Bird of the Week Challenge: 6th June - improvements

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Holly
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Bird of the Week Challenge: 6th June - improvements

Hi everyone! Thankfully back and largely over my cold. Spent all of last week in bed!

 

A huge thank you to Tegan for this week's challenge suggestion. Its all about showing how your photography skills have improved. 

The aim is to post a photo of a bird that you took early on in you hobby, then, follow that with the same species, showing how you have improved.

 

This one is going to run till next Tuesday - I am away for the long weekend and not sure I will have internet access on Monday to post a new challenge.

 

teganb02
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 First ever Rainbow Lorrikeet 

 And my most recent Rainbow Lorrikeet 

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

WhistlingDuck

Azure Kingfisher ... first photo is from two years ago (i have so many fails of birds in Casuarinas!!), the second from a couple of weeks ago. Still plenty of room for improvement if I get a better opportunity. 

sue818
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Great idea Tegan. It took a while to find some old ones because I have recently been deleting them... some were really awful. Following are a couple of New Holland Honeyeaters demonstrating better technique.

Sue

2012

2016

WhistlingDuck

Hoary Headed Grebes - getting better 

timrp
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2013 First time seeing and photographing a Southern Boobook (13 years old):

2016 Most recent Southern Boobook sighting and photo. (16 years old):

teganb02
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 thanks Sue, first Australian Pelican (2014 - 2015) and most recent Australian Pelican (2016)

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

oconnore51
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Just beautiful photo Tegan.

elizabeth

brian63
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15/05/20164/06/2016

teganb02
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Thanks Elizabeth :) I love all these photos!

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

brian63
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5/05/201629/05/2016

teganb02
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Where did you take the Blue Faced Honeyeater pics Brian?

Tegan - Melbourne Vic.

brian63
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teganb02 wrote:

Where did you take the Blue Faced Honeyeater pics Brian?

Hi Tegan,

They are taken in my backyard, I have four grevillia tree's along the back fence line. Two different species, the brighter ones are out at the moment but the paler variety are just budding up now and should be out in full bloom in the next few weeks. They attract a wide variety of other birds as well including Rosella's, Lorikeets, Noisy Friarbirds, Noisy Minor's, Crested Pigeons just to name a few.

I will post a few pics in the best pictures threads.

Brian

WhistlingDuck

More for post #3 - latest improvement with an Azure Kingfisher seen today (funny that I went about two years without getting a shot of one and this is third in last month)

oconnore51
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Its bill looks a bit big for its body!  Lovely picture.

elizabeth

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