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Old 10-12-2018   #1
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Hi ya Watha,let's pow wow!

Well this morning I went birding down by the creek and got lucky. I was sneaking along quietly like an Injun
when I heard a Kookaburra laugh but couldn't spot exactly where it was, so I stood very still beneath a tree until it laughed again.
I looked up and there it was perched on a branch not two metres above me; so close in fact the branch it was perched on cut across its body.
I moved away from the tree for a better camera angle when it flew to a tree about 10 paces away, and in full view as if to say to me, "Go for it",
so it was my turn to laugh myself all the way back along the river bank. A Mode, F5.6, 1/400s, ISO 1250, 180mm, (360mm > 35mm film camera equiv.)


40-150mm converted to 56-210mm, handheld




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Excellent shots Mark; Ks to you
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Excellent shots Mark, especially the 2nd.
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Sometimes it just happens. 2nd shot is very nice.
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Gilfish, Kevin, Lightseeker, thanks for the feedback, appreciated.
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Superb shots Mark. Second one is my favorite too.
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Thanks Wolf. Sorry for the late reply, I've been away from home the past week.
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Nice series. The second one is my favorite.


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