First images of 2014

January 22, 2014

After a great end to 2013, I had an even better start to the new year ūüôā

At first it looked like total failure, when my mate and I went on a trip to phtograph Superb Parrots, but completely missed out on them. However, the luck turned around, when we visited a spot I knew. It was full of birds and I could get some great images.

All the new images can be found HERE


Eastern Rosella (Platycercus eximius)




Brown-headed Honeyeater Pair (Melithreptus brevirostris)


Yellow-tufted Honeyeater (Lichenostomus melanops meltoni)





Best of 2013

January 10, 2014

The title says it all ūüôā

The images are sorted by date. The first one was taken in Early January near Melbourne. Australian Winter is the time to photograph shorebirds.

Click on each species name to see the full gallery

Red-kneed Dotterel (Erythrogonys cinctus)


February was quite a good month as well with some feeding Royal Spoonbills and other great birds.

Royal Spoonbill (Platalea regia). You can see all images from that day HERE


Another great encounter I had was with a stunning Freckled Duck (Stictonetta naevosa) male. All images can be seen HERE


Followed by a lovely Eastern Spinebill (Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris)


And last but not least my amazing encounter with a flock of Welcome Swallows.

You can see the Making of HERE and all images HERE 

Welcome Swallow (Hirundo neoxena)



March was quite a busy month, too, with a trip to the Northern Territory to photograph Hooded Parrots and then a great trip to Magnetic Island.

You can read about the Northern Territory Trip here Part I and Part II

The full gallery can be seen HERE and HERE

Let’s start with a stunning male Hooded Parrot (Psephotus dissimilis)¬†on a termite mound.


Crimson Finch  (Neochmia phaeton) 


Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus)


The stunning Northern Rosella (Platycercus venustus)


Restless Flycatcher  (Myiagra inquieta nana)


And now a few images from magnetic Island

Beautiful female Red-tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii macrorhynchus)

You can see a little trip report HERE and the whole gallery HERE


And the quite odd looking Bush Stone-Curlew (Burhinus grallarius)


I had to slow down a little bit in April, but managed to photograph a few stunning Crimson Rosellas (Platycercus elegans) among others



And then came May, a really fantasic month in terms of birds. Also, because I finally managed to photograph my favorite bird, the Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum)

Gang Gang Cockatoo (Callocephalon fimbriatum) 

You can see the full gallery HERE

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Besides that I could also photograph a few beautiful bush birds, such as

You can find the full Gallery HERE

Red-browed Finches (Neochmia temporalis)


White-naped Honeyeater (Melithreptus lunatus)JCW_20130510_0058clodonr

And the common New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) 

In June I could photograph the tiny Rufous Fieldwren (Calamanthus campestris)  among others. You can find the rest HERE


July was the month of the Blue-winged Parrot (Neophema chrysostoma)

Find the full Gallery HERE

JCW_20130709_0769IIIclodoNR_layer_SRGBIV JCW_20130712_1371clodoIV JCW_20130712_1411clodoDue to my new job I had to take a while from bird photography and had a little break until October. Then I met up with my mate Dean and we could photograph the tiny White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)

White-throated Gerygone (Gerygone olivacea)


After that I had a little break again, but finished off the year really strong with a few new and fantastic birds such as

Scarlet Honeyeater / Scarlet Myzomela (Myzomela sanguinolenta)


Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris) 


All in all quite a good year with a few stunning new additions to my archive ūüôā

Great end to the year

January 1, 2014

After I had to take a break from bird photography from July to December, I rallied in December to bring the year to a successful end. After getting two new species in early December, I finished it off with the Scarlet Honeyeater (Myzomela sanguinolenta) I posted yesterday and also got a few new King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis) and Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans) images.

You can find more new images HERE

Here’s a few images

Rufous Whistler (Pachycephala rufiventris)


Yellow-faced Honeyeater (Lichenostomus chrysops)


And a stunning  Australian King Parrot (Alisterus scapularis)

This King Parrot image is the first bird image I took with my 5D Mark III. I have to say it performed quite well in the dark rain forest conditions ūüôā


At the end a Crimson Rosella (Platycercus elegans)