Sunday, April 20, 2014

Pied Cormorant preening

Pied Cormorant preening©Christine Linton
This cormorant was drying his wings in the typical "batman" pose; by the time I had my camera out and zoomed in he was preening.  The reflection is interesting; the ripples come from a duck paddling along quite some distance away.  I always think it is interesting too that they like to balance on something set away from a shoreline if possible.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo - what characters!

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.
"You looking at me?"©Christine Linton
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.
"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

The beauty of birds

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

Macaw in flight

Macaw in flight, Adelaide Zoo©Christine Linton

Friday, February 21, 2014

Purple Swamphen

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

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Silver gull

Here is a Silver Gull down at Henley Beach.
Silver Gull ©Christine Linton