A male Red-backed Fairywren with a Lantana flower offering for one of his ladies. Minnippi Wetlands, Tingalpa, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/320 @ f/7.1 ISO 2800 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
A beautiful Pale-headed Rosella (female), captured in my back yard. Toowong, Queensland, Australia. Nikon D7200 + Tamron 150-600mm F5-6.3 1/200 @ f/8 ISO 500 @ 630 mm (effective FL)
Australian Pied Oystercatcher, my first sighting of this striking bird. The Spit, Main Beach, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 lens. 1/800 @ f/7.1 ISO 320 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
This pair of RBE were taken a break from building their nest (burrow) The settings were, 1/1250 s F 5.6 Iso 180 @ 500 mm
A Straw-necked Ibis feeding in a grassy field. Watts Bridge Memorial Aifield, Cressbrook, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/500 @ f/8 ISO 450 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
A pensive and slightly fluffed-up Bush-Stone Curlew. One of the strangest birds in Australia, these guys will freeze like a statue, lie down and play dead or scream like banshees (hence a common name for them is “murder birds”) when approached. In any case, they are very interesting to just sit down and watch. UQ Lakes, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia.
This little male Variegated Fairywren came down to check out what I was up to in his patch. Sandy Camp Wetlands, Wynnum, Queensland, Australia. NIKON D500 + Nikon 200-500mm f/5.6 1/800 @ f/7.1 ISO 500 @ 750 mm (effective FL)
We were doing the 18km summit walk on a warm Friday and this little male seem to enjoy our company as we walked past his tree. He was playfully darting between the many leafless branches found throughout the higher altitudes in the park. I made the decision to haul my 150-600 Sigma through the park and once I found this and a few other shots, it was absolutely worth it.
Katherine Gorge, NT.July 2016. Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 f4, 1/320sec, iso100 at 108mm + cropped.
Greenfields Wetlands, South Australia. Nikon D3400 & 200-500vr. f5.6, 1/800, iso250 @500mm.