Estuary: Coonarr Entrance

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Comments (11)

lizab on December 6, 2012

Always wonderful aerial views, i like!!

bdeh on December 7, 2012

Beautiful view of those curves made by the water Ian. Nice area, LIKE! Greetings Berend

ebi lutze on December 10, 2012

Hi Ian *from the Group A1-Unique Australia .Stunning aerial photography.the colour contrasts are amazing **L. Regards Ebi

Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2012

I am pleased that you enjoy my flights and the images, Liz. Kind regards,


Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2012

Greetings Berend,

A scene like this really is a summary of the interactions between tidal currents, runoff, ocean currents and breaking surf revealed in the pattern of the sand.

Thanks for your response to the image, Berend.


Ian Stehbens on December 10, 2012

Hi Ebi,

I so love to fly for the geography from the air is very different from what one sees from a viewpoint on the ground. This is a clear example of the way the interaction of processes can readily be seen, and the landforms therefore understood.

I hope I can continue to supply aerial images to the group. Thanks for your encouragement.

Warm regards from SEQ.


David Edwards on December 11, 2012

Patterns that keep repeating themselves,Ian!

My YSL & very best wishes, David.

Ian Stehbens on December 11, 2012

I love the coast - I guess most Australians do - but part of my reason for my appreciation is that I understand the geomorphologic processes. That is possible for the reason you mention, David - the patterns are repetitive. Thanks for your compliments, and Christmas greetings from Queensland.


David Edwards on December 13, 2012

Patterns, that keep repeating themselves in ascending & descending scale/perspective (Mandelbrot Set) fascinate me , Ian...hope that makes sense.

Very best, David.

Ahmet Bekir on December 13, 2012

Another great landscape capture ...also Liked

Ian Stehbens on December 13, 2012

Yes it does make sense to me, David. In nature there are often so many patterns superimposed that what to some may seem chaotic, becomes illuminating when the separate patterns are seen, and then the whole system is reassembled in ones mind.

Here waves, wind resultants, tides, currents, seasons, plant habitats, and fluvial processes can all be recognized... then synthesised to allow understanding of this environment.

Thanks for the stimulation,


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