Grayham Allott [lintrathen]

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BIOGRAPHY
I seem to have been taking photographs for most of my adult life. I bought my first Slr back in the late 70’s… a Konica TC with kit lens. In no time at all I seemed to acquire an assortment of lenses plus the FS1 body, to which a Mamiya 645 and related lenses joined my arsenal in the mid 80’s. This equipment set me up to pursue a “part-time” career in motorsport photojournalism, weddings and the odd fashion shoot……..had my own darkroom in which I had a lot of fun. I was reasonably successful in all these genres and had many photos and articles published by the media both in South Africa and abroad, during a 10-15 years timeframe. I made quite a bit of money too, back in the day before the “image banks”. To live in South Africa meant, one visited the game reserves often. There is no other experience like it and although I moved to Perth, Western Australia in early 2000 the “Call of Africa” struck in Sept. 2008 and I returned with my Aussie partner to re-live the game reserves once more. We were not disappointed and the images here on PN lay credence to our amazing trip. Just prior to our trip, I took delivery of my new Sony A100 and 2 kit lenses… so the flight over was with instruction manual on knee……… Australia is not the greatest country for wildlife but it does have amazing birdlife and a wonderful coastline with beautiful forests and spectacular mountain ranges…….. so my genres have changed but not my passion. When time permits, we are out with our Sony’s shooting what we like and posting them here on PN for you to see. From my film days, I still compose the image “through the lens” and so any post processing is kept to a minimum…… for many images I just re-size and post. So, feel free to post a comment, should you wish, whether I’ve asked for one or not…… then I’ll know you visited............. Sept. 2012......... an on-going health issue has slowed down my trips out and about and so my posting of new images will suffer for a while. However I have enough posted for you to still commentsmiles. I will continue to comment and critique... so be warned. March. 2017..... am considering returning here but giving the new site a good check over first. I will post a few and comment on a few and see what happens. Regards a href"http://s04.flagcounter.com/more/LQd1"img src"http://s04.flagcounter.com/count/LQd1/bgFFFFFF/txt000000/borderCCCCCC/columns2/maxflags12/viewers0/labels1/" alt"free counters" border"0"/a

Country: AU

GALLERIES

Africa Calls

African Safari

Birds - 2011/12

SeaScapes

Potraits of a feeding Lion - a progressive series of images. Put your cursor on the images.

Raptors

African Big Cats

Out and About

The African Elephant

Action sports

Before the Digital Age

Portraits (just starting out.....)

Rainbow Lorikeet

Darters - Cormorant family

Flowers

A "Duck Pond" afternoon

Herons

Feeding Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Herons (Juvenile)

Birds - 2012

Ashton

Pelicans, Herons and other Waterbirds around Denmark.

Concerts

A new learning curve.... A700

Elephant folders re-visited.

Forestry birding

Black and White attempts

Avian Portraiture

Different day.... different lens!

Birds - 2013

Australian Tennis

Rainbow Lorikeets - 2014

PHOTOS

Shot in the Pilannesburg National Game Reserve in South Africa.

Lion kill shot in the Pilannesburg National Park, South Africa

Shot in the Pilannesburg National Park, South Africa

A long patient wait in a hide.

Stuck in the middle of this herd

Lion male, Phlemming.... marking his territory

Browsing White Rhino

Bushbuck

Giraffe - patient wait for this shot

Cheetah club - kept an eye open for mother

Bull elephant - coming fast

Heading for an early morning drink.

Going home (mood shot)

Elephant herd - Addo Elephant Reserve

Early morning bathe and drink.

Green wooded lourie - more heard than seen - lucky shot.

Vervet monkey - very active - a "no time to think" shot.

Impala - run in large herds - carnivore food.

A sentinal meerkat keeping watch in a ravine.

A Greater Kudu male

Lion kill - being watched all the time.

Lone Zebra

The longest rhino horn I have ever seen.

A lone crocodile relaxing in the hot sun.

A lone bull elephant,

Cheetah - lying in a dry river bed.

Nyala male

Waterbuck

Giraffe - Mother and Child

Male Lion

Awaiting a turn

The main lake in the Pilannesburg National Park

Pilannesburg landscape

Lion

The intrepid spotter

Roar of Africa

Awaiting their turn

A Rhino crash

Mother and child

A herd of Gnu - Wildebees

Giraffe portrait

Another Landscape shot

Pretty as a picture

Closing a holiday chapter

More Landscapes

"Mood" shot of the mountains

Giraffe.... "what's this"?

Addo elephants

Well protected

A little coy maybe.......

Sniffing water?.... or me?

Addo Elephants

Addo elephants

Thirsty work

The vastness of this reserve is amazing.

Water Water......

Time to leave

Vervet Monkey

Elephant

A herd of Buffalo

The vastness of this place....

Kookaburra's - WA

Green wood lourie

Frogmouthed Owls

Visiting Kooka's

Roar of Africa

Rollcall

Buffalo herd

Addo elephants

Sculpture in the Palace of the Lost City, South Africa

The Sentinal

Kooka

Pelican

Pink 'n Grey Galah

Roar of approval - or annoyance?

Reflection

Pilanesberg National Park - South Africa

Watching me - watching you

Uncomfortable with our presence

Our first sighting

Still amazing camoflague

More comfortable behind the tree.

Taking a breather

A hearty tuck in

Almost hidden from view

Occasional roars of approval

Enjoying his meal

Moving - annoyed with our presence?

Relocated - behind the acacia tree

So well camoflagued

Had his fill of Zebra - or of us?

Off to get a drink - maybe

Look carefully!

Louise...on safari_edited-1

Duck_edited-1

Raptors 043_edited-2

Raptors

Raptors

Raptors

Raptors

Raptors

Raptors 011_edited-2

Raptor - Osprey

Raptors - Kestral

Scarlet Robin (View larger)

Raptors - Black Backed Kite

Lion

Male lion - untroubled

Cheetah - Kwagga Kamma

Kwagga Kaama Cheetah

Lion phleming

Lion2

Male Lion

Threelips

Desolate homestead

Kite portrait 2

Hamlin Bay - Augusta WA

Yellow Whistler

Kite

Kites

Kite portrait

Leeuwin Lighthouse - Augusta WA

Ocean Sunset

Wattel Bird

Wattle Bird

Untitled

Feeding Lion - Portrait

Searching surfer

WA seascape

Flinders Bay WA

Rustic rock formation - WA

Busselton Pier

South Western Australia coastline

Late afternoon capture

Family ties

a Pilanesberg Giraffe

Early morning drink and bathe

Early evening drink and bathe

Protected custody

Addo herd

Bike track 2

Bike track

White water rafting

White water rafting

White water rafting

Addo herd

The dry Sabi Sands - late afternoon

An old Rally Photo

Addo herd 2

First Portrait shoot - 1

first portrait shoot - 2

First portrait shoot - 3

Chrissy

Chrissy

Chrissy

Chrissy

Western Rosella

Heat hazed beach_edited-2

Denmark coastline 2_edited-2

Denmark coastline 3_edited-2

Beautiful Western Australia

Thoughts on my "feather-do"?

An Entrance marker to a farm.

Kristen

mgmt 036_edited-2_pp_edited-1

Unknown 4

Early morning - Grand Canyon

Lookin out my front door

Square tailed Kite

Karri Forest

The force of Nature...rain, wind and fire

Swift.

Backyard friends

Breakfast..................

Laura

Umhlanga Reed Dance - Swaziland

Our Nissan Stanza Rally car.

A filthy Rally Day........................

A country novelty shoppe

A rather pretty yet expensive winery - Pinjara

Kookaburra, in for dinner

Kookaburra

Kookaburra's

Double-duck

Araluen botanical garden

Araluen botanical gdns

The Tulips friend

Breakfasting.......................

Oh! that damn shadow...........

"We three kings"..............

Duck 'n Dive

Dull Duckpond Day

Rainbow Lorikeet (Trichoglossus haematodus)

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Darter - male

Stealth and patience.............

Darter (female) - Nesting?

Darter (female)

Untitled

Screaming for breakfast..............!

Wedding capture - early 80's

Wild forrest flowers

the things we had to do.... back then.

Original full frame

Preening or Feeding.........?

Night Forage..................

Masked Weaver - home builder

"the taming of the ..... kooka's?"

A close Kooka...........

Raptor panning.............

Impala

Busy as a ....................

Food Scouts (Western Corella's)

Kite Flying

Common garden Dove

Western Corella

You lookin' at me ?

Grey Lourie (South Africa)

Butcher birds... we think!

Backyard friends (view larger)

Galah (Western Australia)

Galah ( Cacatua roseicapilla)

Oh for a faster shutter speed............

It's mine...It's mine!

Is there any food left??

Feeling brave........ no cats!

What a beak........!

A snoozing Black Swan

The Australian Shelduck

Australian Shelduck

Darter (male) - drying off

Eurasian Coot - feeding chick

Eurasian Coot - chick

Eurasian coot - feeding a ckick.

Black Swan and cygnet

Aware of me, yet watching her chicks

Hardhead (Aythya australis)

Late afternoon visitor.........

Busy Bee Bottle-Brushing

Butcher Bird (Cracticus torquatus)

Crimson Ring Neck (foreign parrot (Indian)

Snoozing, before my polite cough...........

Testing for loss during file fransfer

Pink and Grey Galah (view larger)

Nankeen Night Heron (Nycticorax caledonicus)

Nankeen Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Night Heron

Nankeen Night Heron

Night Heron 3/10

Night Heron 2/10

Night Heron 4/10

Night Heron 5/10

Night Heron 6/10

Night Heron 7/10

Night Heron 1/10 (Nice as a slideshow view)

Night Heron 8/10

Night Heron 9/10

Night Heron 10/10

Night Heron 1

Re-worked version

Nankeen Night Heron

Night Heron (eye)

Night Heron 2

Night Heron 1

Night Heron

Night Heron..........Last sighting.

Night Heron

Darter chicks

Darter chicks 2

Juvenile Night Heron 4

Juvenile Night Heron 1

Juvenile Night Heron 2

Juvenile Night Heron 3

Juvenile Night Heron 5

Bougainvillea head

Eurasian Coot (Fulica atra)

Common Brown Honeyeater 2

Common Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)

Purple Swamphen

Purple Swamphen

Brown Honeyeater

Brown Honeyeater

Night Heron (view larger)

Not a happy chappie.............

Oh... to get those eyes! (view larger)

Night Heron 4

Night Heron 2

Heron- juvenile

Heron........ Going, going...........................

Heron.............................. Gone.

A re-worked version............

Black-necked Stork

Black-necked Stork (Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus)

Cropped for an isolated subject.......

Common 'ol Garden Dove

Pink and Grey Galah

Pink and Grey Galah 2

Black-headed Heron (South Africa)

In Pelican file........(view larger)

Spooked by "shutter noise"......(view larger)

Up and away.............

"That wax in my ear.....!!"

"What!... Preen...Preen...Preen........."

Ageing Protea.........

New Holland Honey-eater (very common)

Blue Crane...... drying off.

Feeding Heron

Pelican bath time...........

Posted Pelicans

Honey-eater

White-faced Heron

White-faced Heron.............

a Posse of Pelicans..............

Total Tranquility..............

Heron..Roosting

"You coming this way or what?

My image as seen by Alf Bailey

"Eyes"

Raptor - rerun

A grab shot of a rare garden visitor.........

Western Corella (Cacatua pastinator)

Galah (Cacatua rosiecapillia)

Pink and Grey Galah

"feed me....feed me"

waiting for breakfast..............

plastic food...... again?

"it's clean-up time.........

"any food left?"..........

"you talkin' to ME?......."

a Beatles/Stones tribute group

Mick??

A Magpie-Lark (Grallina cyanoleuca)

an early breakfast call.................

"Titivating Herons" (view larger)

a shy heron

Heron

"always walking away".................

in unison...............

"shutter spooked..... up and away"

'a hurried escape.......again"

Majestic glide..........

"ducking out............again!"

Ashton's "eyes"...............

red capped Parrot (juvenile)

red capped Parrot

"28"

Red capped parrot

Lone Zebra

Singing Honeyeater

Garden of Eden...............

working on the diopter........

"walking the plank............"

"early morning browse........."

Elephant - Pilanesberg Game Reserve

Heading towards the setting sun...........

Homeward bound..................

A shy type.........

Addo elephants................

drying off, after a dip..................

the Winter grass of the plains.............

Rhino line-up..........

a "steely-blue" dawn..............

Black Cockatoo (male).

Magpie jv

Long-billed Black Cockatoo (fm)

unspoilt Western Australian coastline............

Augusta Sunrise

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Western Rosella 2

Western Rosella

Karri forests 2..... birding country.

Karri Forests where we go birding............

Karri Forests.... SW Western Australia

Red-capped Parrot jv

A jv Red-capped Parrot

An abandoned farm cottage..........

Late 19th Centuary Weir..................

Outside the Ice Cream parlour.........

Bike track 2

Strutting their stuff...............

Strutting their stuff 2..............

Strutting their stuff 3........

Strutting their stuff 4

...on a bleak Winters day...........

New Holland Honeyeater

White-cheeked Honeyeater

New Holland Honeyeater

Silver Gulls

Red-capped Parrot jv

Western Rosella

...who needs pansies in a basket?......

Portrait - Pink & Grey Galah

Galah

Long-billed Corella

Long-billed Corella

...up 'n go.............

Deformed Long-beak Corrella (alias Curly Bill)

a Perry Lakes Kookaburra

Pink & Grey Galah

....a late evening shower - perhaps..........

Paper Bark tree swamp......

...different day.... different lens 2........

Red-capped Parrot

New Holland Honey-eater

Pink 'n Grey Galah.......

Pink 'n Grey Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla)

Silver Gull.........

Purple Swamphen

Willy Wagtail

lens testing.............

Willy Wagtail

A wild water-lily bloom...............

Purple Moorhen...................

"gotta get away...gotta get away"

"testing a new lens"..................

"wrong lens for this shot................."

Local visitor... wattle bird.

Pink 'n Grey

Pink 'n Grey Gallah

Parrots - mixed bag

A Pink 'n Grey Gallah

Early morning warm up............

A touch of colour.........

untitled

..... braving the storm for breakfast..........

... I hate ruffled feathers......

"Life around a waterhole".........

Red-breasted Robin

Honey Eater

... Kangaroo Paw.....(Anigozanthos)

a Pink 'n Grey Galah

Roadside flowers 3

Roadside flowers 2

Roadside wild flowers

the Australian "Willie Wagtail"...........

...... a Sleepy Hollow resident............

.......... lens testing............

"Homey Heron"

Hopman Cup - Perth WA

Hopman Cup Perth WA

Hopman Cup Perth WA

Hopman Cup Perth WA

" He's doing what.....? "

"Who's the pretty boy then............"

"Oh!.... you lookin' at me?"

"This is my better side...."

Rainbow Lorikeets

Rainbow Lorikeets

Hopman Cup Perth WA

Pink 'n Grey