Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by luckydog, Sep 14, 2003.
But still snapping away madly
Good to see you again woof
I hope you have a big lens on that camera of yours
that bird looks kinda scary
I like the bird is it an Australia chicken
the chicken thing is scary, but it's an awesome picture.
Maybe one day, I'll get to the point to shoot these close-ups stuff.
The australian chicken is actually a Curlew (looks like a Bush-Stone Curlew to be more precise). They are awesome looking bird, i particularly love their eyes. The beauty of these birds is they prefer to rely on their camoflauge rather then flee and will sit motionless and lay down (like what the photo is showing) to try and make them look like i log (i'm assuming). Anyway you can get real close to these birds and the only thing they'll do is start hissing real loud if they think your to close.
If i can find some i'll post some of my shots of this bird (i actually took some yesterday, but they were with my fathers digital, and didn't turn out to well (digital zoom's a killer).
great work dog!
Here's a few of mine....
Bush Stone-curlew - Burhinus grallarius AKA "The Australian Chicken"
The Last one i went a bit overbord with the digital zoom... didn't turn out the best.
Full marks to Hoja, it's a stone Curlew!
and the americanos just taught me something about my homeland :taped sh:
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