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Sep 22, 2016 03:34 |  #4546

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Up at the crack of dawn due to the fairy wrens tapping at my window. They did me a favour. I was out at my bush spot by 7 which resulted in 4 firsts for me. This is the first one as I have yet to process the others. Far from rare but not easily spotted as you can guess from the pics. Had to use the inbuilt flash as it was pitch black in there. I knew his spot but he was down the hole so a gentle tap on the trunk had him pop his head up. Wasted the shot because I forgot to drop the iso :oops: Will take the speedlight next time

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Great expression caught, almost doleful, longing at the least. Maybe a new girlfriend for you Kevin :) If so you picked a gem.
Now be honest with me, when you head to the bush spot before Sun up are you not scanning the forest floor with a torch for vipers?


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Sep 22, 2016 03:34 |  #4547

Yes, it's a moth that behaves much like a hummingbird, long rolled "tongue" with which he reaches a flowers nectar, much like a butterfly.


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Sep 22, 2016 04:27 |  #4548

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18136341 (external link)
Great expression caught, almost doleful, longing at the least. Maybe a new girlfriend for you Kevin :) If so you picked a gem.
Now be honest with me, when you head to the bush spot before Sun up are you not scanning the forest floor with a torch for vipers?


Yeah, a curious fellow to pop his head out when I tappped.......a tip given me by an old timer I met on the trail............yes, there's birders older than me :-) No problem with the snakes early morning mate until they come out to sun themselves where the sun breaks through, which is invariably on the path. As spring moves on and the sun gets higher, it'll hit the paths earlier so I'll be more wary


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Sep 22, 2016 07:45 |  #4549

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I know that a lot of you are birders, is this a tiny humming bird? It was no bigger then the end of my thumb.

That's a Hummingbird Hawkmoth.


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Sep 22, 2016 08:49 |  #4550

Thanks for the replies, never knew of such a thing.


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Sep 22, 2016 18:54 |  #4551

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Another of my firsts from yesterday. Did my best at high iso hand held but now I've found it's "anvil".......... a rock surrounded by the snail shells that it has eaten. That's how I found him as I could hear him banging the snails on the rock. I hope to get a better shot at a later date, although flash will definitely be needed as it's so dark in there

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Sep 22, 2016 19:26 as a reply to  @ post 18136322 |  #4552

Snowberry Clearwing Moth--------------- And..... this is completely wrong:-P Thanks rawshorty for the correction
(Hemaris diffinis)


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Sep 23, 2016 02:03 |  #4553

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Snowberry Clearwing Moth
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That would make it over 5000 Miles out of it's range ;-)a


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Sep 23, 2016 04:23 |  #4554

bidkev wrote in post #18137176 (external link)
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Another of my firsts from yesterday. Did my best at high iso hand held but now I've found it's "anvil".......... a rock surrounded by the snail shells that it has eaten. That's how I found him as I could hear him banging the snails on the rock. I hope to get a better shot at a later date, although flash will definitely be needed as it's so dark in there

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Shot looks great. Just remember ISO 3200 is normal in my area about anytime anywhere. Sometimes I dream of living in Florida for ISO reasons alone.


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Sep 23, 2016 04:28 |  #4555

Got the 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS ll usm and wanted to get a idea of the speed, Only had 7m to find and focus on the subject that was moving at full tilt. I'm happy


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Sep 23, 2016 04:54 |  #4556

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18137449 (external link)
Shot looks great. Just remember ISO 3200 is normal in my area about anytime anywhere. Sometimes I dream of living in Florida for ISO reasons alone.


Thanks. I live in the Sunshine State but rainforests can be dark places irrespective. Some young bloke on an Australian bird facebook group just gave me a hard time because I said that I would use flash next time I saw it. He said that flash doesn't work on this species due to their colouration. I was in a good mood so didn't take the conversation further...............​now if he'd have caught me in a few hours time (current time is 12yr old malt time) he might have got a "conversation" out of me :lol:


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Sep 23, 2016 05:49 |  #4557

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Got the 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS ll usm and wanted to get a idea of the speed, Only had 7m to find and focus on the subject that was moving at full tilt. I'm happy
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Definitely needs more than just a 'like' button. That's fantastic!


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Sep 23, 2016 09:32 |  #4558

Really looks like a cartoon!


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Sep 23, 2016 09:50 |  #4559

PRWinnan wrote in post #18137451 (external link)
Got the 100-400 f4.5-5.6L IS ll usm and wanted to get a idea of the speed, Only had 7m to find and focus on the subject that was moving at full tilt. I'm happy
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Nailed it ߙ


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Sep 23, 2016 09:54 |  #4560

bidkev wrote in post #18136205 (external link)
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Up at the crack of dawn due to the fairy wrens tapping at my window. They did me a favour. I was out at my bush spot by 7 which resulted in 4 firsts for me. This is the first one as I have yet to process the others. Far from rare but not easily spotted as you can guess from the pics. Had to use the inbuilt flash as it was pitch black in there. I knew his spot but he was down the hole so a gentle tap on the trunk had him pop his head up. Wasted the shot because I forgot to drop the iso :oops: Will take the speedlight next time

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Doesn't look wasted to me; these look great. The handling of things up to 3200 on the 7D2 is one of the great things about the body. You still have plenty of feather detail, good catch lights and colors.


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