing great photos.

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