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Posted By: roentarre, 11-29-2008, 04:33 AM

This bugga is so agile and never stopping to rest for a second even in its nest.

The shot was captured in Raymond Island across payneville in Victoria Australia.

k20d + A* 300 f2.8 with 2 teleconverters on top of each other


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11-29-2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Wow, interesting lens set up James amd nice photo. JIMBO
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That is a nice capture James. Those fantails are hard to get!
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Wow, interesting lens set up James amd nice photo. JIMBO
Fantails are like spiderman, hovering around above my head, non stop. Hard to manual focus at all

Thanks for the feedback

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That is a nice capture James. Those fantails are hard to get!
Yes, my eyes are getting dizzy just by tracking them with my eyes!

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What a spry and cute one. Really great composition!
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Thank you there. I think this bird is more well known locally for being more elusive than wrens to capture. It simply just won't stand still. ADHD version of Rhesus Monkey in mating seasons.
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Thanks--I had not seen one of these before, so I took a look over at Wikipedia to learn more. Wikipedia, confirming what you and others have said, puts it this way "During waking hours the bird is almost never still." It looks like these guys are only found in Australia and New Zealand.
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They do look good on video. Because they are like flying rats!

I like to photograph my own home town and document everything through my cameras. Thank you for looking.

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No what you mean some species are extremely hard to picture.
But you captured it, and thats good.

Quitte a set up this 300/2.8 with 2 converters. Reading your story I gues ist done without tripod, that makes it even harder.


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Nice result,James. I bet that took a bit of patience.
Interesting setup as well.
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No what you mean some species are extremely hard to picture.
But you catured it, and thats good.

Quitte a set up this 300/2.8 with 2 converters. Reading your story I gues ist done without tripod, that makes it even harder.


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Thanks there! I guessed I spent too much time just on one bird and posted this instead Shots that are too easy to take are often stored in the hard drive for a long time

Your birding shot is much higher caliber than mine

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Nice result,James. I bet that took a bit of patience.
Interesting setup as well.
Thanks, it is kind of my country drive gone mad with one group of crazy birds on this beautiful island!
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Great shot with the telescopic set you had there James.
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roentarre:

Thanks--I had not seen one of these before, so I took a look over at Wikipedia to learn more. Wikipedia, confirming what you and others have said, puts it this way "During waking hours the bird is almost never still." It looks like these guys are only found in Australia and New Zealand.
In the general sense, many birds are normally the most active just prior to sunrise and for the first 3 hours thereafter. Sometimes activity will pick up near sunset. Mornings are often prime time for photographing birds!

Exceptions are wading birds and birds of prey, which don't seem to have a clock running..
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James, that's a tough combination to shoot with on such a small subject - well done!

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Your birding shot is much higher caliber than mine
Comming from you I feel honored!!

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