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Striated Paredalote
Lens: FA 135 Camera: K-3 Photo Location: Mosquito Creek, Queensland ISO: 200 Shutter Speed: 1/500s Aperture: F6.3 
Posted By: PJ1, 09-17-2019, 01:49 AM

The Striated Pardalotes have raised a family again this year. They seem to have found a suitable nest hole under an awning outside the kitchen. They are often in the grape vine outside the kitchen window (as here). They are a pretty little bird with a pleasant "chip chip" call. In the second pic the bird is in the act of calling - neck extended, either about to call or just finished.

I have a holiday coming up in a couple of months and I need to travel light. I don't expect too many telephoto opportunities so my "long" lens will be the FA 135/2.8 with the DA 1.4X converter. I was trying out the combination with these pics.

Please excuse the typo in the title. Don't know how that extra "e" got there.





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Aussie birds are interesting. TFS
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Very nice photography.

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The Striated Pardalotes have raised a family again this year. They seem to have found a suitable nest hole under an awning outside the kitchen. They are often in the grape vine outside the kitchen window (as here). They are a pretty little bird with a pleasant "chip chip" call.
Lucky you Pete. Nice captures.

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A cute little guy with a bit of character, and you have caught him very nicely.

Interesting philosophy you have there re travelling light, and using the 1.4x for extra reach. I could never leave my 55-300 PLM behind, but again, such decisions are very much a matter of "horses for courses". And a 2.8 vs a 6.3 is a strong argument. Have yet to purchase the 1.4x to pair with my 55-300mm. Have to wait until my budget can stretch to another "splurge". It certainly hasn't done any harm to your images above.
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