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This is a full list of Themed Stock Photo sets from our contributing photographers. Click the thumbnail image to view the complete photo set.

Sydney Beaches

In Bondi and Manly, Syndey boasts two of the worlds finest and most famous beaches. In summer they swarm with locals and tourists who come to swim, surf or just soak up the sun.

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Aboriginal People

Aboriginal people play a substantial role in contemporary Australian society, particularly in the political arena. many of them are active in the areas of Land Rights, Stolen Generation and racial equality. Others continue to hold their own culture strong so indigenous youth have a vibrant culture as a foundation for their lives.

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Flowers - Frangipani and Poinsettia.

The bold red bloom of the Poinsettia and the sheer beauty of the Tahitian Sunset Frangipani, an awesome floral display.

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Wine

Red wine splashing into glass

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Motocross riders in action.

Motocross is a type of extreme sport, physically demanding and held in all-weather conditions. Races are held on off-road circuit with natural obstacles. Action images, taken on sport events in Astbury and Warmingham tracks near Manchester and Stoke-on-trent, England as part of Cheshire North West Championship. Gallery contains pictures of motocross riders in the various categories like: Autos, 65 cc, Small Wheel, Big Wheel, Schoolboy, Adult and Veterans.

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Machinery - Old Farm Machines.

Driving through outback Northern Territory, I came across Barkly Homestead which is a caravan and truck stop. I found these old rusty farm wheels and steam tractors at the front of the homestead and early one morning photographed them. These amazing machines were once used on the fields and paddocks of Australian farms. They were imported from either United States of America or England.

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Simpson Desert

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Aboriginal Life Issues

Like all Australians, Aboriginal people are confronted by scores of issues daily. However, some issues really grab the attention of people on remote communities - funerals are one thing, also voting on polling day. When an Aboriginal person is elected to Parliament, many from the community and direct family come to town to celebrate in their own unique way. Religion is also a strong influence in many communities.

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Animals - Farm - Sheep and Cattle.

I have images of sheep before giving birth to their offspring and then tending their newborn lambs as well as cute lambs at play and resting. Cattle are also included with supplementary feeding in a paddock and drinking at a water trough, both just after a drought had broken but before the farm paddocks started producing feed. More images are available to view by either searching or viewing my complete collection.

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Birds - Aquatic 5.

The Australian Pelican - Pelecanus conspicillatus is a large Australian waterbird which looks graceful, whether soaring through the air or paddling on the water.

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Aboriginal Music

Aboriginal singers and bands are at the cutting edge of contemporary music in Australia. Many bands such as Yothu Yindi, Eastwind Journey and others hail from remote communities and include traditional instruments such as yidaki (didgeridu) and bilma (clapsticks) in their performances. Music attracts many young people and the industry is a large source of employment.

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Recycling - Scrap Metal.

Images of wrecked car bodies, aluminium drink cans and industrial metal waste all to be recycled.

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Black and White Fine Art

Fine Art Black and White prints produced from digital images.

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Beaches of the NSW Mid North Coast

The laid back lifestyle of the NSW Mid North Coast is exemplified in the way so many of its citizens enjoy the multitude of beaches. Surfing, fishing, boating, swimming or just walking in quiet contemplation are all offered to both young and old residents of the coast. Day by day the beaches change with tides, seasons and weather. Sometimes you may be delighted by the sparkle of sun on waves; other times the skies may be moodily overcast. Always there will be inspirational light effects.

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Aboriginal Health Hospital

Dedicated health teams working on mainly Aboriginal children at hospitals in the north of Australia. Many generic shots.

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The Taj Mahal

The Monument to Love. Built by Shah Jahan for his beloved Mumtaz from about 1632 until about 1653, it has to be seen to be believed and truly appreciated. The light constantly changes across its' surface as the minutes pass.

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SYMBOLS

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Outback Australia.

These images are from both the Northern Territory desert area (Truck stop and Devils Marbles) and channel country in Far North Queensland (Old Garage). Australia's outback colours are simply stunning!

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Aboriginal Employment Construction

Over the past decade many jobs have been created in construction at communities in northern Australia: building houses and various community facilities, along with railway construction, road building and infrastructure for new subdivisions.

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Broome and Kimberley region

Broome is famous for its pearling industry and is a major tourist destination in the north of Western Australia, 2200km north of Perth. Highlights of the region are the town itself with its historic links to the pearling industry, Chinatown and places such as Cable Beach where camel rides, particularly as the sun sets, are hugely popular. Within the region are wonderful attractions like Geikie Gorge and Cape Leveque plus Aboriginal settlments like Lombadina.

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Flowers

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Birds - Aquatic 3.

Images of a Black Swan watching over baby Cygnets as they feed in wetlands and Pelicans preening, while resting on a sand bar, in the waters of the Coorong National Park, South Australia.

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Brisbane Riverfire 2008

The fireworks Display that is part of Riverfire during the River Festival in Brisbane, QLD Australia.

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Berlin at a Glance, Germany

Berlin is the city where the East meets the West, where the modern buildings and neat green spaces run the length of what once was the Berlin Wall. Then there are quarters where the churches and opulent palaces, elegant gardens, galleries and museums exhibiting treasures from the past, not only German but also those from other countries. With many cafes and restaurants, great shopping places and an interesting nightlife scene Berlin is a city not to be missed on any European tour.

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Western Australia

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Industry - Sugar Cane Process.

A sugar cane processing mill in North Queensland, Australia. After harvesting the sugar cane from the fields, it is transported from the harvester to a cane train and taken to the mill for processing.

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Couples

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Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast, Queensland Set 2

Aerial views of the Capricorn Coast and surrounds, Queensland

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Kosciuszko Main Range and Lakes

The main range walk in Kosciuszko National Park follows the Snowy River valley from Charlotte's Pass to the base of Mt Kosciusko. A short detour takes you to the summit of Kosciuszko before the spectacular walk into Lake Albina and along the main range. A second detour into the Blue Lake is worth it before descending to the Snowy River and back up to the tree line at Charlotte's Pass.

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Paris

Images of Paris including icons such as the Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum, and of life in Paris cafes and cobbled laneways.

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Aboriginal Art

Contemporary Australian Aboriginal art takes various forms - from painting on bark (mainly in the north) to temporary designs in the sand (of the Red Centre). Traditional designs, patterns and figures are committed to canvass while some designs proliferate on public buildings in many Aboriginal communities.

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Insects - Cicada.

Cicada (family Cicadidae), shown here shortly after emerging from its shell. The female Cicada lays eggs on branches of a host tree and the newly hatched nymphs fall to the ground and burrow with their modified front legs. These feed underground on the sap in roots for up to several years before emerging in early summer for the final moult. Adults feed on sap of branches in the tree canopy. Their familiar loud calls are produced by two vibrating drumlike membranes called timbals.

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A field of sunflowers near Oamaru NZ

Chanced upon this stunning field of golden sunflowers during a road trip to Dunedin. The flowers are hybrids and their seed is sold solely in New Zealand for use as bird seed. The day was overcast which accentuated the colour of the flowers and the landscape beyond. The beautiful girl was an added bonus.

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Aboriginal Culture Dance

Australian Aboriginal people express themselves, their culture and their history through ceremonies that involve dance. Some of these ceremonies can go for hours, days or even weeks. Dance can celebrate a spiritual connection to the world or it may celebrate creatures or plants from daily life - such as the kangaroo or the yam. These ceremonies involve dances that have been handed down through generations of people and many are particular to specific clan groups.

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Cattle Stations Australia

Usually located on vast tracts of land in the centre, north and western areas of the continent, Australian cattle stations are measured more often in thousands of square kilometres rather than hectares or acres. Some pastoral stations are larger than countries in Europe and are home to more cattle than people. It is a tough life raising cattle for Australian and export beef markets and only resilient, tough people are suited to the work.

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Borenore Caves

These limestone caves are the main attraction at Borenore. Just a short drive from Orange, these caves and picnic grounds are a must do. Arch cave is a short walk near the picnic ground. Take your torch and view the stalagmites, stalactites. A 3.5km walk along Boree creek trail takes you to Verandah Cave, a large limestone overhang. You may be lucky to see a platypus or many of the bird species that inhabit the area. The eastern bent-winged bat hibernate in Tunnel Cave.

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Aboriginal Culture Painted

Australian Aboriginal people use various techniques to decorate their bodies for ceremonial occasions. Their bodies can be painted with natural clays and pigments or decorated with bush cotton. Sometimes elaborate headresses are created or feathers woven into long strands of string made from pandanus palm leaves.

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Birds - Aquatic 1.

Crested Tern, Silver Gulls and Purple Swamphen are all seen here in their natural environments.

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Outdoor Structures

A sample of various outdoor images/structures.

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Fitzroy Falls

Waterfalls have cut deeply into the escarpment on the eastern fringe of the Southern Highlands. Fitzroy Falls in Morton National Park has been visited for over 150 years since discovery by Charles Throsby and is quite accessible from the Visitor Centre. Yarrunga Creek plunges 82m into the valley after cascading through temperate rainforest.

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Camel Rock

From the sand dunes above the beach the rock the profile of a camel is apparent. However when you explore amongst the rocky headland on the NSW south coast it breaks into a group of rocks rising sharply out of the water.

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Manitoba Churches

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MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

A collection of photos showing the vibrant,historic and new aspects of Melbourne.including architecture,buildings,transport,lifestyle and entertainment. All these high resolution images were captured from 2012 Winter to 2013 Summer.

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Working Asian Women

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Road Trains

Long, large trucks called road trains are used to carry livestock from outback cattle stations to ports where they are exported from Australia. The live cattle trade depends on these vehicles which can carry over 100 animals at a time, often in "triples" or three double decked trailers. The road trains have replaced drovers as primary movers of cattle.

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Vertical images of churches, cathedrals and religious symbols

These images are all in a vertical format suitable for book or magazine covers.

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Beach Shells and Seagrass

Sea shells and seagrass washed up on a beach with shadows highlighting contours of some shells. These images are very different and would be great for interior decoration, especially in a holiday home at the beach or a city apartment, where it could be a reminder of the coastal lifestyle. A real talking point!

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Landscapes - Pink lake.

A magical pink lake amid farmland and grazing cattle. Depending where you stand to view it, the pink colour is lighter or darker. The blue sky reflects on the pink lake adding some unusual hues.

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Romantic young couple in Italy

On my visit to an old romantic castle in northern Italy I noticed a young couple who had more eyes for each other than for the interesting historic environment. Seeing that I had noticed them they willingly let me take some photos of them.

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HDR Photography

High Dynamic Range photography (HDRI or HDR) is a technique used in photography to reproduce a greater dynamic range of luminosity than possible using standard photographic techniques. HDR images can represent a greater range of luminance levels found in real-world scenes, from direct sunlight to faint nebula. It is often achieved by capturing and then combining different exposures of the same subject matter through a built-for-purpose application. It's not everyone's taste, but I love it!

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