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Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

Now if you didn't know one was a bird & the other a plant I could understand it could sound a little strange, but anyhow, I've been trying to get a photo of these birds as they have eluded me on several occasions when I've tried to get a camera out but this time I was in the right place at the right time. These birds love to feed from the flowers of Kangaroo Paw plants, especially since they have the beak that is the right length for it.


An Eastern Spinebill bird feeding in the flowers of a Kangaroo Paw plant.


KC173373-cr by Ross, on Flickr


KC173377[CaOne]adj-cr-s by Ross, on Flickr (not perfect focus for this one).


KC173389[CaOne]adj-cr by Ross, on Flickr

And singing its piping call.

KC173425[CaOne]adj-cr by Ross, on Flickr
All taken with E-M1 Mk II & 40-150 Pro lens with MC14.

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Re: Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

Ross, #3 gets my vote because it shows more breast detail, but nevertheless a nice set overall.
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Re: Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

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Ross, #3 gets my vote because it shows more breast detail, but nevertheless a nice set overall.
I thought you were a leg man?
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I thought you were a leg man?
That is correct.
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Re: Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

Lovely set of photos Ross. Both bird and plant.....
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Re: Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

Very well done.
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Re: Eastern Spinebill & Kangaroo Paw.

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Ross, #3 gets my vote because it shows more breast detail, but nevertheless a nice set overall.
Thanks Mark. Yes #3 does show off the colours better.

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Lovely set of photos Ross. Both bird and plant.....
Thank you Mark.

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Very well done.
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