Purfylle: Australian Darter

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Sunday, 24 January 2016

Australian Darter

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm


Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 250 | f 5.6 | 1/400
lens 55-250mm | aperture priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
   ISO 1000 | f 6.3 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | shutter priority 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.
  ISO 1000 | f 5 | 1/1600
lens 55-250mm | 

Australian darter drying it's wings on the river bank.

16 comments:

  1. These are such an amazing set of photos. What beautiful wings they have.

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    1. It's wonderful to watch them dry their feathers out.

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  2. Beautiful photos, my favourite is the lovely close up photo

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. It was hard to get a clean shot. Such a bright day and such a dark subject.

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  3. these are wonderful stella. i love these birds; the way they stretch their wings to dry them..

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    1. They are often down by the river where a lot of people walk their dogs. I feel sorry for the darters when they get disturbed drying off. Must be so stressful. I'm sure over time they get used to all the humans and dogs though.

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  4. Wow what a beautiful bird and amazing close up pictures, Clio lending a helping hand for Coombe Mill

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    1. This is the first time I've really been able to capture one at all.

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  5. Beautiful shots here Stella, such a gorgeous bird! And yes that was a shawl around her shoulders in my drawing, and it was a balcony wall as she is supposed to be looking out across a kingdom/fantasy landscape. - Tasha

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    1. You did such a fabulous job with her! (She's getting featured tomorrow at 2usesTuesday)

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  6. I love the close up. He looks very soft.

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    1. I'm not sure I would want to cuddle him though ;o)

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  7. Stella, was he doing a mating dance?
    You are teaching so much about Australia's wildlife! I love it! Thanks!

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    1. They get soaking wet when they go fishing and then they have to dry off.

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  8. Fantastic photos, and a beautiful creature :)

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    1. I am amazed by him everytime I see him drying his wings out, but they are rather shy and it's hard to get close enough for photo's.

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