Dryandra is home to more than 25 mammals, 100 birds and 50 reptiles. The WA Department of Environment and Conservation has developed walk trails ranging from one to 12.4 kilometres, as well as an audio drive trail.
Here is some of the animals you might see - an echidna, a bobtail goanna and a kangaroo with joey in her pouch.
As happens with camping, I tend to wake when the sun comes up, so I was up early and went walking with my camera along the Congelin Siding Walk trail which is adjacent to the camping area. This trail follows the old Pinjarra to Narrogin railway line constructed in 1925. Along the walk you can see some wooden relics from this time.
The early morning light was so beautiful filtering through the trees that I decided to play around with shutter priority mode on my camera. And here are some of the results.
My post wouldn't be complete without a wildflower - this is one of the spider orchid family.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed this little early morning walk at Dryandra. Do you like early morning walks? Have you tried shutter priority mode? - have a go - you can capture some beautiful light. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a wonderful week.
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Your mosaic is stunning! I love how you were able to capture the lighting. It looks like such a peaceful place to camp. 'm visiting from Mosaic Monday. I am entry #24 and hope you will stop by for a visit.
Beautiful countryside caught in wonderful light, so inviting.ReplyDelete
Wonderful photos from the flowers and animals in your world. Great Mosaic !ReplyDelete
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Wow, stunning photos. It looks the most beautiful place to be and your experiments with your camera have turned out some fantastic results. Thanks for visiting me, have a great week.ReplyDelete
Such interesting animals! Love the porcupine. I like the composition of your photos. I especially like the photo of the wooden bridge with the path/road going off through the trees. Thanks for stopping by through Mosaic Monday!ReplyDelete
Wow that is the time to go walking. The light is just perfect and the photos are proof of that. Beautiful Jill. ValerieReplyDelete
How you've manipulated the early morning lighting conditions is just gorgeous. What a wonderful walk, Jill.ReplyDelete
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I'm still trying to figure out shutter priority versus aperture priority on my camera. Your results are beautiful. Lovely light.ReplyDelete
Beautiful job with the lighting. I am oh so nontechnical I would mess up every image, if I tired this~ReplyDelete
Thanks all. Give shutter priority a go sometime. I just experiment with different speeds, and then look at the results. The advantage of digital is you can see instant results and it doesn't matter how many pics you take. Sometimes you come up with something really magic.ReplyDelete
I'm not at all a morning person, but when I travel to beautiful places I do make the effort, knowing, as you do, how delightful the light can be. Your images make me want to step right in and go along on the walk with you.ReplyDelete
Great photos and interesting subjects. Love how you captured the light.Glad you added the wildflower, too -- beautiful.ReplyDelete
If I knew what shutter priority mode was I would certainly give it a go!! The quality of the light in your shots is glorious! I'm an occasional early morning snapper - but more likely to be seen at sunset!!ReplyDelete
The orchids have been wonderful this year, haven't they? OR does that just depend on good luck in tracking them down?!?!