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I've gone from one extreme to the other here. My last upload was our smallest garden visitor and today's is our biggest, the Grey Lourie, also known as the Grey Go-Away Bird because one of their calls sounds like "Away. Away". There's a breeding pair that visit us and whilst the female is more cautious and quiet, the male, whom we've named Mr. Squawky Beak, is very noisy and very tame, often sitting less than 1m away from us.

In this close-up shot I tried to catch him in mid-squawk and also get his magnificent crest backlit with the early morning sun. I think I partially succeeded on both counts.

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Camera:Canon EOS 400D
Lens:Sigma 70-300 APO DG
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Mr. Squawky Beak
Username:ShedMan ShedMan
Uploaded:26 May 2009 - 8:10 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, General, Wildlife / nature
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MandsH
MandsH e2 Member 7MandsH vcard England
26 May 2009 - 8:11 AM

A great pose
Mandy

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8147 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 8:20 AM

A superb capture, the light is perfect. Carol

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM e2 Member 6BERTRAM vcard United Kingdom
26 May 2009 - 8:51 AM

Excellent shot.
Dave

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13333 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 8:57 AM

Good capture,
alan

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motorsportpictures
motorsportpictures e2 Member 6289 forum postsmotorsportpictures vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 10:11 AM

Superb close-up.
Nice and crisp.S
cott

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Wilmot
Wilmot e2 Member 6338 forum postsWilmot vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 10:12 AM

Smashing good close up
Steve

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Bob_V
Bob_V e2 Member 7Bob_V vcard United States2 Constructive Critique Points
26 May 2009 - 2:35 PM

A fabulous close-up, pin sharp and well detailed.
Bob

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janet
janet e2 Member 1227 forum postsjanet vcard England
29 May 2009 - 1:59 PM

Well captured! Soooo cute!!!

Janet.

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