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Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-17-2019, 03:46 AM  
Nature Worn out Bee on a worn out Daisy
Posted By RobG
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Views: 336
Thanks! Maybe the nectar of a Paper Daisy is especially sticky to last a long time?
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-16-2019, 05:50 AM  
Nature Grey fantail
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Thanks Jer! I wish either was true! :lol: I wear glasses, and hand-holding the DFA 150-450 steady is a challenge!




Indeed - and yet quite a lot of Australian birds do for some reason. I suspect it helps them catch prey by guiding them to turn their heads slightly. Here's a Grey Butcherbird that also has whiskers, although I think the longest ones are on nocturnal birds like the Tawny Frogmouth.



Grey Butcherbird
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-13-2019, 05:17 PM  
Nature Grey fantail
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Thank you!



Thanks! Most grey Fantails are either high up in trees or flitting from place to place too fast to get a bead on them. I deleted a number of images blurred by the movement of the bird, because at first I mistakenly had the ISO too low. The close up is still slightly motion blurred, but I suspect it's my failure to hand-hold the DFA 150-450 steady. :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-11-2019, 02:37 PM  
Nature Sturt Desert Pea
Posted By RobG
Replies: 3
Views: 180
The gardens are really worth a visit. You'd be very lucky to see the Sturt Desert Pea, because it's an ephemeral. :) But there's lots more to see, and usually something is flowering at any time of year!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-11-2019, 02:17 AM  
Nature Echidna looking for ants
Posted By RobG
Replies: 11
Views: 369
OK, they're omnivores, so they possibly have a similar niche to the Brushtail Possum. I'm familiar with the expression "playing possum" although ironically it's not a defence mechanism used by Australian possums. :) I don't think there's anything in North America which is in quite the same niche as the Echidna (since the Echidna is an ant and termite specialist), but perhaps the Armadillo is close.

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They are similar in that they're both made of the same material as fingernails, but while the Porcupine quills break off, Echidna spines don't. I once lifted an Echidna using a blanket for padding to move it off a highway, and no harm was done to the animal. When threatened, the Echidna will dig into the ground to protect its head and belly while exposing the spines.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-11-2019, 02:05 AM  
Nature Sturt Desert Pea
Posted By RobG
Replies: 3
Views: 180

Sturt Desert Pea
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

I only noticed the butterfly when I went to edit the photo! :o
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-10-2019, 03:08 AM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By RobG
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Views: 160,240
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-10-2019, 03:06 AM  
Show me a Sign! Billboards,sign,bus ads,shop signs go here!
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4,745
Views: 368,134
There's beaches in Australia which have speed limit signs! :)
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-10-2019, 03:05 AM  
Thematic Sunsets
Posted By RobG
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Views: 103,401
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-10-2019, 01:28 AM  
Other Challenge +Show us your bokeh+
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4,919
Views: 420,118

Grey Fantail
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-10-2019, 01:26 AM  
Nature Grey fantail
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-10-2019, 12:25 AM  
Nature Echidna looking for ants
Posted By RobG
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Thank you!



Wow, really? Do Opossums eat ants and termites? Our possums (only distantly related to the North American Opossum) are specialists or omnivores, mostly living in trees. The most ubiquitous possum is the Brushtail. These are Mountain Brushtails. An example of a specialist possum is the Yellow-bellied Glider, which mostly live on Eucalyptus sap and flower nectar.



Mountain Brushtail Possums
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-09-2019, 05:27 AM  
Nature Little Corella
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Thanks - true! They are more boisterous in flocks.



Thanks! Australians keep them as pets too!
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-09-2019, 05:13 AM  
Nature Lotus dreaming
Posted By RobG
Replies: 1
Views: 135
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-08-2019, 03:45 AM  
Nature Worn out Bee on a worn out Daisy
Posted By RobG
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Thanks Jer! :p
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-07-2019, 10:36 PM  
Nature Little Corella
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 247
Thanks! They are very playful and intelligent as well as easily bored. They amuse themselves by pulling the rubber linings out of street lights. I've seen a couple of them playing on the lawn in a park, looking more like puppies than birds!
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-06-2019, 08:02 PM  
Other Challenge +Show us your bokeh+
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4,919
Views: 420,118
Some nice sharpness and bokeh from the DFA 100 macro.


Worn Bee on Worn Daisy
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-06-2019, 08:01 PM  
Nature Worn out Bee on a worn out Daisy
Posted By RobG
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Coming from someone who does a lot of close-up photos, that's high praise! Thank you! :)



Thanks - will do!




Thanks! It really demonstrates the sharpness of the DFA 100 macro. The resolution of the lens clearly exceeds the capacity of the K3. I imagine it produces amazing results on the K1!




Thank you. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-06-2019, 03:52 AM  
Nature Worn out Bee on a worn out Daisy
Posted By RobG
Replies: 9
Views: 336
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-04-2019, 08:05 PM  
Nature Echidna looking for ants
Posted By RobG
Replies: 11
Views: 369
:lol: Hopefully I'll see the same Echidna another time - this is the second time I've found it digging ants out from behind the walls at the Botanic Gardens. I would have got more photos except another person went much too close in order to get a photo with a phone, and frightened it away.
Forum: Mini-Challenges, Games, and Photo Stories 03-04-2019, 03:55 AM  
Panorama-orama - Post your Panos
Posted By RobG
Replies: 1,823
Views: 160,240
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No worries. It's quick to try and I find it very easy to use. YMMV.



Wow! It's very hard to get the detail in the snow without everything ending up too dark. Plus there was snow falling... :eek:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-03-2019, 06:08 AM  
Nature Echidna looking for ants
Posted By RobG
Replies: 11
Views: 369
Thanks! I just wish his eye wasn't droopy at that moment. :lol:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-03-2019, 03:17 AM  
Nature Echidna looking for ants
Posted By RobG
Replies: 11
Views: 369

Echidna looking for ants
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

This Echidna or Spiny Anteater has discovered a good supply of ants building their nests next to the walls in the Australian National Botanic Gardens. The Echidna is a monotreme - one of the most ancient species of furry animal still alive today. Along with the Platypus, they are the only furry animals which lay eggs.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-03-2019, 02:58 AM  
Nature A golden Silver Gull
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Thank you both! :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 03-02-2019, 07:22 AM  
Nature A golden Silver Gull
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Thanks Tony! It wouldn't be possible with a lesser lens. What a great piece of glass the DFA 150-450 is! :)
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