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Old Nov 7, 2009, 4:40 AM   #11
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thanks mtngal
yes there are wild kestrels here, in fact it is possible they live in my local bushland
i have photographed some at whiteman parks fields
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/de...?image_id=2379
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/de...?image_id=2378
http://www.johndolphin.net/photos/de...?image_id=2377
not as easy to photograph them in the wild though lol
i was hoping to see a sooty owl too, but it wasnt there this time
another excuse to go back
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Old Nov 7, 2009, 5:30 AM   #12
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I thought i would try a bit of birds in flight shooting with the Pentax DA* 300mm F4
so i went to the Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre at Whiteman Park
I didnt do very good at the flight part
but got a few close shots of the birds on the glove

Australian kestrel


Barking owl (they do say woof woof honest)
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Old Nov 7, 2009, 6:45 AM   #13
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I like the Wedge Tail the best the detail is brilliant, I will have to go to Whiteman Park I haven't been in 15 years.

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Great shots John. We will have to head up to Whiteman's Park to check these birds out. Cheers
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I concur with everyone else. Amazing shots of some amazing birds.

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Old Nov 8, 2009, 11:16 PM   #16
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Thanks again for the comments
Daniel the owls name is Oscar, for the obvious reason, you can tell him he needs a makeup artist lol
Angler and BB2 there is a lot of other stuff to at Whiteman park that you can photograph for free while you are there, so it can be a good day out (check whiteman parks website) the steam trains have finished now until the end of summer though
a word of warning, they dont fly the birds if it is too hot, like the other saturday when it was 37C and it is quite possible there are no shows in summer

thanks Patty, they really are amazing birds, especially up close
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