Saturday, 7 January 2012

Noisy Miner

I got a new camera for Christmas this year, which is very exciting. Now I have to learn to use it. I was very excited to come across a friendly subject out the front of my parent's house over the Christmas break.




Noisy miners are native Australian honeyeaters. They shouldn't be confused with the introduced pest Indian Mynah.

This little fellow was fabulous.


He tolerated me peering through the bushes. He moved about within the bush a little bit (he was in the grevillea), but then he let me push some branches out of the way.


Until I got the perfect shot. And it was even in focus and sharp!

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23 comments:

Kath Lockett said...

He's a stunner, isn't he? Makes me homesick for my parents' place in Victor Harbor, SA where Miners are frequent visitors to their garden.

Trish said...

Except for his yellow beak he's completely camouflaged!

Staci said...

He's very cool and that photos are amazing. Have fun learningn your new camera!

Kay said...

He's a stunning bird! Love the orange beak. Thanks for sharing with us and good luck with your new camera!

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

What fun to capture these shots with your new "toy." Enjoy!

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Lisa said...

My, what big eyes you have! He was a great model and it's a great picture.

Paulita said...

I'm jealous of your new camera and the fabulous wildlife. Can't wait to see more pictures. Here's Mine

Alyce said...

I'm glad you brought up the difference, because I thought he looked a lot like the mynahs we saw in Hawaii on vacation. Amazing that he sat there so still for you!

smellincoffee said...

His beak adds color to the wintry scene!

Leslie said...

Congrats on the new camera. Nice detailed shots. The yellow and orange pops nicely.

He looks like he is posing for you. I love when I find a bird that will stay still.

Book Savvy Babe said...

aww, so a cute bird, I have never seen one of those before. Congrats on the new camera! Hope you get lots of amazing shots this year! Book Savvy Babe

Cipriano said...

What gorgeous shots, you are really getting the hang of that camera!
That bird is so excellently camouflaged -- well, except for the blazing yellow Best-Buy tag behind the eye!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous! I love the yellow on his beak, eyes and belly!

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I love these bird close-ups :) Looks like he's dressed for something special with his yellow beak, striking yellow eye shadow and the streak of yellow in his feathers :)

Elizabeth said...

Lovely photos...Just love how he was so cooperative for you and your new camera...Can't wait to see all the great photos you take with it!

Elena said...

A cooperative bird is a rare thing. That's a great series of photos. Keep enjoying the new camera!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

His eyes are HUGE! Can't believe he posed that long. Great Capture.

Nise' said...

Glad that he was such a cooperative subject!

Marie said...

Very cool looking bird! Have fun with the new camera.

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

Well you are certainly putting your new camera to good use! I've never seen a noisy miner. I love the yellow of its beak and around its eyes.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

What a quirky looking bird and you were there to capture him with your new camera!

I hope that you have a wonderful 2012 filled with words and stories!

Bises
Genie

Susan said...

Your pictures are always so gorgeous- whatever camera you use. I expect it's not the camera, it's the photographer. Have fun with it and continue to share these wonderful images!

ParisBreakfasts said...

A wonderful birdie..
never seen the likes of him before!
Terrific shots too