The Shy Australians 2

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Comments (14)

Steve Paxton on January 10, 2010

Sure does and for a big bird they do it so easy.

diannemcd on January 10, 2010

Beautiful Steve (I went out today to take photos) guess what I forgot - battery......

top spotter on January 10, 2010

Hi steve111 Are these Storks or Pelicans nice shot looks abit warmer than it is over here just now .Regards Alan

Steve Paxton on January 10, 2010

Diannne :o) wont be the last ask my parents good idea to have two batteries..... Alan these are Pelicans and as you can see they are a very large bird. you can bet its way warmer 38c that you got but you got the great white scenery we never get. steve

cbaisan on January 10, 2010

Very pleasing shot Steve. I like the interesting contrast between the dry grassy woodland and the bright green of the riverbank reeds. Pelicans sure are remarkable fliers - masters of the low energy flap-n-gliiiiiide.


Steve Paxton on January 10, 2010

Chris all your comments are so true thanks. steve

bdeh on January 11, 2010

Very nice shot Steve, but not all Australians are shy. Greetings Berend

John de Crom on January 11, 2010

Fantastic picture Steve.

Steve Paxton on January 11, 2010

Berend & John this little area is a nature reserve not visited by humans as its not so easy to get to so they fly away its a place i have always wanted to go to and have a look if you look at the map you note all that ponds that have been made for the birds. i recon on a still day the sunrise will look good on the water. steve

bdeh on January 12, 2010

Quite a few ponds I saw at the map Steve. Looks like a nice environment. Greetings Berend

davehermon on January 12, 2010

Hi Steve: Great capture - congratulations! dave

Steve Paxton on January 12, 2010

Berend & Dave its nowt a place many visit so the bird life is very skittish great snake territory as well but i will go back again. thank you both. steve

kamalyn on January 13, 2010

Hi Steve - Great shot! I love the huge contrast of the layers of color and textures, with the birds making their own line in the water layer! LOL: yet another wise application of The Rule of Unequal Fourths!

Steve Paxton on January 14, 2010

Kamaly now i know why i like the shot LOL. the colour contrast is huge in this land and you are right this shot shows it up no end. was out getting images from the fire post over the next few days. homes missed being burnt by the width of a road. steve

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on January 10, 2010
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Steve Paxton
    • Taken on 2010/01/02 08:21:24
    • Exposure: 0.001s (1/1600)
    • Focal Length: 200.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash