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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Swan update


Black Swan & cygnets, Etiwanda wetlands
White-plumed Honeyeater, Mildura

I must admit that the honeyeaters and bush birds are much harder to photograph than the waterbirds!  Even though these honeyeaters are so common, I still struggle to get a good shot. Even though I like the colours in this, it is a bit of a shame that that closer bottlebrush is there. 

The five swan babies have been coming along well, although they would want to watch out they don't get kicked out - mum and dad are already looking at the nest again!

Wild Bird Wednesday
The Bird D'Pot

14 comments:

  1. Pretty black swan!!! Being that your honeyeaters are very common, a LOT of birds, I've found, are so very difficult to capture on camera. I think yours is a super image.

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  2. Oh Yes! Waterbirds and shorebirds are MUCH easier to photograph - plus I get to go out in my kayak for them!! Great photos!

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  3. We don't have the black swans here, at least they are not native ... they are simply gorgeous. And I think your picture of the honey eater is adorable ... and the bottle brush is part of the natural setting which makes it very special. I think you did well ..

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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  4. The black swan is gorgeous. We don't have them here either.

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  5. I love the Black Swans, they are so elegant. Cute shot of the Honeyeater. Great shots, have a happy week!

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  6. Lovely captures, the Black Swan is gorgeous!

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  7. Wonderful photographs! I empathize with trying to catch the smaller birds in a good shot. Yours is just splendid!

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  8. Gorgeous Swan image and a better result than you give yourself credit for with the Honeyeater image. Cheers
    Dave

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  9. Gorgeous shot of the Black Swan and family.

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  10. I love the black swan and the honeyeater with the flowers...lovely. cheers.

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  11. Wow the Swans and Honeyeaters are both absolutely splendid shares, beautiful!

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  12. Nice combination picture of the adults and young.

    House sparrows are a pest species - but I think they may be here to stay.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  13. Lovely images, but the swan and young is my favourite!

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