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  • Breakfast at the creek.

    I wandered down to my creek this morning with the D7100 and Tamron 150-600 topped with the Yongnou 568 and Better Beamer.

    The Azure Kingfisher was by the bank waiting for some action....
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    Wasn't long before old mate Platypus came along to stir up some breakfast...
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    • #3
      The Kingfisher followed the platypus as it foraged along the bank.....
      Frog legs for breakfast.
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      Last edited by Ironwood; 12-08-2017, 04:05 PM.
      Cheers, Brad.

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      • #4
        A quick look around before getting back to the job at hand....
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        Cheers, Brad.

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        • #5
          It wasn't long before a prawn was stirred up by the platypus and the 'Fisher pounced...
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          Cheers, Brad.

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          • #6
            Absolutely devine story with fabulous photos as well Ironwood. Pretty hard to get good pics of Platypus. If you have a CPL it will show more of what's hiding underwater. Highly recommend it.
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            • Ironwood
              Ironwood commented
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              Thanks Isac. Platypus are definitely not an easy species.
              I have thought about a CPL for that lens, but 95mm CPL's run a bit high for my wallet I'm afraid.

          • #7
            Great story. Rarely get to see Kingfishers here.
            It's the little things!

            Cheers, Greg C.

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            • Ironwood
              Ironwood commented
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              Thanks Greg. I am really lucky here, I could probably see them everyday if I had time to walk the creek more often.
              When I retire, I will probably build a hide down on the creek bank.

            • seaslug
              seaslug commented
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              Great idea. I get to see platypus close up on a weekly basis but I don't bother with a polariser when photographing them either. The water's pretty muddy where I see them.
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