26 May 2013

Five birds; Lewins Honeyeater, Scrubwrens, Logrunner and Eastern Spinebill


Lewins Honeyeater on Australian native, flowering Grevillea

cropped; I loved the pollen dots on his head






White-browed Scrubwren 



Late in the afternoon, the rain-forest floor was heavily shaded, so flash was used for this Yellow-throated Scrubwren snap




same again, flash needed to be used for these Log-Runners.  Well camouflaged aren't they?! Scratching away with great intent, late in the day still.


Eastern Spinebill

All sighted near O'Reillys Retreat at Lamington National Park, Qld

26 comments:

Shirley said...

Carole, you got some very good shots of the scrub hen and spine bill. You must have an excellent lens! I am drawn most especially to the patterns on the throat of the Eastern Spinebill and its very red eyes. It is a beautiful bird!

TexWisGirl said...

you've got such exotics there! so neat!

Dianne said...

Some wonderful moments here Carole ... especially your Lewins honey-eater amid the grevillea and the pretty spinebill .... beautifully captured.

Carole M. said...

Shirley I hover between two cameras here

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

The flash shots came out well. I clicked on the 'here' in your comment above and was surprised at the cameras you were using and the results you are getting. You said you do not like the use of a tripod. Ever consider a monopod? I use mine a lot for stills or video, plus it makes a handy walking staff.

Carole M. said...

..John I have considered monopod (and 'string-pod) but in the end, decided to do without the extras. With binoculars hanging around my neck, the long-lens off my shoulder, the pocket camera ... in my pocket, and maybe a back-pack, I'm not sure I can handle any more 'things' :) I know how handy it could be though

Carole M. said...

...a little later, reflection, 'maybe I need a caddy'

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wonderful birds! I love seeing birds from around the world. These are all new to me.

Bob Bushell said...

Fabulous Carole, my favourite is the Lewins Honeyeater, superb bird.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Buena serie de esta bonita especie.Un abrazo

Brian King said...

I don't think I've seen most of these (in photos). It's cool seeing so many birds I've never heard of. The Spinebill is so handsome!

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos, Carole.
Very special birds, are not in the Netherlands.
First picture is my favorite.
Regards, Irma

Stewart M said...

OK,ok, I going to have to go back!!! The log runners are strange little birds!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Nice job! I guess that it takes a lot of time to shoot such series!

Sincerest greetings from the Netherlands,
DzjieDzjee

eileeninmd said...

Carole, gorgeous birds and wonderful sightings. Your photos are lovely! Thanks for sharing these cool birds.

Phil said...

Like your exotic birds Carole, especially the Log Runner. A great name and great camouflage. Thanks for reminding us how birds prevent us humans being knee deep in insects.

Deanna said...

Oh what wonderful captures of these exotic birds, none I have ever seen. Some are really difficult to spot among the brush!!

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Fabulous birds - fabulous photos. You have very interesting birds nearby.

Mathilda said...

So wunderschöne Vogelfotos, bin immer begeistert,da mir das so selten gelingt.

LG Mathilda ♥

Ken Schneider said...

You really capture the "feel" of this habitat!

Terri said...

I've not heard of the Honeyeater before- nice to see the pics.

Jan Castle said...

Such good pics Carole...you should publish a book!!!

Julie said...

Beautiful shots of small birds, who are the hardest to capture,especially those on the forest floor. Lovely post, Carole.

Carole M. said...

all your comments keep me blogging; it is lovely feedback! Jan: 'you should publish a book' ---- blogging is my easy way out. Photos, and not much on words :). I'm mostly erring on the side of "a picture tells a thousand words..."

Liz said...

Great shots Carole!
We also visited in the afternoon and it was difficult to get decent shots with so much shade in the rainforest. Did you manage to capture the Eastern Yellow Robin?? He was my favourite and clearest of all the birds I photographed up there.

Carole M. said...

thanks everyone for you lovely comments, and to Liz you asked did I capture the Eastern Yellow Robin and yes - I just loved that bird; I had done a post earlier (see May title Eastern Yellow Robin).