Thursday, June 30, 2011

Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup - Men; Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

Our next 'blast from the past' is the 2010 Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon. This was held on a very warm, humid day; leading to an interesting sight after the end of the race.... more on that later. Here are some pics:

 GO! - Courtney Atkinson, James Seear & David Hauss closest to camera


Alternate Processing - "PH Edgy Church" - James Seear, Josh Amberger
Alternate Processing -

Jan van Berkel (Netherlands)
Jan van Berkel - Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 27 March 2010

Josh Amberger
Josh Amberger - Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 27 March 2010

The dominant group of Dan Wilson, Courtney Atkinson, Brad Kahlefeldt & Stuart Hayes
The dominant group of Dan Wilson, Courtney Atkinson, Brad Kahlefeldt & Stuart Hayes - Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 27 March 2010.

So, what do you do after 'maxing out' for 2 hours in hot, humid conditions? - James Elvery:
Relief, Rest - James Elvery - Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 27 March 2010

One pic from the Photoshelter gallery - Tom Davison:


After James Seear brilliantly got ahead during the bike leg, Brad Kahlefeldt moved ahead during the run leg to take the win.

Here's my new updated / revised Smugmug gallery of the event.

Here's my Photoshelter gallery devoted to those of you who wish to purchase prints produced in Brisbane, and posted within Australia.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons

PS: A short video of the dominant group of Dan Wilson, Courtney Atkinson, Brad Kahlefeldt & Stuart Hayes



2010 Mooloolaba Men's ITU World Cup Triathlon - Images by Des Thureson

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Next Blast from the Past: 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon

Hi all

Here's our next Sport Blast from the Past: the 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon. With Emma Snowsill and Emma Moffatt not competing due to injury, the door was open for other competitors to shine, especially on a typically warm, humid Queensland coastal day. Some pics:

The Start
Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup, 28 March 2010 Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Laura Bennett is 1st to emerge from the Coral Sea
Laura Bennett is 1st to emerge from the Coral Sea - Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup, 28 March 2010. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Ainhoa Murua followed by Sarah Groff
Ainhoa Murua - Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010 Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Eventual 5th place getter Sarah Groff in the bike leg (2011 winner Nicky Samuels on right)
Eventual 5th place getter Sarah Groff in the bike leg (2011 winner Nicky Samuels on right) - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010.Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Kiyomi Niwata, Courtney Gilfillan, Kathrin Muller
Kiyomi Niwata, Courtney Gilfillan, Kathrin Muller - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010.Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Lisa Mensink, Nicky Samuels, Kate Roberts
Lisa Mensink, Nicky Samuels, Kate Roberts - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Australian Ashleigh Gentle
Ashleigh Gentle - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Race winner Vendula Frintova (CZE) approaches the finish line
Race winner Vendula Frintova (CZE) - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com.

Alternate processing: "Matt's Cutting Edge" - Jubilant, triumphant Tomoko Sakimoto crosses the line in second place.
Alternate processing:

Felicity Sheedy-Ryan shows the pain of completing a 1.5 k swim, 40 k bike ride & than a 10 k run in high temperatures & humidity.
Felicity Sheedy-Ryan shows the pain of completing a 1.5 k swim, 40 k bike ride & than a 10 k run in high temperatures & humidity - 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon, 28 March 2010. Photos by Des Thureson: http://disci.smugmug.com

Tomoko Sakimoto needed some help to open her Champaign bottle but then created some nice Champaign art :).
Medal Presentation Ceremony & Champaign popping - Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup, 28 March 2010.

Here's the link to the photo gallery on the 2010 Mooloolaba Women's ITU World Cup Triathlon.

Most of the photos are also in my Photoshelter gallery here.

Thanks for looking.

Regards

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Sports/Triathlons

PS: Here's a video (1min 39secs) of the first 10 finishers in the women's event, shot at the finish line. Thanks to the Spanish gentleman in front of me who shot this for me while I kept clicking on my still camera.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Birds, Koalas, Dolphins, Surfing and more - Noosa National Park, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Hi all

As you know I really like Noosa National Park at Noosa Heads on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia. I've collated some of my pics of the area from the last 8 months, all into one photo gallery.  Here are some pics of this marvellous area:

Banksia flower, Proteaceae family.
Banksia Flower, Proteaceae family - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Elusive Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus)
Red Backed Fairy Wren (Malurus melanocephalus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Dolphins
Dolphins - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae)
Laughing Kookaburra (Dacelo novaeguineae) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus)
A typically sleepy Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) - Early morning walk through Noosa National Park; Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; Tuesday 2 November 2010.

Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus)
Brahminy Kite (Haliastur indus) -

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) - Birds at Alexandria Bay, Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Surfing Laguna Bay - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 29 March 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra)
Eastern Reef Egret (Dark Morph) (Egretta sacra) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus)
Based on the orange beak, perhaps an Olive Backed Oriole (Oriolus sagittatus) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; on a very cool, overcast 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Perhaps a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta)
Perhaps a Brown Honeyeater (Lichmera indistincta) - Birds - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along.
When I exited the park & arrived at main beach, there was not a single person on the beach or in the water on this very cool, overcast day. Eventually this brave lady swam along. - Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia; 9 June 2011. Photos by Des Thureson:  http://disci.smugmug.com.

Here's the photo gallery.

Thanks so much for looking!

Des
http://disci.smugmug.com/Nature/Coastal-Environments