Neil Murray [namurray]

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BIOGRAPHY
I live on Phillip Island in Australia. I have been taking photos since I got my first camera in 1965 (a Minolta Rangefinder) - mainly family, holiday and travel snaps. About four years ago I started taking horse racing photos with a Nikon 90X and got more and more passionate about it; in 2005 I switched to digital. There was no holding me back then. Although my main interest has been sports photography, I am trying to expand my photographic capabilities. I've gained great inspiration and much beneficial advice in the time I've been a member of Photo.net. Phillip Island is a gem of a place for photography. I am no more than a ten minute drive from the GP circuit for motorcycle and car racing events; or from surf beaches for international surfing events; or from beaches and bush reserves for wildlife. A photographic paradise really. If you are interested in horse racing photography, please visit my racing web site at the link above; have a look at the photos and check my article on how to photograph horse racing action.

GALLERIES

Single Photos

Horse Racing - Miscellaneous

Motorbike Racing

Animals

Pets

Island Birdlife - Shore Birds

Weightlifting

Surfing Rip Curl Pro-Bells Beach 2006

Broken Hill and Wentworth

Horse Racing - Jumps

Horse Racing - The Heat of Battle

Horse Racing - Horse and Jockey

Island Birdlife - Bush Birds

Motor Car Racing

Tracks

Horse Racing - Horse and Strapper

2006 Victorian Roadracing Championships

Horse Racing - Dandy Kid

Woodchopping

Island Birdlife - Pelicans

Island Birdlife - Herons and Egrets

Athletics

Horse Racing - Motion

Horse Racing - Hong Kong International Races 2006

Surfing Roxy Pro 2007

Horse Racing Santa Anita

Horse Racing - Scottish Jumps

Surfing Roxy Pro 2008

Horse Racing - Hong Kong International Race Day 2008

Horse Racing - Apache Cat

Superbike World Championship 2009

Horse Racing - Hong Kong 2010

So You Think

Musto Skiff World Championships 2011

Musto Skiff World Championships 2011 - Bob Yeamans

Surfing Bells Rip Curl Pro 2011

Horse Racing - Black Caviar

PHOTOS

Regal Roller challenges Super Elegant

Apache Cat

"Examination" drives for the line

I'm Home

"Hollow Bullet"

Rossi at Phillip Island

Rock Wallaby

Tom Hatton 125cc

Come-On

Nala

Wee Willy

Cormorant

Purple Swamphen

Like an arrow

Dusky Moorhen

Superbikes

Follow The Till

LOrenzo Lanzi

Superb Fairy-Wren

Supersport Bikes

Entertaining the Crowd

Fighting Finish

Stunt Rider

Four-way go

OH! OH! Here they come

Ladies before Gentlemen

Home Turn

Craig Jones, Superbikes

Fonsi Nieto Superbikes

Classic Benbara

Pie Oh My

Bending the bar

Got this one alright

Set for the jerk

Another day at the office

Check my feathers

What is that?

List to port

Masked Lapwing

Supersport Bikes

Can you see what's in my eye please?

Going in

Double flight

Who Is Jimmy

Pinezero

Sweet Nothins

All three got beaten

Pelican banking in flight

PELICAN IN FLIGHT

Iggy

Me and my shadow

Hooded Plover

New Holland Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater(2)

Lectrice

Heat of battle

Translucent

Grey Fantail

Pacific Gull immature

Mick Fanning

I'm really enjoying this one

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Joel Parkinson on a long board during Expression Session

Buddy ride

Kelly Slater

Joel Parkinson, runner up

Andy Irons

Pied Oystercatcher

White-faced Heron

Pacific Gull

Moe Steeple

Flame Robin

Silverton

Desert Sculpture 1

Desert Sculpture 2

Auto Art

Sturt's Desert Pea

Darling River, Kinchega National Park

Desert sculpture at sunset

Guarding the waterhole

Saltbush and sandhills

Silverton 2

Fine dining atop the mullock heap

Perry Sandhills

Mr Splinters

Purple Swamp Hen

Kaisersosa

Survival

Regal Roller

Helping hand

Colaton ridden by Andrea Leek

Go Girls

Masked Lapwing

Hang on

Bad hair day

White Necked Heron (juvenile)

White-faced Heron

Pacific Gull

Pied Oystercatcher

Australian Pelican

Bow to the sun

Grey Fantail

Some Are bent

Juvenile Pelican

Brown Falcon

Formula Vee racing

Sad ending

HQ Holdens

Nissan 200SX

Over the last hurdle

Formula Ford

Sopratutto

Tracks1

Tracks2

Down with the landing gear

Cape Barren Goose

A pat for the winner

Mmmm, I like that

I won

Schumpeter and Deliver Us

Jockeying for position

Manzeal

Aucash For All

Laughing In Dubai

Chitabe

Coming in to feed

Heron in flight

Joey

Harassment

Fleeing the gulls

Giving their best

Oystercatcher in flight

Focus of Attention

Superb Fairy Wren (female)

Wire perch

Hectic home turn

Determination

Getting the teeth into it

Australian Magpie

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Siberia Turn

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Brendan Prest

Michael Prest

Michael Prest leads brother Brendan

Brendan Prest leads brother Michael

Gerard Farrelly

Fergus Gibson

John Orchard

125 Grand Prix

Hanging Out

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Nala again

From the Grandstand

Check my chats

Uphill Battle

His last hose-down

Dandy Kid breaks track record

Dandy Kid

Master and apprentice

Twin Flight

Where'd they go?

Elation

What's all the excitement about?

Swish

A big win

I'm right at yer back

Back to Base

The chase is on

Watchful

High Wire Hi-Jinx

El Segundo

The Challenge

The chips fly

Standing block contest

Final Cut

First cut is the deepest

Psyching Up

The Chips Fly (2)

Hard hitter

Lost in the Landscape

Landing display

Battle of the Sexes

Industrious

If looks could kill

Give us the fish, forget the chips

Looking for Lizards

Dash for Cash

Tail up and going

First Start

Mean Machine

Mean Machine (2)

Van Dieman

Sabre05

Who Will Win

Headed For The Hills

Unison

Friends and Foes

Singing a duet on the way to the start

The punters arrive

Studying the form

Silk Rope Hanging Act by the Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe

Guangzhou Acrobatic Troupe

The Gentle Touch

Silver Cat

Mouth Action

Dancing the Waves

Poise

Power

Cutting a Curve

Foursome

The Pocket Rocket

Trackwork at Sunrise

Lava Man

Miss Andretti

Working Hard

Orange County

Another Rum

Scottish Steeplechasing

Squawky and Scruffy

Purge

Rails Run

High Cotton

Rainbow Lorikeet

Victory Yell

Golden Gabrielle

Happy Valley Action

Flynn's Reef Shorebreak

It's all Uphill

Wet Patch

Pot of Gold

Derry Downs

Atadblue

Manazab

Sheeza Condoleezza

Best Foot Forward

What's The Secret

In training

I on U

Manazab

Spring Time

The Squadron

Safely Over

Stretch

Dumped

Chest Power

The Chaser

Scottish steeplechasing

None of them won

None of them won (2)

Getting down to business

Roxy Pro 2008 (1)

Roxy Pro 2008 (2)

Roxy Pro (3)

Roxy Pro 2008 (4)

Roxy Pro (5)

What's ahead?

Roxy 6

Famagusta

Sounds Fantastic

Super Bike Action

Luka Nedog

Supersports

Sacred Kingdom

Stokehouse

Tails of Triomphe

Pinky

Grey at Dawn

Royal Rosa

Hot Pursuit

The Apparition

Silver Cat colour

Bridgeway

In the Glare

Out of Siberia

Good Ba Ba

Sha Tin colours

Miss Sherman Chung

Sherman Chung

Magic 2

Miss Joey Yung

Joey Yung

Full of Joy

A bit happy?

Inspiration

Purple Moon

More Bountiful

Last race darkness

What's All The Excitement About

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Home Turn Hustle

Like Minded

Apache Back To Best

At A Boy

Number One

The Cat's Back

Sensational Toy

Luca Scassa

Broc Parkes

Makoto Tamada

Max Biaggi

How Am I going

Wot No Jockeys

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Our Lucky Baby

Whip From Heaven

Kindacross

Close go at Stony Creek

Shine Em Good

Big Noise In Drizzle

King of Sheba

Big Brother

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Ella Koon 3

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Ella Koon

Chow Chung - celebrity chef

Mak Ling Ling - feng shui master

Charmaine Sheh 2

Charmaine Sheh

Lion Dancers - Sha Tin

Chinese New Year - Sha Tin Racecourse

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Implied Volatility

Happy Seven

Sacred Kingdom

Brett Prebble and Sacred Kingdom

Darren Beadman- Happy New Year

Cristal Magnum

No More Green

The Chase

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Ruber Rex

Kipadi

So You Think (Memsie Stakes 2)

So You Think (Memsie Stakes 3)

So You Think (Exhibition gallop 3)

So You Think (Exhibition gallop 2)

So You Think (Exhibition gallop 1)

So You Think (Underwood 1)

So You Think (Underwood 3)

So You Think (Underwood 2)

So You Think (Underwood 5)

So You Think (Underwood 4)

So You Think (Underwood 6)

So You Think (Underwood 7)

So You Think (Memsie Stakes 1)

Catharina Gauda (GER)

Catharina Gauda, Iver Ahlmann, Julian Ramm (GER)

Catharina Gauda, Iver Ahlmann, Julian Ramm (GER)

Julian Ramm (GER)

Iver Ahlmann (GER)

Tom Wright (GBR)

The Line Up

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Iver Ahlmann (GER), Jono Neate (AUS)

Right to left: Hans Zuurendonk (NED), Brendan Jenner (GBR) and Tim Chapman (GBR)

Huud Ouwehand (NED)

Huud Ouwehand (NED)

Daniel Henderson (GBR), 2011 World Champion 1

Tim Hill (AUS)

Daniel Henderson, 2011 World Champion

Daniel Henderson, 2011 World Champion 2

Tom Wright (GBR)

Russ Evans (NZ)

Tristam Williams (AUS)

THe German Trio

Tristan Williams (AUS)

Tristan Williams (AUS)

Jono Neate (AUS)

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Eduardo Amato (ITA)

Bruce Keen (GBR)

Bruce Keen (GBR)

Bruce Keen (GBR)

Start, Race 10

Catharina Gauda (GER)

Catharina Gauda (GER)

Daniel Henderson, World Champion 2011

Iver Ahlmann (GER) standing and John Evans (GBR) number 10

Jono Neate (AUS)

Martin Mayrhofer (AUT)

Daniel Henderson, World Champio

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Kelly Slater

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CF Orr Stakes 2012

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Silver Gull in flight