Tawny Frogmouth

up close... I got as close as I could without scaring him off and took this shot with the 50mm lens. I still had to crop it fairly drastically though. However, I've also shot a couple of shots off on film using the 300mm f/4 lens, so hopefully they'll come out nice and close and sharp.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 9th June 2007, This photo: 3:18pm


  • benefit of hindsight said:
    Goodness - I thought it was part of the tree at first - seems to be very well camouflaged.
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    I'm with David, I honestly thought you were having a lend! I viewed it large just to make sure you weren't lol....how amazing that he is totally camouflaged! Awesome shot David!! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    That's the idea David. They're masters of camouflage so they can sit out in the relative open during the day and then hunt at night.

    hehehe They also sit incredibly still Tracey. I'm hoping the film shots I took come out, as I could get a lot closer with the 300mm lens, but had to shoot at 1/15 for the aperture I wanted, but then the bird didn't move at all, so it should be fine :)
  • traceyisanozzy said:
    They are so beautiful, I used to see them a lot when I lived in Canberra and used to visit the national parks there often.
    Can you hurry up with the film! I'm dying to see the next lot! ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Well I've only taken 8 shots out of a roll of 24, so it'll be a little while yet.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Interesting bird eh!

  • David de Groot said:
    Quite! :)