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Tag Archives: Lake Burley Griffin

The swan amongst the sludge

By 29 May 2012

We really don’t want to harp on about the Blue Green Algae in Lake Burley Griffin.
But this picture by Mark really does tell a story.
We couldn’t be skimming this?

The Iridescent Lake. Images of Canberra

By 29 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Martyo has sent in this pretty perspective shot highlighting just how bad Lake Burley Griffin has become.
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The Lake ever more closed

By 25 May 2012

The National Capital Authority have let it be known that Lake Burley Griffin is so bad they’ve had to turn off the water jet for fear of spreading the poison:
Lake Burley Griffin is closed to activities that involve whole-body water contact or submersion of the head due to extreme levels of blue-green algae.
National Capital Authority [...]

Canberra from Telstrayama 2012

By 21 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Mossrocket has sent in these HDR pictures of Canberra taken from Black Mountain Tower. Who’d have thought we were a city of such blues and greens?
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Lake reflections. Images of Canberra

By 21 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Ben Dover has sent in this lovely shot of Lake Burley Griffin on a still day.
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Dog poo to blame for the lake’s woes?

By 14 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The Greens’ Shane Rattenbury is holding forth over last week’s report by the Environment Commissioner on the state of Lake Burley Griffin:
“It was interesting to learn that the bulk of contamination is coming from often unsuspected household sources such as garden chemicals, organic waste and pet faeces.
”Significantly, the Commissioner has identified numerous ways for us [...]

Fogs and frosts 2012. Part 1

By 7 May 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

It seems the fogs and frosts are upon us even before the leaves have finished their turn.
Above is Geekette’s morning shot of Lake Burley Griffin.
Overheard has been snapping similar scenes:

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Cold mornings have their redeeming features.

By 2 May 2012

I left home in the dark for a pre-dawn ride around Lake Burley Griffin on the way to work.
I stopped to admire and took a photo at about 7am.
You can’t see it in the photo, but my toes are numb.
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RSPCA Million Paws Walk 2012

By 24 April 2012

[ 20 May 2012 at 9:00 am; ]

In its seventh year at Commonwealth Park, our Million Paws Walk continues to be one of RSPCA’s most popular outdoor events for animal lovers and their furry friends. This year our theme is a lazy Sunday – and we want you to share what you do on your Sunday. Perhaps you chill on the couch [...]

Log reflections. Images of Canberra

By 17 April 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Ben_Dover has been out by the lake with his camera and sent in this bucolic scene.
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Western Lake Burley Griffin still closed

By 12 April 2012

The National Capital Authority is warning of ongoing difficulties with the water quality in Lake Burley Griffin:
An Extreme Alert Level remains in place for blue-green algae in West Basin and Weston Park East/Tarcoola Reach in Lake Burley Griffin.
The water is closed to primary contact recreation as exposure to this level of blue-green algae carries [...]

Telstrayama reflected. Images of Canberra

By 2 April 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

The end of daylight savings presents a unique opportunity for the lazy photographer!
Got up at what felt like a reasonable hour and snapped the attached shortly after sunrise.
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Canberra photowalk a hit

By 31 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Canberra turn-out was great – 30 people in total. Lot’s of pic appearing online now
The two top photographers (Trey Ratcliff and Thomas Hawk, 3 Million follower between them) on G+ both commented on my post just after 7am – the exposure was huge!
This from the Google Photo Community manager Brian Rose (best [...]

Black cockies at LBG this morning

By 31 March 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Walking the dogs at LBG this morning, we came across a flock of about 30+ Black Cockatoos. Unfortunately I didn’t get great shots of them, but here’s a few samples.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-tailed_Black_Cockatoo

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Menzies steps out on the lake shore

By 23 March 2012

Perhaps in a sign of how far the Liberal Party has strayed from its founding principals two Labor Governments have combined to erect a bronze statue of Sir Robert Menzies by the shore of the Lake he made happen.
Joy Burch has made the announcement:
Following the 2011 launch by the Prime Minister Julia Gillard and the [...]

Lake Burley Griffin open for all uses

By 19 March 2012

The National Capital Authority has announced they’re re-opened the lake for all uses:
Although bacteria has returned to a safe level, lake users are advised to be alert to the presence of hazards such as logs and debris which have entered the lake as a result of the flooding. These hazards may be partially or completely [...]

Noisy things on Friday to prepare for Skyfire noisyness on Saturday

By 14 March 2012

Scotty Master has dropped us a line to warn the public that on top of Skyfire on Saturday night there will be some attention getting rehearsals on Friday:
1230h – Squirrel Helicopter Pairs Display rehearsal – Airspace over Central Basin
1250h – Artillery Gun Live Fire rehearsal – Gallipoli Reach
So:
a) Don’t panic
b) Enjoy the show on Friday [...]

Canberra Carp-Out 2012

By 13 March 2012

[ 18 March 2012; ]

Carp Whacking Day this Sunday. What more do you need to know?

Well they’ve got a whole website for you.

LBG still full of Quangers poo

By 9 March 2012

The National Capital Authority has the bad news that the whole of Lake Burley Griffin is off limits due to the effects of flooding on the bowels of Queanbeyan.
Lake Burley Griffin was closed on Thursday 1 March, following the Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant being on bypass operations. The NCA has been advised that bypass operations [...]

New signs for the lakes

By 7 March 2012

Chief Minister Gallagher has announced more signage for Canberra’s lake shores.
This project is part of the ACT Labor Governments long term plan to manage and upgrade urban amenity for the benefit of all Canberrans and maintain our high standard of living,” the Chief Minister said.
“It has been funded as part of a $9.2 million initiative [...]

Scrivener opens. Images of Canberra

By 29 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Jawm has sent in some great shots of Scrivener Dam dumping out the recent rainfall from Lake Burley Griffin.
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Sunrise over Parliament House. Images of Canberra

By 27 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Ian H has sent in this marvellous panorama shot taken on Sunday morning of a heliotrope sunrise over Parliament House and Lake Burley Griffin.
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The fish in the fountain

By 22 February 2012

Came across an interesting site on a walk around Lake Burley Griffin. The Memorial near the fountain had a rather large fish in it!
My guess is that a fisherman may have caught it and threw it in there as I dont see any other way it could have found its way in there!
[ED - [...]

Lake sunset. Images of Canberra

By 12 February 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Martyo watched the sun go down over Lake Burley Griffin yesterday and sent us this piece of gorgeous as a result.
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Stand up paddleboards in Canberra?

By 16 January 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

Anyone know where I can hire a stand up paddle board in Canberra?
[Photo by Richard]

Weston Park East and East Basin remaining closed

By 30 December 2011

The National Capital Authority has the news that their lake closures remain stubbornly in place:
A high bacteria alert remains in place at Weston Park East and East Basin in Lake Burley Griffin.
The water is closed to primary contact recreation due to microbiological contamination, as exposure to contaminated waters carries and increased risk of adverse health [...]

More lake closures

By 16 December 2011

The National Capital Authority is letting us know they’ve closed East Basin to primary water contact, on top of Weston Park East:
At present the water is closed to primary contact recreation due to microbiological contamination, as exposure to contaminated waters carries and increased risk of adverse health effects.
Primary contact recreation means recreation that involves whole-body [...]

Sea Kings over Canberra in photos

By 15 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

This morning we noted the Navy was farewelling its Sea King Helicopters and 817 Squadron with a fly over Canberra the lake.
Here’s my favourite of the ones we took. But we’ve got a pretty good slideshow of the show.
I note that naval aviators are much more punctual than their air force colleagues, the display starting [...]

Sea King finale over Canberra

By 15 December 2011

The Fleet Air Arm’s 817 squadron is saying farewell today and flying it’s large Sea King Helicopters over Sydney Harbour, Canberra, and their home of Nowra.
Here are the details:
What: Royal Australian Navy Sea King helicopters of 817 Squadron
making their final flight before decommissioning.
When: [...]

HDR magic by the lake. Images of Canberra

By 12 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Martin took some cracking HDR pictures down by the Lake yesterday afternoon amongst the storms.
For the photo buffs here are the settings:
Nikon D5000 Sigma 10mm
HDR – 3 frames EV1.3 – Photomatix merge
Processed Camera Raw layers in Photoshop to bring back highlights and details in the clouds
One soggy camera

Got an image of Canberra you want to [...]

Low tide on Lake Burley Griffin

By 9 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Last week the National Capital Authority warned that the flap gates on Scrivener Dam were banjoed and they’d have to undertake expensive works to fix this crucial piece of infrastructure.
Deep in an FAQ they managed to mention that, oh yes, the water level of the lake was going to be going down, and staying there [...]

Who needs colours when you’ve got black? Images of Canberra

By 9 December 2011 FEATURED ARTICLE

Down by Lake Burley Griffin this morning I came across this cormorant sunning himself.
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