Cape Barren Goose
A male Superb Fairywren (Malurus cyaneus) not in his breeding colors. One cool little fellow, he moved along the outside vegetation hunting for insects, all the time keeping a close eye on me and in constant contact with his partner through beautiful song. Greenwood Lakes, Forestdale, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/640 @ f/7.1 ISO 900 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
This male Olive-Backed Sunbird has been a frequent visitor to my backyard here in the Southern suburbs of Cairns. On this visit he land only a few metres from me and in clear view of my camera. He was not put off by my presence and started to dance about showing off his dazzling plumage. Of all the pics I took, this was the standout for me. He turned very slightly into the morning light and his blue breast plumage totally lit up. Image was captured on a Canon 5d MK III with Canon 70-200mm L series II f/2.8 lens and Canon 1.4x extender. Settings were 1/800 sec. @f/5.6; f/l 280 mm and ISO 1000.
Hid behind a tree until the birds swam into range. Shot taken 8am, Camera Canon EOS 60D, Lens Tamron 200-500mm (hand held), 1/500sec at f6.3, ISO 500, folcal length 400mm.
Eastern Yellow Robins, no matter how many times I say no, they coerce me into taking their portraits.
A little stroll around Coffs Harbour Botanic Gardens late morning. Canon 7D, Sigma DG 150-300, ISO 800, f/6.3, 1/80sec. Still trying to understand setting for varying lighting. As usual, the Eastern Yellow Robin approached me and posed until I had no choice but to submit to its demands.
Forest Kingfisher (Todiramphus macleayii). I was able to get very close to this calm fellow as it sat in the tree waiting for prey to appear. Sandy Camp Wetlands, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + 200.0-500.0 mm f/5.6 lens. 1/640 @ f/7.1 ISO 360 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
Gull-billed Tern (Gelochelidon nilotica) in flight. Buckleys Hole Conservation Park, Bongaree, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/3200 @ f/8 ISO 450 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
A Black-fronted Dotterel on the shores of Lake Tinaroo in far northern Queensland. Nikon D500, Nikkor 600mm, f-6.3, 1/2000 sec, ISO-400
A Forest Kingfisher near Yungaburra. Nikon D500, Nikkor 500mm, f-8, 1/500 sec, ISO-400
A Great Egret prowling the shoreline of Lake Tinaroo. Nikon D500, Nikkor 600mm, f-6.3, 1/5000 sec, ISO-400, exp bias -0.7