PHOTOGRAPHY THROWDOWN: YARDBIRDS IV

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    • #449672
      Tobie
      Moderator

      OK, PHOTOGRAPHY THROWDOWN: YARDBIRDS III is getting a little log-winded so let’s start another thread.

      I’ll kick off with a Cape Rock-Thrush which totally surprised me yesterday after placing live ‘super worms’ outside.Β  The cherry on the cake was that there were 3 of them – 2 males (I suspect the one was a sub-adult) and a female. I’ve seen them around before but they are quite scarce.

      The female actually returned a while later and tried to get through the sliding door at my patio, in order to enter the house. It was seeing the canary inside and probably wanted to investigate the possibilities of this nice treat! πŸ˜„

      Male – kind of with an attitude! 🀣

      CTS_2867

      Male – with a proper pose

      CTS_2892

      Female with a mouth full

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      The Crested Barbet was making sure he’s not missing out

      CTS_2857

    • #449673
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Black-eyed Bulbul with a (dried) meal worm.

      CTS_2847

      • #449886
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Great set Tobie, all so bright, except for the Bulbul. The first with attitude is my fav!

    • #449674
      Dahlia Ambrose
      Keymaster

      The colours on the thrush and barbet are brilliant. Beautiful images Tobie πŸ™‚

      • #449716
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Like Dahlia said. Beautiful images. Amazing colors on thrush and barbet. I’ve never seen anything like the barbet. Quite the snazzy get-up.

         

        • #449722
          Tobie
          Moderator

          Thanks Dave. A direct translation of ‘barbet’ in my language means ‘woodpecker’. They chop and live in holes in trees just like ‘common’ woodpeckers.

      • #449721
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Dahlia!

    • #449675
      Patrick
      Participant

      All beauties Tobie , you have lovely colour variations on the birds in your part of the world mateΒ  I can’t match those πŸ˜‰ lovely work.

      These 2 are from the yard fence leading to the hills behind my sisters house and first shot with my new lens hand held at the time and still getting use to things tbh.

      Grey Wagtail

      Meadow PiPit

      • #449717
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Nice work Patrick. Beautiful background in the Wagtail shot.

      • #449723
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Thanks Patrick.

        These are two beauties, specially the pipit.

        What lens did you buy?

        • #449729
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much Dave , Tobie πŸ˜‰

          Tobie the lens is the sigma 150-600mm contemporary on a crop sensor.

          • This reply was modified 2wk, 4d ago by Patrick.
          • #449763
            Tobie
            Moderator

            Oh yea you’ve mentioned this before. Enjoy, this is a nice one!

      • #449738
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow! These are great images Patrick. Love them both πŸ™‚

        • #449756
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thank you so much Dahlia πŸ˜‰

      • #449887
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very nice shots Patrick … I see you’ve got the same lens as me …. good choice! πŸ™‚

        • #449899
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks very much Tersha i am glad i got the lens still getting use to holding it , i think i will pick up a monopod for it ..thanks again for the kind comments ;).

      • #450703
        Beaky
        Participant

        Great shots Pat, the shot of the Pipit is perfect. Lucky it’s not the sport mate, another kilo heavier. πŸ™‚

    • #449760

      Had a pair of King Parrots visit the backyard this afternoon.

      Male:

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      Female:

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      • #449764
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Beautiful David! We do not have enough parrots in South Africa!

      • #449809
        Patrick
        Participant

        Striking colours David , gorgeous work.

      • #449823
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow David. That red colour is striking. Love it πŸ™‚

      • #450092
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Very colourful visitors, lovely shots David!

    • #449954
      Beaky
      Participant

      @patrickw Nice shots mate, how are you enjoying the new lens?

      • #449971
        Patrick
        Participant

        Thanks very much Beaky , in short i love it but still learning the skills needed to control it and myself πŸ˜‰ , really happy and to be honest feel very lucky to have this as another tool to the kit.

        Thanks again mate πŸ˜‰

    • #450093
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      Jay with leftover fishing maggots ….

      hello jay!

      • #450111
        Patrick
        Participant

        The look on its face .. Caught me! , they love casters as do the robins they never tire of trying to empty my bait tubs πŸ˜‰

      • #450683
        Tobie
        Moderator

        A real cutie!

    • #450669

      Galah

      The galah, also known as the pink and grey cockatoo, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia. This one turned up in the front yard yesterday.

      P7050093

       

      • #450682
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Wow what a beautiful bird David! TFS!

      • #450704
        Beaky
        Participant

        Thats a great shot David, they are beautiful birds.

         

      • #450750
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Wow David. Love this. Brilliant colours too πŸ™‚

      • #450751
        Patrick
        Participant

        What a lovely looking Bird , i really like that purple colour around the eye , lovely photo David

      • #450848
        Tersha
        Keymaster

        Such a pretty bird!

      • #450862
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        I agree with the other comments 100%. And posed beautifully for you. πŸ™‚

    • #450850
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      blue tit chicks …

      feeding time

      • #450856
        Patrick
        Participant

        Lovely birds Tersha , i especially like the movement in the wings in image 1.

        By the looks of things they won’t take very long to empty the feeder πŸ˜‰

    • #450851
      Tersha
      Keymaster

      feeding time …

      feeding time 02

      • #450863
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        The birds colors work perfectly with the background. The feeder and feed provide contrast that adds depth. Thumbs up.

      • #450918
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Love this image and the colours in there Diane πŸ™‚

      • #451189
        Tobie
        Moderator

        I like it! how do they eat that though – do the break it through the grid?

    • #450874
      Beaky
      Participant

      Totally agree with Dave on that! They are gorgeous little critters hey. They would have to share those peanuts with me if it were at my place πŸ™‚

    • #451020
      Patrick
      Participant

      Stonechat on a very grey day.

      • This reply was modified 4d, 17h ago by Patrick.
      • #451038
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        Beautiful bird and I like the minimal frame Patrick πŸ™‚

        • #451042
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks you Dahlia , i took a round turn while out scouting and i came across some nice meadows with plenty of small birds flying about and with lots of natural perches for them to rest on , i will return to this spot but with better light hopefully get some variety πŸ˜‰

      • #451186
        Tobie
        Moderator

        Beauty! Love the perch!

        • #451249
          Patrick
          Participant

          Thanks a million Tobie , having lots of fun playing with composition and extra reach i now have ;).

    • #451195
      Tobie
      Moderator

      Fiscal Flycatcher

      CTS_3107-fiscal-flycatcher

      • #451251
        Patrick
        Participant

        Excellent all round mate , class light , perch , and the bird looks so nice well capture Tobie.

        • #451332
          Tobie
          Moderator

          Thanks Patrick! I had help from the sunlight reflecting from a window on this side of the bird. It makes such a huge difference!

      • #451277
        Dahlia Ambrose
        Keymaster

        He looks very curious πŸ™‚

        • #451333
          Tobie
          Moderator

          He knew that I fed live worms from time to time so he was saying ‘Well, where is it?’! πŸ˜€

      • #451359
        Dave Watkins
        Participant

        Like Patrick said. Well captured, nice light and that rounded fence post(?) makes a perfect perch.

        • #451364
          Tobie
          Moderator

          Thanks Dave! πŸ™‚

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