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Mad Aussie
11-02-2010, 05:39 AM
For a few years now I've wanted to get a photo of a few elusive birds and the Rainbow Bee-Eater ( a spring and early summertime visitor to our shores ) was high on the list.

This morning I got one. Not as close as I'd like but they are a flighty little bird.

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1402/5139375304_aa411ff01d_o.jpg

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4084/5139375380_587c4de838_o.jpg

Wicked Dark
11-02-2010, 07:45 AM
Very exciting. Congratulations.

Bambi
11-02-2010, 10:06 AM
what an awesome bird!! thanks for sharing. I like both shots very much :)

Donna
11-02-2010, 10:26 AM
What a pretty and colourful little bird . It's always a thrill to catch an elusive one! :) Good job!

aubintbay
11-02-2010, 12:17 PM
Very nice pics Mad Aussie. Number 1 in particular. I have to admit when I read the title I really didn't know quite what to expect!

Iguanasan
11-02-2010, 12:34 PM
Excellent! Nicely done! I love the colours on this fellow.

Kawarthabob
11-02-2010, 12:38 PM
Very cool! I know what it's like waiting for that time of year when you have a window in which to gain a possible shot.

Mad Aussie
11-02-2010, 03:13 PM
Thank you all, I'm very please to get this one :) Be better if I'd gotten in closer though ... these are in cropped a bit.

Regent Bower bird is another I want this summer.

Sorry I haven't been around much, life is busy at present.

Hillbillygirl
11-02-2010, 06:20 PM
A beautiful specimen for sure, and you have captured him very well MA. Congrat's also on the "lifer" to add to your list.
No need for apologies, we all have lives to lead besides our leisure time spent here. I, myself, have not been here as much as I would like, but priorities first.

JAS_Photo
11-03-2010, 02:47 AM
What a wonderful little bird! Good work, M.A!

Mad Aussie
11-03-2010, 05:13 AM
Thanks HBG and JAS :)

Gem
11-03-2010, 11:46 AM
I stared for quite a few minutes thinking, "why are the pictures blurry? That isn't like MA." Then I realized I wasn't wearing my glasses :headslap:

Pretty bird! Looks like a little kid dunked him in several different paints, haha.

Mad Aussie
11-03-2010, 03:51 PM
I stared for quite a few minutes thinking, "why are the pictures blurry? That isn't like MA." Then I realized I wasn't wearing my glasses :headslap:

Pretty bird! Looks like a little kid dunked him in several different paints, haha.

:) Funny!

Marko
11-03-2010, 03:53 PM
Beautiful cute little bird, i favour shot 1 here.

Mad Aussie
11-03-2010, 04:06 PM
Cheers Marko

asnow
11-03-2010, 07:19 PM
Thats a very interesting looking bird. Especially the black stripe that is a continuation of the beak. Makes the bird look like a bandit. It's colours are amazing.

MoinMoin
11-05-2010, 10:31 AM
As always I envy you your wildlife there - the second photo is my favourite, Steve. It has a wonderful layout.

Mad Aussie
11-05-2010, 02:15 PM
Thank you MM and Asnow :)

Yisehaq
11-08-2010, 12:47 AM
Very nice shot indeed.

Mad Aussie
11-08-2010, 04:02 AM
Very nice shot indeed.

Thank you :)

Redneck
11-13-2010, 08:19 AM
Beautiful captures in a natural habitat. excellence, is all I have to say.

Mad Aussie
11-14-2010, 03:45 AM
Beautiful captures in a natural habitat. excellence, is all I have to say.

Thank you very much!