Mistletoebird

Dicaeum hirundinaceum.

Oxley Creek Commons, Rocklea, Brisbane.

James, Ross, Thea and I went birding this morning, I got this little one while they were off at a pond shooting ducks and stuff.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 3rd May 2009, This photo: 7:28am

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Comments

  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice detail David, pretty little one
  • David de Groot said:
    Little is right - I was only maybe 2 to 3 metres away and still had to crop it down heaps. But yeah, very pretty, and quite obliging when it came to posing for me ;-)
  • mitchell burns said:
    nice one david... did u use a flash for this one?
  • James Lagden said:
    the duck shooting was with a camera of course.
  • David de Groot said:
    I don't think I did Mitchell. The sun was poking through around that time, and from memory, I think I'd turned the flash off for these.
    Says you... I wasn't there to confirm that ;-)
  • mitchell burns said:
    ah ok./. well its good to c that your puting biger sized photos on so we can few them in larg :)
  • David de Groot said:
    People marked as a contact can usually see the larger photos :)
  • Debbie from Brisbane said:
    Lovely shot David.
  • mitchell burns said:
    ah thats probly why, cause u only addes me a couple weeks agoo ..lol
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Debbie - probably the pick of the morning (well ok, I got half a dozen very similar shots of him). 280mm isn't long enough for most birds.
    Yeah, I'm slow at adding contacts ;-)
  • leadegroot said:
    In that line - I was waiting at the bus stop for the kids the other day and mentioned to one of the other mums that 'dave had had been up at dawn for a shoot'. Horror started to rise on her face until I hastily added 'a *photo* shoot'.
    People - what are they thinking! ;) I could tell that she's not a photowido^h^h^h bride!
  • Out_and_About said:
    nice 'capture' Dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle - pretty little things these. For contrast the female is brown on top with a white breast and a red rump.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Ahh wondered why I can't see large anymore - I thought since you had your new gear you must have changed some settings on here. must of been bumped lol
  • David de Groot said:
    D'oh - fixed, try it now.
  • SkattyKat said:
    lol David - thanks - u really didn't have to do that - but must admit I do prefer to see the photos as large - can appreciate them more. My sights just not as good as it used to be lol. Cheers
  • Jack High said:
    Very good shot David. Great detail and lovely burst of colour on its breast.
  • David de Groot said:
    No probs Kat :)
    The colour really stood out when I spotted him. Quite pleased with getting the shot, even if a longer lens would have done better. ;-)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    You got the eys spot on Dave - very nice :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Voodoo :) 'twas quite lucky with this one as he sat there long enough to get half a dozen shots off.
  • Nobbys Nuts2009 said:
    Beautiful shot of this hyperactive little fellow David.
    I saw my first one last weekend at the Spit on the Gold Coast and was lucky to get a blurry shot with enough detail to id him when I got home. I have never seen a bird with ADHD before. Never stopped still.
    I hope to see another one one day that will stop just long enough for a better shot.
    Cheers
    Tony
  • David de Groot said:
    A lot of small birds are like that - never sit still for more than a second or so. Eventually, if you sit still long enough, they start to ignore you and aren't quite as flitty.