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  1. They are not always easy to spot. This one looked like lump on the trunk from the track. It was only when I got a bit closer I could see what it was.
  2. A few recent shots #1 Sacred Kingfisher #2 Eastern Yellow Robin #3 Tawney Frogmouth #4 Laughing Kookaburra #5 Red-capped Plover #6 Silvereye #7 Superb Fairy-wren #8 Spotted Pardalote
  3. Yes, its a shame their habitat was destroyed by the bush fires. Apparently these she-oaks aren't their usual species.
  4. Out chasing native orchids....a wander along the Parks tracks Then its a matter of venturing off the tracks and through the bracken looking for orchids When I find some orchids, like these Nodding Greenhoods Out comes the macro so I can photograph one of them Veined Helmet Orchids amongst the bracken Using the macro again to photograph one of them Slaty Helmet Orchid with a 5c coin for size reference Using the macro to get a close-up
  5. I don't do a lot of biding these days. I would like to do more, but the native orchids take up most of my time, plus with the Covid-19 restrictions here in Victoria it makes it hard to go too far afield. A few recent ones... #1 Eastern Yellow Robin #2 Laughing Kookaburra #3 Grey Shrike-thrush #4 Blue-billed Duck #5 Red-browed Finch #6 Eastern Spinebill #7 Eastern Spinebill #8 Spotted Pardalote (F
  6. Yes, that is correct. Well done Al! For your info that one is a male, the female has yellow spots
  7. Thank you Al, I enjoyed the video. One of the reasons I use various formats and not expecting one to be “A jack of all trades”
  8. A few of the native orchids currently in flower locally to me. #1 Parsons Band #2 Fringed Hare-orchid #3 Autumn Bird-orchid #4 Mosquito Orchid #5 Tiny Greenhood
  9. Good spotting and nice capture. They have changed the name on the mainland to Chiloglottis curviclavia Also some call them Autumn Bird-orchid, and others Autumn Wasp-orchid It gets so confusing for me these day with the number of changes.
  10. Most people these days are happy with their smart phones. They can take and edit photos and videos, and have them posted on line within seconds of taking them. Some of the groups I visit, I feel the majority of those posting images are trophy collectors. No care about the quality of the photo, let alone the subject, but trying to outdo others with the variety they find on a daily basis. I still take thousands of images each week, mostly focus stacks, hence the volume of images, but rarely post them anywhere in public, why...because no one really cares. I do it for me,
  11. Must be something unique then, sorry about that. I thought the second link I included was for them, obviously not. Good luck!
  12. When I changed over the HDD in my Mac Mini, I purchased a 'UGREEN USB 3.0 to SATA III Adapter Cable' from Amazon. It worked a treat. EDIT: here is the link to the one I bought This one says it is compatible
  13. A thread for sharing your bird photography I'll start with a Spotted Pardalote, cross posted from 'post some pics thread' #1 #2 #3
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