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Old Jan 16, 2011, 2:27 AM   #1
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Default [pics] Pied Currawong & Laughing Kookaburra

Took the new lens & teleconverter out for a walk around the neighbourhood one Saturday afternoon so I could get some more practice with the combo. Over the past few months several Pied Currawongs had taken up residence around the neighbourhood & they were very active on this sunny afternoon foraging for food.

Often mistaken for Australian Ravens, the main differences between these species is the larger bill & the penetrating yellow iris of the currawong.

July 31st, 2010
Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia
Olympus E620
Zuiko 50-200mm SWD lens
EC14 Teleconverter

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/11/pied-currawong/



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Performing acrobatics in the pursuit of food! Here you can see the white banding around the base of the tail & the white tips of the tail feathers.




Headed out towards Billanook College as there is usually a good mixture of bird life around the area. I came across a family of three Laughing Kookaburras hunting prey in one of the paddocks near the vineyard. This kookaburra had just returned to its perch after digging up a meal with its powerful beak.

July 31st, 2010
Billanook College, Mooroolbark, Victoria, Australia
Olympus E620
Zuiko 50-200mm SWD lens
EC14 Teleconverter

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/11/l...-kookaburra-6/



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Old Jan 16, 2011, 7:55 PM   #2
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Way to go Adam, enjoyable shots to look at, as usual.

I think that I have learned more about different Australian Birds from your posts than any other source that I remember.

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Hi Adam,

That particular combo is working very well for you as I think this series of images are clearly sharper, have greater clarity than anything you posted with the E-620 + 70-300mm combo.


Nice series using a VERY nice camera.

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Old Jan 17, 2011, 2:58 AM   #4
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That particular combo is working very well for you as I think this series of images are clearly sharper, have greater clarity than anything you posted with the E-620 + 70-300mm combo.
Couldn't agree more Zig. As much as I enjoyed the 70-300, the 50-200 & EC14 is in another league.
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