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Hello and welcome to Dandenong Ranges Nature Photography. My name is Kathie and I live in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia. A photo of a blue banded bee I took in 2009 led me on a path of discovery. I began researching to find out what kind of bee it was. [more... ]

Recent blog posts

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Visiting Mawarra: An Edna Walling Garden

As you may have gathered in past posts, I am a keen gardener and for me, the mix of nature and gardens is just perfect. Last year I learnt about Edna Walling, who was a well known garden designer here in Australia during the 1920s-1940s but she was also a photographer and an author, writing for … [Read More...]

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Beautiful sunrise

I attend a weekly business networking event at a local golf course in Rowville. The windows of the building look over the course and to the Dandenong Ranges and Mt Dandenong beyond. As it's an early morning meeting we sometimes get to see a great sunrise. This morning was one of those. … [Read More...]

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Photography in Olinda

Recently I had the privilege of photographing a garden in Olinda, Victoria, Australia. As the property is surrounded by tall mountain ash trees sunlight tends to arrive quite late in the morning, even in the warmer months. For more garden images visit my Gardens album at Flickr. … [Read More...]