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Old 08-02-2018   #1
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I think I'm getting better at birding, thanks to the new camera that is lightning fast to lock on to target.
But I've much to learn about their behaviours; when they are most active, etc.
It seems that after early morning they have a siesta until late afternoon.
Anyway, I went out to the falls today and came home with two keepers.

A Tree Creeper of sorts.


Sulphur Crested Cockatoo doing a power dive.



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Very nice Mark. You appear to have 6 different treecreepers in Australia and this one is the White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea
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Very nice Mark. You appear to have 6 different treecreepers in Australia and this one is the White-throated Treecreeper Cormobates leucophaea
Thanks for the info Kevin, I didn't know that. At this point in my birding hobby I admit to knowing little about birds although I have been passionate about trying too shoot them for a long time, especially BIF which imo is one of the greatest challenges of photography.
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Nice shots Mark. I like the creeper but I think the comp would be better if you had more space above and less below.
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Thanks again, Steve. He's on the upper 1/3rds line to imply that he's 'worked his way up' if you will, or to show how far he's come rather than how far he's yet to go!
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Nice shots, Mark. Like the Creeper.
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Thanks Gene, in that situation the creeper was a stroke of pure luck.
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Nice shots! I like the Creeper but I probably would have brought the exposure down slightly on the tree to make the bird pop a little more.
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Nice shots! I like the Creeper but I probably would have brought the exposure down slightly on the tree to make the bird pop a little more.
Thanks. Point well taken. Alternatively darken the background between the trunks.


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