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Budgerigar in the wild

By drbird  
Thank you all for your awards comments and votes on my last image....very much appreciatd.

This image looks like an easy image but it wasn’t for me….The few budgerigars in the area loved a relatively large water hole so we observed the area for days to find the favourite spot – set up the hide over night and go in while it is still dark the next morning. Well – the local farmer moved his young bulls over to this part the day before so no budgerigars but plenty of curious bulls.
The next water hole had even fewer but was free of cattle the only drawback the birds here arrive relatively late so that the light was pretty harsh but at least we got some images of a pretty shy species which will be again on my target list for next year.


Tags: Australia Queensland Wildlife and nature Budgerigar

Voters: Badgerfred, deanjohn, Bantu and 29 more

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Comments


3 Sep 2016 9:43AM
Lovely image, well worth all the time and effort.

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Bantu 6 7 1 India
3 Sep 2016 9:50AM
Very nice focus and capture.

Vikram
3 Sep 2016 9:57AM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Beautiful capture
3 Sep 2016 10:12AM
Well captured. Lovely image.
lonely_oryx 12 61 55 England
3 Sep 2016 10:16AM
Never seen a picture of a wild budgie before
3 Sep 2016 10:29AM
Well done mate.
Its nice to now I am not the only one who puts in the effort in trying to capture elusive birds
and not always either

Steve
3 Sep 2016 11:59AM
Gorgeous capture, well worth the effort.
Sylvia
Lillian Plus
10 23 17 United Kingdom
3 Sep 2016 2:35PM
lovely reflection also captured
great shot
ColleenA Plus
7 440 6 Australia
5 Sep 2016 12:17AM
Your time and efforts paid off...a beautiful image

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