Presenting on photographing invertebrates at FOBIF AGM

I was pleased and honoured to be invited to be a presenter at the Friends of the Box-Ironbark Forests AGM, to be held on Monday, Sept 12th. I will be talking about how photography can be a tool for developing a more intimate knowledge of and closer relationship with our beautiful woodlands and the many lifeforms that are part of this complex and threatened ecosystem. As the topic is potentially very wide, I’ve decided to focus on how photographing tiny invertebrates has helped me discover some of the wonders of our local bush. The AGM will start at 7.30 pm at the Ray Bradfield Rooms in Castlemaine.

Red Velvet Mite – one of the tiny beings featured at the FOBIF AGM

As will the secret life of the Ant Lion
A Sundew – a deadly hunter of tiny insects
Why is this little cutie called a sweat bee?
What does this strange creature feed on and how?

6 responses to “Presenting on photographing invertebrates at FOBIF AGM

  1. Brilliant. GR8 work Geoff.
    I am coming up to Newstead on Friday hoping to find some Wedgies.

  2. Wish I could get to the event.

    Very interested in what equipment you are using ! I’m finally
    going for a new camera / lens kit this spring. zPack up the Nikons [ some super lens ] and off to buy the Sony A7R iv A
    for portability and the option of quality stills and video.

    Love your work.

    • Patrick Kavanagh

      Thanks Steve. Your new gear sounds very good. I use Canon 5D IV and R5 with MP-E65 macro lens and 100mm f2.8 macro lens.

  3. kristinmundaygmailcom

    Hi Patrick, once again your photos of tiny creatures are a delight. Is the final one a ptilocnemus lemur ? I would love to see one is real life. I’ve seen a beautiful blown up photo of the p. pallidus and video of David Attenborough showing its spectacular method. Are you able to tell me where I might look for one in S.A.?
    They sure are fascinating. I wish I could be at the meeting. Maybe next time you’ll present in Adelaide!

  4. Patrick Kavanagh

    Thanks Kristin. It is a Ptilocnemus, but I don’t know which species. I don’t know where you’d find them in SA.

  5. Love your work Patrick. Looking forward to hearing hou nspeak tonight

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