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Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 05:03 AM
We often hear these in the rain-forest but very rarely ever see one. Usually it's just some movement in the branches at best. We hear the call which sounds like a crying cat I guess.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4122/4900458236_d0af1cb12c_o.jpg

Matt K.
08-18-2010, 08:14 AM
Nice capture, and nice use of flash. You must have come rather close to this one.

Iguanasan
08-18-2010, 08:53 AM
Fine detail on our fine feathered friend. Very well captured, MA. Love the colour of this guy.

Bambi
08-18-2010, 09:04 AM
the ninja photographer strikes again!!! these is a great picture! :thumbup:

Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 06:01 PM
Thanks Matt, IG and Bambi.

Matt ... nope ... I was probably about 6 or 7 metres from him. With the light in the canopy making him look dark, I couldn't even see what he was until I got the capture.

Matt K.
08-18-2010, 10:14 PM
Matt ... nope ... I was probably about 6 or 7 metres from him. With the light in the canopy making him look dark, I couldn't even see what he was until I got the capture.

you have got to be kidding me ... what focal length lens do you use????

Mad Aussie
08-18-2010, 11:07 PM
you have got to be kidding me ... what focal length lens do you use????

That was my 100-400mm ;)

JAS_Photo
08-19-2010, 04:05 AM
Very cool capture! What a pretty bird! He looks like a cross between a starling and Sadie!

Mad Aussie
08-19-2010, 06:17 AM
Thanks JAS. He's probably the size of a large Starling I guess. Maybe a tad bigger.

edG
08-19-2010, 05:49 PM
good shoot'n MA and is he ever green

Mad Aussie
08-19-2010, 06:00 PM
Thanks EdG

casil403
08-20-2010, 08:33 AM
We have catbirds here...they are grey with red bums. They have the same kind of call but are super hard to find because they like to hide in thick dense thicket. Most often times you here them rather than see them. :)

Mad Aussie
08-20-2010, 05:11 PM
We have catbirds here...they are grey with red bums. They have the same kind of call but are super hard to find because they like to hide in thick dense thicket. Most often times you here them rather than see them. :)
Well going by the call and habit, they are the same species. That's the first Catbird I've ever remotely gotten a good look at. Even then I had no idea until I took the photo what it might have been. Without the flash I'd have never known. Didn't even realize they were so green!

casil403
08-20-2010, 07:03 PM
These our ours. I took this last year and the only reason I got a good shot of him is because I mimicked his call and he came out of hiding to check me out. Even flashed me his bum which according to the bird book is a mating posture!! :laughing: Nice to see at least someting was turned on by my presence! :laugh: :wall-an:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3526/3711821944_5589b8dfc0_z.jpg?zz=1

Hillbillygirl
08-20-2010, 08:10 PM
Beautiful pic MA, and so much more vibrant than our grey Catbirds.

Mad Aussie
08-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Thanks HBG.

Just looked up the Catbird in our book and we definitely don't get those grey ones of yours Casil. I didn't get a mating posture from mine so you must be more attractive ;)

Bambi
08-20-2010, 11:01 PM
really cute Casil. Did you flash him back?