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Nov 18, 2022 23:10 |  #3826

A male Regent Bowerbird taken in the Lamington National Park near the O'Reilly's Resort.

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Nov 18, 2022 23:59 |  #3827

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A male Regent Bowerbird taken in the Lamington National Park near the O'Reilly's Resort.

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Dennis this is an outstanding capture of a really magnificent bird.
Amazing details and colours. You really brought out the sheen and depth of blues so beautifully.



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Nov 19, 2022 00:28 |  #3828

this morning I was treated to a wren display.
I was weeding when two males flew onto the fence beside me and looked about for a while then headed to the shrubs on side of drive.
I suspect there's a nest about in the shrubs and males and a female were very prominent and yet didn't seem agitated with my presence and went about their chores and at times posing for a while before heading off again only to return.

male Superb Fairy Wren

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Nov 19, 2022 00:37 |  #3829

Here we have a Wonga Pigeon, or Wonga Wonga, a large, plump, ground-dwelling pigeon with a small head, short, broad wings and a long tail. It is a shy bird, except in areas where it has become used to humans, it will take off with explosive wing-claps if disturbed.

Next we have a White-headed Pigeon on the balcony of a lookout, taken early in the morning in the Lamington National Park.

Both tend to scuttle away into the undergrowth once the day visitors begin to arrive.

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Nov 19, 2022 00:40 |  #3830

avondale87 wrote in post #19447965 (external link)
Dennis this is an outstanding capture of a really magnificent bird.
Amazing details and colours. You really brought out the sheen and depth of blues so beautifully.

Thanks Richard, I may have to re-visit the colour balance as the feathers are more towards black than blues - I've just started using the "ON1 Effects 2023" Plug In in PS CC, blended in on a Layer at 50% Opacity, which might account for the colour shift.:-)

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Nov 19, 2022 00:42 |  #3831

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this morning I was treated to a wren display.
I was weeding when two males flew onto the fence beside me and looked about for a while then headed to the shrubs on side of drive.
I suspect there's a nest about in the shrubs and males and a female were very prominent and yet didn't seem agitated with my presence and went about their chores and at times posing for a while before heading off again only to return.

male Superb Fairy Wren

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Beautiful portraits of these quite endearing Wrens, Richard, isn't it lovely when they trust you and don't mind you being nearby.:-)

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Nov 19, 2022 00:49 |  #3832

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Beautiful portraits of these quite endearing Wrens, Richard, isn't it lovely when they trust you and don't mind you being nearby.:-)

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many thanks Dennis
yes it is a real privilege and a thrill
This is where the photo shoot started. One of the two males that lobbed up on the fence near where I was weeding.
I had taken the camera just in case or actually hoping I'd see some :lol:
Uncropped - quite close. It just sat staring at me.

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those are beautiful pigeons - very nicely captured.

The whirl as they depart must be a pigeon thing as our Bronzewings are same as they rapidly depart


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Nov 19, 2022 06:17 |  #3833

On 10 Nov the oriole nest outside our door had (at least) two babies.

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Yesterday they left the nest, though I don't think the smaller one was ready. It got to a close by branch, flapped around bit and sat waiting for its mummy. I left it alone after taking a few frames so the mother oriole, who was calling from a nearby tree, could feel comfortable coming in for it.

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Still waiting for the wisdom they promised would be worth getting old for.

  
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Nov 19, 2022 06:22 |  #3834

A while later my wife had picked it up off the lawn after it had fallen from its branch.

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I got a ladder and put it back in its nest so its mother could come for it. Later the nest was empty and the baby nowhere to be seen. I hope it survived.

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Nov 19, 2022 07:18 |  #3835

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I got a ladder and put it back in its nest so its mother could come for it. Later the nest was empty and the baby nowhere to be seen. I hope it survived.
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Gosh, so cute :love:


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Nov 19, 2022 07:26 |  #3836

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A male Regent Bowerbird taken in the Lamington National Park near the O'Reilly's Resort.

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They are absolutely beautiful shots, Denis. Very well processed. Thank you.


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Nov 19, 2022 07:31 |  #3837

avondale87 wrote in post #19447971 (external link)
this morning I was treated to a wren display.
I was weeding when two males flew onto the fence beside me and looked about for a while then headed to the shrubs on side of drive.
I suspect there's a nest about in the shrubs and males and a female were very prominent and yet didn't seem agitated with my presence and went about their chores and at times posing for a while before heading off again only to return.

male Superb Fairy Wren

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Fantastic shots, Richard - How lucky you guys are to have such a colourful and large variety of birds down under.


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Nov 19, 2022 07:36 |  #3838

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A while later my wife had picked it up off the lawn after it had fallen from its branch.
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I got a ladder and put it back in its nest so its mother could come for it. Later the nest was empty and the baby nowhere to be seen. I hope it survived.
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Nice series, Pippan - and an interesting narrative.


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Nov 19, 2022 07:42 |  #3839

nardes wrote in post #19447975 (external link)
Here we have a Wonga Pigeon, or Wonga Wonga, a large, plump, ground-dwelling pigeon with a small head, short, broad wings and a long tail. It is a shy bird, except in areas where it has become used to humans, it will take off with explosive wing-claps if disturbed.

Next we have a White-headed Pigeon on the balcony of a lookout, taken early in the morning in the Lamington National Park.

Both tend to scuttle away into the undergrowth once the day visitors begin to arrive.

Cheers

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Nice shots, Denis - At least we have our fair share of pigeons here - - - But even these look different - must be down to the lens.-? :p


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Nov 19, 2022 14:33 |  #3840

nardes wrote in post #19447954 (external link)
A male Regent Bowerbird taken in the Lamington National Park near the O'Reilly's Resort.

That 2nd shot is beautiful!

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More great Superb Fairy Wren images!

nardes wrote in post #19447975 (external link)
Here we have a Wonga Pigeon, or Wonga Wonga, a large, plump, ground-dwelling pigeon with a small head, short, broad wings and a long tail. It is a shy bird, except in areas where it has become used to humans, it will take off with explosive wing-claps if disturbed.

Next we have a White-headed Pigeon on the balcony of a lookout, taken early in the morning in the Lamington National Park.

More birds I've never heard of nor seen. Nice captures!


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Very nice baby images!


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