Woah! She is a ripper!Do you have a hide, or a tripod always set up?I love chicken wire nearly as much as corrugated iron.I tried to get a Rufous Fantail up at O'Reillys over NYs, but he was too dappled and too far up the track and flighty. Read that as I was not good enough ...
Just gorgeous. You seem to have a few around your garden, I remember seeing other photos with them at your water bowl some time ago. They're very rarely seen in ours ... so a real treat to view yours :D
@Julie: We don't have a hide or a tripod permanently set up. As flitty as fantails are, they are such inquistive birds. It kept coming back to see what I was doing -- I took umpteen pics, with these two being the best.@Susan: Fantails are one of my favourite birds. No fear and they have such a cute peep-peep call. We do have a few that call our place home. These photos were taken in the vege garden.
I agree re fantails being inquisitive. The Willy Wagtail certainly is.Re my shots from the Symphony + Shakespeare. The shots you think are cropped, aren't. All the closeups are uncropped. I like taking that sort of shot to set an atmosphere. However, the long shots ARE cropped. The Kathy Reich novel was being read by the woman in front of me. I am currently reading a book of short stories, 'Yesterday's Weather', by Ann Enright.
Birds with fantails simply delight me ... it's the way the tail swings about in that chirpy way. I am so hoping to get to spend some time out at Clandulla soon to see what I can do with bird pics.
That is a beauty, nicely caught! Happy Australia Day!
@Joan Elizabeth: Looking forward to seeing your bird pics.@Paul: Thanks. Being relatively new Australians, Australia Day is a special day on our calendar.
I really like the eye-contact in the second image. Wonderful!
It looks like our wagtail - also the cutest little bird that is easy to tame. Such beautiful images. Thanks - I love browsing your blog.
Fantastic photo. The birds certainly seem to be posing for these shots.
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