Angry little bird

Well he looks it anyway, actually seemed quite cheery.

It's a Grey Fantail (Rhipidura fuliginosa), one of many living down the road.

See where this picture was taken.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 25th June 2008, This photo: 2:21pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Oh, so he's Italian then? :-)
  • David de Groot said:
  • teejaybee said:
    hehe great shot :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) He's a cheeky little bugger - flits down just in front of you and then off again before you've managed to swing the lens around and focus. However, if you just stake out a bit of fence he's landed on before, chances are you'll catch him again (and obviously get "the look" for your troubles).
  • Ror said:
    Great shot. I don't know that I have the patience for it... i certainly don't have the camera.
    Certainly got his emo on doesn't he. :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah well anything with a bit of reach will do, the longer the better. But yes patience is required. Sitting/standing still for long periods waiting 'til the birds get used to you being there and being quite deliberate in your movements are two prerequisites.
  • looby88 said:
    probably helps if you can manage to look like a food item,or perhaps a nest site, do these nest in beards do you happen to know ?
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Very nice David. Love to colour.
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha Well I was just thinking today, with my bountiful hair, I just need to wear some green and brown clothing and I'd fit right in :P
    Thanks Kane, yep, nice background on this one.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    maybe you and teej are right about the close ups because this is fantastic :D
  • David de Groot said:
    :-) Yep, a good closeup is a very splendid thing.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    indeed :D