Monday, May 10, 2010

Pairing up poses problems

Often have picture or two tucked away waiting for complementary image. Above Northern Fantail (Rhipidura rufiventris) from last week strikes a great pose, but hides almost all the plumage details that identify the species.

Today, this bird obliged, presenting helpful view of soft breast streaking and delicate lower colouring.

Seldom any difficulty identifying Willie Wagtail (Rhipidura leucophrys). Hoped to partner above bird with flight picture, possibly with prey being taken.

All came to nothing much. Time to clear the file and move on.

Moving on even more quickly this morning from this idea. Four-in-one - Agile Wallaby and Great Egret mirrored - seemed promising, from a distance!

Updates: Male Comb-crested Jacana still almost glued to surviving youngster. Shining Flycatchers now feeding x? hatchlings.


Denis Wilson said...

Hi Tony
Looking forward to baby Jacana ball-of-Black-fluff photos.
Also the much-maligned Shining Flycatchers, with chicks.

Snail said...

An agile wallaby looking agile and a great egret looking ... well ... great.

mick said...

I like the reflections - and the fantail front plumage is beautiful.

Gouldiae said...

G'day Tony,
I like those Fantail shots. That subtle plumage is wonderful. Muted tones are often as attractive as the bright colours, to me.

Tyto Tony said...

Hi Denis: Sorry, mate. No black fluffiness with Jacanas. They keep streaky brown, then light white/brwon through to near maturity.

Hi Snail: What's and lots in a name, eh?

Hi Mick: On reflection, me too!

Hi Gouldiae: Going for a bit garish in next post, but subtle tones grab me most.

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