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The reflections seem to give it a soft effect. He was the the only duck on this pond and he was determined I wasn't going to get a shot of his face.

Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south east Queensland some 127Km west of the states capital, Brisbane.

Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of seven hundred meters above sea-level, the city affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east.

The city covers an area of approx. 117 Sq Km and is centred at the intersection of the Warrego and New England highways.

Toowoomba's climate can best be described as pleasant with temperature ranges averaging a cool 5C to 16C in winter and a mild 17C to 27C in summer.

With a population of over 90,000 people, Toowoomba is Australia's largest inland regional city and is the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs, thereby serving a population in excess of 250,000 people.

Series on the reclaiming of a drainage and swamp area of Toowoomba.

POND

The reflections seem to give it a soft effect. He was the the only duck on this pond and he was determined I wasn't going to get a shot of his face.

Toowoomba is a picturesque mountain city located in south east Queensland some 127Km west of the states capital, Brisbane.

Clinging to the edge of the Great Dividing Range escarpment at an altitude of seven hundred meters above sea-level, the city affords breathtaking views of Table Top Mountain and the Lockyer Valley region across the east.

The city covers an area of approx. 117 Sq Km and is centred at the intersection of the Warrego and New England highways.

Toowoomba's climate can best be described as pleasant with temperature ranges averaging a cool 5C to 16C in winter and a mild 17C to 27C in summer.

With a population of over 90,000 people, Toowoomba is Australia's largest inland regional city and is the commercial and economic hub of the Darling Downs, thereby serving a population in excess of 250,000 people.

Series on the reclaiming of a drainage and swamp area of Toowoomba.

comments (6)

  • Martin
  • United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 00:23
Likes his privacy, obviously. It looks like a place a duck would enjoy smile
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 18 Oct 2007, 07:44
Yup, as Martin say, he likes his privacy. A mind of his own and rightly so with so much space. smile
Beautiful scene. (:o)
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Oct 2007, 10:54
Birds seldom co-operate - throw a little pebble in the water on this side and be ready when it looks around - it will only be once.

Great shot of tranquility. Will drainage result in these waters drying up?
Aussie: No this was a very boggy area, and the day I was there, it had been raining so you could see how excess water flowed over paths into the next pond/stream. I spoke to a couple (as we did a bit of rock stepping to avoid wet feet) and they said even during the worst of the drought the water remained.
I changed the colour setting on the camera then took photos of white lilies (purchased for this experiment) and was surprised by the result. The details and folds of the petals were so clear and definded rather than being washed out.
Thank you for your visits and advice.
Now to find some ducks to try the pebble.
They have created a wonderful landscape here, unless the camera is telling us lies, and hey Aussie even you aren't that good sad)
Aussie: Bill it was quite amazing to think it was all man made. It looks so natural and lovely. There are areas that it is very obvious with concrete edged ponds and canals. But this is on a sharp incline that left them no choice.
Almost like a painting. Very nice shot. All the best, Dave.

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