Golden Bowerbird

Posted by gregc on Sat Oct 01, 2022 6:55 am

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Golden Bowerbird (Prionodura newtoniana) showing it's least golden view from behind. He is on his bower, constructed from twigs on either side of the display perch, and maintained for decades, probably over generations of birds. The lichens and fruits are decorated in breeding season, there should also be flowers but there may be nothing in bloom, or too early in the season... Unique to a very restricted range in the Wet Tropics of Far North Queensland, and only above about 1000m.

ISO 8000, 343mm, f7.1, 1/500, 2x diffused flash @1/8, by Canon.

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by Carol Clarke on Sat Oct 01, 2022 8:06 am
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A lovely view of this fascinating and industrious species, Greg!

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by david fletcher on Sat Oct 01, 2022 9:06 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
A lovely view of this fascinating and industrious species, Greg!  


+1.  Nice work Greg.
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by peter makuch on Sat Oct 01, 2022 4:43 pm
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I like the sweet light on the subject and detailing as-well.

by paul fletcher on Sat Oct 01, 2022 7:23 pm
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Very nice image, Greg, with an interesting text to accompany the photograph.

by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Oct 02, 2022 8:24 am
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Great-looking bird and amazing construction skills. I didn't know they would pass these sites on, thanks for sharing, Greg.
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