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Forum: Post Your Photos! 1 Day Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Thanks Mike! It helps that it's Spring. :) The morning chorus (I'd say dawn chorus except I missed sunrise by quite a bit) in the dry forest isn't as spectacular as in rainforest, but it's still nice!
There's a small snippet of the video which I find amusing - at one point, a pair of small Fuscous Honeyeaters chase a much larger Australian Raven across the scene. The honeyeaters were surprisingly aggressive, but they might have been defending a nest.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Here's what the birdsong is like in the early morning at Glendale Depot.
















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Forum: Post Your Photos! 2 Days Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Thank you! The Satin Bowerbird is a fascinating creature. Only the fully mature males are the dark satin blue - I think they change colour at about the age of seven years. The young males are green like the females. The males build a bower (display area) from sticks and decorate it with blue flowers and snail shells if they are in a place away from humans, or with anything blue that they can find if there are humans around. Often blue plastic straws, bottle tops, random pieces of plastic. There was a paper published in Scientific American where it was shown that they will steal from each other's bower.



Thanks Jer! We have lots of Grey Kangaroos and all sort of other weird and wonderful animals. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 3 Days Ago  
Nature Tidbinbilla revisited
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Thank you very much! :) The Koala's nose is quite rubbery, though it's teeth are sharp! :lol: The Platypus also has a rubbery bill - more like your ear than a duck bill. Luckily I happened to turn up when they were feeding the Koalas.



Thanks Jer! It was a surprisingly productive short walk.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Thank you Julie!



Thank you Heinrich! It's great to live in a place where wildlife can be found a short drive away.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 4 Days Ago  
Nature Tidbinbilla revisited
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Thanks Mike! It's a great spot, and underrated I think.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
Thanks! The Rufous Whistler was almost too close to focus on - the female in the foreground certainly was.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature Tidbinbilla revisited
Posted By RobG
Replies: 5
Views: 130
Eastern Shrike-Tit. Neither a Shrike nor a Tit, from what I understand.


Eastern Shrike-tit
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Pacific Black Duck family.


Black Duck Family
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

White-naped Honeyeater.


White-Naped Honeyeater
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Blinky Bill.


Blinky Bill
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature Glendale Depot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 13
Views: 198
I went back to Glendale Depot in search of the Turquoise Parrot. I didn't get any good photos of her - she was a bit camera-shy. The Kangaroos seemed indignant about their morning feeding being interrupted.


Morning portrait
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr


Peeking out
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

The early Satin Bowerbird got the earthworm.


The early bird
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

The Jacky Winter was singing.


Jacky Winter
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

So was the Scarlet Robin.


Will Scarlet
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

The Rufous Whistler seemed to be having a bit of a disagreement with his partner.


Showoff
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

The Dusky Woodswallows were weaving a nest.


Building the nest
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

The Pipit was trying to offer his lady a gift of breakfast.


A Gift for his Lady
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

But she didn't seem to be interested.


The Lady in Question
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Unfortunately I missed the best part of the dawn chorus, but I did get a recording of some calls.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Nature In search of grub
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Not just me, but the other two people who were standing nearby. We stayed still and he went across the ground between us. Very bold for a Bandicoot!



Thank you! Yes, you often find conical holes which they dig while sniffing out food. He had just finished pushing his way through leaf litter. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 5 Days Ago  
Abstract Morning Light
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Thanks, yes! They're more obvious on Flickr.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Nature In search of grub
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Thanks Mike! According to the PF lens review, it's 2 metres. My impression is that it changes depending on the focal length, but I could be wrong. Certainly it's further than the distance from my shoulder to the ground. :D I kind of wish that I'd taken video with my camcorder, but I'm happy with this photo. :)
Forum: Post Your Photos! 6 Days Ago  
Abstract Morning Light
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Thanks Mike! I really loved the bokeh and rainbows.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2022, 04:07 AM  
Nature In search of grub
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Thanks Tony! It's a rare experience to photograph Australian animals in the daytime - most are nocturnal.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2022, 01:20 AM  
Nature In search of grub
Posted By RobG
Replies: 7
Views: 158

In search of grub
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

Southern Brown Bandicoot at Tidbinbilla Sanctuary in Canberra.
He walked right past my boots, but I couldn't focus that close! :lol:
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 11-26-2022, 12:45 AM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By RobG
Replies: 2,349
Views: 183,294
You're right - obvious when viewed on Flickr, but not on the forum. :confused:
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-26-2022, 12:41 AM  
Abstract Morning Light
Posted By RobG
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 11-24-2022, 03:51 PM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By RobG
Replies: 2,349
Views: 183,294
I can't see any way that Astrotracer can track stars without blurring stationary objects in the field of view. I think one of the modes is recommended for this kind of shot, where it minimises the tracking motion? The new "non-gps" mode takes a test image and measures the elongation of the stars, then adjusts the tracking to compensate.

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More likely a flashing light on a plane?
Forum: Pentax K-3 III 11-23-2022, 04:29 PM  
Post your K3 iii pictures.
Posted By RobG
Replies: 2,349
Views: 183,294
That's a fabulous portrait! :)

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Turquoise Parrot
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr

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Fuscous Honeyeater
by RobGeraghty, on Flickr
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-23-2022, 02:56 PM  
Clear-View Viewfinder in the new Pentax KF
Posted By RobG
Replies: 86
Views: 4,898
Going back to the AV comparison, one vendor which is owned by Samsung is able to procure ICs from Samsung, which has it's own manufacturing facilities, while companies that are dependent on other IC vendors have lead times well into next year or are unable to provide any ETA at all. So depending on where the components are coming from, you may not be able to complete the assembly of your products at all. Big companies, especially those which have their own chip fabrication, will give priority to their own products. If you are a small company without your own chip fabrication, you'll be at a significant disadvantage.
PS One of the companies with very long lead times is Cisco - not a small player in the network market.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-22-2022, 02:53 PM  
Landscape Contest Lever du jour sur le fleuve Saint-Laurent / Sunrise on the St. Lawrence River
Posted By RobG
Replies: 1
Views: 129
Tres jolie! Beautiful! I love the weird shape that the birds have formed as they fly across.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-22-2022, 02:45 PM  
Landscape Contest Shasta in Autumn
Posted By RobG
Replies: 9
Views: 240
Fabulous! I wish I could see a scene like that in person!
Forum: Pentax News and Rumors 11-22-2022, 02:42 PM  
Clear-View Viewfinder in the new Pentax KF
Posted By RobG
Replies: 86
Views: 4,898
I am seeing delays of 6-12 months on AV and network equipment, so there's still issues with chip supply.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-21-2022, 08:13 PM  
Nature Turquoise Parrot
Posted By RobG
Replies: 8
Views: 173
Thank you! Despite November being very late Spring in Australia, the temperature that day was only about 15C and there were winds gusting to at least 50 kmh, so quite a bit of wind-chill. The bird had found a relatively protected spot in some low trees. Taking photographs was hard because of the wind blowing leaves and branches in the way.
Forum: Post Your Photos! 11-21-2022, 08:03 PM  
Machinery SR71 Blackbird
Posted By RobG
Replies: 8
Views: 239
Thanks! It was an incredible achievement using slide-rules.
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