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Greetings and thanks, PONG. Aerial photography in miniature. It might well be a braided river system reminiscent of the Channel Country of some of the glacial rivers, but this is the surface of the surf beach across which freshwater seepage flows.

Greetings from Australia.






My appreciation for your compliments.


Beautiful image L+F!

This is a really excellent interior picture .LIKE & FAVORITE :))) .Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

I wish I could identify all of the tree species at a glance... but the conical bunyas (Araucaria bidwillii) and the Ficus giants are the only ones I can be sure of. It is interesting that what is familiar native forest to me is exotic to you ƤōƝƓ.

This small remnant has been added to over the last forty years for friends of mine have been regenerating such forest returning cleared areas to multi-storied rainforest. And there are plenty of different birds here to keep your interest and your long lens trained, Berend.


Thanks ƤōƝƓ. Your compliments, insights and inquiries are always appreciated.


It is rare for me to stay in such a high rise except when in Hong Kong, London, Istanbul, Jakarta, Singapore, Bangkok or Rotterdam. I like my single storey home in rural Queensland, with a 30 minute drive to the surf beach.... and my holiday in a tent in the wilderness, backpacking from one campsite to another. But there are those who would never do that preferring a high rise unit looking out over the beach and surf with only a 30 sec descent in the lift separating them from the surf.


As far as the landscape is concerned there are lots of similarities with Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia... especially where the palm oil plantations have replaced the jungles. I hope you do make it to Solomon Islands one day, ƤōƝƓ. All the best and thanks for the appreciative visit.


Thanks for your interest and appreciation, ƤōƝƓ. I think I have made my last visit to Malaita, so these photos are rather special for me... added to that is the fact that we had hours to walk carrying rice and luggage to get here as the bridges had been washed away by torrential rain earlier in the year.


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