Eastern Yellow Robin

Eopsaltria australis.

My brother's new (to him) 350D/Rebel XT, arrived today so I thought I should put it through it's paces to make sure it's all ok ;-)

This little robin obliged by posing on the children's pole-tennis thing for a few shots.

View all photos taken: Tuesday, 19th August 2008, This photo: 12:21pm


  • MΛЯK said:
    I think your lens would make any camera look good.
    The totem tennis pole clearly gets a lot of use.
    Great DOF.
  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    I cannot wait to get my lens!! These photos are very inspiring.
    Another great bird shot Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    That's definitely possible Mark ;-) And yeah the kids veg in front of the computer or the tellie more than play totem tennis. :(
    Thanks Michelle. 'twas a veritable birdy feast this morning, there was this little robin, a flock of red-browed finches and even a spotted pardalote which I botched as I didn't have a chance to up my iso so had to shoot at 1/20th (it was no more than 1.8m away).
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice colour top shot mate, he looks like he is bored and hanging out waiting for a movie to start or something.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe A second later he was on the ground catching whatever it was that caught his eye.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    Am loving the way the bright bokeh spirals round in the same way that the tennis thingo does :) Great shot :D
  • David de Groot said:
    So it does :)
    I cleaned out the water tank filters today and found 5 frogs in one (four little rocketfrogs and an emerald-spotted treefrog) and what seemed to be a green tree frog that had changed it's colour to a greeny brown in the other (I'm guessing due to the dark).
  • -Gadabout- said:
    That's a whole lot of frogs...they must like your water tanks :) How often do you need to clean the filters?
  • David de Groot said:
    In the dry season, not often, but once it starts to rain, every couple of storms is a good guide as the first flow diverters don't catch everything.