I live in one of the most beautiful places in Australia – according to ME. I have a job I love (most of the time), 3 beautiful girls, who are old enough now to be independent…but still need their Mummy. #1 is nearly 21, lives with BF, #2 is nearly 18, saving hard for a gap year in the UK and # 3 is 14, loves One Direction and the Hunger Games. Hubby and I have been married 21 years and I don’t know what I would do with out him.

I spend far too much time on the computer – often pretending to work, so when all my words with friend’s games are played and the gossip and news of the world read, I will BLOG.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Bird Shooting

There is nothing like getting up at 4:30am and going for a photo outing....and would you believe not even a sunrise shoot.
2 of the men from the Flickr group joined me for an outing hunting for birds - Kitfox is a keen bird photographer who knows the best spot so I asked him for help with the new lens - I am still very shaky (I found out you need to turn on the image stabilizer first ***a very good tip***)

While waiting for 41C, a kestrel was obligingly flying around for me to practice on, too far away for a really clear shot but good all the same

We started the morning at a private residence at Obi Obi, the owners have planted heaps of gravilla plants to encourage the honey eaters, of course because the expectation was high for a lot of birds this morning only produced a few. I know I can get better shots of the honey eaters, this is just a sample of what I got Tuesday morning.

Bell Bird Creek cafe is a favorite spot of mine, they serve great coffee, the best service and the bird life is incredible. I had asked Kitfox to find me some wrens to photograph as they are so small and fluffy and one of my favorite birds. I was really keen for a blue wren or variegated wren with the blue head and the orange collar - I did get one, from a long way away so this photo is very cropped.

I am happy with my red back wren and his female. Lots more practice is required - it is a shame the birds get up so bloody early.

Two more that I had forgotten about the kingfisher and the red brow finch, I love these little birds, they are so small, yet it is easy to get very close