View Full Version : Some Birds I found Today

Mad Aussie
01-25-2009, 02:44 AM
I've mentioned I enjoy taking shots of birds a few times here so I thought I might show you some. This morning my wife and I went out and took various photos including these ones I got below.

Both birds are reasonably common around our area. Although we've had both lately in our backyard I got these ones from around coastline a few k's away.

1stly ... the Rose Breasted Cockatoo. We call them Galah's here in Aussie and, because they are funny to watch clowning around (they are renowned for hanging upside down or lying on their backs in the grass), we also call folks who clown around 'Galahs'.
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Mad Aussie
01-25-2009, 02:47 AM
Blue Faced Honey Eater. The ones without the blue are juveniles.

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01-25-2009, 03:00 AM
Beautiful photos of beautiful birds.

01-25-2009, 03:37 AM
Nice :D

What lens was this taken with? The clarity is awesome.

Mad Aussie
01-25-2009, 04:00 AM
Nice :D

What lens was this taken with? The clarity is awesome.
Thank you both.

These were with my Canon 100-400mm 4.5L lens.

01-25-2009, 04:30 AM
These were with my Canon 100-400mm 4.5L lens.

Nice :) They are great fun, though rather heavy to lug around!

01-25-2009, 11:19 AM
Wow - very nice, I especially like the series with the Blue Faced Honey Eater :highfive:

Mad Aussie
01-25-2009, 02:14 PM
Thanks Marko.

We don't see the Honey Eaters as often around here as the Galahs. In fact Galah's and Sulfur Crested Cockatoo's are daily visitors as are Rainbow Lorikeets ...

Rainbow Lorikeet
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Sulfur Crested Cockatoo (usually just called a White Cockatoo)
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01-26-2009, 11:09 AM
:eek: I want that Rainbow Lorikeet!

Mad Aussie
01-26-2009, 01:33 PM
:eek: I want that Rainbow Lorikeet!
You can have one! Noisy damn things are everywhere here :D
There are times during the year when they aren't around but never for long. Most mornings they are in our bottlebrush tree at present.

Mad Aussie
02-24-2009, 06:35 PM
Thought I'd add a few more in ...

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Mad Aussie
02-24-2009, 06:36 PM
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Mad Aussie
02-24-2009, 06:39 PM
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02-24-2009, 11:42 PM
Well those are some really beautiful birds you have down under, very colorful and interesting. I really like the Pelican shots as well as the last bird you posted. Well done:)

Mad Aussie
02-24-2009, 11:44 PM
Thanks Michael. We do have some cool birds down here and I enjoy photgraphing them.

02-24-2009, 11:48 PM
I fell in love with pelicans after watching "Winged Migration" just an awesome flier in my books. I really enjoy shooting birds too.

Mad Aussie
02-24-2009, 11:52 PM
Pelicans sure can fly high! And they are fun subject when there's a few of them together. I have a few pelican shots around

02-25-2009, 12:16 AM
Nice shots. I like the pelicans in the last post as well. Its nice to see birds with color for a change. The ones we have here are pretty drab. We have the cardinal, a finch species, and the hummingbird. They are far and few between though. I'll have to share a couple of the birds Ive got. They are nothing this great.

Mad Aussie
02-25-2009, 12:22 AM
Share away ... you know me ;)