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spencer baugh on June 25, 2014

Pretty birds. Looks like they're having fun.

jockswa on June 25, 2014

Spencer, they make my life a joy. They look like they're wearing a clown suit.. and act accordingly. They squabble and argue with other types, using numbers to hold their territory, especially if native trees and bushes are in flower. They are members of the large honey-eater family and will push their way through other honey-eater types, except the biggest. When a bunch move into my yard, the cacophony is hilarious to hear.

I would have liked to fuzz up the bird netting behind, but I was torn between too little depth of field and freezing the birds' washing action, and having the mesh detract from the image. Such is photography..

spencer baugh on June 25, 2014

Sounds like a blast to witness.

SteveW on June 26, 2014

Nice shot Jock, it certainly looks like their having a lot of fun:)

We used to get a lot of Tits in our birdbath back in the UK!!

Roger Powell on June 29, 2014

Nice one, Jock. They look like honeyeaters.
: ) )

jockswa on July 6, 2014

Hi Steve. Thanks! They're a lot of fun when they go bathing. That's just about every day in my yard no matter the weather. They're nuts! Regards..

jockswa on July 6, 2014

Thanks Roger. Yes, they're New Holland Honeyeaters. We get Singing-, and Brown Honeyeaters here too, as well as Wattlebirds (also a type of honeyeater). I'm concerned that as the urban sprawl continues, we'll see less and less of them. :/

Bassam Jayousi on July 8, 2014

Excellent shot Like

Best wishes, Bassam

jockswa on July 9, 2014

Thank you very much Bassam. Best regards, Jock.

longdistancer on July 24, 2014

Terrific! L#5

jockswa on July 24, 2014

Thank you kindly longdistancer! All the best from Oz, Jock.

Ana María Ossorio Ló… on July 24, 2014

Beautiful! 6--AnaM

janamare26 on July 29, 2014

Beautiful sight.Like.Best wishes,Mirjana

jockswa on July 30, 2014

Thank you AnaMaria! Aren't they cute! Regards, Jock.

jockswa on July 30, 2014

Mirjana, thank you very much. Best regards, Jock.

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  • Uploaded on June 25, 2014
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by jockswa
    • Camera: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2014/06/09 16:16:42
    • Exposure: 0.008s (1/125)
    • Focal Length: 85.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash