White-browed Scrubwren

One of a small flock who were harassing a Rough-scaled Snake in Lamington National Park.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 24th January 2010, This photo: 3:04pm

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  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Nice job Dave - great pose :-)
  • looby88 said:
    brave little birds !
  • David de Groot said:
    Tough job too, damn little fellows were going ape flitting about the snake passing through "their" territory. Oh, and it's really dark (from a camera's perspective) in the rainforest.
    I did notice they kept out of striking range, but definitely made it very known that the snake was not welcome.
  • SkattyKat said:
    yes, i think you got the bird in a nice pose too
    I also like the detail in the branch / trunk next to it
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm going to have to spend some time down there at some stage in order to get used to the conditions in a dense rainforest, and hopefully get some nice detail shots of not just birds and animals. :)
  • golmuso said:
    perfect pose...love these little guys! Flutter around everywhere. Wouldn't have been an easy catch!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks, definitely not easy - was quite dark in the forest, unexpectedly so, and my first few images all sucked because of it. This one came out though.
  • einesonne said:
    gorgeous shot!
  • golmuso said:
    I agree! Esp when working with flash even more so i'd assume. Can't wait to get myself a speedlight and a long lens!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
    Aye, you can get odd double images with flash unless you know what you're doing.
  • Jon McManus said:
    I'm still envious of that lens! Maybe I should've gotten one of those instead of an 85mm f/1.8 (I haven't had much time for photography recently, but I'm going to New Zealand in a few weeks, which means new lens!).
  • Mister Troy said:
    nice one.
  • David de Groot said:
    It is a sweet lens, I just wish it had a bigger aperture ;-) and IS. :)
  • Ross_M said:
    Nice clear shot of this species Dave
    I still haven't managed one I like. O"Reilies is snake heaven. Its been a while but I have seen a death adder and a tiger snake (maybe) here. Plus lots of pythons
  • David de Groot said:
    I need to get back there for a few days methinks and try to come to terms with a better way to shoot in those conditions. 'tis a tough challenge and I am constantly in awe of the photographers and film crew in David Attenborough specials.
  • AustralisWilds said:
    Beautiful! Very sharp for a fast moving guy like this.