Birds

Les PK Ranger

4x4 Earth Contributer
#2
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Those Corellas are exerting their presence over the poor little Rainbow Lorikeets.
Looks nice and lush in your garden.

Just checked Marsden way hey ?
I'll be at my brothers at Loganlea from next Tues night for a couple of weeks, should catch up !!
We shop Coles Marsden quite a bit.

It's very hard to capture birds with their movement, especially with any camera less than DSLR.
What camera did you use for those shots ?

Here's a few of the best I have EVER got, with my Fujifilm 30x bridge camera, Galahs at Purnie Bore waterhole July last year, and a few around Mt Dare same trip . . .

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Love the 30x manual zoom (good for wildlife) and manual settings on the Fuji HS10, handy on some trips over the phone or P&S Olympus TG1.
 
#3
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Those Corellas are exerting their presence over the poor little Rainbow Lorikeets.
Looks nice and lush in your garden.

Just checked MArsden way hey ?
I'll be at my brothers at Loganlea from next Tues night for a couple of weeks, should catch up !!
We shop Coles Marsden quite a bit.

It's very hard to capture birds with their movement, especially with any camera less than DSLR.
What camera did you use for those shots ?

Here's a few of the best I have EVER got, with my Fujifilm 30x bridge camera, Galahs at Purnie Bore waterhole July last year, and a few around Mt Dare same trip . . .

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Love the 30x manual zoom (good for wildlife) and manual settings on the Fuji HS10, handy on some trips over the phone or P&S Olympus TG1.
Hi Les

Just got back from Coles. I used Nikon D7000 with a Sigma 400mm lens. The lens is okay for stationary objects and on a tripod, but too slow for action and it loses a lot of light. I had it hand held at 1/125sec and 5.6f to try and let in more light.. I would have been better using a smaller, faster lens and then cropping the result. The camera is great. I have a D7200 as well. But it is the lenses that let me down. I'm saving up for a good Nikon lens. Very expensive though.
 
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Not the best pic but a Yellow tail black cockatoo ,his, or her mate was two trees over but flew off before i could get a shot.
Taken on the Calidonia river track, Vic HC, Jan 2016
 

Spooner

Well-Known Member
#8
Great Photo's , We love birds but its so hard to get a good shot when you are driving along and stop , they are gone. We saw over 25 Lyrebirds the other weekend on the track in front of us in a 30klm stretch. . They run off and are gone in a flash before you can do anything.
Guess I will just have to stick to bats :)
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#10
Great Photo's , We love birds but its so hard to get a good shot when you are driving along and stop , they are gone. We saw over 25 Lyrebirds the other weekend on the track in front of us in a 30klm stretch. . They run off and are gone in a flash before you can do anything.
Guess I will just have to stick to bats :) View attachment 36585 View attachment 36586
Sometimes your in the right light with the lorikeets (usually sun) and the colors are truelly stunning, they look good anytime, but if you know what i mean there special...
 

Spooner

Well-Known Member
#14
Those Plover are tuff customers . At one of my tip off sites there is a family of them and one of them will stand his ground in front on my semi , shaping up.
I drive around it and its still standing in the same spot calling me a pussy :)
 

Spooner

Well-Known Member
#15
We saw the biggest Peregrine Falcon I've ever seen , up at Wombat a couple of weeks ago , Its was big and fat , sat and stared then took off before I could get my camera out , so this will have to do in the interim :( Not having much luck
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