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    Here's a close-up of a frog who took up residence in one of my water features for a while:

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    EEK! That really IS a close up
    I've never been very good at knowing "my place". Well actually I have, it's just never been where you want it to be.

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    For the last two years, in mid-April, I've had a few Grey-headed Flying Foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on a Lilli-Pilli adjacent to the balcony of my bedroom. I hope to capture some better pictures tonight (ie heads rather than bums).
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    Quote SchizoDeluxe said View Post
    The only wildlife I have in my backyard aside from the obligatory ants and spiders are wasps, which I would love to get rid of.
    Surface spray. Do it at night and use a whole can. That worked for me. ;-)

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    Bloody hell that's an amazing pic Two Dogs! Well done - it's awesome to see the wing span and bones so clearly.

    Looking forward to seeing some more
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    Bloody hell that's an amazing pic Two Dogs! Well done - it's awesome to see the wing span and bones so clearly.
    I'd put it down to luck, rather than skill. I took quite a few shots last night, and most were badly out of focus (it was impossible to focus in the dark). I lucked out with a passable focus on that one, as it swooped past a couple of feet away.

    Looking forward to seeing some more
    This is the best I could manage tonight:



    I focussed the camera on the tree before night fell, and when they started to arrive (just after 6pm), I just shot away at dark shapes in the tree as they landed. I'm surprised that the flash doesn't bother them much.
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    Quote two dogs said
    For the last two years, in mid-April, I've had a few Grey-headed Flying Foxes (Pteropus poliocephalus) feeding on a Lilli-Pilli adjacent to the balcony of my bedroom. I hope to capture some better pictures tonight (ie heads rather than bums).
    Bats in yer Belfry TwoDogs! Great snaps. That frog is spectacular - is it high enough res for an enlarged canvass? Looks it.

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    This is a fantastic thread. The pics are amazing!!
    No. 1. My littlest dog watching over Irwin (snug in his esky) who was found caught in the fence.
    No. 2. Rainbow lorikeets.
    No. 3. Smudge. Comes in daily for her/his seed. (Best of both worlds).
    No. 4. Bandicoot - cleans up the scraps.
    No. 5. A short billed corella friend.
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    But wait, there's more.
    1. Splash. Rescued from the swimming pool.
    2. Irwin.
    3. A hybrid corella and galah. A flock of four comes in every night to visit to birds in the aviary.
    4. Red tailed black cockatoos.
    5. Smudge. Turning tricks.
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    Annie! Fantastic pics! You have a kangaroo? (?wallaby) How gorgeous.

    Two Dogs - that is another gorgeous shot. Extremely cute too.

    And I agree, this thread is fantastic (and not just 'cos I started it either )
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