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ZEISS DTI thermal imaging cameras. For more discoveries at night, and during the day.

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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'KingFisher'

    One of my very favourite birds. This is a stunning shot - well done!;)
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Sunrise over glaciated peaks'

    Fire and ice - a wonderful combination. Well done!;)
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Southern Whiteface'

    Nice shot!;) These busy little birds are not easy to photograph, are they!
  4. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Pink Cockatoo)

    Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Pink Cockatoo)

    Beautiful to look at . . . but wait until they open their mouths! These uncommon birds are strong fliers and range a long way from home, but need a reliable water supply. On Newhaven they feed mainly on the fruit of the bloodwood tree.
  5. Brown Falcon pair

    Brown Falcon pair

    Photographed at the same location as the Brown Goshawk in the previous photograph uploaded. A very hot day - maybe 43 or 44 degrees celsius - preceded by weeks of similar temperatures and no rain. Any water proved irresistible!
  6. Brown Goshawk

    Brown Goshawk

    I THINK this is a Brown Goshawk, but it could also be a female Collared Sparrowhawk. What do you think? It was almost as large as the female Brown Falcon that you'll see in the next photograph that I'll upload. This photograph was taken on a day of about 43 degrees Celsius, preceded by two...
  7. Northern Fulmar . . cool as . . .

    Northern Fulmar . . cool as . . .

    One of hundreds gently bobbing on the icy seas at 80 degrees north!
  8. Brunnich's Guillemot - life is just a yawn!

    Brunnich's Guillemot - life is just a yawn!

    These birds are clumsy on ice and the land, and are not the strongest flyers around, but underwater they are as fast and agile as penguins in their pursuit of their main food - Arctic Cod. And they have so little contact with humans that we could approach very closely in our zodiacs.
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Great Spotted Woodpecker'

    A fabulous photograph! We don't have any woodpeckers in Australia, but I recently saw my first GSW in the Cairngorms. Your picture really does justice to this magnificent bird. Congratulations!;);)
  10. Atlantic Puffin - beauty in the eye of the beholder!

    Atlantic Puffin - beauty in the eye of the beholder!

    Apparently this beak serves no purpose other than to advertise good genes; sort of like: "I've survived despite this massive encumbrance, so clearly I've got some pretty good characteristics that you'll want to pass on to your own offspring!"
  11. Eider Ducks in the Arctic

    Eider Ducks in the Arctic

    Two pairs of Eider Ducks cruise smoothly between ice floes.
  12. Brunnich's Guillemot - Penguins of the North

    Brunnich's Guillemot - Penguins of the North

    These birds breed in their tens of thousands on the cliffs of the Svarlbard Archipelago, north of the Arctic Circle. Clumsy on ice, and only low-altitude flyers, they are fast and agile underwater swimmers.
  13. Fearless Fulmars

    Fearless Fulmars

    These Northern Fulmars, bobbing gently on the Arctic Ocean only 960km from the North Pole, allowed us to cruise quietly amongst them in our zodiacs. Both light and blue morphs are present.
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Bar-Shouldered Dove'

    Terrific lighting - has turned a normally rather dull-hued bird into an absolute star. Well done! :cool:
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'P A S S'

    Absolute tops - one in a million flight shot! Well done. :clap::clap::clap: But this is not an Australian species, although it looks very much like our Rainbow Lorikeet.
  16. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Pink Cockatoo)

    Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Pink Cockatoo)

    These birds are frugivores but will eat almost anything that is in season. The ones in northern Australia prefer the hard-to-crack bloodwood nuts, but this one is feeding on softer chenopod fruits.
  17. Chestnut Quail-thrush - master of camouflage!

    Chestnut Quail-thrush - master of camouflage!

    These birds are not easily (or often) seen, as they forage among the leaf litter in mallee woodlands.
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Merlin'

    Back again! From the description in Opus it looks like yours is a male. Do you know what race it is? I was interested to read of the proposal to split the American merlins from the European ones as there is more than 2% DNA sequence divergence. I would imagine this would go ahead -...
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Merlin'

    Marvellous clarity and a great capture of a splendid bird that I didn't even know existed! :clap::clap: Now off to Opus to find out more. :eek!: Thanks!
  20. Azure Kingfisher

    Azure Kingfisher

    A beautiful little water-kingfisher, one of only two species of alcedinine kingfishers found in Australia.
  21. Superb Fairy-wren

    Superb Fairy-wren

    Male in eclipse plumage, following the breeding season.
  22. Mirror, mirror in the pool . . . . . . .Painted Finch

    Mirror, mirror in the pool . . . . . . .Painted Finch

    This is a male bird, one of a flock of about 30 coming in to drink at a pool in a rocky gorge in the Siddeley Range. The species is only found in the sparsely populated interior of Australia and is therefore not often seen. It was a lifer for me!
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Stars of Tin Can Bay'

    What a beauty! ;) Thanks for all the links - I've been to Tin Can Bay (rather briefly; it was pouring with rain) but didn't know about the dolphins. Keep 'em coming, Eric!
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Downy Woodpecker - Dendrocopos pubescens'

    Great piccie - love the effect of all the spots and blotches! Well done!:clap:
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    Comment by 'Guest' in media 'Bewick's Wren'

    :clap::clap::clap:Super shot - great pose and clarity. Think I read recently that these little fellows are being outcompeted by another species of wren?
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