Sunday, October 3, 2010


My first ever blog! So please excuse my amateurish attempts, 
but I will try to make it as interesting as possible. 

A friend has just purchased a new digital SLR and has lent me his old Panasonic FZ20, a 12x optical zoom point and shoot. So I've taken a few shots from my back verandah up here at beautiful Kureelpa, in the Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland.

Scarlet Honeyeater

We've had lots of these visiting the flowering shrubs the last few weeks. 

Spangled Drongo
A favourite of mine with it's scolding calls and mimicry of birds such as Grey Butcherbird,
 Lewins Honeyeater and Pale-headed Rosella.

Lewins Honeyeater
A resident species with its machine gun calls, is one of the first to start off the dawn chorus.

Varied Triller

We have a pair that regularly visit. I think this one is the male.

All the photos above were taken at  the 12x optical range. I'm looking at purchasing one of the newer "bridge" cameras on the market with optical zooms that go up to 30x but was wondering about camera shake when photographing at that range. 

1 comment:

  1. i think its time to get yourself a dslr, you can have any lens combo you wish, somthing around a 25-350mm should do to start. as for shake, invest in a good tri-pod or even a mono-pod, the cameras and higher end lenses have anti shake in them.