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  • Cable sitting Kooky

    Kookaburra sitting on the overhead cable going down to my bore pump.
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    Nikon D7100, Tamron 150-600 @600mm, f8, 1/200th, iso400, speedlight at 1/2 power & Better Beamer. Handheld.
    Cheers, Brad.

  • #2
    Such a natural image Ironwood, love the bokeh and the colour. I had no idea that Kookaburras found bore pumps interesting
    IShootACanon

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    • #3
      Cheers Greg. I was chasing 3 Kookies trying to get a clear shot of one, this one landed on the wire, the trees behind it were lit beautifully by the afternoon sun, but the bird was shaded by the tree behind me, luckily I had the flash and Better Beamer on the camera, otherwise I wouldn't have gotten the shot. The exposure I had set was good for the background, and the flash lit the bird. There was a bit of luck involved, but some planning paid off too.
      Cheers, Brad.

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      • #4
        think I would go up a bit on the exposure. looks a tad dark overall to me
        Stephen Davey. Nikon Shooter

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        • Ironwood
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          Fair call, it could probably be a bit lighter.

      • #5
        Another version.
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        Cheers, Brad.

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        • #6
          The vertical crop looks great Brad.

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          • Ironwood
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            Thanks Todd. I think its an improvement too.

        • #7
          Good looking bird. Has an intelligent look in its eye.
          Better a full bottle in front of me
          than a full frontal lobotomy.
          Hans

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          • Ironwood
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            Cheers Hans. The Kookies are the boss of the backyard garden birds around here, thats for sure.

        • #8
          Agree with Avkomp about the lighting comment. I think a tree branch may have added a bit of flavour but you've got to take what you is presented to you.
          I think we need to see that kooka as an oil in a magazine.
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          IShootACanon

          Web: isacimages.com.au
          Why do they put expiry dates on cartons of sour cream?

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          • #9
            Looks good Isac. Thanks for taking the trouble Mate
            Cheers, Brad.

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            • Isac
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              You're welcome Ironwood - it's just good fun for me to while away the hours.

            • Ironwood
              Ironwood commented
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              I've got some tiling to do if you get too bored Isac

            • Isac
              Isac commented
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              I'd love to help out Ironwood - I've done my share in the past - but it's this old footy injury and my back hurts and I've got this ache in my left foot and my arm hurts when I do this with it .......

          • #10
            Good one Brad and Isac. Cables are fine.. If it's ok with the bird, it's ok by me.
            It's the little things!

            Cheers, Greg C.

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            • Ironwood
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              Me too Greg, I just take 'em as I see 'em. That said though, a branch does look more natural.

          • #11
            Oh well here's the branch.
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            IShootACanon

            Web: isacimages.com.au
            Why do they put expiry dates on cartons of sour cream?

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            • #12
              Excellent work Isac. If I didn't know the original had cable, I wouldn't have a clue that it had been altered.
              Cheers, Brad.

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              • Isac
                Isac commented
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                That's the general idea of the edit Ironwood
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