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    Nice Australia, Not so Nice Australia

    A few photos from our Christmas trip to Australia.

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    The Dolph Lungren of Kangaroos.

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    Our friend swears he used this, now parked in Tailem Old Town

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    A stubby, poor sod was just crossing the road before we caught him, ok my Aussie mate caught him.

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    Koala in the wild

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    The not so nice bit of Aus, found this just outside our room one morning, ugh!

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    What splendid photographs!

    I particularly like the koala. As a child I didn't have a teddy bear - i had a koala bear. I loved my little friend. Unfortunately I later learned that they are not the nice cuddly critters they are portrayed to be.

    Well done for taking the last shot. I don't know many people who would have the guts to get that close.

    Dolph because of the facial expression or the colouring?

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    What's the camera used for the photo-taking? Seems to have come out really well, unless they are heavily photoshopped(?).

    Hope the trip was enjoyed by all, and the thing you found outside your door would have sent my girlfriend into shock. I'll print out a copy of it and put it on the kitchen floor, see how she reacts when she comes in.

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    Thanks for posting, maybe you also have some stories from Aus? My gf and I have been debating going, but seeing as we're both from different places (I'm from Canada, she's from Germany), it's enough cost trying to get between each others family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dolphinlee View Post
    What splendid photographs!

    I particularly like the koala. As a child I didn't have a teddy bear - i had a koala bear. I loved my little friend. Unfortunately I later learned that they are not the nice cuddly critters they are portrayed to be.

    Well done for taking the last shot. I don't know many people who would have the guts to get that close. Dolph because of the facial expression or the colouring?
    Dolphinlee, thanks, I'm no David Bailey, in fact the koala shot I didn't even know I'd taken it. As for that spider/wasp/hornet, it's really good what a zoom lens can do!
    Dolph got named by my Aussie mates and just stuck. I suppose with your avatar I should post the dolphin's off granite island. LOL


    Quote Originally Posted by Elvenswordsman View Post
    What's the camera used for the photo-taking? Seems to have come out really well, unless they are heavily photoshopped(?).

    Hope the trip was enjoyed by all, and the thing you found outside your door would have sent my girlfriend into shock. I'll print out a copy of it and put it on the kitchen floor, see how she reacts when she comes in.

    Successful troll is successful.

    Thanks for posting, maybe you also have some stories from Aus? My gf and I have been debating going, but seeing as we're both from different places (I'm from Canada, she's from Germany), it's enough cost trying to get between each others family.
    Elven, its a Canon SX40 with auto zoom, hence I wasn't too close to the spider! When you print out the copy and your gf kills you don't blame me!
    Aus, or really the very little bit of Aus we saw was incredible and we only experienced a very small part. EG, we flew seven hours from Kuala Lumpur and I guess that four plus hours was over Aus. Plenty of stories, most concerning booze, v expensive, and ciggies! If your old like me Adelaide is very laid back, if your younger then more going on in other cities. PM me if you want more specifics, like I'm an expert! Will ask our Aussie mates!

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    Nice photos of what I imagine was a memorable trip. Canon makes really good equipment; always turns out good pics.

    Your spider pic reminds me of the tarantulas we have here in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. In the middle of summer, late at night, they scurry across the warm asphalt to the lights where they hunt. Their venom is equal to a bee sting and harmful only to prey and those people unfortunate enough to be allergic. People here make pets of them. My Abbey Schnauzer finds them fascinating; the prickly hairs on them deter her curiosity well enough

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    Great pics. Love the pie cart, even though just looking at it gives me indigestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbey08 View Post
    Nice photos of what I imagine was a memorable trip. Canon makes really good equipment; always turns out good pics.

    Your spider pic reminds me of the tarantulas we have here in the Sonoran Desert of southern Arizona. In the middle of summer, late at night, they scurry across the warm asphalt to the lights where they hunt. Their venom is equal to a bee sting and harmful only to prey and those people unfortunate enough to be allergic. People here make pets of them. My Abbey Schnauzer finds them fascinating; the prickly hairs on them deter her curiosity well enough

    Lorraine
    Funny but when I first saw the spider being dragged around the patio, I nearly trod on the pair of them as I was still half asleep, I immediately thought of the old Disney film of the living desert when the tarantula is attacked by a tarantula wasp. The spider was already dead or paralysed as the wasp/hornet thing was having a right old time of dragging him all over the place. According to our mates wolf spiders, like the majority of Australian insects, will bite but they are very rarely fatal!

    Brilliant trip, will probably go again if our mates actually stay in Aus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby View Post
    Great pics. Love the pie cart, even though just looking at it gives me indigestion.
    Thank you, the pie cart was in operation until very recently, according to our friends. Not too sure about that as they have only just returned from travelling for fifteen years! Tailem old town was a fascinating place with over 120 buildings collected from all over Australia, but mainly South Australia. All decked out in their original finery, spoke with one old bloke who helps run the place and he told me they have a hard time stocking the numerous shops with genuine items as most people just chuck their packets away, so the majority is all tinned goods. They have old cars, lorries and even an Adelaide tram and if your old like me it's well worth a visit.

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    Haha! Especially love that last shot.

    The trick about Australia is not to be afraid of the venomous creatures that you can see. Staring down a big ass spider? No worries, just don't touch it. It's the spiders that hide in holes in the ground and attack passersby or the snakes hiding in that pile of timber that get you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by popsprocket View Post
    Haha! Especially love that last shot.

    The trick about Australia is not to be afraid of the venomous creatures that you can see. Staring down a big ass spider? No worries, just don't touch it. It's the spiders that hide in holes in the ground and attack passersby or the snakes hiding in that pile of timber that get you.
    Ha, first couple of days was wearing big boots, then bare feet, couldn't abide being so hot and bothered. Or should that be not bothered!

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