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    ... around the lake. very hard to get good photos of these. They are super quick and never seem to stay put to pose.

    #1 - Yellow-Rumped Thornbill
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    #2 - Brown Honeyeater.
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    Last edited by Isac; 14-09-2023, 06:40 PM.
    I Shoot A Canon

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    My memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
    Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.

  • #2
    Well done to get these Isac.

    The grass in #1 in front of the bird doesn't bother me as it looks to be as it looks right at home in its environment.

    I think #2 is an Australian Reed Warbler rather than a Brown Honeyeater. Feather detail looks a little smeared - perhaps a big crop or noise reduction. No EXIF on these.

    Excellent work to get them at all - and with a beak-full - as from what I read they are not easy to observe, let alone photograph. I've never knowingly seen one although any one of the unidentified little brown birds I've seen flitting rapidly beside the water may have been one.
    Alan W

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    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      Thanks Alan. I'll have a go at removing the grass from the thornbill and replace it if it works out.
      many thanks for the ID on the Australian Reed Warbler. I'm going to see if I can get some better shots.

  • #3
    Nice shots. I think the first one is the stronger of the two. The 2nd one is just a little too blurred out.
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    • Isac
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      I agree with #2. I'm going to see if I can get better shots. These little fellas are so damn quick, it's not easy.

  • #4
    In a few years time you will be able to buy a drone that you can instruct to go and take pictures of specific birds. I wonder what they will do to make out you are the one taking the photograph.
    Better a full bottle in front of me
    than a full frontal lobotomy.
    Hans

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    • Isac
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      Who knows Hans? The way we are heading with (and the speed of) technology developments, photographers won't be needed for anything and with A.I. becoming more widely used, most imagery will not require the services of humans. Who's going to pay for creative, talented photographers when a 12 year old can sit in front of a computer, type in a few words and create the same thing. It will destroy the human creative parts of a lot of industries - mainly anything that uses images in whatever form they require. Just advertising alone will lose many people. The rich will get richer and the poor will get poorer. It will be used a lot for fraud because we won't be able to tell the difference between what's real and what's not. I am so glad I'm as old as I am because seriously, I think the world is heading in the wrong direction. Sorry for bellyaching, but I can see the writing on the wall (and I'm not talking about graffiti)
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