Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
1 Like  #1
Birds of the Lake (many photos)
Lens: M400 f/5.6 Camera: K200D Photo Location: Herdsman Lake and Lake Monger, Perth AU 
Posted By: goddo31, 12-30-2010, 08:39 AM

Recently I have found myself getting back into a bit of bird photography. It didn't take me long to remember how difficult it really is, but here are a few species you may not have seen before.

Australian Hobby



Australian Shelduck



Great Crested Grebe



Australasian Grebe



White-headed Stilt



Curlew Sandpiper



Straw-necked Ibis



Australian White Ibis



Pink Eared Duck



Black-fronted Dotterel



Blue-billed Duck



Grey Teal



Great Egret



And of course, my states icon, the Black Swan:


Views: 2,358
12-30-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Sailor's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Coastal Texas
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 23,600
Thanks for the "Grand Tour" of Australian water birds, Jason. Very nicely done - each and every one.

I hate to admit this, but I've always believed a black swan to be a mythical creature. Makes me feel kinda dumb (but I'm used to it). Happy New Year.

Jer
12-30-2010, 09:53 PM   #3
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
Original Poster
Hi Jer and happy new year. Hope your Christmas was enjoyable too.
Over here the novelty would be a white swan, as we only have the black ones!
These guys are rather common and are usually not very shy.

Thanks for the comment, cheers
12-31-2010, 05:33 AM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: The Cow Belt
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 164
Given the age of the lens, one supposes this is about the zenith of what can be achieved in the field with the Pentax-M 400 f5.6. Though I have used this lens from 1981, I don't think I have mastered its use with a digital camera yet. Very good pictures, congratulations.

12-31-2010, 06:50 AM   #5
Pentaxian
Tamia's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Here, there, and everywhere.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,384
Thanks for this series. I know so little about birds from your part of the world, and so I appreciate seeing these lovely photos. The Great Egret is my favorite, but they're all great.
01-01-2011, 01:05 AM   #6
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
Original Poster
Thanks chhayanat and Tamia.
I do believe that this lens can do a bit better, but it depends on the light conditions and the user, of course. I'm happy enough with the results I am getting though.
You're welcome Tamia. I figured that many of the northern hemisphere people may not have seen most of these birds.
However at least some of these can also be found in the north. The Curlew Sandpiper for instance breeds in Siberia. A pretty big trek hey?
Cheers, Jason.
01-01-2011, 01:11 AM   #7
Inactive Account




Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,521
Thanks for showing me your different birds.

01-02-2011, 02:01 AM   #8
Veteran Member
goddo31's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Perth, Western Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,574
Original Poster
You're welcome sparkle, thanks for the comment.
cheers,
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, duck, flickr, grebe, ibis, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature lake and birds zheric Photo Critique 28 12-29-2010 01:17 PM
Nature Lake Baikal, Olkhon Island, Birds sealonsf Post Your Photos! 8 07-16-2010 05:39 PM
Landscape Lake-front property for the birds Eetu Post Your Photos! 3 07-04-2010 11:56 AM
Nature Birds of Lake logan, Hocking Hills. pcarfan Post Your Photos! 7 10-19-2009 02:41 PM
Lake and birds scott-devon Post Your Photos! 0 09-02-2008 03:46 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:28 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top