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Pictorial Look at Cumberland Forest & Nursery!



 


 


Don McNicol lives on the upper

North Shore of Sydney. His

house borders the Kuring-gai

National Park.

CUMBERLAND FOREST IN AUTUMN!

 

The Cumberland Forest is a 40 hectare oasis of green in Sydney's north western suburbs.

 

You can enjoy walking along the specially prepared trails or wander through the nursery.

 

You can have a family picnic and a barbecue or relax in the boutique cafe on-site.

 

This forest has been especially planted with natives to the area and you can enjoy 60 years of re-growth after it was originally cleared for farming. It is the most enjoyable experience in your visit to Sydney.

 

Autumn can be a fascinating time for photographers with the sun providing special lighting through clear, crisp skies.

 

Flowers and insects are different from other seasons and you can often find insects, birds and animals sunning themselves in very dreamy poses.

 

The lighting effects can also be interesting on buildings, trees, rocks and other textures.

 

Here are a few photos to show you what I mean.

 

 

 

 

"BANKSIA SPINULOSA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"BANKSIA SPINULOSA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"BANKSIA SPINULOSA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 "Grass Tree or Blackboy"

Xanthorrhoea australis

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"Grass Tree Flower"

Xanthorrhoea australis

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"BANKSIA ERICFOLIA BURGANY FORMANT CANDLES"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"BANKSIA GIANT CANDLES"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"DWARF FLOWERING PINK GUM"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"FLOWERING RED GUM"

Eucalyptus ficifolia

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"FLOWERING RED GUM"

Eucalyptus ficifolia

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"FLOWERING RED GUM"

Eucalyptus ficifolia

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"RED GREVILLEA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"GREVILLEA BANKSII"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"BANKSIA ILICIFOLIA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"YELLOW GREVILLEA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"YELLOW GREVILLEA"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"MAPLE LEAVES"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"GREEN & GOLD KANGAROO PAW"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"PRESIARA GUM"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"PRESIARA GUM NUTS"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"UNIDENTIFIED"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"CRIMSON BOTTLEBRUSH"

(Callistemon Citrinus)

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"DWARF FLOWERING PINK GUM"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"LAST AUTUMN LEAF BEFORE WINTER!"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"WINTER WATTLE!"

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

SOME OF THE WILDLIFE YOU WILL SEE IN AUTUMN!

 

 

 

"WATTLE BLUE"

(Theclinesthes)

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"WATTLE BLUE"

(Theclinesthes)

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

"SMALL GREEN BANDED BLUE"

(Psychonotis caelius)

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

 

 

"KOOKABURRA"

(Dacelo novaeguineae)

 

Cumberland Forest, West Pennant Hills, NSW 2006

 

 

LINKS TO OTHER PHOTO PAGES


 Sydney Naturally Home

 Sydney City

 Sydney Harbour

 Sydney's Northern Beaches

 Map of Sydney

 Taronga Zoo Animals

 Insects of the Sydney Basin

 Butterflies of the Sydney Basin

 Bobbin Head in Winter

 Lisgar Gardens - Hidden Secrets

 Hornsby-Sydney's North Shore

 Cumberland Forest

 Snowy Mountain Lakes

 Water & Water Effects

 Photography 101 - Tips & Tricks


A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?

 

Ernst Haas

Photographer (1921-1986)

 

 

 

SHADES OF AUTUMN

 

Liquid Amber Leaves

 

 

Liquid Amber Leaves

 

 

Liquid Amber Leaves

 

 

Liquid Amber Leaves

 

 

Autumn leaves on water

 

 

Japanese Maple Leaves

 

 

Bark on Eucalypt Trunk

 

 

Dripping sap from Eucalypt

with sun shining through

 

 

BUTTERFLIES

 

Meadow Argus

(Junonia villida)

 

 

Meadow Argus

(Junonia villida)

 

 

Painted Apple Moth

(Teia Anartoides)

 

 

Painted Apple Moth

(Teia Anartoides)

 

 

Small Green Banded Blue

(Psychonotis caelius)

 

 

Large Purple Line Blue

(Nacaduba berenice)

 

 

Small Green Banded Blue

(Psychonotis caelius)

 

 

Large Purple Line-Blue

(Nacaduba berenice)

 

 

Swallowtail/Male

(Papilio demoleus)

 

 

Swallowtail/Female

(Papilio demoleus)

 

 

Golden Azure

(Ogyris ianthis)

 

 

Greenish Grass Dart

(Ocybadistes walkeri)

 

 

Swallowtail/Male

(Papilio demoleus)

 

 

Wattle Blue (Summer Form)

(Theclinesthes)

 

 

Greenish Grass Dart

(Ocybadistes walkeri)

 

 

Blue Triangle

(Graphium sarpedon)

 

 

Blue Bee

 

 

FLOWERS

 

Bansia Ericfolia in seed

 

 

Snowy banksia

(Banksia speciosa)
 

 

Snowy banksia

(Banksia speciosa)
 

 

 

 

 

Nodding Blue Lily

(Stypandra glauca)
 

 

Mountain devil

(Lambertia formosa)
 

 

Hillock bush

(Melaleuca hypericifolia)

 

 

Mountain devil

(Lambertia formosa)

 

 

Grevillea Banksii

 

 

Flannel flower

(Actinotus helianthi)

 

 

Snow Gum

(Eucalyptus pauciflora)

 

 

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
(Anigozanthos manglesii)
 

 

Red and Green Kangaroo Paw
(Anigozanthos manglesii)
 

 

Heather

Calluna Vulagris

 

Hop goodenia

(Goodenia ovata)
 

 

Golden tip

(Goodia lotifolia)
 

 

Mountain grevillea

(Grevillea alpina)
 

 


Common Fringe Lily

Thysanotus tuberosus

 

 

Grevillea

 

 

Grevillea

 

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Puff Ball Fungi

 

 

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