Hi Argonaut, the lark looks so fragile because the balance between length and "meat" is off
The bokeh on the Weaver shot real smooth. I always have trouble composing images of birds with a pleasant background. Great job.
Those are some good birds in flight Dennis. Getting good bird shots at big lakes can be quite the challenge. Birds can see you from afar if the lake doesn't have much growth on the banks. Also, if your out of luck, the birds are all cluttered on the other side and your in for a walk. Also, herons are especially cautious. The mallards and geese are often more docile. Everybody likes pigeons, they tend to look a little dumb and move sluggish. They remind me of clowns
Thanks for sharing both!
I had a little time to process some bird shots I made at the butterfly garden last Monday. All birds were shot in captivity.
#1 - German Roller Canary
As I mentioned before, I don't like animals created by man. I however couldn't ignore this very pretty bird. The German Roller Canary is bred by man and isn't found in the wild. I had the opportunity to come really close and I think this is one of my best shots to date.
#2 - Zebrafinch (Taeniopygia guttata)
Common to Central Australia. Maybe the image is a bit overexposed, but didn't get it right no matter what I did. Oh well.
#3 - Diamond Dove (Geopelia cuneata)
Also an Australian native. Very cute and funny little birds these!
#4 - Golden Pheasant (Chrysolophus pictus)
One of the most beautiful colored birds I've ever seen in the flesh. Very calm bird. Native of the mountains of western China.