Easter in Ballina

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brian63
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Easter in Ballina

Visited a new spot in Ballina on the advice of another local birder and came home with four new species and a martial artist.

Bar-Tailed Godwit

Whimbrel

Double-Banded Plover

Red-Capped Plover

Kung-fu Krow

dougt
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Great action form the crows, well done.

Doug.

alcatraz
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Love the Crow shot Brian! That Red-Capped Plover would be a first for me. Well done. Looks like you got down low to snap these shots.

laza
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Well done Brian, great set  finished with perfect set piece action finale

Expression on that crow on the left is priceless

Dont take life too seriously, it never ends well

HelloBirdy
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Great set and love what I assume is the afternoon light

Ryu
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Aiming for DSLR-quality shots with a bridge camera

WhistlingDuck

Excellent photos brian ... the crows is a fantastic shot.  Very nice of the waders - four new species is a great result.

brian63
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Thanks for the kind comments everyone, glad you all liked the crow shot.

@ alcatraz - Yes kneeled down for these shots, like to get a few shots from different heights when possible.

@Ryu - You are spot on about the light, last couple of hours of the day.

@WD - Stoked with four new ticks, takes the tally to 140 with a couple still to be ID from our recent trip away.

Brian

Devster
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Well done Brian. 4 ticks is always good to get. The crow shot is my second favourite of your shots. It was kicked out . . . (see what I did there) by the Double Banded Plover shot as it would be a new one for me, plus I love the colour of ther water and the contrast to the rocks and bird.

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Devster wrote:

Well done Brian. 4 ticks is always good to get. The crow shot is my second favourite of your shots. It was kicked out . . . (see what I did there) by the Double Banded Plover shot as it would be a new one for me, plus I love the colour of ther water and the contrast to the rocks and bird.

Thanks Devon, strange how sometimes it takes others to point out qualities in your own photo's that you haven't noticed yourself. As for the crows that is the first shot of a sequence of three. The other two are below now, it all happened so fast that i didn't move the camera quick enough to capture the last shot properly but you can see he meant business.

Devster
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Wow he really did mean business.

The second of the three looks like he has got him in a choke hold.

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