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  • More Lorikeets and Noisy Miners

    Unfortunately the Umbrella Tree flowers only seem to attract Rainbow Lorikeets and Noisy Miners, with an occasional Scaly-breasted Lorikeet. I've been trying to catch some of the interactions and flights but am finding it difficult to get it all together.

    My apologies for the lack of variety

    Here's the latest batch.

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    Alan W

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  • #2
    Another great set. Excellent detail and the Rainbows are so vibrant. Is Noisy Miner actually the name of these birds or just a description of the racket they make. I only ask as neither of these appear to be saying anything. If I had to pick it would be between #1 and #3 or then again maybe #4. They're all super shots.

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    • wigz
      wigz commented
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      Thanks AlfandBen, Noisy Miner is their name to distinguish from several similar species such as Bell Miner (Bellbird) and Yellow-throated Miner.

      The lorikeets are usually much noisier but the miners are aggressive to other birds, cats, snakes, possums etc., and are very noisy when a flock of them gather to drive off an intruder. They do give way to the lorikeets and, surprisingly, tolerate the Butcherbirds.

      The lorikeets and miners are the most common birds around here.

  • #3
    Beautiful shots. That first one is something else.
    Fujifilm X-T5, XF16-80 f/4, XF70-300 f/4-5.6, XF23 f/2, XF35 f/2, XF150-600 f/5.6-8, and a random assortment of 35mm film cameras.

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    • wigz
      wigz commented
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      Thanks David, I cropped #1 down a lot to better show the feather detail.

  • #4
    All stunning shots Alan. Your skills in bird photography are really at a very high level. Fabulous colours and poses in all images. Excellent work.
    Last edited by Isac; 28-02-2024, 05:41 PM.
    I Shoot A Canon

    Web: isacimages.com / My Gear / Flickr Photostream
    "I thought getting OLD would take much longer"

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    • Isac
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      Oh, lucky you. I have to walk a whole block (5 houses) to see our local birds.

    • wigz
      wigz commented
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      The big advantage is I'm up at their level and in a comfortable and spacious hide

    • Isac
      Isac commented
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      My "hide" is probably similar to yours but lacks a lovely outlook like have. I have to be content with the local park.

  • #5
    What a great set. I like #3 best for the stunning colour and a bit of action showing less usual detail.
    Better a full bottle in front of me
    than a full frontal lobotomy.
    Hans

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    • wigz
      wigz commented
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      Thanks Hans, I've been trying to get more action.

    • HansE
      HansE commented
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      Haven't we all! Keep at it!

  • #6
    They are beautiful.

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    • wigz
      wigz commented
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      Thank you Sharon.
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