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Old Oct 31, 2004, 8:21 PM   #1
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The bigger bird is a large honey eater, quite a bit bigger than the usual honey eater I film. Im not sure what the tiny little bird is. They are both very inquisitive and the smaller one flits all over the place so to get this shot took patience










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Old Nov 1, 2004, 10:15 AM   #2
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The second picture is pretty good, Julie. The smaller birds are tough because they flit about so much but you are getting better at it. If this smaller bird were in North America I'd say it might be one of our Vireos but since it is in Australia I'm not venturing a guess.

Now you can see how good Norm, Eric CAN, and eric s really are with their pictures of smaller birds. They are really far along on the learning curve in capturing pictures of these guys...
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thanks, yes I know how good they are. I think if I can get a good shot out of the rebel one day of one of these little birds, I will be happy:-)
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Looking at that bolt in the wood it appears that this thing was slightly larger than a mosquito, so nice shot on that one for sure. I'm also not surprised that it darts around at supersonic speed.
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We have something that looks very similar compared to the last post. Except for the pinkish legs that are grey in our instance. We call themwhite-eyes (Zosterops pallidus).
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Old Nov 2, 2004, 5:26 AM   #6
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Looking at that bolt in the wood it appears that this thing was slightly larger than a mosquito, so nice shot on that one for sure. I'm also not surprised that it darts around at supersonic speed.

:-)they are tiny, I'd say about no longer than my index finger from head to end of tail.
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Old Nov 2, 2004, 2:47 PM   #7
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Hi Julie, hope you don't mind but I thought I would post this one from where I live for comparison. There are three sub species in SA, mostly depending on the amount of yellow on the underparts.

Cape White-eye (Zosterops pallidus)


Had to do alot of ps work on this shot, original wasn't so gr8.
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A bunch of neat looking birds. Looks like you are able to get closer and closer.

Agree with geoffs the really small birds are tough and there is some real skill involved in getting sharp photos of them. They just don't sit still.
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Bahamut wrote:
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Hi Julie, hope you don't mind but I thought I would post this one from where I live for comparison. There are three sub species in SA, mostly depending on the amount of yellow on the underparts.

Cape White-eye (Zosterops pallidus)


Had to do alot of ps work on this shot, original wasn't so gr8.

yes this bird looks similar but does not have the puffy look around the face.
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