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    Default WEEKLY THEME GALLERY 18/1/12 "RARE AS HENS TEETH"

    Freckled Duck (CAPTIVE)
    Stictonetta naevosa
    Serendip Sanctuary, Lara, VIC
    30/3/2011

    This week I'd like to see your images of something rare. This Freckled Duck is a captive photographed at Serendip Sanctuary near Geelong.

    Canon 5D 400mm f5.6 L iso 400 1/400th f7.1 CW metering at +0 handheld
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    Tasmanian Masked owl (Tyto castanops)
    Adult female, 25/2/2010, Greens Beach, Tasmania; Nikon D90, 70-300VR at 300mm, 18 metres away 1/60s f6.7 ISO 500
    Post processing: WB and exposure adjustment in ACR, cropped, background blur to reduce noise, smart sharpen in Photoshop

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    A Radjah Shelduck (Tadorna radjah) & Australian Shelduck pair at Bibra Lake,Perth WA. Uncommon in Perth it stayed for many months , this taken March 2010 with Canon EOS450D.Click image for larger version. 

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    Default Carpentarian Grasswren

    Carpentarian Grasswren (Amytornis dorotheae) taken just over 12 months ago in Boodjamulla (Lawn Hill) NP QLD
    This is the rarest bird I have photographed so far and I had one split second chance. Saw it from a distance late one arvo calling from top of a boulder. Positioned myself in a spot that had a narrow gap in the spinifex and started squeaking. Bird popped out, stopped for a look and then off again. I had time for one shot. The 50D didn't quite hit focus on the bird so its at the back of the dof. Nevermind I was pretty happy with that! It was that shot that had me decide to change up to a 7D.

    50D 100-400 @ 400 1/500 f6.3 iso400 430EXII plus beamer

    About a 50% crop and daren't go any tighter for IQ sake. They are such tiny birds as I was only about 15 m away.

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    I got a couple of rare birds for me, will try to post another tomorrow. Got this at the sewerage works in Broome, so alas I wasn't able to plan how to get closer next time. It is an agressive crop, but it counts as an id shot for me. edit: sorry its a Yellow Wagtail, what was I thinking

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    Default Square-Tailed Kite (Lophoictinia isura)

    I was wandering along through coastal scrub photographing Honeyeaters when I noticed an immature Brahmany Kite approaching so up with the camera and click,click,click untill it disappeared behind some timber never to return. Imagine my suprise when I transfered the images to the computer to see that the BK had turned into a Square-tailed Kite which is certainly rare here.

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    This is not such a crash hot image of a Princess Parrot, more a memory of when I saw them in June, 2009 near Jupiter Well, about 750kms west of Alice Springs.
    I guess they count as rare- Certainly elusive.

    Taken with a Nikon D300 early one morning as they wheeled around the swale, alighting for 5-10 minutes before taking off and settling in a different spot.

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    Black-winged Monarch (Monarcha frater)
    Iron Range QLD October 1990
    An old slide duped so not the best IQ but a record of how amazing iron Range is.The best bird spot in the country IMO.Click image for larger version. 

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    Here is an image I was really pleased to get, some have seen it on here.
    The Australian Painted Snipe (Rostratula australis).
    Taken at Whites road Globe Derby with Rich Hall.



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    Beach Stone Curlew. Esacus magnirostris - bathing

    A rare bird in this location, just north of Newcastle in NSW, taken in Oct 2011. This bird is doing what a lot of waders like to do around here, bathe where a storm water drain brings out a bit of fresh water for them. Dont try this with your neck at home
    40D,Canon300mmf4+1.4Tc,1/1000th@f8ISO320,+0.3EV,tripod
    Kind regards Trevor.

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    Default Malleefowl foraging

    Malleefowl (Leipoa ocellata) Taken several years ago at Whimpey's sanctuary in the Little Desert in Vic. The birds are wild and free but protected from foxes etc. by fencing

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    Default You keep an eye out this way, I'll check over here....

    Little Curlew - Numenius minutus

    One of the other shots I took of the 2 Little Curlew at Sydney Airport last November. The published shot here was of just the one bird.
    From an email I received at work, apparently this was the first sighting for this species in the Sydney basin since 2002, and only the 11th or 12th sighting since the mid-70's. Most of the other sightings were in the Hawkesbury valley.
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    Gouldian Finch that I got at Mornington Sanctuary - got this shot at a waterhole, as we were leaving to head back to Broome after a five day stay - a beautiful spot. Some juveniles were there as well. Really enjoyed watching them foraging in the rocks for water.


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