Love birds

A pair of Double-barred Finches sharing a tender moment. :)

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th June 2009, This photo: 7:35am

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  • accesser said:
    Very sweet indeed tiz the season for these guys it appears I'll have to keep an eye out myself, Do they live in scrub like lantana ?
  • Ross_M said:
    love amongst the barbed wire! Cute capture
  • Fermata Productions said:
    not only a great capture but amazing quality, 5DmkII with L series is a winner
  • James Lagden said:
    Lovely capture Dave. I have about 2 average pictures from today :-(
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Either a tender moment, or they are going to peck each others eyes out :-)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    that is so sweet. Love it so much. Instant Fav :D
  • SkattyKat said:
    Great capture David, sweet moment & so sharp / detailed - total admiration for you guys & your birding photography.
  • allan_niels3n said:
    Top shot mate, looks even better than on the back of the camera. Controlled the light beautifully.
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Love the warmth of this shot.
  • Out_and_About said:
    Beautiful. I tried my hand at some bird photography today. I kept in mind some of your recent bird shots to inspire me.
  • Tobias N. Hayashi said:
    Beautiful shot, love the composition.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Great shot, stunner, a book cover shot!
  • [ Rodelicious ] said:
    terrific mix of green and brown tones. ahh and sweet lens!
  • Franklin Wang said:
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    Wow..good timing click..
  • petefeats said:
    Lovely tones and compo. Great shot!
  • UGArdener said:
    Beautiful image - Seen in Explore on Saturday Morning!
  • frednaut said:
    Amazing shot - just beautiful - love the DOF.
  • teejaybee said:
    Amazing light - awesome :)
  • ..i giardini di marzo said:
    wow,bellissimo scatto!
  • David de Groot said:
    Like most small birds around here, they prefer tall grass and thick bushes to hide in, but they come out to feed on grass seeds and the like.
    Thanks Ross :) That barbed wire provided a handy, and rustic, perch.
    Yep - this is somewhat cropped too.
    D'Oh! I did fairly well, all things considered, and was happy to see a spoonbill (something I'd not encountered in the wild before).
    Almost the same thing isn't it ? ;-)
    Thanks :) These birds were flitting everywhere, so it was good to catch this little moment.
    We like the challenge Kath :) Or maybe it's just the hunter instinct coming through...
    Didn't turn out half bad eh ? :)
    Which is a lot more than the warmth at the time ;-) Actually it wasn't too bad, but I was wearing two shirts...
    And you did well too :)
    Thanks :)
    Ah could be indeed ;-)
    Thanks Rodel - yes it is indeed :)
    Thanks for the notice :)
    Thanks Geoff :)
    Who says winters is dull for animals eh ? ;-)
  • cobri30165 said:
    Excellent !!!!
  • chamellieon said:
    so gorgeous dave! i love the wire and the colours!
  • David de Groot said:
    They're pretty darn cute eh ? and yeah, the colours really make it.
  • chooks! said:
    Thats Beautiful ! Good work David :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Tim :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
    that's a beautiful shot, Dave !
  • HPVD Photos said:
    Top shot David, love on a barbed wire fence, beautiful.
  • Astig213 said:
    nice pic...looks great =D
  • Ala Kheir. said:
    thats a wonderful photo
  • mdawnt1 said:
    What a wonderful capture!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • CVNguyen said:
    so cute..
  • David de Groot said:
  • Sainaa|photography said:
    it is beautiful
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • proefdier said:
    Beautiful shot and perfect timing. Ok, they could have picked a better support for their loving moment than barbed wire, but it adds some excentricity to the scene ;)
  • lahijadeunminero said:
    Lovely! Simply BEAUTIFUL! Congrats on Explore!
  • preetalina (bubblestar) said:
    What a stunning capture!!
  • Daniela Duncan said:
    Lovely capture!
    Seen in the interestingness archives. ( ?² )
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, yes the barbed wire is somewhat incongruous, but that's partly why I like it ;-)
    Thanks :)
  • sqsun2008 said:
    nice HDR work. great shot.
  • dulcita2009 said:
    Beautiful, congrats...
  • David de Groot said:
    eh? No HDR in this.
    Thanks :)
  • CB Photo's said:
    I LOVE this photo. we have double barred finches come to our backyard and they are my favourite bird. just gorgeous.
  • David de Groot said:
    They are pretty cute little birds. I haven't seen any of these around home (we get Red-browed Finches though).
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  • gustav12 said:
    what on earth is space ball about
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    gustav12 - Wasn't that a movie by Mel Brookes ? :P
  • Ross_M said:
    I think this bird image is really excellent. You are invited to post it to Excellence In Avian Photography. Please read the rules before posting your image.
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  • Wansbeck Wanderer said:
    Brilliant capture excellent details and dof
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) They're cure little birds.
  • golmuso said:
    ONce again...very cute pic:)..always been a fav of mine these little guys!
  • David de Groot said:
    golmuso - Thanks :)
  • veryn said:
    This wonderful shot is now in the gallery:
    Birds in action
    Take a look... :D
  • vittozzi said:
    This picture perfectly represents...

    You are invited to post it in our group :)
  • sandrosax said:
    it's a beautiful picture