Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday: Eastern Curlew

Recently my husband, Michael, and I took a drive up to Beachmere; a bayside suburb north of Brisbane in Moreton Bay. It was the perfect day to test out my newly acquired Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens.

We met a local birder & photographer up there, who showed us around the area he regularly goes birding. The tide was low and a number of migratory shorebirds were fossicking for food in the sand banks.

I zoomed in on this Eastern Curlew digging for crabs...







Now I am saving for a 1.4x extender to get just a bit closer! I'm loving the new lens though!!

Linking up with Stewart's meme:

12 comments:

Karen said...

Terrific shots Liz. Love the reflections! Nice lens, I have a 55-250, it's my favourite lens!

mick said...

A great series of photos - your new lens gave you nice clear photos.

Carole M. said...

great to see the wonderful Curlew and to pick up fabulous shots of it too Liz.

Lisa Gordon said...

Congratulations on the new lens, Liz!
It is a beauty for sure, and these wonderful images are testament to that.

eileeninmd said...

I just love these birds with their big long bill. Great shots!

Brian King said...

Beautiful photos! I like the long bill! Congratulations on the new lens!

Roan said...

Good use of a new lens! Nice shots!

Carletta said...

He sure melts into his surroundings. :) They are handsome birds.
I like the reflection of sky in the water.
Lovely shots Liz!

Aren't we all alike - always wanting that next lens! :)

Stewart M said...

Great looking bird - looks like a fine subject for a new lens!

I have yet to get any decent images of this species - always too far away no matter what lens I have!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Pat Tillett said...

Well Liz, your new lens seems to be working pretty well. These are great photos.

Margaret Adamson said...

Hi,Liz. great shots of the curlew. Have a happy time shooting with your new camera . have a great weekend.

Michael S-B said...

It was a really good day out there, and you captured the curlew beautifully <3

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