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Lens: Sigma 70-300 DL f4-5.6 Camera: K20D Photo Location: Melbourne 
Posted By: Cee Cee, 09-11-2012, 04:14 PM

I know I've posted a few of these New Holland Honey Eaters before but I was particulary pleased with a couple of shots from the weekend and a Willie Wag Tail, Crested Pigeon & Spotted Pardalote

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09-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Great shots - I especially like the McGyver bird in 4 - looks like he is ready to dismantle a bomb or build a rocket with that paper clip.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Great shots - I especially like the McGyver bird in 4 - looks like he is ready to dismantle a bomb or build a rocket with that paper clip.
McGyver bird! Too funny! Nice set I like all the varied expressions on them, fascinating.
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really nice captures, love #1.

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I always like seeing different birds that what I'm used to seeing around my digs.--charliezap
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Nice Cee Cee. I want to do birds badly. The birds around here stay in the shade and are very flighty. Is number four a Dove or pigeon? I don't want to start feeding the birds because they carry West Nile virus! I,ll just be content to enjoy yours.
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Tough captures to get right.
Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots - I especially like the McGyver bird in 4 - looks like he is ready to dismantle a bomb or build a rocket with that paper clip.
HaHa, I guess he's constructing a steel reinforced nest this spring, cheers.

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McGyver bird! Too funny! Nice set I like all the varied expressions on them, fascinating.
hey thanks for the comments dean, cheers.

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really nice captures, love #1.
thanks Bob, the bird kept coming back to that branch and checking me out (only about 6ft away) and only stay for a second or two, so pre focused on the branch and waited, cheers.

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I always like seeing different birds that what I'm used to seeing around my digs.--charliezap
same here charlie, glad you liked these,cheers,.

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A very good series of shots of our little feathered friends.
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Really nice series CeeCee. Especially like the first one. You are getting quite good at capturing birds. Thanks for sharing these.
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Nice Cee Cee. I want to do birds badly. The birds around here stay in the shade and are very flighty. Is number four a Dove or pigeon? I don't want to start feeding the birds because they carry West Nile virus! I,ll just be content to enjoy yours.
the birds although wild are in urban park lands with walking & bicycle tracks so they are pretty used to humans, but you still have to be a little lucky, also they were too busy with the business of spring to pay me much attention. that's a "Crested Pigeon" with the wire in its beak, cheers

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Tough captures to get right.
Thanks for sharing.
Glad you liked them Ash, my old sigma zoom @300m and wide open, can be a tough assignment, cheers.

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A very good series of shots of our little feathered friends.
thanks EM, our feathered friends were busy with spring duties and seemed a bit more tolerant of my presence


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Really nice series CeeCee. Especially like the first one. You are getting quite good at capturing birds. Thanks for sharing these.
thank you for those kind words Susan, I'm always inspired (to try and improve) by some of the awesome bird shots we see on these forums
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Wonderful shots!! (I LOL'd at MacGyver bird!) really, this is a fantastic series with such a great variety of bird! Lovely work!
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Very very nice set Cee Cee. They are gorgeous birds and your photos do them justice. I love the eye in the first and the drip of water on its bill... the second is very cool with the yellow markings and the 'MacGyver' bird is really captivating... they are all cool... I have never seen a bird with a spotted head before as in the last... thank you so much for sharing.
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Wonderful shots!! (I LOL'd at MacGyver bird!) really, this is a fantastic series with such a great variety of bird! Lovely work!
thank you Lori for your kind words, I'm always amazed at the local variety of birds that I'm finding (now that I'm looking).

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Very very nice set Cee Cee. They are gorgeous birds and your photos do them justice. I love the eye in the first and the drip of water on its bill... the second is very cool with the yellow markings and the 'MacGyver' bird is really captivating... they are all cool... I have never seen a bird with a spotted head before as in the last... thank you so much for sharing.
thanks for your comments tess, always appreciated .... it was the first time I'd seen that little spotted bird as well, I had to "look it up" when I got home.
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