New Feature in Print
Whew – a lot happened this week. My story about orchid pollination hit the stands in the September issue of Australian Geographic. If you can get hold of a copy have a look at the “Queens of Seduction” feature.
Not all the photos I shot could be included in print, so you can view a web gallery of extras.
Here’s the coolest news of all. The story in the magazine is “magical”. Yes! I’m not kidding. When you “look” at one of the pictures it suddenly starts playing a video. OK, I should mention there’s a step in between. First you download an app onto your smartphone and it’s the phone that does the looking. I’m in awe of the pure magic of the technology. Imagine yourself travelling to work on a train, leafing through a magazine. You come across a symbol which indicates a certain picture is coded to respond to your phone. Voila! You’re instantly watching a video while listening through your headphones. How cool is that? It’s called “augmented reality”. Try it out by going to page 57 of the issue. Or you can view it now by going to the link below under New video.
Hold your smartphone over the picture on page 57 ——–> and a video starts playing.
New radio appearance
But wait, there’s more news. I also appeared on ABC radio this week talking to Scott Levi. We chatted about photography, nature and how I got onto the weird little orchid flies. I know – I should have told you ahead of time so you could listen live. But honestly, it’s been such a busy week. However, I sweet-talked the radio station into letting me have a recording and here it is (a bit over 15 minutes long – you’ll want to be doing the dishes or something).