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07-31-2018, 02:05 PM - 1 Like   #29281
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I'm not sure if I'll ever capture a hummer that completely pleases me.
I'm rather glad we don't have them here, I'd spend months trying to get a better shot.

Pardalotes are bad enough.

07-31-2018, 02:18 PM   #29282
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Yeah, you could say that.I'd say something like "Oh, yeah--shot of a lifetime AND NAILED IT!!! WooHoo!!!!"
I was saying something like that inside, Dave!
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I need to take a bunch of stomach relief pills. I'm totally hyper envious of the great luck, and the great photos.
Many thanks Albert. Yes, what an experience. And I doubt I could have got the shots without the PLM lens. Hooray for Pentax.
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Sensational Images. So hard to get them just popping out of the water, you did an excellent job catching this guy. Again, Sensational.
Thanks for sharing
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Many thanks indeed. If you pop down to Byron Bay you'll see the Humpbacks going past. Have a good look in Moreton Bay. Then up to Hervey Bay to watch the calves frolicking. You've got some great sites around S-E Qld!

I've been whale watching (on shore and off shore) at the head of the Bight, Victor Harbour, Warrnambool, Wilson's Prom, Phillip Island (numerous times), Eden, Jervis Bay, Byron Bay, Hervey Bay, and Mission Beach. I figure that the more often you go, the better your chances. And they are all beautiful locations. And plenty of other great sites in Oz too:
https://theculturetrip.com/pacific/australia/articles/the-best-places-to-go-...-in-australia/
https://news.experienceoz.com.au/top-10-whale-watching/
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/topics/wildlife/2016/06/top-10-whale-...s-in-australia

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You should try with a flash that does Hi speed sync(like the AF-540-FGZ)... and a Flash extender you'd be surprised how it freeze the action!
I've thought about something like that, but decided I like some blur on the wings, seems more natural and gives the feeling of action, at least to me.
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Speaking of Pardalotes, uncropped or cropped?





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Couple more from DA 560
Red wattled lapwing


Rock eagle owl
Great shot of the Lapwing!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Many thanks indeed. If you pop down to Byron Bay you'll see the Humpbacks going past. Have a good look in Moreton Bay. Then up to Hervey Bay to watch the calves frolicking. You've got some great sites around S-E Qld!

I've been whale watching (on shore and off shore) at the head of the Bight, Victor Harbour, Warrnambool, Wilson's Prom, Phillip Island (numerous times), Eden, Jervis Bay, Byron Bay, Hervey Bay, and Mission Beach. I figure that the more often you go, the better your chances. And they are all beautiful locations. And plenty of other great sites in Oz too:
The Best Places To Go Whale Watching in Australia
10 Best Whale Watching Spots in Australia | Experience Oz
Top 10 whale-watching spots in Australia - Australian Geographic
Yes, I am hopefully getting up to Rainbow beach for the New Moon, to do some Milkyway shots up there, and really hoping to see some Whale action during the days, maybe up on the cliffs at Double Island.

Thanks for the links I'll have a look there too.


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Speaking of Pardalotes, uncropped or cropped?
Yes. Both are good. I'm preferential to the cropped version, but by a minuscule margin. The first one is very nice with the surroundings.
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Speaking of Pardalotes, uncropped or cropped?


Cropped is my pick but I'd be happy with either one.

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A lot of help you guys are

Have another.

More housekeeping:

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And for something different.

Tawny Frogmouth:

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A different shot, but portrait doesn't play well on the forum:

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A lot of help you guys are

Have another.

More housekeeping:
I have enough trouble finding Pardalotes let alone getting photos of them.
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I have enough trouble finding Pardalotes let alone getting photos of them.
I guess Canberra (or at least most of it) has the wrong soil for the Spotted, they need something they can dig into. And the Striated needs dead trees with small hollows.
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Good news for me, the Frogmouths returned to the same tree this morning.

Why is that good news? Well I'm meeting someone there tomorrow and now have a chance of showing them the Frogmouths.

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