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Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am
by Shazzoir
Plenty of us get out and about, either in search of serenity or something more physical (and hairy!)

As such, there are probably a number of photographs AYR folks have taken that show off the wonders of our wild places and not-so-wild suburban areas, which are nonetheless, inhabited by many fascinating creatures. Rather than these photos going un-loved on your SD cards, phones or computers, by all means, hit us with your best shot and share them here if you've a mind to.

Let us know the location if you can, and what your subject matter is. For example:

Feral (ex domestic, had a leg band on) Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, Hemmant, QLD, feeding on my darn sunflowers!

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Can't wait to see everyone's pics! (claps hands)

Shazz

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:08 am
by Yowie bait
Great photo. Cheeky bugger!

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:59 pm
by Tuckeroo
Gotta love that colour, they can be viscious to each other.

T.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:04 pm
by Tuckeroo
Saw these same lorikeets in Melbourne, thought they were only in warmer climes.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:31 pm
by gregvalentine
A Grey Goshawk taken from my balcony overlooking the Lane Cove River in northern Sydney last December. Apparently a very infrequent visitor and I just happened to be there with my camera at the right time. It didn't stay long. Second image should appear right way up when clicked, if not then apologies.
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Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:04 pm
by Yowie bait
Thats some excellent photos. Very nice! I might wait till i have something better than a bush turkey...

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:07 pm
by Yowie bait
Weve had some larger type of those in Tuckeroos pics up in Qld from Nsw ive heard but havent seen one yet. Great pics Tuckeroo. What a delightful thread! (woot)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:13 pm
by Tuckeroo
That's impressive Greg, never seen one of those in the wild.

T.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:12 pm
by Tuckeroo
Thought myself lucky enough to get this close to mum (or dad) and her cygnets.

T.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:18 pm
by Tuckeroo
I've seen plenty of roos, but I'm still cautious when any of these fella's are around;
keeping one eye him as I hang out the togs.
These aren't the best pics of roos we've seen but the first one really shows you the
shape of a heathy male, the chest area, the thickness of the base of the tail,
the width of the ankles. Shame I didn't get the long sharp feet in the pic.

The young roo mum looks a bit bewilded, she's probably got another one on the way
and her recent one is still hanging around. She's not with the male for protection; quite
happy to graze on her own, the male is only there for one reason.

Always amazed me how big some joey's get and still struggle into the pouch appearing
like their half the size of the mother.



T.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:29 pm
by Phil1177
this was taken at Mystery Bay near Narooma on south coast NSW, not sure what it is, maybe someone can tell me

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:58 pm
by Dion
Phil1177 wrote:this was taken at Mystery Bay near Narooma on south coast NSW, not sure what it is, maybe someone can tell me
Hey Phil1177

Doing a quick look up looks like its a Eastern Yellow Robin.

http://www.birdsinbackyards.net/species ... -australis

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:36 pm
by gregvalentine
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1. Apostlebird (Struthidea cinerea) in the campground at Warrumbungle NP.
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2. Brown Rock Skink (?) (Egernia saxatilis saxatilis) the Warrumbungle Mountains subspecies of the Black Rock Skink. I could be wrong.
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3. Kangaroo at Warrumbungle NP.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:47 pm
by Shazzoir
Nice, Phil and Greg, and Dion is correct about Eastern Yellow Robin :)

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Mixed breed drake, Longford, Tassie 2006, my fave wildlife shot ever. :)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:59 pm
by gregvalentine
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This of course is the Common Yellow Plastic Fly Swatter.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:34 pm
by Tuckeroo
gregvalentine wrote:
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This of course is the Common Yellow Plastic Fly Swatter.


Yeah I’ve seen this species before Greg, we call it the blowey racquet.
There’s a reason why their still around.

Some good photo’s above !

T.

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:02 am
by ChrisV
Wow!!!

What a great selection of pics!!!

Makes me want to go out and take some pics :)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:15 pm
by Shazzoir
Do it.... haha, I love seeing everyone's pics!

Here's another for you nature lovers out there... Torresian crows (our native fellas) don't mind stripping the juicy sorghum off the heads of the plants, they have a pretty varied diet. Normally they bail as soon as they spot you, but this one and his mate kept on gorging themselves!

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Shazz

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:47 am
by Yowie bait
I dont know what this is. Bat or bird?

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am
by Shazzoir
Yowiebait, to me, it looks like it could be either:

* A large butterfly
* A Willie Wagtail
* Some kind of wren

What part of Australia did you capture this from?

Shazz

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:24 am
by Shazzoir
Here's an Orchard Swallowtail, one of our largest butterfly types:

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Note the large rear wing white patches, which are very similar to what is seen in your video capture.

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Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:14 pm
by Yowie bait
Shazzoir wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:16 am
Yowiebait, to me, it looks like it could be either:

* A large butterfly
* A Willie Wagtail
* Some kind of wren

What part of Australia did you capture this from?

Shazz
I think thats what it is Shazz. The butterfly would explain the odd movement.


It's from Mt Cootha. Cleaning up phone for storage and thought id post it. Thanks! (thumb)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:58 pm
by Shazzoir
Haha, awesome, cheers Yowiebait :) (thumb up)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:50 pm
by Doorway
not necessarily my best but 3 recent ones
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Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:26 pm
by Shazzoir
These are great! The Blue Banded Bee one in particular! :D Good stuff!

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:20 pm
by Yowie bait
Wow great photos there Doorway. Never been able to get a decent shot of the fairy wrens. Love the bee too!

Great shots by everyone really. I need to get a camera!

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 pm
by thehairyone
Not my best shots , but different , some photo bombing from a couple of weeks ago
Cheers Greg

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:44 am
by Shazzoir
Hahaha, nice work, and totally different! That last one looks like it's holding a light sabre, LOL. :)

Love it! (thumb up)

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:32 pm
by thehairyone
Hey Shaz , it might as well of been a light sabre , he crashed into the camera and pointed it down so after him, I got a thousand or so
shots of ants crawling on the ground
Cheers Greg

Re: Wildlife Photography - Show Us Your Best Shots!

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:48 pm
by Yowie bait
thehairyone wrote:
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:08 pm
Not my best shots , but different , some photo bombing from a couple of weeks ago
Cheers Greg
Nice one Greg. The top one looks like a lizard sneakin a peek.