Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Blue Skies of a Winter August


Black-shouldered Kite

Gowrie Junction, Queensland, Australia

August, 2015

(Above and below)


Here are some pics from a couple of outings with Kevin Williams in the second week of August. The mornings were cold but the sky was blue and incredibly clear. The days warmed up and were very comfortable. I certainly wasn't bored with beautiful birds everywhere. 

These pics were with the Nikon D7100 and Nikkor AF-S 80-400mm VR. I think they are nice and clear but I was having trouble framing them with a smaller viewfinder than the D800 and I kept chopping off the bird's wings when they flew... It was the first real run I've had with the camera since I got it. On other days I felt birds in Australia were too far away with the full-framed D800...

Getting back to the birds....aren't Black-shouldered Kites just superb up against the blue?

Thanks for the outings, Kevin!



Australian Kestrel also known as Nankeen Kestrel

Oakey, Queensland, Australia

Black-shouldered Kite

Gowrie Junction, Queensland, Australia

and below..




Black Falcon

Toowoomba tip, Queensland, Australia

and below...


Black Kite

Toowoomba tip, Queensland, Australia

and below..


Galah

Toowoomba tip, Queensland, Australia