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rawshorty
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Mount Glorious

A few shots from Mount Glorious from this week.

Did not manage good shots of the TK Pigeon or the WF Dove but will post them anyway.

Topknot Pigeon-6625 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]Topknot Pigeon-6625 by rawshorty, on Flickr

wompoo fruit dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)-8134 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]wompoo fruit dove (Ptilinopus magnificus)-8134 by rawshorty, on Flickr

grey fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)-7813 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]grey fantail (Rhipidura albiscapa)-7813 by rawshorty, on Flickr

brown cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis)-7826 by rawshorty, on Flickr">brown cuckoo-dove (Macropygia amboinensis)-7826 by rawshorty, on Flickr

black-faced monarch (Monarcha melanopsis) -7863 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]black-faced monarch (Monarcha melanopsis) -7863 by rawshorty, on Flickr

spectacled monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus)-7141 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]spectacled monarch (Symposiachrus trivirgatus)-7141 by rawshorty, on Flickr

rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)-7537 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]rufous fantail (Rhipidura rufifrons)-7537 by rawshorty, on Flickr

pale-yellow robin (Tregellasia capito)-7322 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]pale-yellow robin (Tregellasia capito)-7322 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Australian logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii)-7632 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]Australian logrunner (Orthonyx temminckii)-7632 by rawshorty, on Flickr

yellow-throated scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis)-7573 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]yellow-throated scrubwren (Sericornis citreogularis)-7573 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Rick N
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Some great shots there. Especially like the Rufous Fantail and Robin but they would all be new to

me except for the Grey Fantail.

My sister has been trying to get me to visit her in Brissy, know where I will be going when I finally get there.

Hi Sis, kiss on the cheek, gotta run smiley

Owl of Kedumba
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Extremely impressed Shorty laugh

rawshorty
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Rick N wrote:

Some great shots there. Especially like the Rufous Fantail and Robin but they would all be new to

me except for the Grey Fantail.

My sister has been trying to get me to visit her in Brissy, know where I will be going when I finally get there.

Hi Sis, kiss on the cheek, gotta run smiley

Thanks, Rick. All new for me except both Fantails.

You could always take your sister with you when you go up, there are bbq's there and she could cook your lunch ready for you after a big mornings birding laugh

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rawshorty
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Owl of Kedumba wrote:

Extremely impressed Shorty laugh

Thanks, Owl.

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windshear
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Great photos, Shorty! Love the crispness! (Particularly the Monarchs) 

WhistlingDuck

Lots of fantastic photos there .... thanks for sharing.

Like them all of course ... but the rufuos fantail, log runner and grey fantail are real favourites!

rawshorty
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Thanks, Windshear and WD. Was a great place to visit.

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Devster
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I love them all.

I've been up there heaps of times & never seen the Monarchs, the Log Runner, the top knors or the Pale Yellow Robins.

In saying that I have never taken a flash up there either.

I see a few of those shots are taken with a flash, maybe I will need to invest in one.

Thanks for sharing, looks like you had a great time.

Chris 333
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Splendid photos. And, as an added bonus, they are all of birds that are unfamiliar to me. What an amazing range of bird life there is in Australia. 

And what an opportunity to see birds close up that I might not otherwise get the chance to see, living on the other side of the continent. 

Reflex
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Yes great set of photographs and ditto Devster there are a few here that I haven't photographed yet.

I missed a golden opportunity on Sunday of a Rufous Fantail and have as a result got my eye on a bigger more powerful flash unit which can keep up with my camera. My current one (Speedlite 220EX) takes too long to cycle in between shots. I've also ordered a seperate battery supply for the battery pack.and want to mount it on top of my 500mm lens, (might need a gym subscription soon so that I can carry all this gear). No doubt about it flash is essential in the rainforests.

The other thing I need before my next visit is some Leech repellent!surprise

Samford Valley Qld.

rawshorty
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Thanks, Devster, Chris and Reflex.

I am surprised you guys have not seen the birds i got, they were seen everyday i was there.

Yep flash helped a lot.

For those that don't remember or did not see my post from some time ago, here is my flash set up.

flash-4573 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]flash-4573 by rawshorty, on Flickr

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WhistlingDuck

Good idea RawShorty ! - Cheap as Chips too!

rawshorty
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WhistlingDuck wrote:

Good idea RawShorty ! - Cheap as Chips too!

laugh I knew someone would say it.

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Reflex
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I didn't know that Pringles made beam extenders?

Samford Valley Qld.

windshear
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Once you pop, you can't crop.

Devster
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Only problem is, the chips are empty.

What flash do you use.

I'm looking at getting one and don't know a thing about them.

rawshorty
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Devster i use a Canon 580EX II but the new model is the 600EX. And just in case anyone thinks the Pringles is a joke, it is not, it is very effective. and fits the flash very nicely.

Some more pics from the trip.

Australasian figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)-6590 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]Australasian figbird (Sphecotheres vieilloti)-6590 by rawshorty, on Flickr

fan-tailed cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)-6383 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]fan-tailed cuckoo (Cacomantis flabelliformis)-6383 by rawshorty, on Flickr

white-browed scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)-6149 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]white-browed scrubwren (Sericornis frontalis)-6149 by rawshorty, on Flickr

eastern whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)-7593 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]eastern whipbird (Psophodes olivaceus)-7593 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)-7616 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)-7616 by rawshorty, on Flickr

Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)-7875 by rawshorty, on Flickr">[/url]Bassian thrush (Zoothera lunulata)-7875 by rawshorty, on Flickr

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Rick N
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Devster, Have a look at the Yongnuo 568EX, cheap as chipssmiley with High speed sync

In tests I have done it is not far off a my Nikon Speedlight 900 in output.

They are even cheeky enough to label it a Speedlight smiley

miccro
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Love the Pringles can - looks like it works great!

you might wanna build a mount for the flash slightly off the direct lens angle to avoid the retina reflections close up, really good idea tho!

Great photos though

mike

rawshorty
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Thanks, Mike. I was thinking next time i use it i might put the lid on it to act as a diffusser.

Disclaimer........not my idea, it has been used by many for many years.

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Devster
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Rick N wrote:

Devster, Have a look at the Yongnuo 568EX, cheap as chipssmiley with High speed sync

In tests I have done it is not far off a my Nikon Speedlight 900 in output.

They are even cheeky enough to label it a Speedlight smiley

Thanks Rick, I was wondering if they are any good as they are more in my price range. Do you know what the difference is between them and the 580ex II?

pacman
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rawshorty wrote:

here is my flash set up.

I'm not sure that it is that flash of a set-upwink

but seriously - what is your list at now?

Peter

rawshorty
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pacman wrote:
rawshorty wrote:

here is my flash set up.

I'm not sure that it is that flash of a set-upwink

but seriously - what is your list at now?

Only 305, so you don't need to worry wink

Shorty......Canon gear

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rawshorty
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Devster wrote:
Rick N wrote:

Devster, Have a look at the Yongnuo 568EX, cheap as chipssmiley with High speed sync

In tests I have done it is not far off a my Nikon Speedlight 900 in output.

They are even cheeky enough to label it a Speedlight smiley

Thanks Rick, I was wondering if they are any good as they are more in my price range. Do you know what the difference is between them and the 580ex II?

As far as i can see you could not go wrong with the Yongnuo, Rick. At the price i think i will get a couple.

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Rick N
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Devster,

Double the price and probably not much different.

Shorty first put me onto the Yongnuo stuff and I got a 468 & 568

and I am more than happy with both.

Considering the Nikon Speedlight 900 is about 5-600 bucks and the

568 with mostly the same features, slightly down on output,  is about 150 it's a no brainer.

Cheers

Annie W
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Phwoar Shorty, and I bet you were a bit happy with that trip then!  Sensational stuff, and you even found some of my insta-moss stuff with the Scrubwren shot laugh, beautiful shots, all of them.  I have a sudden urge to go (affordable) flash shopping now and have a craving for Pringles for some reason.

NW Tasmania

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