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    If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    OK all you birders - I've succumbed to the temptation ...

    Been trying to get one of these for a while and I struck it lucky this afternoon - a Blue Faced Honey Eater which I think is an Australian native.

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    Well done Dave! You got him sharp and captured some great color. What a pretty bird.
    Careful....the challenge can quickly become addicting.

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    You're off to a good start Dave,

    Well done,

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    Thanks Paul and Dave.

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Careful....the challenge can quickly become addicting.
    Yes I know, scary isn't it

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    Re: If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    Impressive colours! Very nice capture, Dave.

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    Re: If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    Impressive pictures of a very impressive looking bird, nice one.

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    Great work Dave, this is a hard bird to photograph being a honey eater (they don't sit still). Very sharp and great colour. You are in a fantastic location for birding so lets see some more.

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    Thanks Frank, Andy and Wayne.


    Quote Originally Posted by WJT View Post
    Great work Dave, this is a hard bird to photograph being a honey eater (they don't sit still).
    Yes Wayne I took about a dozen shots one after the other in attempt to get a good pose. They certainly dont sit still for long.

    Dave

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    Re: If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    Beautiful shot of the bird. Great definition, and color. Bruce

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    Superb shot imho, all the elements worked in really well.

    Birding is a rewarding experience. Even if we come back with nothing, the long walks and close attention to our surroundings brings us a better understanding of nature and something more enduring - exercise. I will go on a bird shoot any day instead of spending the same time in a gym.

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    Re: If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobobird View Post
    Superb shot imho, all the elements worked in really well.

    Birding is a rewarding experience. Even if we come back with nothing, the long walks and close attention to our surroundings brings us a better understanding of nature and something more enduring - exercise. I will go on a bird shoot any day instead of spending the same time in a gym.
    +1

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    Re: If You Cant Beat Em Join Em

    Thanks guys for your comments. In this case Bobo, I only had to walk out into the front garden ! - but I do agree with you in general.

    Dave

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