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These images were taken on a sunny winter's day last winter. He was paddling on the top of next door's water tank, having the time of his life..
The Pee Wee is also called a Magpie Lark, they have the most beautiful song and sing in duets with other pee wees..
Thank you for all comments and clicks on my last upload..It is always appreciated here. Grin

Apologies for mainly clicking, and not commenting, small family crisis here..arrgghh life..

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Magpie-lark is also named “Peewee”, coming from its call. This bird may sing in duet with its partner, each mate uttering interspersed notes, producing as only one single song. Calls are “pee-o-wit” or “pee-wee” given in duets, while birds raise its wing in turn. Pair sings together in defence of territory, and in response to other birds, mainly against strangers, different from usual neighbours.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 110.1 - 471.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 Jun 2013 - 12:52 PM
Focal Length:300mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/1600sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Paddling Pee Wee
Username:Lynniesefforts Lynniesefforts
Uploaded:27 Feb 2014 - 12:24 PM
Tags:Australia, Magpie lark, Pee wee, Wildlife / nature
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cheesey
cheesey e2 Member 8cheesey vcard United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 - 12:33 PM

A lovely set Lynette, all with lovely light and detail. Great shots Smile.
Cheesey.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 12:48 PM

A great set Lynette, has to be my favourite Aussie bird as its the symbol for the AFL football team Collingwood, who I support....ok ok I know I am not supposed to own up for supporting themGrinGrinGrinGrin

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
27 Feb 2014 - 12:54 PM

Colleen I think you are talking about the Magpies, yes?? This is a peewee, no relation really, apart from the colours.. I think Collingwood would be a little insulted !! Tongue.. and there's nothing wrong with Collingwood, go the Maggies!!

Lynette Grin

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sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:21 PM

superb set of shot!!

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ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:27 PM

Never seen these, either.
Such an abundance of 'unusual' wildlife there, Lynnie.
Good pics!

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PhilT2
PhilT2 e2 Member 4104 forum postsPhilT2 vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:38 PM

Some great shots of an interestingly marked bird.

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:47 PM

an interesting set
hope things get sorted for you

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 1:51 PM

A relatively new bird for me here Lynnie !!
Interesting set.
Mick.

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Caziwinkles
27 Feb 2014 - 2:20 PM

Not seen or heard of this one - very good images. Smile

Carol

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Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 3:07 PM

How did you know that was my nickname! Wonderful pictures Lynette, I think your best yet.
Peter GrinGrinGrinGrin

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kuvailija
kuvailija e2 Member 3kuvailija vcard Finland
27 Feb 2014 - 3:18 PM

Beautiful birding , Lynette ! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3254 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 3:21 PM

I bet it had a wee pee on the way.............GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4673 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom64 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 4:02 PM

Gorgeous shots !!!......what a beautiful bird !!.....a 1st for me ?Smile

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Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 5:02 PM

A super set of images Lynette, a super looking birdSmile


Cliff

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BarbaraR
BarbaraR  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 7:05 PM

What a gorgeous bird.
Never seen one before.

We have Peewits here, but they are Lapwings.

B.

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
27 Feb 2014 - 8:11 PM

Brilliant set Lynnie. What a beauty. Cathy

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BIGRY1
BIGRY1 e2 Member 2BIGRY1 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
27 Feb 2014 - 9:04 PM

An excellent set of images. They are all very sharp and the all important eye contact is superb. Well done!Grin
Ryan

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
27 Feb 2014 - 10:43 PM

Fine set Lynette,
Fred.

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dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101491 forum postsdark_lord vcard England141 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2014 - 8:54 PM

A lovely set of images of this bird.
Keith

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