‘Blue-bottles’ and a Coogee Sunrise

Well, we’ve pretty much survived the move into our new house. To say that we are settled in would be a bit of a ‘porky’ though because we are surrounded by boxes and you can hardly move in the garage. A little at a time a guess…

This is just a ‘quickie’ post until I get back into a routine. These shots were taken (a fews months ago, I confess) down at Coogee beach. I have spent so much time shooting sunrises at Bronte beach I though I’d change the scenery. It was an amazing sunrise that morning in large part due to the clouds and scattered showers. What was also amazing was the amount of ‘Blue-bottles’ (stingers similar to the Portuguese man-of-war, only smaller) that had been blown onto the beach from the strong on-shore winds. I took this shot focusing on a small cluster of them which were floating in the tidal pool. The morning sunlight just really accentuated their beauty and colours – only you just wouldnt want to be stung by one. Click on one of the images below to see them larger.

Canon 7D | EF 24-105 L & EFS 10-22 | Manfotto Tripod | Post in Aperture 3.0


4 Comments Add yours

  1. love the photo’s, now what is the first and last one is it a Jelly Fish? My favourite has to be the black and white image it is an amazing photo.


    1. Distan Bach says:

      Hi Michael, thanks for stopping by. I suppose, colloquially, it is a ‘jellyfish’. I had to look it up quickly on Wikipedia and its actually deemed not to be a true jellyfish but rather a siphonophore! They have this air sack or bladder which lets them float along with the assistance of the winds and currents as they have no means of self-propulsion. As a kid, we just got used them as they were common-place on the beaches. The stingers, which trail on long thread-like tentacles would often wrap around you when you were in the surf. Its quite painful if you get stung, but thankfully after half and hour or so you would be good to go again…if you were game.


  2. drawandshoot says:

    These are beautiful Distan! Love the colours.


    1. Distan Bach says:

      Thanks Karen, that’s really flattering.


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