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beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 3:28 PM

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New Holland Honeyeaters evening feed from Strezletzia flowers. (spelling?)

beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 3:31 PM

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beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 3:32 PM

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And Nearby

beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 3:34 PM

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On the Weeping Mulberry tree:

danielchtong Jun 23, 2008 4:25 PM

It certainly looks like you were using flash. Amazing use of lens (Bigma?) and flash - something that I have not tried.

Nice shots you did


a200user Jun 23, 2008 4:38 PM

Nice shots, BB2. Thanks for sharing your land down under with us North Americans. My subject matter seems so ordinary after viewing yours.


beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 7:56 PM

Thanks for the comments. I was amazed by a lot of the wildlife in North America when over there last year as well as stunning landscapes. A lot of Australia seems red, flat and boring at first glance but is more amazing as you look closer, particularly for birds and flowering plants.

The sigma flash is powerful and has a long reach at night or during the day as fill.

cheers to all


mtngal Jun 23, 2008 10:47 PM

Lovely bird!

We call the flowers Bird of Paradise and they grow quite well around here. I'd never heard of their botanical name (is that what you call them?), but your post led me to the internet and Strelitzia. It made for some interesting reading - I had never thought about where they were actually from (South Africa).

beachboy2 Jun 23, 2008 11:40 PM

Thanks for that Harriet.



snostorm Jun 24, 2008 1:30 AM

Hi BB2,

Very nice work. Obviously, the Bigma is working well for you. Flash is definitely a way to get around the lack of speed at the long end. I'm definitely jealous of all of you guys in Oz.

I'll only see your "everyday" birds and animals at the zoo, if even there. . . and the ones I've seen are truly spectacular. I only wish I'd gotten into this hobby a lot earlier, before my range was limited by my health, but then, it would have been so much more expensive. . .and with film, I wouldn't have gotten so involved. Oh well. . .


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