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This female Darter spent more than thirty minutes on the edge of the man-made Edwardes Lake (Reservoir, suburb of Melbourne) engaged in various ways of preening. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, S 1/125, f/5.7.
bird, melbourne, australia, female, native, preening, darter, man made, edwardes lake
A beautiful image with great detail Dianne. Thank you for adding this lovely photo to the Aussie Bird group.
Thank you for hosting the ‘Australian Native Birds’ group showcasing our beautiful birds.
Thank you Raychel!
Nice yoga pose
It is exactly what I thought when I viewed all the photos I took watching this Darter preening herself. Would love to learn how to make a collage of the preening session!
Maybe you could do a calender! Darter Yoga
Fantastic …. that is a really beautiful Darter shot, well done!
thank you byronbackyard and for confirming it is a Darter female. I didn’t appreciate the beauty of these birds until I reviewed my photos. Now find them most fascinating!
Thank you. Australia is definitely a land of interesting flora and fauna!
Well Done Dianne.
Thank you very much for featuring my photo. I’m honoured to have a photo chosen amongst such inspiring work. I plan to use both my camera and my new ‘Slater Field Guide’ as often as I can. Thank you :-)
What an amazing picture and bird. Have never seen or heard of the Darter will read up more now I’ve seen this splendid pose
thank you AudGirv. I’m appreciating being able to take time in nature to photograph Australian fauna and flora & then try to identify them with field guides and/or the help of redbubble members.
Beautiful! It’s very well captured. Take care!
Thank you Yannik. I’m enjoying seeing your beautiful photos of Canadian birds. Looking forward to see more of your photos of my native home!
excellent capture :))
Thank you Trish.