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Old Oct 4, 2020, 4:29 PM   #1
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Travelling eastern Oz at the moment and decided to visit a wetlands reserve that I've been to in years gone by. However over the last decade it has been little more than a dried up swamp ... few birds and no lake or running waters - but now bursting with bird calls from the waters, the reeds and the trees surrounding the wetlands itself

Thinking I might get some 'reasonable' pics off I went ... to be disappointed. Distances between me and the birds at 50 metres or more, and even racking the lens out to its max of 720mm FF-Equiv was not enough. But I pressed the button anyway and cropped my pics from there

typical exif = Panny FZ-2500; 30x zoom / 720mm FFequiv; 1/1000s x F4,5; ISO-160
1) leave me alone ... i'm sleepy


2) stuck in the reeds


3) escape - beaudy mate


I don't know what the moorhen was up to ~ it was in the reeds and flapping around for ages before 'escaping' and getting back into the water

As always, feedback welcome
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Old Oct 18, 2020, 11:04 AM   #2
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Hello Phil,

Re. feedback, I'd rather like a closer crop of the bird. The reeds in the background seem like they are competing with the main subject. I think a closer crop of the bird would lessen the distraction caused by the reeds while at the same time, maintaining some context.

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G'day Phil. Grey Teal seem to spend the whole day snoozing and Australasian Swamphens are always up to no good, I've seen one snatch a Grey Teal chick from between its parents, nothing is safe when they're around. They take good care of their own chicks though, I recently saw one chase off a Collared Sparrowhawk that was stalking the Swamphen chicks.

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Thx matey
keep smiling and avoid the c-19 stuff

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