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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.
More Cairns shorebirds
Another capture form our meeting with the local "Cairns Birding" group. This pic includes Great Knots with a couple of Whimbrels and Gull-billed Terns in the background.

PS. Thanks Chris - yes, the Great Knot and Gull-billed Terns are lifers. Overlooked in a senior moment. LOL.
Mud flats.
Cairns, FNQ, Australia
Date taken
25th May 2011
Scientific name
Calidris tenuirostris, Numenius phaeopus, Sterna nilotica
Equipment used
Sony a200 - Sony 500mm f8 Reflex - Hand held
Opus Editor
A marvelous post Eric ... I am very fond of such group pics ... as in my Lakescape series ... thnx for sharing my friend ...
Certainly was a great lifer collection trip you made to Cairns Eric!! superb image of this group mate, :t::t::t:
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Opus Editor
That's a superb group picture you've got here Eric. I do like these sort of pictures with lots of different species in them.


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