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Lewins Honeyeater

Lewins Honeyeater
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Copyright: Sue Thomson (SueThomson) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 0 N: 192] (603)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-06-09
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO Macro DG HSM
Exposure: f/4, 1/60 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-06-08 0:56
Viewed: 3192
Points: 16
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Today I went up to check out the bushwalks at Mt Glorious. We got some nice shots of fungi and were just about back to the car when I heard this little fellow chirping away. He was in a very heavily wooded tree so it was hard to focus...I got lucky!

It was late afternoon and I was also surprised I didn't get a big blurry mess with a hand held shutter speed of 1/60. I am glad to add him to my collection of Australian birds. I hope you enjoy him too.

Lewins Honeyeaters are also known as Yellow-eared Honeyeaters, Orange-birds and Banana-birds. They are 20 cm long and are a dark olive green bird with a black, slightly curved beak. They have a dark face, yellow half-moon shaped ear-patch. They have a fine whitish streak along gape. In flight, wings are rounded and tail is long.

They live in rainforest, open forest, scrub and clearings, bushland remnants, thick gully vegetation, riverine forest, mangroves health, lantana, thickets, orchards, park and gardens. They are abundantly found along the eastern coast of Australia.

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-06-08 1:48]

Merhaba Sue,
Çekim koşullarının çok zor olduğu bir ortamda oldukça net ve hoş bir göz temasının yakalandığı bir kare olmuş. Elinize sağlık. Hüseyin

Sue, though it was a challenging POV, you did well in capturing this bird.
Despite the foliage and branches of the tree surrounding the bird, you got the head perfectly well. I like the glint in the eye of the subject.
Well done and keep shooting.

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2008-06-08 7:25]

Hello Sue,
When we were in Queensland the only decent shot I took of a Lewin's Honeyeater was when it was hanging on a suspended net of bananas, which made the image look artificial.
Here you have taken a more natural-looking shot of it among the vegetation with fine sharpness and from a good POV showing the features. Perhaps a little too closely cropped but a fine capture just the same.
TFS this delight,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2008-06-08 10:11]

Hello Sue,
Nice capture of Lewin's Honey-eater half-hidden in the tree. Great focus on the eye and fine details and colours. The background is a bit busy but rather nice! Well done!
TFS and regards, Ulla

Hello Sue,
Even with the leaves and branches of the tree, but the image of the Lewins Honeyeater is really sharp with good colour and details especially on the plummage! you had done a great job!
many thanks for the sharing
greeting from other side of Tasman!

Hi Sue, this almost looks like one I saw just last week, though I can't tell as my shot is a horrible blur. This one is excellent with great sharp detail seen on the bird. There is some obstruction, but it's not bad, you good a good piece of this guy. Very nicely done, with great focus.

Thanks, John

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  • Art_R Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 244 W: 20 N: 839] (3892)
  • [2008-06-11 6:17]

Hi Sue , a very good photo of this honeyeater , color and detail are very good , I like how the branches and leaf also frame a portrait of it as well.TFS

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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-06-18 20:05]

Hello sue

Well captured in the branches.
The details are great.
Lovely plumage detail and colouration.
Excellent eye catch light.
Well done.


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