Cedar Creek, Qld.
This photograph is not cropped, he really was that close to me (about 2.8m according to the distance scale on the lens). I'd been squatting under this tree for some time, as various birds flittered by until this little fellow came along. I had only three attempts to shoot him, the first, the focus limiter on the lens prevented focus (quickly flicked that off), the second, the camera would not focus on him and the third is this one, shot less than a second before he flew away. The aperture was too open for this close range so his beak and tail are slightly out of focus but there was no time to adjust it.
View all photos taken: Tuesday, 26th August 2008, This photo: 1:00pm