Pied Monarch spied mantid

Pied Monarch (Arses kaupi) with unlucky (and unidentified mantid) at Jourama Falls (25km south of Ingham).


Chased after foraging bird the other day using tripod as wobbly monopod. But bird mostly too quick!  


Also at Jourama, Large-billed Gerygone (Gerygone magnirostris) out of the shadows - for once - along Waterview Creek.


And a Spectacled Monarch (Symposiarchus trivirgatus) showing off rich colours.
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Comments

mick said…
Your bird photos are always special - clear and sharp - and I understand that is a matter of good gear and really understanding how to use it well. But how you come up with so many photos like that first one where the bird is doing something different and interesting I do not know!
Anonymous said…
The Pied Monarch with mantid photo is an absolute winner; I'm still looking at it enjoying the detail.

Thanks Tony!
Anonymous said…
The Pied Monarch with mantid photo is an absolute winner; I'm still looking at it enjoying the detail.

Thanks Tony!
Tyto Tony said…
Hi Mick: It's all timing: seconds for the birds; hours and hours for me.

Hi Barbara: And I'm trying to enhance it further!
Denis Wilson said…
We are all impressed with your first image, Tony.
Stunning "capture".
The second one , on the tree trunk is a great action shot too.
Denis
AndysLens said…
Really like the Pied Monarch bird.

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