Sunday, January 3, 2010

Sharper resolution the 2010 resolution

Never rains but ... 2009 ended in sodden start of big Wet, and more sodding modem tears. Might be time to replace Telstra's blue lemon. Anyway, quick mop-up of holdovers.

Carpenter Bee (Xylocopa aruana?) shows off huge eye as it settles, mostly still, on prolific low-growing local weed, name unknown to me.

Wandering Whistling Ducks (Dendrocygna arcuata) also settle mostly still on still morning last month. Not many ducks to be seen today with the lagoon up 30cm-plus in five days.

Just before the rain, caught this Azure Kingfisher (Ceyx azureus) swinging above drying pool along a rainforest creek. Probably be September before any thought of getting dry-footed into same spot.

No problems getting to see White-browed Robin (Poecilodryas superciliosa). Not so easy catching them with caterpillars in sharp focus. Resolution for 2010 is sharper (lens) resolution!

So, final soft shot, of Rainbow Bee-eaters (Merops ornatus). Immature on left not sharing prey with companion, though it looks otherwise.


TonyC said...

Lovely shot of the robin Tony.
Happy new year, and good luck with the resolution!!

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
lovely new sharp images, especially the caterpillar being conveniently held by the Robin.
Do I hear the sound of a new lens clicking away behind your New Year's "Resolution"?
If so, do tell us.
Its your Blog - you can brag just a little bit!

Sebastian said...

Hooray! I'm glad my Christmas wish worked out for one of us Aussie nature bloggers!

Truly beautiful images Tony!

Sasha said...

These birds are amazing. I love taking pictures of flowers and sunsets. Hope none of these birds go extinct!

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Tony: Thanks. So far, so few pictures :-(

Hi DEnis: Thinking about lenses. Meantime, gotta do betta with wotta I gotta.

Too kind, Sebastian.

All's well with mosr at moment, Sasha. But who knows where the next tipping point starts?

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