Honey-eater antics

That pesky New Holland Honey-eater has been taunting me, again, with its aerial antics. I feel so useless with my wonderful new secondhand camera – knowing it is impossible for me to get a decent photograph without proper settings, but it does not stop me from trying!

New Holland honeyeaer in the ivy-encrusted apple tree
New Holland honey-eater
New Holland honeyeater

I did not even know that I had this next shot until I imported images from the card – an upside-down energetic insect-snatcher.

catching insects

Nikon D3000 DSLR, on auto. Cropped and sharpened in GIMP.

Thanks for looking. Do have a good day!  🙂



12 Comments Add yours

  1. Claudette says:

    love the loop the loop shot. 🙂

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    1. It does this all the time when the insects are on the move – so fast it is over before I swing the camera around. I’m lucky with this capture! Thanks for commenting.

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  2. milliethom says:

    Such a pretty little bird, and your photos are lovely, Christine, no matter which camera you used. The last one is great. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Millie. I have about a half dozen of these birds frequenting the yard. I think they nest in the ivy.


  3. sue says:

    Last photo is really great. Maybe you should just keep your finger on the button when he is around.

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    1. I think that is how I got this one! The camera will do a few in succession until it fills the buffer on the way to the card.I still haven’t got a tripod. I could aim the camera at its usual spot. This one has my shake in it, I reckon.


  4. joannesisco says:

    Wow – what a little acrobatic!! I had no idea they will twist in the air like that to capture an insect. Now that’s flying skill!

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    1. I was a bit gobsmacked myself, Joanne. It does a figure-of-eight type action, and I should have guessed it would be upside-down at times. Thanks for dropping in to comment. 🙂

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      1. joannesisco says:

        … but you were so lucky to actually catch it in action! Great shot!

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  5. Olga says:

    Wow! That last surprise photo is quite unique and interesting. Lovely! 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Olga. A lucky shot!

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      1. Olga says:

        Those are the best ones. 🙂

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