Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th of June - light/dark

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Bird of the Week Challenge: 14th of June - light/dark

Hi everyone, apologies again for this challenge being a day late. 

 

Well done to all who contributed to the 'improvements' challenge. It was great to see how far you have all come!

 

This week's theme is 'light/dark' - I am leaving it very open for interpretation

 

 

Devster
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I'll get the ball rolling with this Great Crested Grebe silhouette in the afternoon light.

Reflex
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Morning light and two good reasons to keep original RAW files.

Samford Valley Qld.

Araminta
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The Emu

M-L

ungb
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Chasing shadows.

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Amson
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This is my first photo of Black morph of White Bellied Cuckoo Shrike. We have quite a few of the standard ones and the much larger Black Faced but it is a first for this one. Taken at home a couple of weeks ago.

(Devster I love your pigeon. We have a pair of these beautiful birds at home and they are always sitting together in the trees. So so sweet.)

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Amson wrote:

(Devster I love your pigeon. We have a pair of these beautiful birds at home and they are always sitting together in the trees. So so sweet.)

Thanks Amson. I don't see a lot of these but they are around from time to time. 

And what a find to find the black Morph, well done!

Brian I love your Sooty Oystercatcher in amongst the Silver Gulls.

This Storm Petrel is Light and Dark

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Devster wrote:
Amson wrote:

(Devster I love your pigeon. We have a pair of these beautiful birds at home and they are always sitting together in the trees. So so sweet.)

Brian I love your Sooty Oystercatcher in amongst the Silver Gulls.

This Storm Petrel is Light and Dark

Thanks Devster, some crested terns in there as well. Hadn't noticed before that the silver gull on the right of the shot is missing a foot.

BTW - Great shot of the Storm Petrel.

Brian

Rick N
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Black Swans

teganb02
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Wow Rick, what can I say, that photo is just beautiful. I've always wondered, why do Swans do that? Is it to show affection?

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

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Great photots everyone. Here's a White-faced Heron at Lake Cathie. 

LM

Termite
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thank you for the pleasure of that image, Rick N

Termite
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luckily they keep still :)

davethewonder
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Wedgies - the bright back-lighting kinda gives them a "light and dark" feel. 
 

Dave, Sydney. 

Reflex
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Shy Albatross in difficult light conditions....

Samford Valley Qld.

Rick N
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Thanks Tegan, Termite.

Tegan, have heard conflicting reports. Some say two males aggression, some say male-female courtship.

Would be nice if someone could shed some light.

I'm sure most would cheer for the latter explanation :-)

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Reflex wrote:

Shy Albatross in difficult light conditions....

Brought a smile to my face :-) Lovely shot.

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20 minutes of synchronised beautifully choreographed courtship culminating in some frantic wing-flapping, splashing and near-drowning.
 Ain't love grand?

http://www.myswan.org.au/index.php/faqs/how-do-black-swans-mate/

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