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#279123 - 30/06/2009 09:20 Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Any keen bird watchers/photographers in here?

Though I'd get this topic started, a great remedy to take the edge off from the lack of storms in the dry season laugh

Subjects are Australian native birds. smile


White Breasted Sea Eagle.




Comb crested Jacana.




Rainbow Bee Eater.




Darter.

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#279124 - 30/06/2009 10:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I'm not a bird watcher, but I love your shots! Favourite out of those ones is the rainbow bee eater.

You've definitely got a great talent and you are using it very well wink Cheers, Jacob
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#279125 - 30/06/2009 12:37 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Nice shots RainBird
He's a nice looking Sea Eagle in pic 1.
Were you fairly close to him or did you use a long lense?
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#279126 - 30/06/2009 21:46 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks guys smile
The lens I used was a Nikkor 55-200mm, using a hide to get closer to him wink
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#279127 - 01/07/2009 00:21 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Hi Rainbird - great photos. My fave is the Jesus bird. Love birds and watching them. Sean Dooley's book, 'The Big Twitch', of three or so years ago, should be compulsory reading for anyone interested in birding. Here's a Gang Gang in my 'garden'


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#279128 - 01/07/2009 13:52 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks ULD smile The Gang Gang is lovely, were you really close to it when you got the shot?
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#279129 - 01/07/2009 15:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I think about 3 metres away. All the photos I took were flawed; the birds just wouldn't cooperate! The noteworthy thing was the gang gangs were concentrating so hard on feeding that I was able to get almost as close to them as I liked.

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#279130 - 06/07/2009 19:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Evening all,

Seeing as this is the Ornithography thread I would slip this link in to Perry's web site.
This guy has a veritable arsenal he uses for his photos.
Check em out and enjoy!
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#279131 - 06/07/2009 21:20 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Awesome photos Jacci, love the White-breasted sea eagle... my favourite bird of prey. cool

Great site Feral. Another great place for Australian bird images is: http://www.birdingoz.com.au

Hubby and I spent the weekend cruising the Murray River from Morgan to Wentworth and back.

This one from hubby Graeme using a 100-400mm lens:



and this one, my only effort using a 24-70mm:

http://www.ospreyphotography.com/gallery/cpg135/albums/userpics/10001/NoisyMiner1_04072009_t.jpg

...and some more HERE .
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#279132 - 07/07/2009 21:28 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I haven't got the patience to sit and wait and watch birds but I love them.
On a hot summers evening, just on dusk and when all the raptors have started their evening glides to their home roosts, it is a joy to sit very quietly and watch a family flock of Stubble Quail come out of the edges of the cereal stubble and start to play.
Or a family of a dozen or so Treecreepers squabbling and squeezing into impossibly small spaces between their fellows along a small branch as they settle for the night.

I do so envy your photographic skills in those magnificent and at times quite touching photos of those birds like the Superb Blue Wren, you have in your galleries.
My brother and his wife have a whole family of Blue Wrens who sit on his window sill and demand to be fed as well as buzzing around as only Wrens can do, only a couple of feet away when they sit outside on a warm evening.

Thank you for placing your photos where those of us who do not have your skills can also enjoy just looking at some of those birds, those marvellous creations of nature that we just so often take for granted.

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#279133 - 07/07/2009 22:09 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I think the only birds I have "shot" I had to hold still ha ha! Still this fella was very cool and his eyes are magnificent!


edit found these 2 shots.

New holland honeyeater


Not sure what he is, purple naped honeyeater or something I think.

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#279134 - 08/07/2009 15:16 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Yellow-Bellied Sunbird


Azure Kingfisher


Little Kingfisher


Southern Cassowary




Double-eyed Fig Parrot


Pied-Imperial Pigeons

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#279135 - 09/07/2009 12:38 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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some really great examples of bird photography so far, good work.
some of the birds around here
Australian Ringneck (Port Lincoln Parrot)


A Blue Wren, this little male always lands on my car down the beach, always sits in the same spot wink


and of course the Pelican, this time down at the Coorong

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#279136 - 09/07/2009 12:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Awesome pics all!
I've been after the Azure Kingfisher for quite some time, such an elusive little bird.
Well done Caldera smile


Whistling Kite.

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#279137 - 10/07/2009 14:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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There are some fantastic works in here, and by the look of some of them, a lot of time has been devoted to capturing them. I think it's a fair statement to say that ornithological photography has to be one of the most enduring tests of patience around. I took a couple of shots today that don't quite reach the caliber of some of the shots in here, but document a unique experience I had ta the Adelaide Botanic Gardens. Whilst sitting down, two juvenile magpies that where near by approached me seemingly out of curiosity and proceed to just go about there business mere feet from me. They where overlooked by a nearby parent, and at one point a colorful noisy miner even popped through. It was fascinating just observing the family dynamics of this little tiding.




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#279138 - 10/07/2009 14:23 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Those Magpies will become my enemy in about 6 weeks or so, until about mid/late October. :p
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#279139 - 18/07/2009 00:00 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Tawny Frogmouth Owl

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#279140 - 20/07/2009 18:32 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Great capture Willow smile
I love the red in the eyes!
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#279141 - 21/07/2009 19:15 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Yellow Honeyeater taking a bath in my fish pond.



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#279142 - 21/07/2009 23:36 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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The second photo is really cool, nice wing movement and water droplets flying off smile

Here's a couple from the last week with the 55-200mm...

Brown Honeyeater.



Peacful Dove.

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#279143 - 23/07/2009 12:51 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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great photos everyone.Heres one of a willy wagtail.

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#279144 - 24/07/2009 00:14 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Looks like we're on a roll.

Some Pale Headed Rosellas among the Paw paw trees on Sunday afternoon.



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#279145 - 25/07/2009 14:05 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Here's a couple I took on Friday while doing some track maintenance at Belair NP. The Musk Lorikeets where distracted enough with nest building to get up close without much effort. The Little Correllas on the other hand where quite timid. It took about 20 minuets to creep close enough without throwing there confidence.


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#279146 - 25/07/2009 15:24 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Lovely shots you have there Chris. cool The Corellas however are the Long-billed Corellas as evidenced by the longer beaks and abundance of colour over the cere and to the eye.

Little Corellas lack in this colouring and have distinct yellow under the tail. smile

The Musk Lorikeets are beauties. We have a pet one and she's the biggest clown around. laugh
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#279147 - 25/07/2009 16:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks for clearing that up Helen. Clown definitely summed up both flocks. It was fascinating to see how they interacted with each other. Whether or not it was play or just social order, it still made me smile.

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#279148 - 27/07/2009 19:00 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Amazing photography so far in this thread! Here are my two - definitely not up to the standard of others in this thread, but nice enough wink





Cheers, Jacob
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#279149 - 29/07/2009 16:46 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Love the detail and lighting on that dove Shultz! smile

Forest Kingfisher over the billabong..

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#279150 - 29/07/2009 17:09 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Lovely shot of the kingfisher, RainBird! My shots were actually taken of pigeons in the backyard :p
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#279151 - 02/08/2009 10:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Here's a pic taken in my backyard of a Rainbow Lorikeet. Taken with my new Sigma 70-200mm Macro lens.


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#279152 - 02/08/2009 21:24 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Bird life around my block is kind enough to sit still for long enough to be photographed..

Corellas doing a flypast at eye level


A traffic jam of corellas in the mist


Kookaburra hunting




Kookaburra bath

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#279153 - 04/08/2009 17:58 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Crimson Finch (Morph, lacking crimson cheeks). Taken during a recent birding trip with a 55-200mm VR while hiding in a Pandanus thicket.. ouch! :p

200mm, VR on, f8, ISO 200, 1/320, fill flash.



I'm really looking foward to getting my new lens, the 600mm/f4 VR! laugh
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#279154 - 14/08/2009 17:21 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Mighty fine work there Jacci... book quality for sure. cool

Quote:
Originally posted by RainBird:
I'm really looking foward to getting my new lens, the 600mm/f4 VR! laugh
Just what hubby wants, but in the Canon version... new stove, tumble dryer, 4WD, my 5D MkII and 17mm f4L tilt-shift lens come first. wink

Certainly not as speccy, but I chanced across a pair of Adelaide Rosellas which have a nest in a White Cedar tree right in the heart of Burra. Raced back to the car and grabbbed the camera with my 70-200mm f2.8L IS lens on board and I was pleasantly surprised to find them still there... and unafraid of the big white lens. smile Managed a couple of quick shots before they got scared off by a big white van.

200mm, f5, ISO400, 1/500, IS on.

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#279155 - 14/08/2009 18:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I love the little "pose" you've caught him in Helen. His little hand around the jacaranda stem, and the scrapes of food stuck to his beak, he's been sprung!

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#279156 - 15/08/2009 13:50 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks Chris, he certainly was a character. smile
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#279157 - 16/08/2009 11:08 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Pelicans smile






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#279158 - 16/08/2009 14:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Quote:
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I'm really looking foward to getting my new lens, the 600mm/f4 VR! laugh
That is some really serious birding that you are doing if you are digging deep for a 600mm! Makes my 80-400 appear little... although with the cropping factor of the D90 It takes it up to 600mm @ f5.6 lol... no substitute for magnification though. Makes me laugh seeing it has VR, I can't imagine anyone shooting this thing without a monopod or tripod, must be to prevent blurring due to mirror slap laugh

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#279159 - 16/08/2009 17:17 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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digging deep alright. I struggled to afford an 18-200 let alone this piece of magnificence. Coupled with the D700 it will be one awesome piece of kit. May render the fill flash notion obsolete at 600mm though wink

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#279160 - 16/08/2009 21:32 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Nice pics everyone, just a few pics from my backyard today. Dof pushed to the limit which threatened sharpness a tad.... but those birds are welcome anytime smile



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#279161 - 16/08/2009 21:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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May render the fill flash notion obsolete at 600mm though wink
A Better Beamer helps in this regard. wink

...at $3000 dearer than the Canon version, I'm glad I went the way I did, regardless, I think both kidneys, gall bladder and a couple of lungs would be needed to be sold to pay for it. :p
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#279162 - 18/08/2009 18:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Yeah definately Helen smile
The SB900 speedlight with a BetterBeamer and the 600mm/f4 VR attached to a Wimberley gimbal head should ensure some nice shots ahead..
Teleconverters are also an option to but I'd only go to 1.4x tops which will give me 720mm @ f5.6, any higher than that and your basically sacrificing quality and stopping down further for that extra length.

I'll be after that elusive Azure Kingfisher when it arrives! wink

BTW WelloMeteo your second pelican pic is very nice, love the comp and pose smile
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#279163 - 20/08/2009 15:13 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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The SB900 speedlight with a BetterBeamer and the 600mm/f4 VR attached to a Wimberley gimbal head should ensure some nice shots ahead..
Teleconverters are also an option to but I'd only go to 1.4x tops which will give me 720mm @ f5.6, any higher than that and your basically sacrificing quality and stopping down further for that extra length.

I'll be after that elusive Azure Kingfisher when it arrives! wink
That's a mighty good sounding setup RainBird. Looking forward to seeing some shots. Bird shots is something I would dearly like to try when I get some good glass.

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#279164 - 21/08/2009 08:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Just a couple of pics from my time in Kosciusko National Park last week.

This one was take down by the Thredbo River at a camping area called Ngarigo a few minutes east of Thredbo Village.



This was taken at Geehi Hut/Camping Grounds west of the ranges.



Was my first attempts at anything other than landscapes so only got the two that were usable but am pleased with them especially the first one.

Cheers. Dave.

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#279165 - 26/08/2009 01:21 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Snapped a couple of quick pictures of a happy magpie looking for food and gargling about on the front lawn. The magpies have started swooping around here, they prefer to swoop bike riders and little kids. They just give me the evil eye when I walk past their nesting area, probably because they're use to me.


And him again, a gust of wind ruffling his feathers makes him look different though.
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#279166 - 27/08/2009 23:25 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Damn, I re-shuffled my photobucket account, here they are again anyway smile




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#279167 - 02/09/2009 19:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Here a few images of some seagulls at Darling Harbour:





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#279168 - 02/09/2009 19:56 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Continued...





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#279169 - 02/09/2009 20:50 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Aweome pics all!
Shultz the duck is really nice and sharp, good soft light too smile

Rainbow Bee-eater Merops ornatus




Red-headed Honeyeater Myzomela sanguinolenta




Double-barred Finch Taenoipygia annulosa

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#279170 - 02/09/2009 21:20 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks RainBird, I love those last few photos, special as always! I especially love the bokeh in all the pictures you take of the birds - what aperture are you using?
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#279171 - 02/09/2009 21:29 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks! smile
It kind of varies depending on distance and light but often at close range sitting in a hide f11 seems to be the sweet spot for my 55-200mm f5.6 VR lens, getting closer focus tends to give that desirable shallow depth of field too. I also apply fill flash manually when needed at different levels depending on the situation.
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#279172 - 03/09/2009 07:39 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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f11? Wow, one would expect a much lower aperture setting with the way your pictures turn out eek Keep it up, I am really enjoying seeing amazing pictures of birds that I have never seen before smile
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#279173 - 03/09/2009 09:09 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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f11 is really sharp but is not always usable, the ISO need to be stepped up. I use between ISO 200 - 500 most of the time. f11 is good in full daylight at close range but in shade or soft light f5.6 to f8 is preferable, I have upped the exposure comp on my camera to +5 aswell, which in rutern makes the lens' performance faster wink
The above images were taken at f8, ISO 200, 1/320 w/FF manual @ 200mm smile
I have to admit the autofocus is horribly slow and tends to hunt in low light, making it very difficult to get birds! :rolleyes:
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#279174 - 06/09/2009 08:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thought i would put this Galah in here..

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#279175 - 06/09/2009 18:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Over the last few weeks ive noticed a Magpie hanging around the house quite a lot, not being aggressive at all, just being rather curious. Then About 2 weeks ago he got so curious that he came up and ate a not potato chip from my hand. I was stoked. He now eats from my hands regularly and has even let his female companion come and eat now too.

Mr magpie eating some bread from me this arvo:



Mr Magpie in his Classic pose:



He got very close to the cam in this shot, the click sorta spooked him a bit lol:



Mrs Magpie. Shes a bit smaller and wont yet eat from my hand. Mr Magpie is always close by when she is around:



Closer look at the eye she had an infection in when i first saw her. Seems a lot better now smile



She got a lot closer than normal in these shots, and unbeleivably the male was nowhere to be seen. No doubt somewhere in the trees above.



Its amazing how intelligent these birds seem to be and happy to be around me. I dont have to walk slowly or anything around them anymore. In fact they come running across the road after me when im out the front now lol.
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#279176 - 07/09/2009 17:01 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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I got a nice shot of this Rosella in next door's garden.
But i got to keen and close and scared him off and this is the result.

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#279177 - 07/09/2009 20:59 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Lovely Eddy, I especially like the last shot - his head is lovely, in focus and sharp, while his wings are motion blurred and indicates action. Good capture wink
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#279178 - 11/09/2009 14:24 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Thanks ShultzCity
I was trying to get close enough so i could set the camera to Macro and experiment with Macro, so in the end it was more of a fluke than good capture. :cheers:
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#279179 - 19/09/2009 08:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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These little fellas are keeping us entertained building their house while we build ours smile


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#279180 - 19/09/2009 17:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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This guy was watching me while I walked to the laundry:


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#279181 - 19/09/2009 21:52 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Nice photos Andy and Kazz! smile
Andy, this little guy is called a Straited Pardalote wink
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#279182 - 20/09/2009 20:45 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Straited Pardalote eh? They should make mention in the bird books that that little fella right there (perched atop a 16mm piece of reo so you can get an idea of scale) makes quite a racket that belies his tiny size! We always look around for the bigger bird before figuring out that is where the noise is coming from!

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#279183 - 20/09/2009 21:27 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Not a great photo but was hard to get through the trees.
This rat was unwanted by my snake, didn't want it going to waste! Probably a bit big for him.

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#279184 - 23/09/2009 16:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Quote:
Originally posted by Blinky_Bill:
Over the last few weeks ive noticed a Magpie hanging around the house quite a lot, not being aggressive at all, just being rather curious. Then About 2 weeks ago he got so curious that he came up and ate a not potato chip from my hand. I was stoked. He now eats from my hands regularly and has even let his female companion come and eat now too.

Mr magpie eating some bread from me this arvo:


Mr Magpie in his Classic pose:


He got very close to the cam in this shot, the click sorta spooked him a bit lol:

Mrs Magpie. Shes a bit smaller and wont yet eat from my hand. Mr Magpie is always close by when she is around:


Closer look at the eye she had an infection in when i first saw her. Seems a lot better now smile


She got a lot closer than normal in these shots, and unbeleivably the male was nowhere to be seen. No doubt somewhere in the trees above.


Its amazing how intelligent these birds seem to be and happy to be around me. I dont have to walk slowly or anything around them anymore. In fact they come running across the road after me when im out the front now lol.
something cool happened the other day, i was eating my mcdonalds in the car i gave a few chips to the seagulls.. there was like 100 of them all around my car / on my car lol then like 5 mins later... a magpie flies in and just sits there staring at me on the front window.. wish i had my camera with me! so i threw a chip out the window and he flew like 100km/h ate the chip then started to like bully the seagulls / bite them. he was chasing like 3 seagulls in the air nearly killing them then someone comes to the rescue.. Mr crow! the crow flies in and like attacks the magpie chasing it all around the car park nearly biting it to death.. then something happens.. 2 more magpies came in and all 3 ganged up on the crow til another crow came and all of a sudden the magpies fly away.. was like watching 1 of those docos on tv lol but it was real.. it might seem boring but it was fun to watch.

it really seemed like the crows wer on the seagulls side, which must mean they are a little intelligent lol. and the magpies are evil.. hey the magpie even looked evil i was looking at it like a few cm away from it (i was inside the car tho) he had an evil look to him..his eyes.. his beak..

just a few birds i snapped last week, (zoom was at x80 digital so thats why its blury)






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#279185 - 25/09/2009 15:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Mr & mrs magpie have gone very quiet of late, no doubt nesting id say. Ive been able to locate their nest, and will keep u guys posted on the newborns once they inevitably hatch
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#279186 - 25/09/2009 20:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Here's a few to get my posts started smile

Grey Fantail

White-cheeked Honeyeater

Blue-billed Duck

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#279187 - 18/10/2009 09:07 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds
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Black Cockatoo destroying this Gum.



:cheers: Eddy
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#793905 - 07/11/2009 00:22 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: EddyG]
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Rainbow Lorikeet cheekily darting around and feeding in Wollongong City.







Purple Swamphen at Puckeys in North Wollongong



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#795553 - 13/11/2009 00:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Little Corellas feeding in a tree in our backyard, noisy but a cool sight!









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#800564 - 28/11/2009 00:54 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Common Blackbird



Willy Wagtail



Galah



Australian Pelican



Pacific Black Duck



Superb Fairy Wren



Stephen grin


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#801378 - 29/11/2009 23:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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had a twany frog mouth sit in my front yard tonight. sat there for a few long time, almost got hit by a fruit bat at one stage, the twany didnt even move!
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#802047 - 02/12/2009 10:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Mick10]
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Thats one cool Tawny, I love those haven't seen one in a while though hehe.

Galahs are the theme in these next pics as a big flock of them have been turning on the display down at a park not far from me, I pass by it on my ADF fitness walks and runs and take opportunities to snap a few shots.









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#802608 - 05/12/2009 09:22 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Today's useless trivia.........

In regard to the galahs, believe it or not I never saw a galah until I was about 10 -12 years old and that was west of the ranges.

Sometime in the early 1970's galahs established a colony on the Illawarra coast, before that there were none east of the escarpment.

Now they appear to thrive.

Good images Stephen.
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#803076 - 07/12/2009 22:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: ozthunder]
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Thanks Michael,

I never knew that, I've read a few bird watching pages but not being a strict one myself more just for want of a different subject I have been photographing them so really had no idea!

I'll never look at a Galah the same way again smile

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#809713 - 25/12/2009 20:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Took this photo about a month ago. I went to take a photo of a Tawny Frogmouth and her two young and the click of my camera woke them up. So here's a pic of an unimpressed tawny frogmouth! I hope they managed to get back to sleep after I took a pic!:)


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#810558 - 28/12/2009 13:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: kazzycaboodles]
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#810571 - 28/12/2009 14:36 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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Wow, there's some great photos in this thread! I'm new to the WZ forum, and have a few shots I'd like to share. If anyone can id this bird I'd appreciate it...I think its a juvenile peregrine falcon. Anyway, he came in for a 20 minute bath in my pond one hot day and let me get to within a couple of metres from him.


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#810596 - 28/12/2009 16:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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#810604 - 28/12/2009 16:40 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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This is one of a pair of kingfishers who made a nest in the bank of what was in the process of becoming a retaining wall - the nest hole is in the pic. The scratch marks are from a goanna trying to get to them... Was great to see them back the following year, along with their young one.

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#810654 - 28/12/2009 18:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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A zebra finch that made his way into my house.


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#814129 - 08/01/2010 19:49 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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Blue faced honeyeater

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#814143 - 08/01/2010 20:37 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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A couple more



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#814155 - 08/01/2010 21:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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Originally Posted By: Jax
Wow, there's some great photos in this thread! I'm new to the WZ forum, and have a few shots I'd like to share. If anyone can id this bird I'd appreciate it...I think its a juvenile peregrine falcon. Anyway, he came in for a 20 minute bath in my pond one hot day and let me get to within a couple of metres from him.



What you have there is a Sparrowhawk. smile
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#814584 - 10/01/2010 10:12 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Helen]
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Gday All,

Managed to grab a couple of snaps whilst away on a family holiday to Corindi Beach recently. Got to give the Sigma 70-200mm a real workout, and I'm pretty happy with its performance.

Blue Penguin at Coffs Harbour's Pet Porpoise Pool



Seagull near our Campsite



And the ever hungry horde waiting for a feed from my daughter Paige


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#816590 - 17/01/2010 12:59 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jason P]
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That penguin is awesome Jason P!

Here's some more photos of the Tawny Frogmouth that lives in our backyard!





Thanks for taking a look! grin

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#816642 - 17/01/2010 14:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: kazzycaboodles]
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Have always loved those birds..truly lovely kazzycaboodles

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#819414 - 22/01/2010 12:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: cyclonecece]
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We have some baby Rainbow Lorikeets in the area and they're happily hanging around our yard eating whatever comes there way. They're noisy but very beautiful!

here they are in our front tree



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#819457 - 22/01/2010 14:07 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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and this one too



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#820159 - 23/01/2010 10:43 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Galah takeoff



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#820472 - 23/01/2010 15:43 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: ConM]
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Beautifully taken Con grin

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#821628 - 24/01/2010 11:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Thanks Stephen, you certainly capture the personality of birds in your shots,
this shot is of an unknown bird at sunrise, Cheers, Con.


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#827455 - 31/01/2010 14:52 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: ConM]
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Grey Fantail, Rhipidura alisteri from Cape Otway, Vic. smile

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600mm, f6.3, ISO 400, 1/200th sec, hand held, no flash.




Click here for large.
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#827555 - 31/01/2010 17:38 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Beautiful Jacki!

Good work on lack of camera shake at 600mm and 1/200 shutter speed!
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#831961 - 10/02/2010 01:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Gorgeous Sunrise Con and top pic of that Grey Fantail!

First up a New Holland Honeyeater

Pentax K20D, Sigma 70 - 300mm EX DG Macro, Cokin ND4 Grad x 2, 300mm, ISO 1600, F8.0, 1/125 sec



And a Juvenile Common Koel which is a visitor from more tropical parts till about March down here

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#831967 - 10/02/2010 03:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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thanks for the pics ppl! Didn't know we had a bird thread, I'll post some pics up from honeymoon in the daintree during mid jan this year. We went on a tour, esp. for the wife, she's the bird lover and I have grown a great appreciation for them since knowing her and to make room with her peach-faced lovebird, lol.

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#834843 - 15/02/2010 21:34 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Brayden]
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Some wildlife I found on a trip to the Hugh and Finke rivers south of Alice Springs last Thursday.

Ducks on the Hugh River.




A bush Budgie blending into the foliage of a River Red Gum on the Banks of the Finke River.


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#842684 - 10/03/2010 18:51 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: desert storm]
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And it's not even Spring!

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#854453 - 24/03/2010 15:26 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: _Chris_]
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Ye gads what an evil Magpie! that poor crested Pigeon!

I spotted a pair of Crested Pigeons on the front lawn this morning and managed to get a bunch of shots grin







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#854581 - 25/03/2010 07:51 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Corellas playing in Maryborough (Vic)





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#857112 - 04/04/2010 21:29 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: TrenthamStormchasers]
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Love those Corellas, geez they can be noisy in this neck of the woods though but they look great in pics!

I've been lurking around Lake Illawarra late this afternoon with my Fiance` and managed to snap some more avian shots grin

Black Swans Swimming



Black Swans in Flight



Seagulls in line on a jetty



Pelicans flying past in the sunset



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#858589 - 12/04/2010 13:30 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Sunbird in her nest under my carport. They have been occupying the same nest for 3 years now and have just returned again this year.

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Inspecting the Camry
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#858592 - 12/04/2010 13:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: SBT]
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His favourite perch during the day.
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#858596 - 12/04/2010 14:35 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: SBT]
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Wow, what a beautiful bird! Do you feed him?
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#858606 - 12/04/2010 16:05 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Shultzy]
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No he is a nectar feeder so we just ensure we have a few flowering Grevillias and bottle brushes around the house to keep them fed. The lady next door has a mass of hibiscus and ornimental gingers that they go to most days as well. They only lay one to two eggs every year and it looks like it is the same pair comming back every year. Pretty cheeky as they use spider webs and dead leaves to build the nest and keep comming to one of the windows in my computer room. They like to perch on the side mirrors of the car as it comes down the 50 metre plus driveway. If you sit quietly enough they will allow you to get with in about 5 metres but they are very flighty with any noises out of the ordinary. The nest they built is on one of my fishing rods which I have retired as a permenant perch for them now.
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#858611 - 12/04/2010 16:43 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: SBT]
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That is amazing, talk about adapting to it's environment!
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#858622 - 12/04/2010 17:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Shultzy]
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Yeah they seem to be pretty happy with the location and don't mind us walking passed the nest or driving cars in and out under it. Probably used to us i would say. I think we are pretty lucky to have them and make sure that the cars are parked too far away for the cats in the nieghbourhood to get to it.
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#859053 - 15/04/2010 20:15 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: SBT]
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Thousands of budgies and Cockateils are breeding in the Centre atm, I went out to a creek just to the west of Alice Springs to have a look at the progress of these guys, Here are some pics.

A hen at the entrance to her hollow.



A pair of Cockateils at it!!!





I found many hollows full with budgie chicks only 1m above ground.



This hollow had a small opening but I was able to see in and count 5 chicks in the nest.



From the look at the development stages of chicks there should be another 4 weeks to go and we will start to see some massive flocks of budgies.
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#860268 - 23/04/2010 07:58 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: desert storm]
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Sorry about the piss poor quality as it was just taken via my cellphone but Mr Dopey Kingfisher below payed a visit..



Full speed, smacked into my ranch slider glass door not 2m away from me and Zayda.. amazingly she didnt bat an eyelid to try eat it, I went inside & calmed it down, gave it 5 minutes to recover, a good drink of water & put it ontop of the outside parrot avairys where it took off again to see its mates..

Stupid bird.

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#862612 - 10/05/2010 19:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Dale Small]
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Great photos everyone! smile
I've been getting right into the bird photos of late, it is a good remedy to cure storm deprivation throughout the long dry season wink


Lemon-bellied Flycatcher

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Forest Kingfisher

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Rainbow Bee-eater

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#863005 - 12/05/2010 19:20 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Lots of great shots there.

Jacci, love your work, have seen it on Flickr too. It inspires me to put in more effort on the bird front.

Here's a few of mine lately (mostly shot handheld using a Canon 50D and 400L f/5.6 lens):


Superb Fairy-wren, Macquarie Pass National Park, NSW.


Spotted Pardalote, Tahmoor, NSW.


Common Bronzewing, Tahmoor, NSW.


Yellow-tufted Honeyeater, Tahmoor, NSW.

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#869541 - 26/06/2010 00:04 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Harlz]
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The following shots were taken at Symbio Wildlife Park, Stanwell Tops, NSW. It was kind of like shooting fish in a barrel except for the bowerbird which had his bower covered with blue objects out in the open, he was a hard denizen to catch but I got a pic of him eventually grin

Male Satin BowerBird



Wedge Tailed Eagle



Pair of Cockatiels



Emerald Dove



Bar Shouldered Dove



Crimson Rosella



Pair of Rainbow Lorikeets



and last but not least an Eastern Rosella



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#874335 - 31/07/2010 13:35 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Hello all, I've been enjoying my new 55-200mm lens by experimenting with it down at the beach. I love the freedom it gives you. You can spend more time waiting and trying to compose your shot instead of worrying about positioning yourself as near to the birds as possible. The shots below are of a pair of Red-capped plovers. Also, what surprised me was when they started vibrating their feet through the sand to uncover food. The vibrating was liquefying the sand to the consistency of quicksand, allowing the food below to float to the surface. I'd never seen anything like it before. The video below shows one of the two in the process of doing this. The other photo was a juvenile pacific gull that was circling overhead.











Red-capped Plover Vibrating Foot Through Sand to Uncover Food
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IQ3O6b2ZoI

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#883353 - 14/09/2010 23:07 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: _Chris_]
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Male & female King Parrots visiting on my verandah.




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#883596 - 16/09/2010 17:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: DNO]
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#883611 - 16/09/2010 19:55 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Max Record]
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Great pics everyone, DNO those king parrots are eating my sunflowers to bits and are munching on my cherry tomatoes, cheeky buggers. They only show early morning and late arvo and im pretty sure they are a male and female pair.

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#885208 - 24/09/2010 23:38 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: cookiemonsta]
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nice photos everyone, a couple of my attempts from cox scrub, near Ashbourne, SA. its a super place for bird watching.
fairy wren

dusky woodswallow
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#892331 - 20/10/2010 12:32 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: dcon]
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Wow, loving some of these pics.

I've been watching the progress of these little guys, black faced cuckoo shrikes. The parents have been extremely accommodating...letting me climb into the tree to take pictures.








This is mum or dad


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#892689 - 22/10/2010 13:02 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jax]
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I think this duck is called a Little Grebe.
In its nest.



Will get some photos of the young if they are successful!!
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#895317 - 02/11/2010 17:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: EddyG]
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Was recently on Holidays at Harrington at the mouth of the Manning River and managed to grab some pics of these pelicans.

Mine mine mine mine!!!!



And this fella just relaxing


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#907122 - 08/12/2010 20:42 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jason P]
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some wild kooka's

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#907154 - 08/12/2010 21:26 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Habs]
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Yellow tailed black cockatoo, first 2 photos are females, third one is the male.






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#980068 - 29/03/2011 18:49 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Habs]
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Not photography but thought this was a good place to post.

Had this group of magpies in the area since I moved in, never realised how interesting they were. They can be pretty entertaining at times.

Here's a couple videos

Magpies Playing - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1SJXiBHEY

Magpies Fighting - ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9b69ic15rT4

Pretty vicious fight! Did some research, and apparently they stage mock fights to help them practice defending their territory. The bird that was attacked wasn't hurt badly and have seen it with the flock many times since, apparently getting along fine.


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#1012252 - 14/09/2011 20:39 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Chris #3]
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Magnificent photos guys love them all! Always had a soft spot for birds, gorgeous things they are.

Some shots of the most friendly Magpie I have ever discovered out at the beautiful Spring Gully in the Clare Valley. Obviously been fed by some visitors as he was rather staring at my food smile

These were taken with a 50mm, 85mm equiv as I was out doing portraits for a school photography project. They are quite cropped but thats the beauty of having an 18 MP sensor. It is a pity i didnt think about how harsh the background was this particular day



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#1012571 - 16/09/2011 19:45 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Markus]
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Our latest in need of assistance critter. We picked him up off the road last night. I believe he had a run in with a car. No broken bones, just concerned about brain injury.
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#1028254 - 08/11/2011 23:45 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: bundybear]
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Wow great shots guys!

Is that a barn owl bundy? Hope he recovered alright. Good on you for looking out for it!

Good to see someone else appreciates magpies Markus smile That's a really healthy looking female tibicen telonocua I think...(South Australian subspecies...lol yes I'm a magpie geek)

That magpie fight video I posted above...can't believe it but some guy noticed at 27 seconds in just before they all take off, you can see this little white object pop into the air, which the other magpies go after immediately, leaving the bird they're seemingly attacking alone - and going after the bird who has this object......looks like they were playing some kind of chasey instead of having a vicious brawl...
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#1029366 - 10/11/2011 23:31 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Chris #3]
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Some great photos here! Chris, I love magpies too, I think they're so interesting to watch and have the most beautiful song (apart from maybe the butcherbird!). I especially like watching the young ones learning how to be a magpie, something so cute about it. But so damn noisy! grin

Loved your vids, the first actually made me laugh out loud at the end. I've never seen or heard of them doing that before! Second one was a bit scary until I saw the white object they were chasing.

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#1029501 - 11/11/2011 12:09 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Chris #3]
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Originally Posted By: Chris #3


Is that a barn owl bundy? Hope he recovered alright. Good on you for looking out for it!





Yes, he was a barn owl. He stayed with us for a few days before heading off on his own again. Had a few nice feeds and a good rest.

He was lucky. smile I love birds of prey.

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#1030500 - 14/11/2011 13:35 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: bundybear]
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Here is the latest rescue. Brahminy Kite. Silly thing grabbed one of our lures. Just had to catch him then release him.


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#1031211 - 16/11/2011 12:58 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: bundybear]
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Bundybear, beautiful Kite! Smaller than I imagined they would be. That is an adult male? Well, if anyone tells you to "go fly a kite" at least you can say you have smile

Shooting fish in a barrel is exactly how I would describe my taking a camera into a bird sanctuary (Flying High Bird Sanctuary near Childers, Qld, to be exact!), but thought I would share anyway:


Male King Parrot by Amy-Leee, on Flickr

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#1031336 - 16/11/2011 21:02 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Curiouser]
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Curioser, I don't know if he was an adult or not. Poor little thing though was most confused by his dinner.

That is a lovely pic of a King Parrot. They come and feed at my place whenever I put a little feed out for them or when my plants are flowering.

We also have pale headed rosellas who love a bit of sunflower seed. Not the best pic though.



It isn't uncommon for me to be able to count a dozen different types of bird in the yard on any day. Just need a better camera.

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#1053304 - 09/01/2012 00:11 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Stephen-wx]
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Sunbird at 1/8000 sec


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#1055714 - 13/01/2012 23:35 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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A golden one...

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#1055717 - 13/01/2012 23:39 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Black Swans

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#1055719 - 13/01/2012 23:42 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Showoff...

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#1055722 - 13/01/2012 23:46 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Curlews...at 400mm



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#1055723 - 13/01/2012 23:48 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Pied Oyster Catcher??

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#1055724 - 13/01/2012 23:51 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Where is my Cracker?? Close up on 20mm prime.



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#1056793 - 15/01/2012 23:51 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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Some Photos of the Local Bird Life

Male King Parrot



Female King Parrot



Cheeky Cockatoos



Some Kind of Cormorant



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#1068870 - 31/01/2012 01:46 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Scottie A]
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Metallic Starling...check the red eyes

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#1069674 - 01/02/2012 18:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: synopig]
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here are a couple of pics of the figbird chicks in the gumtree in my backyard...




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#1070505 - 03/02/2012 12:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: redwest]
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They are gorgeous redwest!!! smile

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#1106349 - 27/05/2012 09:31 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Tigger]
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orroral valley has quite a few visitors. This little chap was very brave.
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#1114316 - 12/07/2012 11:34 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: peterh]
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#1292524 - 18/12/2014 22:44 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Thought I'd bring this old thread back to life and share these photos from my trip to NT a few weeks back. Most taken at Yellow Water in Kakadu.
Sea-Eagle:
Little Kingfisher:

Cormorant:

Darter & Kingfisher:
Heron:
Egret:

Hmmmm, let me think..... From left to right, Whistling Duck, Magpie Goose, Ibis and another type of Whistling Duck. poke

Magpie Geese at a dried up Billabong:
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#1375718 - 14/05/2016 21:38 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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A Wedge-tailed Eagle ... above the Murrumbidgee River, in the North of the ACT.



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#1375739 - 15/05/2016 07:32 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Nice shot mate.

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#1375763 - 15/05/2016 18:47 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Brett, thank you Mate. I've posted this eagle and its mate before in the seasonal weather images threads, but they have always been hundreds of metres away and a nice addition to a weather event. It was good to see the bird up close at last, relatively speaking and only about 50 metres away.

Here are two of the shots that I posted earlier from the Winter of 2015. Snowing in the upper reaches of Condor Creek ACT and a snowy Tidbinbilla Range ACT.






Warren.



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#1375918 - 17/05/2016 18:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Fantastic photos Warren. I was privileged enough to see a wedge-tailed eagle hunting its prey (a flock of birds, cockatoos and Ibis I think) over our property several weeks ago. Something I've only seen a few times previously, and although the eagle was not successful, the speed and power was absolutely amazing and something I will not soon forget.

Here is a much smaller bird of prey, a very friendly kestrel who has been a common sight in our yard for several years.


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#1389530 - 05/10/2016 21:16 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: LightningGus]
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Hi folks.
I photographed this gorgeous kookaburra in my back yard recently with my old camera [lucky shot].



Click on image for a larger version smile

Great shots being posted before mine here.

Cheers, Duck.

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#1389902 - 10/10/2016 10:18 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Nice photos everyone .I got a kookaburra that comes to my verandah each morning and a willy wag tail that comes up to me when i am working about a foot away he doesn't worry lol.
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#1389964 - 10/10/2016 20:13 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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The Pelican Crossing.
IMG_7129 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
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#1390075 - 11/10/2016 22:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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hahaha great shot, very good timing

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#1390184 - 13/10/2016 12:24 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Well educated pelicans there!!

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#1390326 - 14/10/2016 21:08 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Thanks, Well here is the real reason why they cross the road!!
IMG_7155 by Eddy Groot, on Flickr
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#1412732 - 16/03/2017 13:42 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Local action shot -

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#1413436 - 19/03/2017 17:09 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Wow ,Some really great photo's here ,Wish i had the knack lol.
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#1420679 - 04/04/2017 09:12 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Australian Brush-turkey, eastern form. The Blackall Range, SE QLD.

Run turkey run.



Warren.



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#1421649 - 17/04/2017 15:17 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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A Superb Kingfisher on my back deck. NW ACT.



Little Ravens on my front porch. NW ACT.



Duck! ... incoming! Crimson Rosellas. Hickory Hill, NSW.



Australian Musk Duck displaying on the ponds of the Tidbinbilla River, ACT.



Brolga, Tidbinbilla River, ACT.





Australian Pelicans above Wagonga Inlet, NSW South Coast.



Warren.



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#1421662 - 17/04/2017 19:54 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Thank you everyone that has brightened my day with the birdy pics.

Years ago I regularly had a variety of birds as a wildlife carer.

My fav had to be the Ospery that had fallen from it's nest. He went to one of the big wildlife parks to participate in the breeding plan. He was such a lovely bird though his talons were quite scary.

I will post pics of some of my birds when I can work out how to get them to the puter from slides.

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#1421667 - 17/04/2017 20:23 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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That Kingfisher has such amazing colours Warren, I've never seen any bird like that.
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#1421678 - 18/04/2017 04:53 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Reilly, G'day.

During the heat wave last February, my wife Helen spotted this juvenile Sacred Kingfisher on our back deck. I think that the bird may have been stressed in the heat. We've placed several shallow water bowls around our house for the birds. Bronze Wings, Sulphur-crested Cockatoos, Magpies and Currawongs are visitors, to the water bowls.

Despite the Sacred Kingfisher's habitat being Australia wide, this was the first time that either of us have seen this type of bird. It was wonderful.

Another heat stressed bird that I photographed a few years ago was a Green Budgie, in the Summer of 2013/14.



I went down to the Murrumbidgee River in the early evening, it was a hot and smokey evening. Despite being near water, a Green Budgie (they have yellow and smokey black feathers) was panting and lifting its wings to try and cool down ... both it and I were waiting for the sea breeze to arrive. The bird didn't have the energy to move when I approached it. The prevailing North Westerly was horrid.

Cheers Mate.

Warren.

PS, Red eyes.



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#1421807 - 19/04/2017 22:36 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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A rather sad pic (taken with my phone) of white cockies silhouetted in the evening. I have a large flock visiting every afternoon.


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#1422260 - 26/04/2017 13:29 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Wild Wassa]
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Love the pics gents, WW - is that really a budgie, thought it might be
a Canary ?
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#1426603 - 24/06/2017 10:28 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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My cheap lens only goes down to f5.6 at full stretch so not the best on this dull day from my office window:

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#1429318 - 30/07/2017 19:06 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
ColdFront Offline
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Still a nice shot RF.
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#1430045 - 07/08/2017 13:07 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Loc: Between Maffra & the Mountains...
Willy Wagtail young-


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Rain 2017. Jan-9.5mm Feb-23mm March-49mm April-40mm May-12mm June-12mm July-15mm Aug 25.5mm to 0900 19th.

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#1430068 - 07/08/2017 16:05 Re: Avian Photography - Australian Native Birds [Re: Jacci]
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Great pic Samboz , beautiful little birds smile

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