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White-browed Woodswallow

By KangaGal
Hi all, Last week I went to Dreamworld where most people go for rides. However, they also have 3 m.o. tiger cubs - which were ridiculously hard to photograph with smeary, bright, relecting, glass.
They also have a wonderful bird aviary and noctural house, also a good Oz section, so I stayed the whole day enjoying the wildlife and didn't go near a ride except to get a couple of shots.
This bird and its mate were conveniently nesting but tended to nick off each time they saw the dreaded lens. Luckily this one paused allowing this shot. Hope it hasn't lost too much in the resizing - it 'was' really sharp.
Jenny
Thanks for all the cc's on the beardies.
To all you epz dads - 'Happy fathers' day'.

Tags: Wildlife Bird Pets and captive animals Wildlife and nature White-browed Woodswallow

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Comments


7 Sep 2008 1:37AM
Great capture, looks like one was on the way in while the other waited... like at an airport Smile Nice colors, well done!

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goso 10 2 1 Australia
7 Sep 2008 2:15AM
Well caught Jenny - that's a knotty old trunk, Mikbee would love that. Good job....Bill
Xxticy 8 1 United States
7 Sep 2008 3:13AM
Great shot, really like the bird and the tree...

Nate
7 Sep 2008 5:53AM
what a terrific find and shot..very well done
Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
7 Sep 2008 6:54AM
Well spotted and captured Jenny, such great work.
Bob
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
7 Sep 2008 6:58AM
An excellent capture, well done. Carol
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 7:25AM
great shot, love the textures of that old tree trunk

marc
cjl47 8 4 3 England
7 Sep 2008 7:29AM
Another great wildlife shot from you Jenny. I was trying to work out what that was in its nest, paper? plastic?
I take it that its Fathers Day in Oz 'cos its in June in the UK. As Mothers day is in March (at least in the UK) we always say Fathers day is nine months before Mothers daySmile
I read that its best to shoot at an angle through glass and also set your focus to infinity or manual. Never tried it though. Carry a bottle of window cleaner and a duster by the sound of it too.
chris
D80daz 8 2 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 9:07AM
Nice shot Jenny, well done, thanks for your comment, Daz.
7 Sep 2008 9:30AM

Quote:Another great wildlife shot from you Jenny. I was trying to work out what that was in its nest, paper? plastic?
chris



I thought it was the other end of the bird.

Great capture
7 Sep 2008 10:08AM
Super shot Jenny, with lovely tones. Great textures in the tree.
Alex
JohnH37 10 1 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 10:20AM
Love the structure of the wood and the bird is beautiful.Great shot.
-John
bayleaf 9 8 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 10:59AM
Good timing. Well captured. Like the tree detail too.

John.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
7 Sep 2008 1:15PM
Nicely captured, Jenny, and like the interesting patterning on that tree its nesting in.
Many thanks, too, for your kind comments on my pics - I'll be off soon to Pisa for my hols so will have having something fresh to post on here when I come back!
TrevB Smile
betts 8 1 England
7 Sep 2008 5:25PM
Smashing shot love the detail on the tree and the bird, spot on Jenny.
gary_d Plus
8 576 13 Wales
7 Sep 2008 8:11PM
I am so wary when opening your shots Jenny still waiting for that horrible thing you said is coming, so pleased to see this lovely shot. - gary
sillygirl 8 9 Sweden
7 Sep 2008 9:27PM
What a fantastic shot, theese birds are so hard to catch with the cam.
Marie
7 Sep 2008 10:27PM
Well spotted. Great shot.

Tracey
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
7 Sep 2008 11:42PM
Well spotted and captured..............

Tony.
GlenD 9 United States
8 Sep 2008 7:09AM
Lovely bird Jenny, tree is interesting too
Glen
dianah 10 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
8 Sep 2008 11:40AM
Fabulous capture and I love the textures within the bark of the tree.
Di
KangaGal 8 66 Australia
9 Sep 2008 10:25AM
Thankyou everyone for your interest and comments.
Jenny
JudeC 9 6 3 England
9 Sep 2008 6:32PM
This is excellent - Jude.
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3510 Canada
9 Sep 2008 7:28PM
Jenny, - did you check out my last lot ofcomments on your dragon shot?

W
9 Sep 2008 10:57PM
Terrific image, the textures in the wood are fantastic and the blue bird just fits well into the image -
Johanna
hellsbells8868 8 151 2 Wales
11 Sep 2008 11:57AM
Fabulous capture..
11 Sep 2008 9:40PM
Well spotted and what a great capture
Frase 8 Scotland
12 Sep 2008 10:55PM
Super shot ,great detail .
Don
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2008 1:28AM
Spot on Jenny
Dennis
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
5 Oct 2008 12:06PM
Well, I have never seen one of these until now, a lovely shot and well worth the wait Jenny.
Geoff.
sunshot 11 24 United Kingdom
22 Oct 2008 5:20PM
where are you Jenny, i hope that all is well with you there

marc
15 Nov 2008 6:44AM
what a wonderful capture.
15 Nov 2008 7:19AM
Very good shot..
25 Jan 2009 10:07PM
Nice shot...

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