Friday, 30 October 2009

Some Recent Photos

..... Whales Nil - Birds 7

Eight months have past since my last post and suddenly the thought occurred to me to take time out and post a few photos.

Of course I wish I could be posting photos of the Humpback whale and it's calf that put on a great show on Tuesday but unfortunately they were a little out of reach for my camera. I took my small telescope up the backyard which gave me a great view. The sun was shining on them and you could see them in great detail. They were both rolling on their backs clapping their pectoral fins, lying on their side waving, as well as breaching right out of the water, twisting in the air and crashing down on their backs. Whatever the mother did the calf seemed to copy.

Yesterday I acquired a 1.4 converter for my 400mm lens so maybe next time I'll get a few photos.

For now I'll just have to show a few bird photos that I have taken during October.


(Click on images to enlarge)
White-faced Heron - Egretta novaehollandiae


Tasmanian Nativehens with chicks - Gallinula mortierii


Superb Fairy-wren - Malurus cyaneus
(Backyard)


Dusky Woodswallow - Artamus cyanopterus


Collared Sparrowhawk - Accipter cirrhocephalus
(Backyard - Seems to have a full belly from eating our chooks
)



Immature Male Pink Robin - Petroica rodinogaster


Grey (White) Goshawk - Accipiter novaehollandiae
(Backyard)