Eastern Spinbill (singing)

Ross and I went for a spot of birding on Mt Glorious today, after which we stopped at the Elm House Café (well worth it if you're in the area). As luck would have it, there was an Eastern Spinebill there and it was happy to sing for us too.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 30th October 2011, This photo: 10:28am

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  • Xenedis said:
    Nicely done.
    The rear OOF branch is a bit annoying, but doesn't detract too badly.
    You really need a 500/4. ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah I thought about cloning that branch out, possibly should have. I wouldn't complain about a 500/4, well except for the part where I have to carry it...
  • James Lagden said:
  • Xenedis said:
    Have you held a 500/4?
    It's not that heavy (relatively), and if you're heading out for dedicated birding, it's likely to be the only lens you take (plus the TCs).
    There's the small issue of the cost, but if it can be legitimately purchased for the business, then perhaps it's more palatable.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/jameslagden] Thanks :)
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/xenedis] Yeah I have, it's still significantly heavier than the 400/5.6L.
  • Xenedis said:
    Indeed it is.
    I'd tolerate it, though. :-)
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice result especially with crappy light. Lucky to get a clear line of sight on these guys
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
    Lovely birds. I think we have a pair nesting near work.
    Not sure I'd recognise their call, though.
  • David de Groot said:
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/ross_m] Thanks for the assistance spotting this guy Ross.
    [http://www.flickr.com/photos/apurdam] that's what the Morecombe field guide on iPhone is for.
  • ghis44free said:
    Beautiful photography, I love it.
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Fantastic! I absolutely love birds!
  • AstroVisual said:
    Beautiful shot David. Great moment and sharpness.