Ian McKenzie

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Lover of life and all it has to offer. Retired from full-time employment, but keeping busy with various things I am passionate about including: family, friends, photography, writing and keeping Australian native stingless bees.

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Feline Photos
13 days ago
The cat family, felines, has thirty-seven species. They are all carnivorous mammals that are native to most areas on the Earth with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. These species include: lions, tigers, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, lynxes, and, of course, the domestic cat. They are wild animals—even the domestic cat can easily become wild, and most photos of these animals have been taken from a safe distance with telephoto lenses. However, a search of any of the species will reveal spe...
A Good Photo Can Save a Life
14 days ago
A Good Photo Can Save a Life Most people who have animals as pets, treat them as much-loved members of the family. Most pets are well cared for, and lead happy and healthy lives. But, it is unfortunat...
Delicious Honey
15 days ago
A treat that has been enjoyed for tens of thousands of years by Australian Aboriginals, involved finding a nest of native bees in a hollowed out tree branch, and tasting their delicious honey. But, the Aboriginals never got stung robbing the hive. These bees don’t sting. Almost all honey available commercially in Australia and worldwide comes from hives in apiaries of what we commonly call the honey bee. The most common species has the technical name of Apis Mellifera. There are other species ke...
Pet Portraits
16 days ago
Photographing pets can be a challenge. Here are twelve rules you should follow to obtain better results.