New Holland Honeyeater
Over this years hot and dry summer I bought a bird bath for the garden and since then have had quite a few visitors. Given the restrictions on travel right now I thought a regular “Update from the Birdbath” might be a way to pass the time. In the past few weeks I have seen butcher-birds, honey eaters and rosellas (among others) so will start sharing the shots – starting today with a happy little family of New Holland Honeyeaters 🙂
These shots were all taken from my living room with my Pentax K1 and the 70-200mm lens. I used the APSC crop mode so I was only shooting with the middle of the frame. I did this mainly to reduce the file size and therefore also increase burst shooting speed. I shot in Pentax’s TAv mode, which is basically M mode with flexible/auto ISO. I used aperture f6.3 and 1/800 shutter speed and under-exposed by 0.7 stops.
Here are a couple of websites I found with lots of info on backyard birds.
Well worth a look if you too are starting to discover and appreciate our urban birdlife!