RAINBOW LORIKEET, TRICHOGLOSSUS MOLUCCANUS. The rainbow lorikeet is a loud and colourful bird found along eastern Australia. On the morning this was taken it had been raining and several pairs were taking shelter on my grandparent’s veranda, where they occasionally feed the birds. This allowed me to sneak up on them and get my shot. Lake Cathie, New South Wales. Canon EOS 70D, Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 macro, 1/160, f/5.6, ISO 320, handheld

    Photo Credit: Wesley Read, New South Wales, aged 15

    COORONG’S FADING LIGHT. I waded out into a creek, which runs through the Coorong to capture the beautiful sunset. Holding my camera millimetres above the calm water’s surface, as small waves lapped the bottom of my hand. I captured the reflection of the clouds in the small interval of each passing wave. The Coorong, South Australia. Nikon D5100, 18-55mm Nikkor AF-S Lens, 1/250, f/8, ISO 200, handheld.

    Photo Credit: Brayden Mann, South Australia, aged 16

    YELLOW SPOTTED MONITOR, VARANUS PANOPTES. One of Australia’s largest Varanus lizards, the yellow spotted monitor is commonly found across the northern regions of Australia, however, like most reptiles, their populations declined with the cane toad introduction. Muttaburra, Queensland. Canon EOS 50D, EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM, 1/80, f/7.1, ISO 160, flash, handheld

    Photo Credit: Kieran Palmer, Queensland, aged 17

    STIMSON’S PYTHON, ANTARESIA STIMSONI. A colourful Stimson’s python found whilst herping in central Queensland. Muttaburra, Queensland. Canon EOS 50D, EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM, 1/160, f/16, ISO 160, flash, handheld

    Photo Credit: Kieran Palmer, Queensland, aged 17

    LEUCOSPERMUM SP. Frayed cotton. I managed to get close enough whilst experimenting with the macro focus ability that the Leucospermum flower, originally from South Africa, began to look a lot like the fraying of cotton and/or ribbons twirling around each other; having their own sense of direction. Kings Park Botanical Gardens, Perth, Western Australia. Olympus SP100EE, 1/400, f/2.9, ISO 125, handheld

    Photo Credit: Erica Reid, South Australia, aged 14

    JUMPING SPIDER, UNIDENTIFIED SPECIES. The big eyes and tremendous moustache of this jumping spider allow ample opportunity to attribute human characters to it. It was very curious as it hopped around the leaf litter, making it an interesting subject to photograph. Torrumbarry, Victoria. Canon EOS 60D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro USM, 1/200, f/7.1, ISO 200, handheld

    Photo Credit: Nick Volpe, Victoria, aged 17

    PRAYING MANTIS, UNIDENTIFIED SPECIES. A close up portrait of a praying mantis which was out enjoying the buffet of bugs that some recent rain had brought out. Muttaburra, Queensland. Canon EOS 50D, EF100mm f/2.8L macro IS USM, 1/125, f/16, ISO 160, flash, handheld

    Photo Credit: Kieran Palmer, Queensland, aged 17

    WATERFALL. Captured in this image is the stunning detail of light flickering through falling water, a minute phenomenon that normally would go unnoticed. Fitzroy Falls, New South Wales. Nikon D3200, 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6, 1/10, f/22, ISO 100, tripod

    Photo Credit: Ryan North, New South Wales, aged 16

ANZANG 2015 Junior shortlist

By AG STAFF | June 17, 2015

The ANZANG 2015 Junior shortlist showcases the finest photography from those under the age of 18. The beauty of the shots contained is indicative of the talent in our budding Australian photographers.