Bird of the Week: 29th April - Portraits

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Bird of the Week: 29th April - Portraits

Hi gang

I got a Bird of the Week up on time cheeky This week's theme is Portraits - lets see your gorgeous birds close up!

 

Chris F
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Our baby Australasian Grebe in the early morning sun a few days ago - see through wink

Chris

kerry
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">http://www.flickr.com/photos/94756233

Eclectus Parrot male even thou i didnt take this pic in the wild it was taken at Flying High Bird Habitat at Apple Tree Creek, near Childers.

i may never seen them in the wild but it was great to see them up close the colours of them are amazing.  

kerry

Araminta
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Bush Thick-knee.

M-L

Araminta
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same Bush Thick-knee.

M-L

Araminta
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Female Chestnut Teal.

and the male Chestnut Teal

M-L

Araminta
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Juvenile White-throated Treecreeper.

M-L

cassie.c87
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these are prob the closest I have to portraits  

rawshorty
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Great shots everyone.

I will start with some full body portraits

Willie Wagtail-1730 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Willie Wagtail-1730 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Grey Fantail-4431 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Grey Fantail-4431 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Olive-backed Oriole-1749 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Olive-backed Oriole-1749 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Araminta
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 do you want some more? I've got about 200 portraits. As you know, I always sneak up closewink

and the eye of a Silver Gull.

M-L

Araminta
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Baby Eastern Spinebill

M-L

Araminta
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Emu

M-L

shoop
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Tiny Weenie Baby Mistletoe Bird bathing on a hot 40 degree day under the sprinklers in my backyard . Armadale Western Australia.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

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Welcome Swallow

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Chris F
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Pelican

Chris F

Chris F
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Male Red-Backed Fairy Wren

Chris F
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Red-Backed Fairy Wren Females

Chris F
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Swamp Hen

Chris

rawshorty
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Some head shots

Silver eye-4542 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Silver eye-4542 by rawshorty, on Flickr

corella-4486 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> [/url] corella-4486 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Brolga-8299 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> [/url] Brolga-8299 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

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Wow Shorty, love the Brolgaheart

Tawny Frogmouth from me.

M-L

Araminta
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Great Australian Egret

(yes Shorty, I have cleaned the sensor, the smudge is now gone)

M-L

Araminta
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juvenile Easten Spinebill

M-L

Araminta
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Pacific Gull (immature second year)

M-L

Araminta
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Yellow Robin sitting on her nest.

M-L

rawshorty
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That Robin on the nest is awesome M-Lsmiley

Some shots from the "walk in aviary" Canberra.

Musk Lorikeet-2304 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url] Musk Lorikeet-2304 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Lorikeet-2395 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url] Lorikeet-2395 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Lorikeet-1988 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Lorikeet-1988 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Golden Pheasant-2032 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> Golden Pheasant-2032 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Araminta
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Thanks Shorty, love yoursyes

Two Straw-necked Ibis, and one young male Wood Duck

M-L

Araminta
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my friend "Janet"wink

M-L

Araminta
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......and a  Portrait of a Cape Berren Goose. (last one for the daywink)

M-L

Araminta
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Kookaburra before and after diving for worms . Guess where? The wet horse poo pileblush Wait until he comes homecrying

M-L

Araminta
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Sacred Ibis (Australian White Ibis)

M-L

Araminta
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A few thought about the word “Portrait”: the definition of a Portrait in Art, is a depiction of the subject’s face/head and shoulders. But it also has to give you some indication of their personality. The background of a portrait is irrelevant. (learned that at Art school) If you take the French word apart , the translation means: porter- carry , and trait- character. Exactly how I would perceive it.

(just thought I shared that, if anybody is interested?)

So my next photo would not fit into the category "Portrait", because there is no obvious headwinkcrying

M-L

Araminta
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Baby Superb Fairy Wren sitting on the edge of the nest. Facing the outside world , seconds before coming out.

M-L

Araminta
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mother wren feeding.

M-L

Araminta
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Bronzewing drinking.

M-L

Araminta
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Not just a pretty head, the rest of the Spotted Pardalote isn't bad eitherwink

M-L

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I love the headshots! Here are a few of my favourites. The Raven, White Ibis and Musgovy Duck are from Olympic Park, Sydney. The Spoonbill is from Warriewood Wetlands and has been posted before but I like it.

Araminta
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I love the cold stare of the Raven, reminds me of horror moviesdevil

one more from mewink, a Black-winged Stilt

M-L

shoop
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Silver Gull. Ok , sorry sad kinda new at this and i am not sure why my picture is not showing here . I copied the link from my flickr account and clicked the picture icon (above) but all i have is a square with a cross in it . HELP !!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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I'm going to try, have a look at your private messages. Heeeelp is on it's waysmiley

M-L

Holly
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Araminta wrote:

 

I'm going to try, have a look at your private messages. Heeeelp is on it's waysmiley

 

Thanks M-L

 

I think you need a link with a .img at the end of it...

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Silver Gull (seagull) Thanks M-L Araminta                                                             Silver Gull (seagull) Thanks M-L Aramintayessmiley

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

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                                                       Black Swan. Perth W.A.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

Araminta
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Well doneyes, you can also use "medium 800" , it does fit on the forum.

M-L

shoop
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                                                               Willie Wagtail. Perth W.A.

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

shoop
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Just tried ''medium 800'' with the williewagtail ..Thanks ever so much , i love it when things workwink. Look out i will be posting crazy now !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kerry - Perth, Western Australia.

rawshorty
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A couple more from me.

M-L, i keep laughing everytime i look at the Kookaburra covered in horse poolaugh

Emu- by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url] Emu- by rawshorty, on Flickr

Female galah-4472 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url] Female galah-4472 by rawshorty, on Flickr

king parrot-8717 by rawshorty, on Flickr"> king parrot-8717 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rawshorty/ 

Teresa Skerratt
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Everybodys photos are so beautiful, I hope to get a day off soon to spend some time with my camera my birds and my photos instead of my work and my books.......sigh cryingyessmiley

Teresa Skerratt

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dicutting10
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Hi everyone I have attached a couple of my little thornbills in my birdbath and my particular favorite the cockatoo.  I have been busy and have not been on line for a while and have missed everyone's photos. Diane

GeorgeP
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Some great photos to date. These are the only real portraits that I have.

1. Brown Thornbill in my backyard

2. Australian Spotted Crake at Mill Park Lakes.

3. Brown Goshawk in my BY.

4. Masked Lapwing at our local park.

Thanks for viewing.

Cheers,

George
Melbourne, VIC

Araminta
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Southern Boobook, taken this afternoon.I just love the reflection in the eye, you can clearly see the stable and the door.

M-L

cassie.c87
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 I finally got close enough to a bird for a head shot cheeky infact he was the one who got closer, right on the other side of the fence. not the best since I was standing on a chair with a one year old tugging at the leg but it will do lol

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