Tawny Frogmouth

Podargus strigoides.

Cedar Creek,


Australia. (4520)

Sitting in it's defensive stance, pretending to be a stick.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 23rd July 2008, This photo: 11:48am

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  • Ror said:
    Stunning capture David.
    I so love photography used as reference. Can't get enough of them.
    Thanks for sharing.
  • maasha said:
    That's not a bird! That's a stick!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :) It's definitely quicker than sketching ;-)
    That's what it wants you to think ;-)
  • petepothole said:
    Well done again David! Another species of bird hard to find!
    You captured it well!
  • David de Groot said:
    Whenever we get crappy weather this little fellow comes up and sits in a particular tree in our front yard. I guess it's more sheltered than his usual spot.
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    I'd like to be able to do that some days. Just blend into the trees.
  • David de Groot said:
    Aye, it'd be a handy skill to have.
  • -Gadabout- said:
    well spotted! they've got great camo!
  • David de Groot said:
    It helps that he always sits in the same fork of the same tree ;-)
  • MichelleLegg.com said:
    Love It!!
  • circle j said:
    great shot david
  • David de Groot said:
    Pretty neat eh? I've shot this bird before, but this is the first time with this lens.
    Thanks :)