Male Mistletoebird

A bit of an extreme crop, but still sharp enough.

Oxley Creek Commons a bit over a week ago.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 20th June 2009, This photo: 8:31am

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  • evankok said:
    Square crop is a winner and the red breast is beautiful!
  • Ross_M said:
    Thats a money shot - superb!!
    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.
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Extreme crop on FF is fine ;)
  • James Lagden said:
    Nice Dave.
  • Jack High said:
    Certainly is sharp enough. Lovely colours and detail.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, they're a pretty bird :)
    Thanks Ross :)
    Almost 100% crop (not quite that extreme though).
    Thanks James :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Jack, you snuck in there ;-)
  • fatimka said:
    bright red feathers look amazing! nice shot!
  • David de Groot said:
    They definitely stand out :)
  • mitchell burns said:
    nice n sharp.... r ya into bird photography now ? ;-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Always have been, just have the kit to do it properly now :P
  • mitchell burns said:
    ah ok.... like i said .. rich prick lol ;-)
  • Glen-Michael said:
    Great colour
  • jwheat65 said:
    Beautiful, delicate, nice shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    :P Worked long and hard for it all.
    Thanks :)
    Thanks, 'tis a pretty wee bird, if somewhat prone to hiding behind foliage.
  • SkattyKat said:
    Gorgeous David, I like the square crop too
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Kath - they're quite pretty little fellows eh ?
  • cobri30165 said:
    beautiful shot & bird !!!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Cass n Dan said:
    This bird is gorgeous :P
  • Out_and_About said:
    Very nice!
    I just love how he's looking right at you!
    There seems to be a bit of noise in this shot - I'll have to go and check out your meta data......
  • David de Groot said:
    Cass - it is isn't it?
    Michelle - shot at a higher iso but also almost a 100% crop.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Very well framed and very good colour
  • David de Groot said:
    Extremely cropped I'm afraid - 'twas a very shy little bird.
  • nick.lagos said:
    You have lots of lovely bird pics David.... congrats
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm building up a library of them for a project - alas, I've only photographed about 1/8th of Australia's native species.