It’s mine! Peregrine Falcon ( Falco peregrinus) found this beautiful bird of prey feasting on the carcass of a Swamp Wallaby in Wadbilliga National Park.
Scarlet Honeyeater Taken 10th August 2912 4:51pm along Main Ridge Track, Tathra Forest with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens
Spoonbills Taken on 2nd July 2012 1:35pm at Merimbula with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens
Sooty Oystercatcher Taken on 5th November 2012 1:38pm on Tathra Beach with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens
Yellow-faced Honeyeater Taken on 8th May 2012 4:30pm in a flowering eucalypt on the bushy edge of Bay St, Tathra during a storm with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens
Rainbow Lorikeets Taken on 24th March 2011 3:20pm sheltering on my back deck, 62 Bega St, Tathra during a storm with an Canon EOS 450D fitted with an EFS 55-250mm zoom lens
Croajingolong Superb Fairy Wren Immature Male
Croajingolong New Holland Honeyeater at Point Hicks Lighthouse. Nature provides incredible camouflage with feather colour.
Croajingolong Laughing Kookaburra May 2012
Croajingolong Great Egret at Mueller Inlet
Bird On A Wire Jacky Winter at Boyd Town while on a field trip with the Birdos
Contrast This was the last of a long sequence. This image sums up all the elements of contrast; light and dark, feathers and rock, a fleeting vision and agelessness. I would probably have preferred to have had the time to think and make the correct adjustments but the effect I have achieved is quite satisfying. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens.f/5.6 at 1/1000.
Flight Study 2 Not the greatest definition but the balance of the overall image is pleasing.The free flowing weightless form of the egret in effortless flight contrasts the sombre overwhelming mass and permanence of the rocks. Pentax K7.Pentax 55-300 lens. f/5.8 at 1/1000
Flight Study 1 Photographing great egrets serenely wading when one by one they began flying. After hastily adjusting the speed and aperture settings I managed to get a remarkable set of images. The combination of poor light and high shutter speed created an amazing, almost eerie mood. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens.f/5.8 at 1/1000
Butcherbird Babies Butcherbirds have been regular visitors.The shell hanging outside the kitchen window being the favoured place to stop. I have been able to take several close up studies over time. This time however the kids were brought along. And they posed. Pentax K7,Pentax 55-300 lens
Camera Shy Photo taken late in the afternoon on Boydtown Beach. It is rare to see black swans on the beach itself. This is as close as I could get without disturbing them. Taken in dull light and cropped from wider frame. The curve of the necks highlights the red of the eyes and the beaks which also stand out in the overall subdued light in the image. Pentax K7. Pentax 55-300 lens
Red Browed Finch…regular garden visitors
Superb Blue Wren..female
morning snacks for Welcome Swallows on Tura Beach
After a bath ..Silvereye
Double Barred and Red Browed Finches
Glossy Motion I was sneaking up on this beautiful female glossy and it took off and I just turned and snapped. I like the effect with the blurred background and love the mottled yellow colouring on the head
Death of a Pelican Ally found this distressing sight near the bridge at Mogareeka. A very sad picture which highlights how wildlife often gets a raw deal from encounters with humans
Wattle I eat next? I haven’t got a very good zoom lens but this fellow was content to keep munching as I got closer and closer. Taken in my front yard
Silver Gull An immature Silver Gull on the beach at Merimbula
Sooty Oystercatcher A Sooty Oystercatcher at the southern end of Tura Beach
Red-capped Plover A male Red-capped Plover enjoying the morning sun while typically sheltering behind a small mound of beach debris near the Bega River mouth at Mogareeka, just north of Tathra
Rainbow Lorikeet A Rainbow Lorikeet feeding on a banksia at Pambula Beach
Fairy Prion Fairy Prion seen on a pelagic trip from Eden. These beautiful little seabirds are delightful to watch as they dart in between the albatrosses for scraps of berley behind the vessel
Buff-banded Rail This Buff-banded Rail was foraging on a dew laden open grass area in Bermagui but it never strayed too far from its nearest cover
Immature Bower birds Tura Beach
Juxtaposition of industry and beauty Black Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) sub adult Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/2000 f5.6 ISO800. Taken about 1-3km off shore from Port Kembla NSW, with the steel works industry in the background. The juxtaposition of capitalisation and a species
Duet Black Browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) juvenile subspecies Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D 1/2500 f5.6 ISO800. Size difference compared to a Short tailed shearwater (puffinus tenuirostris) MASSIVE!
Black-browed Albatross 2 Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida)
Action shot of two Short-tailed Shearwaters Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Two Short-tailed Shearwaters very determined little seabirds. (Puffinus tenuirostris).
All heading for the same thing. FOOD. Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult and a Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
The mosh pit Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Silver gulls (Larus novaehollandiae) and a Short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris) and Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida)
Pelagic trip Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Above Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) below (Diomedea impavida) and Short-tailed Shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Walking on water again. Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) and Short-tailed shearwater (Puffinus tenuirostris)
Roger coming in to land Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult
Black-browed Albatross 3 Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) Walking on water just like God
Black Browed Albatross 2 (Diomedea melanophyrs) juvenile subspecies Southern Ocean Seabird Study Association Pelagic Trip Wollongong, 26/10/2013. Canon EOS1100D
Shy Albatross 2 Taken off Wollongong, SOSSA pelagic trip. Shy Albatross (Diomedea salvini) adult
Black-browed Albatrosses Taken off Wollongong. SOSSA pelagic trip. Left side Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea melanophrys) immature. Right side Black-browed Albatross (Diomedea impavida) Adult but would need to confirm
The Hood 2 Royal Spoonbills, Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D, 1/800, f5.6 ISO100
Royal Spoonbills 1 Wallaga Lake 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D 1/1250, f5.6 ISO100
White Faced Heron (Got Wabbit!) Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D
White Faced Heron Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D
Find somewhere to eat Wabbit White Faced Heron Wallaga Lake, 26/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D 1/1000 f5.6 ISO100
Hungry Pelican Pelican waiting for some food at the fish cleaning pontoon in Merimbula lake. taken with an Olympus TG – 820
Royal Spoonbill Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D
Royal Spoonbill 2 Wallaga Lake, 21/08/2012. Canon EOS1100D
Pied Oystercatcher (I have an injury but I refuse to be caught) Haywards Beach, 12/08/2013. Canon EOS1100D
Cruising the skies White Bellied Sea Eagle , Murrah Beach, taken 01/01/2013. Canon 1100D
Get out of my way I am coming in to land! Pelican, Bermagui River
Intermediate Egret (Ardea intermedia) (elegant and regal) Wallaga Lake, Canon EOS1100D
Pied Cormorant (Punk Rocker with attitude) Wallaga Lake. Canon EOS1100D
Blue Fairy Wren (Cute as a button), Mossy Banks, Nutley’s Creek Road, Bermagui. Canon EOS1100D
Little Tern A Little Tern passing overhead at Mogareeka
Great Egret A Great Egret landing in shallow water at Merimbula Lake
Double-banded Plover A Double-banded Plover in non-breeding plumage near the Bega River mouth. These birds breed in New Zealand and spend winter in Australia
White-faced Heron A White-faced Heron making an unsuccessful strike at a passing fish near the Bega River mouth at Mogareeka, just north of Tathra
Striated Heron A Striated Heron (also known as Mangrove Heron) with a freshly speared Luderick in Merimbula Lake
Bar-tailed Godwit Every winter a few Bar-tailed Godwits remain in Australia while most of them fly to the northern hemisphere for breeding. This one was pulling a small beach worm out of the sand on Pambula Beach.
Pelican feet Photographed at Narooma Boatramp, using a Canon Powershot 50SX
Eagle at Montague This white bellied sea eagle was photographed at Montague Island, using a Canon Powershot 50SX
Eagle at Montague 2 This white bellied sea eagle was photographed at Montague Island, using a Canon Powershot 50SX
Triplets These pelicans were photographed at Narooma Boardwalk, using a Canon Powershot D10
Juvenile Gull This bird was photographed at Narooma Boat ramp, using a canon Powershot 50SX
Egret This magnificent egret was sitting on a boat at Fisherman’s Wharf, Narooma. The picture was taken using a canon powershot 50SX
Silver Gull I loved the eye on this silver gull – photographed at Bingi, using a canon powershot 50SX
Juvenile Gull 2 This bird was photographed at Narooma Boat ramp, using a canon Powershot 50SX
Albatross This albatross was out at Montague Island. I photographed it using a canon powershot SX50
Little Pied Cormorant This little cormorant was photographed at Narooma Boatramp, using a canon powershot SX50
Hunting Reef Heron This heron was hunting around Narooma boat ramp, when I photographed it catching dinner! I used a canon powershot SX50
Hunting Reef Heron 2 This heron was hunting around Narooma boat ramp, when I photographed it catching dinner! I used a canon powershot SX50
Egret with fish This egret was hunting in front of our house, at Dalmeny Lake. I photographed it with a canon powershot SX50
Startled Cormorants Taken in front of my house at Dalmeny Lake, using a canon powershot SX50
Pelican Portrait This beautiful pelican was photographed at Dalmeny Lake, using a canon powershot SX50
Pelicans Photographed at Dalmeny Lake, in front of my house, using a canon powershot SX50
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Black-faced Cuckoo Shrike ( Coracina novaehollandiae)
Taken with Nikon D300s with 18 -300mm lens
Exposure time: 1/1000 sec
ISO speed ISO-640
35mm focal length: 450mm
Taken in Wadbilliga National Park, sunny skies, slight breeze.
Subject was very active.
Noisy Friar Bird (Philemon corniculatus)
Image taken with Nikon D300s
Exposure 1/1000 sec
ISO speed ISO-720
35 mm Focal Length 375mm
Taken on a sunny clear day in open woodland in Eurobodalla National Park near Congo this year
Black-faced Monarch (Monarcha melanopsis)
Taken with Nikon D300s
Exposure time: 1/1000 sec
ISO speed ISO-3200
35mm focal length: 345mm
Taken at Wadbilliga River Crossing, Wadbilliga National Park, sunny skies, slight breeze.
Subject was very active.
The Pied Oystercatcher is now an endangered species, with disturbance from people and dogs on beaches a key threat. This individual observed at Mogareeka was reacting to a dog freely running around the beach. This image was taken with a Canon EOS 500D, F/6.3, 1/640s sec exposure, ISO 320, 500mm Focal Length with a x 1.4 extender
Catch me if you can
I have been trying to capture the elegance of beauty of one of the south coasts most beautiful small birds for almost ten years by trekking into state forests and national parks. But, after years of trying, this image was taken after arriving home from Grocery shopping to find a couple of birds foraging near my front porch and my camera conveniently sitting in the entry after not putting it away from my last outing! Taken with a Canon EOS500D, f/10, 1/200 sec exposure, ISO 800, and 700mm focal length
Yellow–faced honeyeaters Kancoban
Red Wattle bird
The death of a bronze wing
A bronze wing pigeon that crashed into a window and died left a barely perceptible imprint of dust.
This image was captured with camera on a tripod at night with side illumination from my car lights.
I increased contrast and brightness, but otherwise the image is unchanged
You are kidding ??
Spotted in Eurobodalla National Park near Congo. These birds where very vocal and enjoyed their chat.
Taken with a Nikon 300DS using a 18 – 300mm lens at 300mm