Still on Tasmania. The weather hs been a bit rainy, so I had time to process a few more of these stunning birds. πŸ™‚

and to add some variety a “non-sticky like” perch πŸ™‚


I was looking for Black-headed Honeyeaters, a Tasmanian endemic, yesterday and was fortunate to find some. It came to the spot where I wanted it a few times. So far so good. While shooting the first burst, I suddenly noticed on camera’s screen that the annyoing flash had screwed up things again. To be right I have to say it was the flash cord… This happens quite often and is really annyoing, however, yesterday the only good pose was the image below. Instead of -2 the flash fired at full power, resulting in that terrible outcome. Since the species is quite hard to get and I realy liked the image I tried to have it in Photoshop. Β It took me about and hour and I borrowed the blown out white parts from another image, but I think the result is definitely useable πŸ™‚

Isn’t it amazing what we can do with the possibilities we have nowadays? Years ago I had been left with the terrible image and might have never gotten a chance to photograph the bird again…

I made myself the best birthday present just one day before my actual birthday, by getting some great images of one of the world’s most endangered bird, the Orange-bellied Parrot.

There are less than 50 birds left in the wild and it was a great treat to see and photograph these stunning birds!

I spent four days in the middle of nowhere and finaly got a few great image on the last two days. I am still on the road, so here’s just one of my favorites to start with πŸ™‚

It took me two days to figure out how to et these birds and another two to finally et what I wanted πŸ™‚