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    Posted: 02 November 2009 at 02:22
Okay, photographing birds in the early afternoon (inland NT) isn't the ideal time, and you need plenty of water and a light kit (just the 70-300 G) to survive the 40 degree heat.

I managed to get a few acceptable shots of this bird near the Mary River at a camping site. If any Australians can identify the creature, I'd be grafetul

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 04:21
Uno mas; red head ducks "falling out".

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 07:02
I thought I'd do a quick series on the jacana (comb-crested species). In theory, this species is found from Borneo to Northern Australia. It's sometimes called the Jesus bird because of its ability to walk on water. In fact, it walks on weeds that lie just beneath the water and had enormous feet to allow this.

I had tried earlier at Fogg Dam (NT) to get some shots of this, but they tended to move away from the camera. When we had a boat out in the Mary River, the bird was more relaxed about being close to us. Or less keen to move closer to the crocodiles. I don't know...either is possible.

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Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (10)
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Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (16)
Picture taken with Sony Alpha 700 Camera and Sigma APO 100-300mm F/4 EX
DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 210mm, F/5.6 and 1/160 sec exposure time. ISO
speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.


Red Tailed Hawk - Bird of Prey (19)
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DG Telephoto Zoom Lens at 280mm, F/5.6 and 1/200 sec exposure time. ISO
speed set at 200. Metering Mode Center Weighted Average.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 08:53
chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the Red Tailed Hawk very sharp and interesting.

Edited by Stan53 - 02 November 2009 at 09:03
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 09:03
Originally posted by Stan53 Stan53 wrote:

chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the raptor.


Thanks Stan

I'm quite fond of the jacanas.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:25
The Metallic Starlings have returned

This one isn't very sharp but I like the shot anyway.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:31
Stunning work guys. I'm really enjoying the quality of work and the amazing diversity.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 11:39
Some over-friendly crows


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 21:34
Lovely red tailed hawk photos NIKO- the branches act as a good natural frame, the interaction with prey makes the shot interesting, and these shots are very sharp and well detailed.

Just some more jacana photos





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 22:52
Here are my pennys worth

All taken with a CZ50 2.8 m42 with adaptor . Doing everything manually is giving me a better insight into how touse fstop and shutter speeds.

Manual focusing is causing me some problems but thats all part of the fun!

#1 A heron on the water of Leith waiting for lunch


#2 Canadian Geese (i think) These 3 have been at Inverleith park for 2 weeks or so now (focus point a prob on this one)


C&C welcome as always and thanks for looking
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 November 2009 at 22:57
Originally posted by Stan53 Stan53 wrote:

chthoniid,

I think this is a female Great Bower Bird. Great shots of the Bower Bird and the Jacana.

NIKO - Great shots of the Red Tailed Hawk very sharp and interesting.

Thanks Stan! I'm glad you like the Raptor photos.

Edited by NIKO - 03 November 2009 at 05:13
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2009 at 11:13
Niko - Great capture of the ret tailed hawk. Really like the pics

Just a another humble Robin from me... probably just a bit too much PP!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 November 2009 at 11:32
Stunning work in this new thread
chthoniid, your last series is very nice, with a low angle and a nice bird.
Dilletante, very nice exposure on those crows, and interesting composition.
Keep up the good work

Edited by dd001 - 03 November 2009 at 11:32
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