Is it OK if I post some more?
Today, I took out my new dSLR to see if I could use its limited lens to get some photos – timing is the thing with these photos as the birds move around so much.
It was so cold and windy my eyes watered like crazy and so many photos missed the mark – but not all 🙂
While there were honey eaters – singing honey eaters & teh little silver eyes, as well as new hollands, I only managed to catch 2 singing honey eaters:
Mostly it was a pair of wattle birds. They weren’t in evidence last year, but this year, this pair seem to dominate the flame tree. There are only the 2 trees now, as the 3rd was blown down in a storm last year. Over 100 years old, is came down in an instant. Terribly sad.
So, the birds are congregating in just the one tree. The second hasn’t got as many flowers out yet.
This next set of photos are all taken on the dSLR – not a new model, by any means (Canon 40d), but still – the quality of the photos astounds me!
And if you think that many of the photos seem like the same flowers with the bird having only moved a little, you’re right – I stood there, in the middle of the road, and did the phtoographer thing – click click click click… 😀
This is my favourite:
These are taken with my little Powershot point ‘n’ shoot, and it isn’t just the camera – the sun did come out and the wind died down, so there was a lot more golden light (it was near sunset time):
I am always amazed at the acrobatic abilities if this bird:
Makes me wonder what I will catch tomorrow 🙂