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Mad Aussie
07-27-2011, 05:45 PM
3rd day in a row now, same section of the lake shore ... not sure about you lot but I'm not getting bored with the birds. So peaceful out there with just the bird calls around.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6009/5982570038_d36cdbcc61_o.jpg

She's a bit drab. You should see her male counterpart ... bright yellow body with deep black and bright white around the throat and head.
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6004/5982009475_2444c03ec8_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6012/5982009779_a7ed59b76f_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6125/5982572004_33b9623672_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6134/5982011537_40f4a498bf_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6017/5982573052_95e8996d48_o.jpg

more in sec ...

Mad Aussie
07-27-2011, 05:46 PM
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6015/5982012491_fcb95b2b2c_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6008/5982574308_11298639e6_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6135/5982013377_1805336248_o.jpg

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6030/5982575766_ac2aefde1d_o.jpg

I have to say I'm very pleased with the birds I've found on these short walks near home over the past few days. I didn't know this trail existed until a few days ago.

JAS_Photo
07-27-2011, 06:01 PM
A really nice variety there too! Lovely shots, M.A. I like how those little ones have the perky little tails. :)

Mad Aussie
07-27-2011, 07:02 PM
A really nice variety there too! Lovely shots, M.A. I like how those little ones have the perky little tails. :)
Perky is good ;)

QuietOne
07-27-2011, 10:14 PM
Aw, I'm getting jealous. Here you are on a nice trail with birds all around and I'm staring at spreadsheets.

Mad Aussie
07-27-2011, 11:07 PM
Aw, I'm getting jealous. Here you are on a nice trail with birds all around and I'm staring at spreadsheets.
I spend a lot of the day staring at computer programs too ... but now then I get out there either early or late and see the widdle birdies cause I wub them:)

mbrager
07-28-2011, 12:33 AM
These are really great, sharp photos of pretty small looking birds. In checking your EXIF data, you seem to be using a 22 mm lens (f8, 1/640, iso 250). Is that right? I thought in another post you mentioned a 400 mm. And these seem to be telephoto shots for sure. Anyway, I love the detail and coloring, and the sense that you are there with the tiny creature in the big forest.

Mad Aussie
07-28-2011, 12:41 AM
In checking your EXIF data ...
There's your mistake! No point looking at my EXIF I'm afraid because it's totally wrong. It also says I took it back in 2010. The data is from the first image I placed on that border in Photoshop. They were definitely taken with my 400m L Series lens. Settings are around the 400 ISO, 1/500th, f6.3.

I'm glad you like them.

mbrager
07-28-2011, 01:07 AM
Thanks for clearing that up. That makes way more sense.

Yisehaq
07-28-2011, 02:36 AM
They are all very nice, MA! I find it very difficult to shoot these kind of small birds. I think a 400mm might help a bit. I also like the catchlights. Did you use a flash for that? or they are just natural light.

Mad Aussie
07-28-2011, 02:42 AM
They are all very nice, MA! I find it very difficult to shoot these kind of small birds. I think a 400mm might help a bit. I also like the catchlights. Did you use a flash for that? or they are just natural light.
Thank you. I always use a flash for these shots Yisehag.

Hillbillygirl
07-28-2011, 09:07 PM
Another beautiful set of such a variety MA. Looks a lot like the size of our Warblers over here, and I know what they are like to shoot.:wall-an: Very well done on all.
The 400mm F5.6L is one lens I would like to get, especially for in-flights, as it is so nice and light, and amazing sharpness.

Mad Aussie
07-28-2011, 09:23 PM
Another beautiful set of such a variety MA. Looks a lot like the size of our Warblers over here, and I know what they are like to shoot.:wall-an: Very well done on all.
The 400mm F5.6L is one lens I would like to get, especially for in-flights, as it is so nice and light, and amazing sharpness.
Light??? Well compared to a 600mm maybe ... or a moose. :)

Michaelaw
07-28-2011, 10:47 PM
All great birdie shots MA...It's beyond me how you know all their names?

Mad Aussie
07-28-2011, 11:39 PM
All great birdie shots MA...It's beyond me how you know all their names?
Thanks Maw. I have a book ... with pictures ... and I can read it ;)

I don't know their real names though so I just call them all 'Fred' :shrug:

Michaelaw
07-28-2011, 11:47 PM
Just lose the "it" before the smiley and you have serious humor :laughing:

Bambi
07-30-2011, 01:29 PM
excellent set MA. I love the fluffiness of the fairy wrens.

Mad Aussie
07-30-2011, 06:03 PM
excellent set MA. I love the fluffiness of the fairy wrens.
Thanks Bambi :)

edG
07-31-2011, 06:27 PM
excellent captures and post!

Mad Aussie
07-31-2011, 08:40 PM
excellent captures and post!
Thanks Ed :)

asnow
08-01-2011, 04:46 PM
Love the sharpness in all your bird photos. That must be a great lens and you definitely know how to use it.

Marko
08-01-2011, 04:54 PM
Wow seems i missed this set - Loving the sharpness!

Mad Aussie
08-02-2011, 01:28 AM
Thanks Marko and asnow :)