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In a brand-new enterprise not offered in Cairns previously, Aussie Macro Photos is now running Guided Tours Let’s Go Buggin and Let’s Go Shroomin for those interested in seeing and or photographing some of the many of the lifeforms she has photographed in the Cairns Botanic Gardens.

Owner of Aussie Macro Photos, Bridgette’s 1000 plus hours spent in the gardens has allowed her to become aware of many host plants and locations for a variety of caterpillars, cocoons, moths and butterflies, leaf, tree and planthoppers, praying mantis, jumping spiders, tortoise beetles, damselflies and dragonflies, and a variety of frogs.  Her experience has also given her exceptional knowledge of where to find some amazing mushroom hot-spots with incredible colours and formations.

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Shroomin Time – March 2021

Shroomin Time - March  2021 Highlights of Cairns Mushroom Tour In my experience, March is usually the best time of the year for Shroomin, but with the decrease in regular rain this month and with some hot weeks, it hasn’t been the best few weeks for a variety of mushrooms.   Luckily this last week has delivered some much-needed rains and some cooler temperatures, so the next few weeks are looking promising for a [...]

March 29, 2021|Shroomin Time|

Buggin with Bridgey – March 2021 (Exhibition at Cairns Botanic Gardens)

Buggin with Bridgey - March  2021 Exhibition at the Cairns Botanic Gardens I’m about to start a 6 week-long Exhibition at the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre.   The official dates are Monday 29th to 2nd May.  I was invited by the Tanks Curator to be their ‘Artist in Residence’ and I jumped at the chance.   It’s a perfect fit for me and Aussie Macro Photos as most of the photographs were taken in the Botanic [...]

March 28, 2021|Bridgette's Blog|

Welcome to Look Closer with Aussie Macro Photos

Welcome to Look Closer with Dr. Mat Hi, welcome to the first Look Closer with Dr. Mat blog entry for Aussie Macro Photos! Usually, my media of choice is video though my YouTube channel Look Closer, however when Bridgette asked if I would like to contribute to the blog series on her website...how could I refuse? Unlike the rest of the photographers currently showcased here at Aussie Macro Photos, I am based in Western Australia, [...]

March 7, 2021|Look Closer with Dr. Mat|

Cairns Visit

CygnusTech Cairns Visit Welcome to my second CygnusTech blog entry on Aussie Macro Photos! This submission will focus on my first trip to Cairns, Queensland. The local home of Bridgette, whom this website belongs to. I have been to Queensland a couple times as a musician but never as a macro photographer, and never as far as North Queensland. I was invited by one of my diffuser clients, Maurice Allan to tag along with him [...]

February 22, 2021|Cygnus Tech|

Shroomin Time – February 2021

Shroomin Time - February  2021 Group Photo by Cristina Bevilaqua at The Photo Corner. Mushroom Photography Tour Highlights Shroomin season is in full swing with enough regular rain to keep the fruiting bodies (mushrooms) blooming for our Let's Go Shroomin Mushroom Photography Tours. Our Special Let’s Go Shroomin - Mushroom Tour with local Mycologist Barry Muir on 7th February was a great success with some great examples of our [...]

February 20, 2021|Shroomin Time|