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A couple of our local visitors   Leave a comment

Just a few of our local visitors – these birds have been visiting for a number of years – and can be here on a daily basis – or sometimes months between visits – we have a Bird Feeder – which I put seed out on a random basis – so the Birds do not get dependent on it.

These 3 Cockatoos lined up – asking when Breakfast is being served

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This one thought I was taking too long to acknowledge their request and was threatening destruction on part of the balcony if I did not comply

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And then having a bit of a preen

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Meet Psycho – one of our more regular visitors – he looks innocent enough – but will quickly throw a wing up to keep anybody else from sharing the seed with him as per this video

 

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And this post will hopefully be the start to a return to blogging .

 

 

Macro – spiders and flys on the verandah   1 comment

Early last Sunday morning, I went for a walk in the garden and surrounding yard and was not finding much at all to photograph – so walking back to come inside along the verandah, on the post at the top of the stairs I see a little spider and while I am photographing him – a fly lands as well.

First up two photos of Jumping Spiders with a little flying any as prey.

Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F25 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F295 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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Canon 7D, 100mm L macro – Yongnuo 565EX Flash 1/250 F25 ISO 400 – with Raynox dcr-250

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I have spent the last week out in the country – so hopefully will get a few more posts up over the coming weeks.

Cheers Dave

Kookaburras – all washed up   2 comments

A couple of months ago (yes, still going through old photos) we visited friends down the Gold Coast for an afternoon Barbecue.

While we were there some Kookaburras came around for their afternoon feed – it was raining so they were looking pretty washed up.

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Cheers Dave