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Honeyeaters

October 22, 2007

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I’ve been watching this bird (and friend) work this shrub for a couple of weeks now. I’m fascinated by their agility, speed and grace. The birds do get annoyed if I get too close and call out to alert one another. I haven’t mastered the David Attenborough technique of the quiet, low creep so as to catch them unawares.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. xltilde permalink
    October 23, 2007 8:18 am

    I think the trick is to just to be there where they can see you long enough that they get used to you. Or get a longer lens on the camera…

    It’s fabulous to have them around, but they can be so frustrating to take photos of!

  2. October 23, 2007 8:57 pm

    I’m often too impatient which I think is the real problem. Those nature doco types must spend a lot of time hanging around and/or shooting loads of footage.

    A longer lens would help because the birds too have ‘issues’ about personal space.

  3. October 25, 2007 5:51 am

    Spectacular. If I hadn’t had so many bourbons, I’d write more.

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