At Moonlight Dam Camping Area, Homevale National Park, Mackay Highlands, Queensland.

The road in to this camping area is a narrow dirt track. We got within 500m of the end of said track before encountering washouts unpassable by my parent's Fairlane, so Dad climbed into the tray of my 4WD ute with the two older kidlets and Mum sat in the cabin with Lea myself and Aleks and we drove the remaining way like that.

From the camping area, there's no much of the dam to see, but we had a nice bbq picnic off the back of the ute, saw some birds and then trundled back home to Mum & Dad's.

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View all photos taken: Friday, 4th July 2008, This photo: 4:20pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Really like this David - very nice :-)
    Really like the DOF thing goin on :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Voodoo - it was my pick of the photos from that little excursion.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    yeah a bit of soft focus happening mate, like the sun and back lit poles
  • -Gadabout- said:
    nice shot...first thing I looked for was birds !! then I looked at the title and it all fell into place! :) the dof is really nice :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Bah! Soft focus indeed - selective focus maybe. :P
    Yeah not every photo includes a bird... although as a project similar to Where's Wally, that would be an interesting distraction.... ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, that's true...I think I could be quite good at that...take a photo from a distance of say...300 metres!!! :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I do carry a small rubber duck with me, so in those instances where there were no handy co-operative birds about, it could stand in ;-)
  • petepothole said:
    Thats the way to do it mate! And you still get to see it all! Sold my 4x4 now so its no more beach!
  • David de Groot said:
    Awwww... Closest my 4x4 has come to the beach is the sandy track along Cape Palmerston. I don't have an air-compressor in the truck so the whole letting down of the tyres and pumping them up again has put me off.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    lol, never a dull moment on flickr!!!
    so why do you walk around with a yellow rubber ducky? do you even take it with you when you climb up the ladder (sorry the ladder is probably never going to stop amusing me :D )? does ducky have a name?
  • David de Groot said:
    Well obviously for the Duck Project of course!
    It's Duck #1102 and named Duckie. I've been a bit remiss of late and haven't shot many featuring him (although he did get two shots at Eungella Dam).
  • looby88 said:
    very nice set of posts, particularily nice barbed wire ;))) hee hee, I promise to wade through your vast holiday selection soon, up to my knees in decorating, we did manage to have a quick look at an apple imac though, mmm, should we or shouldnt we ? The apple "aperture "might just swing it
  • David de Groot said:
    Just do it :) (oooh, wrong company slogan)
    I'm a Lightroom fan myself, although Aperture is a nice product all the same, but LR seems to suit my workflow better.
  • looby88 said:
    LOL !!! I often remember adverts and slogans and have not the foggiest idea what the actual product was/is so advertising only sort of works !!
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Ah ha, the Duck Project :D I will need to investigate further :)
  • Khaled A.K said:
    great shot ... the DOF is amazing ..
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I don't see a lot of advertising so any slogan's I know are probably a decade old anyway ;-)
    Well worth it just for the looks you get when shooting a rubber duck out in public ;-)
  • -Gadabout- said:
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    I like this one, quite partial to fences I am :o)
  • David de Groot said:
    Fences and shallow depth of field - can't go wrong really ;-)