I am a Really Happy Chappy at the moment, I entered my first ever photo competition, with the Big4 Koala Shores Port Stephens Holiday Park’s Facebook Photo competition. I was notified on Facebook on the 5-3-13 that I had been selected by a judging panel for 2nd prize = $100 accomidation. This photo can also be viewed in my earlier post - http://showtimephotography.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/portrait-of-a-pelican/ The Photo was captured while on a visit at the Holiday Park in October 2012. http://showtimephotography.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/koala-shores-holiday-park/ <this link is also an earlier post.
My Facebook Photo Competition Entry – PORTRAIT OF A PELICAN
The Fernleigh Track that travels through Redhead is a cycle way that makes up a part of the the Great North Walk that extends as far as Sydney – New south Wales Through to Newcastle. The Total Length of the Great North Walk is 250 kms (160ml). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_North_Walk The section of track that traverses from Newcastle to Belmont was formerly a coal train line for the local under ground coal mines around the East Lakes and Newcastle areas in the earlier History of the Townships which was a primary industry for employment. These days it is enjoyed by any large number of local people of the area for Cycling, Running, exercise and families just going for a stroll. The main outdoor life style that exist around the Redhead area is that of a Beach environment as is nearby.The Bellbird is is a small bird native to the bushland area of Redhead and along the Fernliegh Track, also other parts of the great North Walk that extends from Sydney, to Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. Unfortunately trying to capture better photos of these little fellows was a little difficult as the jump around most of the time. the Bellbird’s call is very similar to a bell with a soft dong tone, hence the name “Bellbird”.