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Blue faced Honey Eater

 

Another bird that is attracted to the plants in the garden. He is on the fence that divides the house from the bush area of the block. He is very timid and while they come up close to the house they fly off as soon as they spot movement. This was quite a distance away and was cropped drastically to be able to see him clearly.  I really do need a longer lens.

Blue faced Honey Eater

 

Another bird that is attracted to the plants in the garden. He is on the fence that divides the house from the bush area of the block. He is very timid and while they come up close to the house they fly off as soon as they spot movement. This was quite a distance away and was cropped drastically to be able to see him clearly.  I really do need a longer lens.

comments (13)

I did not have an opportunity to see one of these in AU. What a fascinating lookingcreature!
Aussie: They are very common in Queensland, but I don't remember seeing them in the southern states.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 31 Dec 2007, 01:30
It looks surprised to see you. Very sharp for a drastic crop!
Aussie: They always have this steely eyed stare. I think it is the black and white eye that does it.
What a beautiful one !
I wish you all the best for 2008 !
  • Astrid
  • the Nehterlands
  • 31 Dec 2007, 06:15
Aussie this is some capture, great, longer lenses does not everybody have those on its birthday list?? Do you capture in RAW, for the quality is still very good, I am impressed!
Aussie: Thank you Astrid. Yes always in raw. The birthday list gets longer and longer but top of the list is a 400mm lens.
You know what? I don`t think I would ever leave your garden. I think I would just sit there all day with my camera. (:o)
Aussie: You know Rosalyn some mornings that is what I do, just sit and watch and snap happily away.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 31 Dec 2007, 08:16
The detail is good for a major crop Aussie. Jan sales you might get a baragin(lens)smile
Have a great nightsmile
Aussie: Going to China in April so was hopeful I might find a bargain there. Just turned midnight and have only been home from work for 30 mins and I'm on an early shift in the morning, so will be off to bed. So Tracy you will be the first person that I wish a very happy new year.
Great details after such a crop Aussie. Beautyful capture.
I wish you and yours a wonderful year 2008
  • mal
  • 31 Dec 2007, 08:50
all the best for the new year Aussie, I guess taht your weather is a little different to ours in the UK lol. mal
Aussie: What, you mean it's not wet, raining, blowing a gale and that miserable that they have had to cancel most outdoor new year celebrations.
  • neal
  • Australia
  • 31 Dec 2007, 09:00
lovely capture aus. have a happy and safe new years even if you are working.
Aussie: Thanks Neal. Hope it's not to miserable where you are. Blowing a gale here.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 31 Dec 2007, 09:53
Canon IS 100-400? Or the magic 70-200 f2.8 with a 2x converter? Hear me drool.

Still a good shot and I hope you don't get overworked tonight and tomorrow.
Aussie: Just got home from the morning shift and while we were busy, it wasn't too taxing but I am still on call until tomorrow am. I think I'll be dreaming about that bigger lens for a while.
lovely photo Aussie, sad to here your having to work tonight, but i suppose many people have too, wishing your all the best for 2008........timsmile
Aussie: Thank you Tim, Yes I guess you have to draw the short straw sometimes and maybe it was safer at work.
Another great shot Aussie. Hope you get the new lens!!
  • liam
  • South Africa
  • 10 Jan 2008, 12:47
that would be the blue steel look smile very sharp for a big crop. Really lovely looking bird. Quite crow like in a smaller more colourful way

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