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  • Another week in Ironwoods Backyard.

    Time for a new thread.

    I went down to the creek this morning armed with the Nikon D7100 and Tamron 150-600 with the Yongnou flash and Better Beamer on top.

    The Azure Kingfisher was waiting for some action...
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    It wasn't long before old mate Platypus came along and stirred up some pickings...
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    Cheers, Brad.

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    • #3
      Frog legs for breakfast...
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      Cheers, Brad.

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      • #4
        The Kingfisher wasn't far behind the Platypus as it foraged along the banks of the creek.
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        Cheers, Brad.

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        • #5
          A Prawn this time....
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          Cheers, Brad.

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            Results from todays stroll in the backyard...
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            Cheers, Brad.

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            • dee kay
              dee kay commented
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              That backyard of yours is wonderful. I wish I could just hop on a plane and see it for myself. I especially like the platypus as I have never seen one in the wild.I did see an echidna once that crossed my path in The royal National Park.No camera then..

            • Ironwood
              Ironwood commented
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              I count myself lucky everyday Dee Kay.
              We have Echidna here too, I'll see if I can find an old photo to post here.

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            Bush Turkey eating Grapefruit under the tree...
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            Cheers, Brad.

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            • #8
              An old pic of an Echidna that was down near my creek. I see them now and again, but usually when I don't have my camera with me.
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              Cheers, Brad.

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              • dee kay
                dee kay commented
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                Thanks for the pic . Australian animals never cease to amaze me.I come from Southern Africa, where the animals are so different.No marsupials or Monotremes. There are a few that are quite similar . The Kingfisher identical and a few plants and trees like the Baobab.

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              Looking through some old photos tonight, I found this one that caught my eye.
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              Cheers, Brad.

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              • #10
                Wow you have some fantastic animals on your block.
                I'm very jealous of the platypus, I have always considered myself lucky just to have seen one in the wild and can only dream of getting a photo but you have done it all right in your back yard, your a lucky man.
                Cheers Rum Pig

                It is easier to ask for forgiveness than permission.

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                • #11
                  Originally posted by Rum Pig View Post
                  Wow you have some fantastic animals on your block.
                  I'm very jealous of the platypus, I have always considered myself lucky just to have seen one in the wild and can only dream of getting a photo but you have done it all right in your back yard, your a lucky man.
                  Hi Rum Pig. We are fortunate to live here with all the other inhabitants. The Platypus are a real bonus, as is the creek in general, as it brings so much to the place.
                  Cheers, Brad.

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                  • #12
                    Had a visit from a few Topknot Pigeons this afternoon...

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                    • Isac
                      Isac commented
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                      They are one weird looking bird Ironwood. Well captured. You've inspired me to take a stroll around my back yard. I'll probably see a pool, a fence, limestone paving, a workshop, a few weeds and Oh ... a few shrubs and a few palm trees. Riveting stuff

                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      Cheers Isac, they remind me a bit of Donald Trump for some reason.
                      If you don't find anything in your backyard, at least its not far to the lake

                    • Isac
                      Isac commented
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                      I guess it's a great consolation prize having the lake close by - thanks for cheering me up

                  • #13
                    Dusky Honeyeater.
                    Better Beamer onYongnou 568 and the Tamron 150-600.
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                    Cheers, Brad.

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                    • oldgreybeard
                      oldgreybeard commented
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                      Your leaving me behind in coming to grips with the Better Beamer - That's a nice shot

                      We had sunshine today, so thought I would try out my Better Beamer - not a bl@#$y bird in sight. Yesterday our friendly Magpie paid us a visit and let himself into the lounge room - but not a sight of him either.

                      Oh well should get some more sunlight next week - but then again this is Melbourne.

                      Bob

                  • #14
                    That combo works really well Ironwood. Good IQ. Colour and bokeh are very good too. Well done.

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                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      Thanks Isac.
                      Its a pity I didn't get the birds feet into the bottom of the frame, but otherwise I am happy with the image.

                    • Isac
                      Isac commented
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                      I wasn't going to mention that Ironwood

                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      I knew you would be thinking it, I was waiting for someone to mention it

                  • #15
                    Haven't done much macro work lately, went for a quick walk this afternoon, not much about, but I did catch this little Jumper.
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                    Cheers, Brad.

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                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      I have found f16 to be the sweet spot with my combo, stopping down any further starts to introduce diffraction.

                    • Grumpy John
                      Grumpy John commented
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                      Thanks for that Brad. I suppose it's too much to ask the spider to stay still long enough for you to try some focus stacking. I've heard there's a new Nikon capable of doing focus stacking.

                    • Ironwood
                      Ironwood commented
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                      Yeah, the spiders won't stay still long enough, even if you ask them nicely.
                      I was reading up on the D850 focus stacking, apparently it just stores the series of images in a folder, and you still need 3rd party software to stack the images. So maybe not as good as hoped for.
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