Striated Pardalote

Pardalotus striatus.

On a fence at the Cemetery on Gold Scrub Lane, near North Pine Dam.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 19th April 2009, This photo: 9:47am

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Comments

  • metalsnowski said:
    wowee!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - unfortunately it's a quite a crop as I could not get close to him. Neat little birds though.
  • -spam- said:
    Good thing you have 21mp worth of crop room :P
  • SkattyKat said:
    Nice one David - I am in awe of you guys "shooting" the bird life :-)
  • pearson251 said:
    Beautifully captured .
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    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Indeed - although this had to be cropped down to about 2Mpx. Really need a longer lens...
    Bit of a fizzer this morning, everything was too far away. Need a longer lens and waders for the waterbirds.
    Thanks :)
  • batch2008 said:
    Nice shot David. Sorry i missed you but i started to chase a number of kites down in the long grass buy the lake. There must have been 6-8 of them flying around at times, but unfortunately even the 400 lens was not long enough and only got a few shots i could use.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    It has a very flat head :-)
    Cool Dave :-)
  • looby88 said:
    back to the "need a longer lens " thing !! Ha ha, you and me are just going to have to bite the bullet ! At least I get to use a 100-400 sometimes, though I am now considering the 300+ convertor as you suggested... and the sigma. I'm guessing, but I could be wrong, as I only (poor soul ) have a 40D, you would have more magnification anyway with your 5D and all those pixels, or at least cropped you would have. I've said before I'm not remotely technical ! In which case a 500 lens would be good ! Blooming birds, why cant I like taking photos of tanks or something !!
    ..... it does have a flat head !! streamlined bird : )
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Amazing shot! Love it! FAV :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I saw those raptors, but they were way too far away for my kit.
    Indeed it does ;-)
    Nah wrong way round, the 40D will provide a framing similar to a longer lens - both bodies show the same magnification as the focal length is the same, just you get less of the picture.
    Tanks! ;-) Maybe we should concentrate on bigger birds ?
    Thanks :) They're a cute little bird.
  • looby88 said:
    Told you I'm not technical ! Ah yes of course, you are full frame !!
    Well you have Emus ? ... We have great bustards, re-introduced from Spain I believe, but so far only on Salisbury plain, bit like a flying turkey !!
    Other big birds- swans, all white... tanks could still be easier !
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, full frame has it's advantages, but telephoto isn't one of them.
    Yep, and the Emus are seriously large, also Cassowaries up north, and the Australian Bustard, and the Wedge-tailed Eagle. None are particularly easy to get close to though.
  • Out_and_About said:
    Oh - very nice. I like how everything is soft except for part of the wire and the bird. Great work.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Michelle. I'm still trying to get a frame filling shot of these guys, and of the various wrens around here - it isn't easy, that's for sure.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Looks very nice, looks like you'll be using the 100-400L on Saturday David. We got to get you closer to the action.
  • David de Groot said:
    I have another secret weapon for the water birds too - bought some waders today :)