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Kangaroo Island – Raptor Domain   Leave a comment

We recently had the opportunity to spend 3 nights staying at Kangaroo Island – off the southern coast of Australia – one of the highlights of the visit was going to the Raptor Domain Bird Show.

They had a variety of Birds of Prey from small Falcons up to the very large Wedge Tail Eagle.

One of my favourites was the White Bellied Sea Eagle – it was taken out of its nest as a baby and raised in a shed – when it was rescued it did not know how to fly properly or eat fish. They have put a lot of work into correcting this – but sadly will never be able to be released into the wild.

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Abbey the Barking Owl was also a favourite

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The Star of the show was the Wedge Tail Eagle

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A more complete collection of the bird photos  can be found on my facebook page here

We had a great time on the island – and I will post more photos in the future .

If you want to see more of the wonderful nature of Kangaroo Island there is nice facebook page here that we found useful when planning our trip there.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers Dave

Birds of Carnarvn Gorge   Leave a comment

Part 2, to my posting of photos from my weekend in Carnarvon Gorge – a collection of some of the bird photos I took out there .

First up some Emus sighted on the way in, was great to see them in the wild.

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A Kookaburra near the camp.

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I was standing next to this tree trying to get another photo of the Kookaburra, when this parrot landed only about a metre away.

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A Kookaburra in flight

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A Random Bird Post   Leave a comment

I just realised it was January 1st, when I posted last.

I have been taking photos but posting them on my facebook page or 500PX

Anyway, I was recently out at Lake Maraboon, near Emerald in Queensland and was happy with the abundance of bird life

A Blue Faced Honey Eater

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A Drunk Rainbow Lorikeet.

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A Grebe

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A White Cockatoo

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Cheers Dave

Scaly Breasted Lorikeet   Leave a comment

I dragged out the old Sigma 150-500, as I rarely use it, thinking I should sell it, so to sell it I need some sample photos.

The first attempt came up with this Scaly Breasted Lorikeet feeding on the flowers of a Golden Cane Palm.

These were shot at between 400mm – 500mm, and cropped slightly for better composition.

Okay doing more sample shots over the next few weeks, lets see what this lens is capable of.

Cheers Dave

White Faced Heron – Nudgee Beach   Leave a comment

It has been while since I have blogged for various reasons – and have had some ongoing camera issues – well some of the issues might be me – so went out yesterday morning for a “testing ” session and ended up at Nudgee Beach.

I spotted this Grey Faced Heron in the Mangroves, and he behaved and did not fly away when I interrupted his hunting, insteadt just flew up into a tree for a clean while I loitered around below him.

Looks like I still have some issues with focussing – so more work to be done there.

But happy with these images.

Cheers Dave

 

Girraween Kookaburras   Leave a comment

We recently spent the long weekend camping at Girraween National Park, with some great friends.

As always looking to photograph everything of interest there.

Below are some of the Kookaburra photos I took.

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This one was taken just before the one above, and it is the baby taking off, after the parent gave it a Lizard it had just caught.

Then there is this one, could not resist the Jekyll/Hyde comparrison.

All taken with the 7D and 70-200 lens.

Still a heap more photos to process.

Hope you like them.

Cheers Dave

Things that Fly – Darwin NT   Leave a comment

A bit of a filler posts of images of variuos flying creatures, I captured in a recent visit to Darwin.

Everything is big in NT including the Mosquitoes, yes that is my leg , it is trying to get blood out of !

A NT Kookaburra, more colourful then their southern cousins, we see loacally.

Cheers Dave

 

Posted August 31, 2012 by davidarnold in Uncategorized

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