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Australian Wildlife - Adult Tawny Frogmouth by reflector

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Australian Wildlife – Adult Tawny Frogmouth

A friend of the family suggested that I should bring my Camera out when I was going to visit their place today because a little family of Tawny Frogmouths have been sitting in a tree in the yard recently.

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The Birds – Tuesday 8/01/2013

It’s only the second opportunity I’ve ever had to photograph this type of bird and the first time was over 3 years ago when all I had was a 6 MP Sony Cyber-Shot pocket camera. It was great to be able to use a Canon 450D and a 55 – 250 mm lens to zoom right in and capture the bird in more detail than I’d been able to previously. I was happy with my shots, but I still kicked myself later thinking about how I could have used an even smaller Aperture (and also use the Flash with the Flash Exposure Value below Zero) than some shots that were captured at f/8 – to obtain stronger focus and more fine detail.

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  • maggie326
    maggie326about 2 years ago

    Great capture James wonderful details

  • Thanks a lot Maggie, I hope you had a nice Christmas break! I was so busy doing stuff and thinking about so many things that this year my Red Bubble friends took a Back Seat and I didn’t make a Merry Christmas Journal or send out a ton of Merry Christmas e-mails.

    – reflector

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    Fabulous shot,, we have them here all the time [off and on]! love the look in his eyes..

  • I think it’s the Mother – I photographed it’s two babies/juveniles in the same tree (that I’ll upload later). Thanks for your comment. I hope you had a Great Christmas Ginny!

    – reflector

  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    Outstanding capture James!! How was your Christmas?

  • Thank you Cheryl! Christmas was lots of fun and pretty special too. But I wasn’t very focused on keeping up with Red Bubble before and during Christmas this year compared to earlier years.

    – reflector

  • Manon Boily
    Manon Boilyabout 2 years ago

    what a beautiful specimen ;)

  • That’s the Sweetest thing you’ve said to me all week, LOL! :-)) It was a fearsome creature. Thanks for spotting this.

    – reflector

  • Olivia Moore
    Olivia Mooreabout 2 years ago

    Cute Capture.

  • Thank you Olivia!

    – reflector

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 2 years ago

    Usually the dad is somewhere around too! hard to find usually. One flew right down to my feet once and just ignored me eating something it had spotted. lucky I had the camera with me.. I might have it somewhere on R.B.? [not doing much lately excuse me please for not commenting… ]

  • I’m not a Vet and so I wouldn’t be able to tell the difference. It’s amazing when we can get really close to wild animals. You’re excused, no worries! :-)

    – reflector

  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    Is this a self portrait? Coz if it is your a cutie pie:)

  • Yes, it is – I’m trying to spot you heading down the Freeway! I hadn’t had my morning Coffee just yet and I was looking a bit grumpy and impatient. :-))

    – reflector

  • shallay
    shallayalmost 2 years ago

    My absolute favourite creature – you are so lucky to have gotten close to him! -
    A wonderful pic wich captures his cumudgeonly character… also known as the nightjar /mopoke owl
    (was reflecting on that just the other day!)

  • Hi Shallay! Thanks for your comment – yes I was chuffed to be able to get as close as I did a few years ago but this time I could get much better In Frame Scale with a longer lens.

    I forgot to wish you a Merry Christmas (not on RB as much anymore) – I hope yours was great. All the Best of Luck in the year to come. Did you read my e-mail (on Hotmail) a few weeks ago?

    – reflector

  • TomBaumker
    TomBaumkeralmost 2 years ago

    Nice find and close up my friend. He blends in well.

  • Thanks Tom, he does blend in very well! When they tilt their head back and upwards, you can’t see their face or eyes and from a distance they look very much like a broken piece of tree trunk.

    – reflector

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganalmost 2 years ago

    amazing shot

  • Thanks for your feedback Tina! All the Best Of Luck for the New Year! :)

    – reflector

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