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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2015 at 01:44
Amazing shots Everyone!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2015 at 10:37
Burhinus grallarius; Bush stone-curlew. The way they stand on their knees is just weird.











A77ii and Tamron 200-500
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2015 at 10:41
Wow, I could have accepted if they stood on their knees the regular way that a human would do but in reverse?? Very interesting to learn, thanks for the fantastic pictures!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 May 2015 at 10:23
Winter Wren



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2015 at 17:31
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2015 at 19:07
Burhinus grallarius; Bush stone-curlew. The way they stand on their knees is just weird.

That's not their knee; anatomically speaking, it corresponds to a human heel/ankle. Their knees are hidden inside the feathers next to the body. Same basic anatomy as you see in horses, etc.. Different evolutionary adaptations of similar structures for different applications.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2015 at 01:50
Haven't been birding for awhile and haven't visited this thread in the past couple of weeks either much to my detriment. The quality of shots here are always excellent and that standard has been maintained - well done guys.
Anyway I took my borrowed 70-400G out while walking my dog last weekend before I have to return the lens this week and managed a couple of shots of some of the local avian species. Here's my favourite from the day a White Faced Heron which is a fairly common water bird around my part of the world.

On the Lookout by Steve Kerrison, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2015 at 02:16
Glad to see you back Steve; and a fine bird it is. Hope you have more time with the telephoto.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2015 at 02:25
Thanks Bob - I actually own the Sigma 150-500mm which is often neglected as I do prefer the IQ of the 70-400G plus I'm sure I can borrow it again after my mate who owns it has finished with it. I actually use the lens much more than he does as he is primarily into motorsports and birding doesn't interest him.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 May 2015 at 08:26
Black-faced Bunting

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 2015 at 09:48
Rhipidura albiscapa; Grey fantail





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 May 2015 at 09:55
Not many birdie keepers from a trip up the coast, didn't manage a single presentable shots of the 4 new lifers I saw.

Rainbow Lorikeet




Scalybreasted Lorikeet




Pied Cormorant with lunch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 May 2015 at 02:47
I have never seen a rainbow lorikeet before. About the most gorgeous colors I have ever seen. Real nice. And who can argue with a cormorant having lunch? Well worth the trip up the coast.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 May 2015 at 13:57
Nice rainbow lorikeet looking fearless!


Among these is a ISO 5000 shot...


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by Wang Teck Heng, on Flickr

DSC01461_DxO by Wang Teck Heng, on Flickr

DSC01458_DxO by Wang Teck Heng, on Flickr

Teck Heng
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