Bird of the Week Challenge: 11th August - photogenic

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 11th August - photogenic

Morning all

A super easy challenge this week. Share your photos that you are most proud of - your especially photogenic birds. I know there will be some great shots out there.

The only guideline is that there needs to be 3 other posters before you can post again.

edit - and to clarify - one photo per post

 

A couple of other points:

  • a reminder that the website will be down from about 9am on Tuesday (12th) for at least a few hours whilst we move servers
  • I wont be around much this week - I will respond to emails but there might be a delay. Apologies but I will sort out any issues when I can

 

Have a great week everyone

 

Elsie
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Well I have to say that this is my favourite photo yetsmiley This little swallow had just taken it's first flight from the nest (above our front door) and it was looking rather exhilarated. I can't wait to see everyones photos!

pacman
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Red-capped Robin, male

Peter

jaudouig
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Little Pied Cormoran

Annie W
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Cranky face aside, this little Superb Fairy-wren was a beautiful subject to capture.

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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This has to be one of my favourites and I saw it again on Sunday afternoon (if it's the same bird) but no chance of a photograph.

Samford Valley Qld.

pacman
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Allen's Hummingbird

Peter

rawshorty
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So many shots to use this week, most i have already posted at some point.

My first sighting of an Australian Hobby and got very close to it.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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cassie.c87
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I have to say this willie wagtail, it was the first decent bird photo I took with my first DSLR. 

Elsie
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My first good shot of a kookaburra which wasn't of it's behindsmiley

I love everyones photos!

Reflex
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Another one from Walkabout Creek on the week-end. 

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Meet Kelly.

She is the resident female Nankeen Kestrel at Jerra Wetlands. I have been photographing her for 18 months now and she has allowed me to get very close. Last month while she was sitting on a fence i got less than 5 metres from her, a very special moment.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Araminta
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This gorgeous tiny Yellow Robin Baby has just taken his first flight. From the nest to the fence. I happened to be in the right place at the right moment.

M-L

mpb
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Wow, some great shots, cant decide which I like the best.

I was happy to get this shot partly because the Egret looked so happy with it catch.

And thanks Holly, the site is now much much quicker.

Mark

Holly
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Just breathtaking shots this week everyone, well done!

 

Hopefully we hit no snags with the server move but all looking good so far wink Just got to pay bigger bills surprise

Reflex
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Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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The Black-shouldered Kites at the wetlands successfully raised 3 young last month. Got to spend plenty of time with them.

I wished they stayed this colour but it is a shame they don't have a red eye yet.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Ross42
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Blue-Winged Kookabaurra at Hydeaway Bay

Araminta
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Something that only ever happens once in the little Superb Fairy Wren's life, and I felt honoured to be there for it. Sitting on the edge of the nest finding the courage to take the first flight.

M-L

Reflex
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Still chasing the "AnnieJ clarity" but well pleased with this one to-day and I found three nest sites to-day so will be going back.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Not a good pic, but my first sighting of a Grey Goshawk.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Araminta
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This is one of my first photos taken almost three years ago, I still like the composition . To me the way the bird tilts the head is full of grace.

M-L

Annie W
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This little lady was a very pretty subject, so dainty and full of character too.

Female Olive Whistler

NW Tasmania

Reflex
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These Black-Shouldered Kites live close by at work and I usually see them at least once a day but it took three visits before I managed to get the light behind me, enough light, the birds perched on a low branch and not too windy. I didn't even know they had a red eye until I took these.

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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I spent about an hour trying to take pics of the Welcome Swallows flying around yesterday. I did manage to get a few keepers but it was a fun challenge for me. Every now and then they would take a drink in flight and as you can see by this pic they appear to twist there head upside down to swallow the watersurprise Not the best pic i got but thought it was very interesting.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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

Ross42
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Blue Faced Honey Eater - Samford Valley

Reflex
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Another bird that isn't afraid of the car.

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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This photo is still one of my favourites. To me it represents loneliness. This baby was walking along the edge of the lake too scared to jump into the water, although mother Coot was swimming up and down below calling out to encourage the little one to take the plunge.

M-L

rawshorty
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After having photographed the Azure Kingfisher at the wetlands today (rare in Canberra) , on the way back to the car got a nice up close and personal with a Collared Sparrowhawk.

Shorty......Canon gear

Canberra

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Rick N
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What a magnificent selection of photos! Just love Shorty's Welcome Swallow, my nemesis bif☺

Cage
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Some great shots here.  heart Araminta's cute coot.

Took this yesterday of the White-faced Heron, not a bird I'd usually think of as Photogenic.

Cheers

Cage

Hunter Valley NSW

Reflex
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She or he is photogenic.

Samford Valley Qld.

sue818
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Considering I am in Karumba, it has to be a Kite so here is a Black Kite. Sue

Annie W
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rawshorty wrote:

I spent about an hour trying to take pics of the Welcome Swallows flying around yesterday. I did manage to get a few keepers but it was a fun challenge for me. Every now and then they would take a drink in flight and as you can see by this pic they appear to twist there head upside down to swallow the watersurprise Not the best pic i got but thought it was very interesting.

Upside down Miss Jane laugh, well it's head anyway.  Fascinating and amazing behaviour captured there Shorty.  That is a beauty of a Kite shot Sue!  Love seeing a shot of a BoP on the ground, you get to see their pants plumage so much better and from a different perspective.

NW Tasmania

Annie W
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This Juvenile Tasmanian Scrubwren is a bit of a cutie, wiggling tail and all.

NW Tasmania

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