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Apr 26, 2014 05:02 as a reply to  @ post 16857555 |  #361

Annie,

I just found the thread, it is called "Wild birds of Australia".
But I keep watching this thread too, because it has such a gorgeous photos from Margaret and Shorty.




  
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Apr 26, 2014 06:23 |  #362

Annie J wrote in post #16857555 (external link)
Hi Shorty & Margaret, lovely to join & see your two friendly familiar faces here, so to speak! Thankyou (blame) Shorty for gently twisting my arm to get me here too as I really thought "here" was still only for Canon users - so pleased to be told otherwise. What a stunning representation of ACT birdlife! I notice when going through the thread there was mention of a possible Wild Birds of Aus thread. I can't seem to find it yet, or am I just not looking well enough?

Welcome to POTN, Annie. Looking forward to your contributions:)
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Apr 26, 2014 06:26 |  #363

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Thanks for the welcome. I've always been interested in birds, having aviaries and breeding Australian natives since I was young. A number of house moves about 14 years ago saw me selling all my aviaries and birds and I have only just managed to get one more aviary up and running. I only have budgies at the moment, but will hopefully be able to get some more set up in the future, now that my kids are more independent and I actually have some time to myself on the weekends. I might also be able to devote some time to getting out into the reserves and doing a bit of photography work. I only have a 700D and the kit lenses - 18-55mm, 55-250mm and a 60mm macro lens I bought, so I'm a bit limited for anything in the distance, but will hopefully manage a lens upgrade and some proper classes in the future.

Your set up should get you some good results from some of the birds, now get out there and take some pics and add them to this thread:D


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Apr 28, 2014 22:34 |  #364

Thanks Lyn! I second following this thread, just amazing shots. Got it Shorty, thanks for that!




  
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May 05, 2014 19:59 |  #365

Been too busy since i got back from my holiday but managed to go to the wetlands after work yesterday.
The Kites are still at it, i was there for 40 minutes and they mated 3 times:eek:
At one point the male went to get a mouse for the female so i was ready to get the exchange shot, but they flew behind the tree to do it so no shots:(

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May 12, 2014 23:25 |  #366

Last friday i went out to old Bobeyan road at Namadgi National Park. Picked a spot between some rocks and waited for the Wedgies, it didn't take long and boy one got close. While watching one i heard a noise behind me and turned around to see another one wings spread and looked like it was going to take me down. Lucky for me it changed it's mind and banked off to the right.
I am sure it thought i was an animal caught in the rocks.

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For these next 2 shots i had to back the lens off to 300mm.
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May 13, 2014 02:24 as a reply to  @ rawshorty's post |  #367

Lovely work with the wedgies there mate. We share our airspace here at Richmond with a pair & it's great to glide with them.

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Sep 08, 2014 02:28 |  #368

Time to revive this thread
A few recent ones from Canberra.

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Sep 08, 2014 04:37 |  #369

beautiful pics
Good to see this thread restarting.




  
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Sep 09, 2014 02:35 |  #370

Lyn2011 wrote in post #17141682 (external link)
beautiful pics
Good to see this thread restarting.

Thanks, Lyn.
There must some more people from Canberra that can post some pics?


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Sep 09, 2014 12:29 |  #371

Fantastic set Shorty.


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Sep 09, 2014 15:43 |  #372

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Fantastic set Shorty.

Thanks, Joe.


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Sep 22, 2015 19:06 |  #373

Morning all,

I'm pretty new to this (posting, that is), so if i have breached any protocols, my apologies. I thought I'd add to the pix of ACT birds. These were from a bunch of Noisy Miners (manorina melanocephala) that feasted on our agapanthus flowers last summer (just before the cockatoos descended and stripped most of the flowers from the stalks...).

Canon 6D, EF100-400L at 400, f8.0, 1/1000, ISO 800.

Cheers

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PS - as recently retired, I plan to be a more active contributor.


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Sep 28, 2015 00:53 |  #374


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Here's a couple of Silver Eyes from our back-yard last year.


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Sep 28, 2015 02:03 |  #375

Some more form the back-yard: Mr and Mrs Gang-gang cockatoos called in for a feed.


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