Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Winged Guards

  1. #1
    Elite Member Gramps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Sunraysia, Australia
    Posts
    1,506

    Winged Guards

    I went to the river not too far from home and I had the pleasure to see 7 Black Swans in the one place.
    Now this is really unusual for this to happen around here. It might happen in other places a lot but not here.
    So I was so please to see them all there.

    I also got to get the Duck which is with them in the shot which is a Australian Shelduck, and a new one to my own list.
    The little one is the Double Banded Plover and a quick little bugger at that.
    So this gave me 2 new birds to my files and a lot of Black Swans.

    Name:  DSC04038.jpg
Views: 25
Size:  204.4 KB
    The Winged Guard. This is 2 Black Swans and the Australian Shelduck
    Name:  DSC03949.jpg
Views: 20
Size:  235.0 KB
    The Double Barred Plover
    Name:  DSC04073.jpg
Views: 22
Size:  235.9 KB
    The 7 Black Swans.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


  2. #2
    Nice captures Gramps and I have never seen a black swan in person, so rare in these parts as well! Congrates on the 2 new birds for the files as well

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jay
    Jay - Comments, Questions, and Critiques always welcomed and encouraged!

    Current Everyday Gear: Sony A7r, Sony Nex-6, 18-55mm, 55-210mm OSS Lens, 16mm f/2.8 Pancake, Rainbow Imagining MC/MD Lens Adapter w/ Minolta MD 50mm f/1.4 PG Rokkor Lens

  3. #3
    Elite Member Gramps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Sunraysia, Australia
    Posts
    1,506
    Thanks Jay. That little bird which is a new one to my list, well the next day I went to a different place.
    Its called lake Hawthorne and its really just a storm water catchment.
    And it really does smell badly. But there I got another little bird.
    It has to be a relation to the other one but it has a redish brown head.
    I will post up a few different shots tomorrow.
    CC is always welcome, the good and the bad. I promise not to take it personal as I know it wasn't meant that way.

    Sony a77 with 18/55mm lens
    Sony DT 2.8/30 Macro
    Sony DT 55/200
    Sigma DG 70/300 lens with Macro button

    Tamron 150-600 f5.6-6.3 Di USD

    Plus some Filters


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •