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Old 21st February 2010, 10:33 AM
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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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Old 21st February 2010, 11:33 AM
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EEK! That really IS a close up
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Old 16th April 2010, 11:57 AM
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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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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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Old 16th April 2010, 08:26 PM
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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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Old 16th April 2010, 09:11 PM
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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.

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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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Old 16th April 2010, 09:45 PM
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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).
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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Old 16th April 2010, 09:52 PM
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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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Old 17th April 2010, 03:22 AM
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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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Old 17th April 2010, 07:13 AM
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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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