Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fairy Fixations.

Male Superb Fairy-wren.

I can find myself power walking along with world issues on my mind when hear a trilling bird call from shrubs or long grass. Suddenly I realise I'm carrying a large camera and I become transfixed on tiny, little elusive subjects with upright tails hopping about. I find myself fiddling with camera controls and stumbling about for untold hours. I have buckets of the same photos from my film days but when ever I see Australian Fairy-wrens I am lost. I regret I messed up the exposure of these pics. (I should have underexposed them) Australian contrasts are so strong. The light is so white and shadows so dark.


These photos were taken at Lloyd and Lynne's place north of Toowoomba on the morning of August 21, 2010.