Technology is moving at a rapid pace, with our handheld devices (e.g. mobile phones) becoming more and more capable. It was not that long ago that predictions were made that 512K was all the memory anyone would ever need in their life, now it is not uncommon to find machines with 1TB hard drives and greater. Sadly beyond the technical innovation that is being made with digital camera(s), I don't see them being more capiable.Each year we have the roundup of improved DSLR devices. Typically this includes numerous technical features (improved megapixel count, better resolution, better dynamic range) but rarely does it include improvements to

The penguin's (Spheniscidae or the Little Penguins) have the whole cuteness thing down pat, and are a regular staple be it at Phillip Island or the Melbourne Zoo. Huddled in a group they seemed hesitant to enter the water at the start, perhaps because of the people around watching but as soon as they jumped in they started swimming like crazy.They were a huge hit with those that were watching, including my daughter. Image taken with a Nikon D5300 and Tamron 150-600mm.

I visited Cardinia Reservoir Park on the way home from work to try and get some landscape shots and actually came across the Eastern Grey Kangaroo or Macropus giganteus, often at dusk the park is full of Kangaroo's and this trip was no exception however I was not expecting the little Joey in the Kangaroo's pouch. I was using a Nikon D5300 digital camera and a Tamron 150-600mm lens and because it was getting dark I decided to use Aperture priority with Auto-ISO which increases the sensitivity of the camera allowing a faster shutter speed.The little joey was bouncing around like crazy so I tried to

The puppy dog eyes never really worked for the seal, albeit a cute animal it just does not have the same draw that a puppy or kitten has making the same faces. The seal was nonetheless very energetic during a recent visit to the Zoo, putting on a great show for the visitors in the underwater viewing area.Images were taken with Nikon D5300 and Tamron 150-600mm lense.

 People often think that the air we breath is relatively benign, but the reality could not be further from the truth. The air we breath is almost in itself another world which contains millions of microorganisms including fungi. Fungi is a microorganism which is ubiquitous around the world and for most people does not present a significant issue, however once allergies and / or immunosuppression kicks in it can become a bigger issue.The following images are of AGAR plates, the red plates are what is known as Blood Agar which typically grows fastidious bacteria and some fungi because of the variety of complex nutrients found