Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

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Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Jazz » August 21st, 2016, 10:46 pm

I've done a few trips around different parts of QLD over the past year so I thought I'd put some photos up. I'll just put up a few photos from each area, sorry if there are any that have been posted here before!

Way too many photos to post them all up here but if youre keen to see more feel free to check out my flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jasminevink) or instagram @wildlifetraveler

I'll start off with some species local to me in South East Queensland.

ImageRed eyed tree frog (Litoria chloris) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr
These guys are one of the most photogenic frog species in my area. Although their call sounds like a cat being drowned...

ImageEastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageGolden-crowned Snake (Cacophis squamulosus) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr
A common site on the road in the warmer months. They put on a great show but are only mildly venomous and very reluctant to bite.

Imageburton's legless lizard (Lialis burtonis) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr
Australia's most widespread reptile. These guys feed on skinks which is pretty cool!

Heading further west we hit the Brigalow which brings a new set of species. I'm a massive burrowing frog fan so this is one of my favourite regions.

ImageNotaden beneti by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImagePale-headed Snake (Hoplocephalus bitorquatus) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageEastern Brown (Pseudonaja textilis) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

I was lucky enough to head further inland through QLD earlier in the year. One of my favourite places was definitely Windorah.

ImageCentral Netted Dragon (Ctenophorus nuchalis) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageDesert spadefoot toad (Notaden nichollsi) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageSmooth knob-tailed gecko (Nephurus levis) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

From Windorah we headed out through Longreach in Central QLD

ImageEastern hooded scaly foot (Pygopus schraderi) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageGidgee Skink (Egernia stokesii) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

And then up through Mt Isa which was amazing!

ImageJuvenile freshwater crocodile (Crocodylus johnsoni) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageAcanthophis rugosus by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageOlive Python (Liasis olivaceus) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

From Mt Isa we headed north through Cairns and the Iron Range. Far too many photos from this region to post here!

ImageUntitled by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr
Varanus 'tristis'

ImageA brown tree snake (Boiga irregularis) eating an unfortunate dainty tree frog (Litoria gracilenta) up in Iron Range by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageBoyds forest dragon (Hypsilurus boydii) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageCanopy monitor (Varanus keithhornei) from Iron Range by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

ImageGreen tree python (Morelia viridis) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

Back down the East coast towards Brisbane we managed to find 5 species of Phyllurus. This was my favourite photo of them all though!

ImageMount ossa leaf-tailed gecko (Phyllurus ossa) by Jasmine Vink, on Flickr

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Post by Jeroen Speybroeck » August 21st, 2016, 10:53 pm

Wooow!!! Top-notch photography of a place that's in my top 3 of places to go, thanks a lot!

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Post by jgjulander » August 23rd, 2016, 12:01 pm

Awesome photos of some amazing animals! How did you even get that close to a keithorni? The one I saw was up a tree faster than greased lightning! Fantastic photos and makes me really excited for my trip later this year!
Cheers,
Justin

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Post by numpty » August 25th, 2016, 3:56 am

Amazing photographs, though depressing for those of us looking at our own snaps and realising we'll never achieve that level of quality!

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Roki » August 26th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Wow! Amazing photography and trip!

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Post by Fieldnotes » August 26th, 2016, 9:45 pm

Dang, your my idol, those pictures are incredible!! :beer: Any of those images, blown up, and framed, would look awesome on someone's wall.

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Jazz » August 28th, 2016, 12:50 am

Thanks everyone :) I love QLD but I am keen to do some more travel around Australia.
jgjulander wrote:Awesome photos of some amazing animals! How did you even get that close to a keithorni? The one I saw was up a tree faster than greased lightning! Fantastic photos and makes me really excited for my trip later this year!
Cheers,
Justin
Haha It was not an easy task! Good luck on your trip.

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by TravisK » August 29th, 2016, 2:57 pm

WOW Jazz!

That is some Grade AAA photography right there. :crazyeyes:

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by NACairns » August 29th, 2016, 5:21 pm

Stunning! I loved all the photos but that Notaden bennettii is an amazing.
Thank you for sharing.
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Post by Porter » August 29th, 2016, 5:50 pm

:thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Outstanding :beer:

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Post by csalemi731 » August 30th, 2016, 11:21 am

great shots! I will be in the area in a few months. cant wait!

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Jimi » August 31st, 2016, 2:38 pm

WOW Jazz!

That is some Grade AAA photography right there. :crazyeyes:
+1

I don't even have the words for it, but I like what you do with a camera.

cheers

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Post by Ribbit » September 1st, 2016, 8:23 am

Wow, I think my head just exploded from the beauty of your photographs!

John

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Post by Rusty » September 2nd, 2016, 9:23 am

Amazing photography!

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by ClosetHerper » September 6th, 2016, 2:06 pm

Wow, outstanding finds and photography! Any chance you could share your flash setup or techniques. I will return to Australia in November and would like to up my skills with flash.

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Jazz » September 6th, 2016, 2:56 pm

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

As for my set up I'm using mostly my 5Dmkiii, which I freaking love, coupled with either the canon 100mm macro or 24-70. For my fish eyes I steal my partners canon 7Dmkii and my samyang 8mm.

My flash set up isn't anything fancy, just a canon 580 speedlite with a soft box. I use wireless triggers to be able to use my flash off camera, this means I can get my soft box much closer to the subject. I'd just suggest playing around with different diffusion materials, things like bubble wrap, packing foam paper, tracing paper ect can make a big difference.

Hope that helps :)

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Re: Queensland trips overview [pic heavy]

Post by Gabri Mtnez » September 7th, 2016, 2:58 am

Awesome species and photos Jazz... very high level in this forum. Iron range is a place to visit before dead indeed...

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