|Pied Cormorant preening||©Christine Linton|
Sunday, April 20, 2014
Friday, April 18, 2014
I noticed some sulphur-crested cockatoos over at the oval, and watched them for ages, they have such interest in their surroundings, investigating everything. These two noticed me taking photos on my mobile phone.
The next two looked like they were conferring about a jail break. I got down low to photograph them from behind the fence, so as not to scare them into flying away, and it looked like they were in prison.
|"You looking at me?"||©Christine Linton|
|"Don't look now but I think we can make a run for it ... "||©Christine Linton|
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In this photo, the feathers in the wing are reasonably clearly shown considering I was on the other side of the lake. As you can see from the shadow it was shortly after midday. The bird flapped his wings then continued catching whatever he eats on the lake edges. I was prepared for a take-off, had my eye to the viewfinder and fortunately had the camera set for a burst of 5 pix. So I had a choice for this post. With the previous shot, the wings were higher and the white underside was totally reflecting the sun, so you could see nothing of the inside wing. I liked this also, because I have a shadow and a reflection in the water.
|Masked Lapwing||©Christine Linton|
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
I find it doesn't matter whether a bird is native to Australia, a feral bird, in the wild, a pet or a zoo exhibit - whenever I see a bird I am entranced by their beauty and delicacy - small or large.
|Starling on a power line near to my home in suburban Adelaide||©Christine Linton|
|Macaw at Adelaide Zoo, in the Freeflight Presentation||©Christine Linton|
Friday, February 28, 2014
Friday, February 21, 2014
In the Adelaide Botanic Gardens yesterday I was photographing the waterlily pond - a giant stretch of large waterlilies beside a natural-looking area, and behind the lilies I spied some movement. When I zoomed in I found it was a well-hidden Purple Swamphen, inspecting the people pointing cameras at the waterlilies.
|Purple Swamphen||©Christine Linton|