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Old Aug 14, 2011, 2:34 AM   #1
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Default Birds, birds, birds: from this morning's trip ...

... to Wollomombi. The lyrebirds have almost ceased their activity. We didn't see any today, just their overnight scratchings. But I caught these instead.

#1 Fantail Cuckoo way up high.
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#2 Female King Parrot
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#3 Kookaburra catching some quick ZZZZZZs.
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Love these, Bernice, well done...!
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Old Aug 16, 2011, 12:52 AM   #3
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Thank you Wizz. Glad you like them.

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Hi Bernice

Again, great to see some lovely (local) Aussie wildlife. I don't think I've seen the fantail cuckoo often (or if at all.. or I've seen it but not recognised it). Do you know if they're across Australia? It's often hard to get the exposure right when there is a brighter sky behind (as in this case) - I don't know if your camera has 'spot metering' so it reads off the centre part (or the subject)?

King parrots are great birds. It shows the red / green colour contrast well. Slightly out of focus (I think your camera focussed on a leaf behind it). But still, great to see.

The kookaburra photo is well komposed! I never thought that they slept like that but of course.. what WOULD they do otherwise? The exposure on this is spot on!

Thanks for sharing!

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The fantail cuckoo covers a fair proportion of Australia including the Adelaide area (see http://birdsinbackyards.net/species/...flabelliformis). This is the second time I have seen one though, and the first time I've managed to get a recognisable pic. Conditions were dreadful - full monotone overcast, fog and among the trees. I was surprised that they came out as well as they did — and am particularly pleased with the Kookaburra. I used the TCON 17 for it.

Glad you like them Paul.

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