Rainbow Falls in the Macquarie Pass National Park by Michael Matthews

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This is the waterfall at the end of Clover Hill Road in the Macquarie Pass National Park which is in the Illawarra region of NSW, Australia.

It isn’t my best waterfall image but after a fairly long walk with a sore back, slipping & sliding down a muddy, steep hill, clinging to vines & branches as we navigated along the bank & over slippery rocks in the stream, getting socks & boots soaking wet as we stepped from rock to (too far away) next rock & fighting off leeches, I just had to upload something from the epic adventure !

Actually my mate attracted 2 leeches while I managed to escape unscathed … for a change.

We also had the thrill of hearing a lyrebird do a repertoire of bird calls including imitating a kookaburra, whip bird, currawong & various other sounds. I just saw a bit of it’s amazing tail display before it hurried off into denser scrub.

Shot with a Canon EOS400D, RAW Mode, ISO 400, Exposure .2 seconds, F6.3.

Illawarra, Sept 2010.

Country born & bred but now located in Sydney, Australia.

I’m fascinated by the beauty of nature & in particular Australian native flowers & landscapes. I also love colour & anything unusual.
The Blue Mountains are my favourite spot at the moment.

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  • grannyshot
    grannyshotover 4 years ago

    Brilliant capture, Michael!

  • Thank you & thank you very much for the favouriting.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Michael John
    Michael Johnover 4 years ago

    A nice waterfall scene Michael. Damn those leeches!

  • Thanks Mike. Yes, they’re scary little suckers.

    – Michael Matthews

  • shortshooter-Al
    shortshooter-Alover 4 years ago

    A beautiful shot Mate.

  • Thank you for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • annemarieL
    annemarieLover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture, Michael – well worth the aches and pains to get it!!!

  • Thanks Anne-Marie. Still a bit sore today.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Michael!
    Glad you missed out on the leeches … nice to have a friend to attract them away :)

  • Thank you Trish. We also heard some amazing lyrebird calls. It’s the first time I’ve heard one imitate a kookaburra during its repertoir. Just saw a little bit of it’s tail display before it ran off. Will add that bit to the commentary later.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Mark Richards
    Mark Richardsover 4 years ago

    excellent Michael, a most beautiful scene and great capture… I love the water effect!

  • Thanks for the great compliment Mark. It’s good to see that the effort paid off.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you Audrey.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    How wonderful to come across an elusive Lyrebird :)

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTover 4 years ago

    Great capture

  • Thank you for the compliment.

    – Michael Matthews

  • Heather007
    Heather007over 4 years ago

    Perfect waterfall, the trek was well worth it!

  • Thank you very much Heather.

    – Michael Matthews

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