Little Wattlebird of Wilson Botanic Park

Today, with a few of the Port Phillip Birders, I visited the Wilson Botanic Park in Berwick. We were searching for the reported Channel-billed Cuckoo but while we were unsuccessful we did find a number of other beautiful birds. Much of the bottlebrush was in full bloom and attracted many birds feeding on the nectar.

Little Wattlebird, Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick, 30 Oct 2016

Little Wattlebird, enjoying the nectar of the native Bottlebrush

Little Wattlebird, Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick, 30 Oct 2016

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Little Wattlebird, Wilson Botanic Park, Berwick, 30 Oct 2016

III – I did not notice the second bird in the right hand bottom corner until processing. 

 

12 responses to “Little Wattlebird of Wilson Botanic Park

  1. Beautiful shot! I really like the Wattlebird’s position in the photo.

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  2. Wonderful shot. The bird is framed so nicely!

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  3. Great photos. I am very new to photography and really enjoying following these posts. Can I ask please what camera and lens you used. Dianne

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    • Hi Dianne, thanks for the comments and I am glad to get the feedback that you like the posts. I use a Canon EOS 7D Mk2 and a Canon 100-400 Zoom lens. I sometimes use a 1.4 extender but only on good sunny days with plenty of light. I also carry my older 7D mk1 and a few other lens for macro, wide angle and standard shots which I use for context.

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  4. Malt. Thank you for replying.
    Now I am looking at the Spotted Pardalote. Beautiful photos. I am enjoying following your work very much. Those photos are inspiring to me. I am actually learning all the good places around Melbourne to photograph birds.
    Cheers. Dianne

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    • Thanks Dianne, there are some great places around Melbourne, I started photographing birds with my Canon 40D and a canon 75-300mm and then a sigma 150-500mm lens. I walked around Braeside Park most Saturdays and also Jawbone Coastal Reserve in Williamstown – at Jawbone you can get quite close to the birds. Also start exploring your own suburb and get know the local birds. Even everyday birds can be a challenge to get a nice portrait – I still don’t have a good Magpie shot.

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    • Another good Camera option is the Canon Powershot SX60HS – I cary it as a backup and for video. It has a great zoom and fairly simple features. My friend Gio only uses this camera for his photography and gets very good shots and video with it. I would start off with something like that and then see how you go from there…

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  5. Bottlebrush and birds, what a beautiful combination! Well done!

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