Cars & Coffee Brisbane; 2016-2017

Time to resurrect this blog. 🙂 I’m not a huge car nut, but a couple of friends invited me to Cars and Coffee Brisbane last year and I enjoyed both the ‘vibe’ and the opportunity to take some photos. Here are some pics from four visits between August 2016 and September 2017.

August 2016

Tekno McLaren 650s

BMW i8 Hybrid

Porsche 911 991 GT3RS

June 2017

Studebaker Hawk

One very nice Fiat with impressive paintwork and red interior trim

August 2017

Cadillac Fleetwood

Ferrari 458

Alpha Romeo Montreal

Experimental HDR – High Dynamic range photo – Ferrari 348 tb

September 2017

Dino GT – linked to the Ferrari family

Lamborghini Aventador

Galleries on Cars and Coffee Brisbane, 2016-2017
Cars and Coffee Brisbane, August 2016
Cars and Coffee Brisbane, June 2017
Cars and Coffee Brisbane, August 2017
Cars and Coffee Brisbane, HDR photos – August 2017
Cars and Coffee Brisbane, September 2017

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
https://disci.smugmug.com/Cars

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Brisbane Model Train Show 2014

I’m overdue for sharing a post here at WordPress, so here’s something a bit different from my normal topics. I recently took my elderly Dad to the 2014 Brisbane Model Train Show and took some photos and video clips. Here are some samples:

A video combining some short video clips and photos:
Video:  Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc. - A montage of stills photos and shorts videos on the 2014 Brisbane Model Train Show. The show was organised by the Australian Model Railway Association (AMRA), Queensland Branch Inc.About two thirds of the short videos were taken on a DSLR and the other third on an iPod Touch.There's no music here. If you'd like me to try the same video with rights free music, let me know and I'll give it a go. This video is also on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/99969514

Some stills photos:

A dedicated model train enthusiast in his world:
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Not only trains…
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

There was plenty of detailed and cute scenery:
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The show included some larger 1 Gauge or G Gauge trains as well:
G Guage - Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Steam Required
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The smoke facilities were in use:
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Closing pic:
Brisbane Model Train Show 2014, presented by The Australian Model Railway Association Queensland Branch Inc; Saturday 3 May - Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2014 Brisbane Model Train Show.

The video at the top of this post about the 2014 Brisbane Model Train Show is also on Vimeo here.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Model-Railways-1/

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Beautiful Noosa National Park – 6 enjoyable inspiring walks, Summer 2012-Winter 2013

Hi all

In the last 9 months I’ve really enjoyed 6 bushwalks through the beautiful Noosa National Park, on Australia’s Sunshine Coast. I love the variety of birds, plants, ecosystems and costal scenes which can be enjoyed in walks of just the right duration. Here are some pics:

I love the intense red in the seed pod of this Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula) or Red Honeysuckle (Banksia serrata)
Wallum Banksia (Banksia aemula) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

A Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) enjoying morning tea from a grass tree flower [Xanthorrhoea (Family: Xanthorrhoeaceae)]
Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Coastal Coolum and Birds in Noosa National Park; Coolum & Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson

The cute, flighty Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Look twice at this one – see if you can find reference to the idea of “Yippee!! or an Olympic Diver… 🙂
(Look for the 'Olympic Diver' in this pic) - Perhaps a weathered Coast Honeysuckle (Banksia integrifolia) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 November 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

The large wingspan of a tern
Alexandria Bay - Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 19 March 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

A beautiful cute Fairy Wren
Fairy Wren - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Heathy Parrot Pea (Dillwynia retorta)
Heathy Parrot Pea (Dillwynia retorta) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra)
White Cheeked Honeyeater (Phylidonyris nigra) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Friday 26 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Beautiful Sunshine Beach at the south eastern edge of the park
Sunshine Beach - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Saturday 27 July 2013. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Devil’s Rice (Conospermum taxifolium)
Devil's Rice (Conospermum taxifolium) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The brilliant Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti)
Variegated Fairy Wren (Malurus lamberti) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Wedding Bush (Ricinocarpos pinifolius)
Wedding Bush (Ricinocarpos pinifolius) - Birds & Flowers - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. Sunday 28 July 2013 (Day 3). Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Perhaps a Native Iris, either Patersonia glabrata or Patersonia fragilis
Perhaps a Native Iris, either Patersonia glabrata or Patersonia fragilis - Flowers & Birds - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Monday 29 July 2013 (Day 4). Photos by des Thureson - disci.smugmug.com

To finish – a bird which perhaps thinks it’s a member of a choir of heavenly angels – a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

Here’s my Smugmug gallery of photos from 6 visits to Noosa National Park, from November 2012 to July 2013.

Here’s an second gallery of additional pics taken on my very humble pocket camera covering 6 visits to Noosa National Park, from November 2012 to July 2013.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature/Coastal-Environments

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Dilkusha Nature Reserve – Birds, Nature, Wildlife and Flowers – Queensland, Australia

Hi all

I have enjoyed a few more visits to one of my favourite places, Dilkusha Nature Reserve, north of Maleny, in South-East Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Australia. The variety of beautiful birds, plants and flowers is very impressive. Here are some photos:

Section 1: Two Visits in 2012:

Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)
Rufous Fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons) - Birds at Dilkusha; Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland, Australia; 02 May 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.  (Dilkusha Nature Reserve)

Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis)
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Little Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha)
Little Shrike Thrush (Colluricincla megarhyncha) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris)
Green Catbird (Ailuroedus crassirostris) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

The inquisitive and ‘not at all shy’ Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscarpa)
Grey Fantail (Rhipidura albiscarpa)? - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Female Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis)
Female Golden Whistler (Pachycephala pectoralis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Dilkusha Birds; Maleny, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 06 August 2012. Photos by Des Thureson - http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery on the 2012 visits to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.

Section 2 – Visit in early June 2013

Lewin’s Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii)
Lewin's Honeyeater (Meliphaga lewinii) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Look closely – an Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis), ‘bathing’ upside down in a little waterway or gutter beside the track
Eastern Yellow Robin (Eopsaltria australis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

This was the first time I’d ever seen a Fan Tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) at Dilkusha
Fan-tailed Cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

This was also the first time I’d ever seen or heard a Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) anywhere
Varied Triller (Lalage leucomela) - Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

A reminder of the late Autumn / early Winter season
Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Dilkusha Nature Reserve - Birds & Flowers, Maleny, Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland; 8 June 2013. Photos by Des Thureson

Here’s my Smugmug photo gallery from my June 2013 visit to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.

Again, here’s my photo gallery covering my 2012 visits to Dilkusha Nature Reserve.

EDIT: On 11 August 2013 I added 48 new photos to the above gallery, from a recent visit to Dilkusha in August 2013.

Thanks so much for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature

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