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Post  GypsyGoldAu on Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:53 pm

Big winds the last few weeks Adrian.... Razz Laughing lol!
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Post  adrian ss on Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:56 pm

You might be right mate. Weather has been rough far west of Canberra.
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Post  GypsyGoldAu on Tue Nov 15, 2016 7:16 pm

Either that, or he heard the chicks look better on the East ha ha ha... clown

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Post  UrbanFox on Fri Nov 18, 2016 9:52 am

Here is a link to a few videos of the "super moon" taken with the P900 by Roy Spencer of the US. You have to scroll down the page a little to find them, but it is also worth while reading his first article on the page... "Global Warming: Policy Hoax versus Dodgy Science"....

http://www.drroyspencer.com
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Post  adrian ss on Wed Nov 23, 2016 7:11 am

Getting stuck into our White Heart cherries.  Rolling Eyes GRRRRRR

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Post  Nightjar on Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:53 am

Great photos Adrian, I'm sure you didn't begrudge him a cherry or two for posing?
Also it is pleasant break away from the GPZ doom & gloom. :-)











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Post  adrian ss on Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:21 am

I have tried for years to keep these little bludgers  out of my cherries. Now I let them go for it. I prefer to have a yard full of birds rather than a yard full of trees covered in netting. Very Happy

Yeah I have signed off from the GPZ and the 19 inch. Sleep Sleep Sleep
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Post  Nightjar on Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:23 pm

Made an error when I planted a miniature Mulberry to close to footpath in the front of home to shade the bedroom during the summer while I was sleeping during nightshift.
Now it is fully grown and one portion hangs over the foot path leading to front door. At this time of the year it is dropping literally thousands of fruit which require sweeping away each morning so we don't walk squashed ones in and stain the carpet.
We were sitting out the front having our morning coffee and we commented why birds don't come in and have a feast. Well low and behold in flies Mr & Mrs Crow and they go for it.
They have now invited their friends and about 1/2 dozen turn up every morn and night, just wish they would rally a hundred or so.
Love birds in the yard, we have pink & greys, corellas, wattle birds, honey eaters, magpies, willy wagtails, chip chips, green eyes, 28's, rosellas, doves and probably others.
















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Post  GypsyGoldAu on Wed Nov 23, 2016 6:38 pm

Nightjar wrote:Made an error when I planted a miniature Mulberry to close to footpath in the front of home to shade the bedroom during the summer while I was sleeping during nightshift.
Now it is fully grown and one portion hangs over the foot path leading to front door. At this time of the year it is dropping literally thousands of fruit which require sweeping away each morning so we don't walk squashed ones in and stain the carpet.
 

I recall in my childhood home, having a HUGE apricot tree (i mean, it was a freak) and i hated having to mow the lawns on the weekend as all there was were squashed fruit underfoot as the birds "assisted" the fruit to fall....

I'm talking at least a 25' x 25' canopy saturation around the base of that thing....can still smell the combined aroma of fresh cut grass mingled with apricot..

And one particular summer gorge (age 5) landed me in hospital with appendicitis... Evil or Very Mad

Love the fruit we get, but dang nature can be cruel...lol

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Nov 24, 2016 8:51 am

Yeah. The little feather balls give me a happy heart. Laughing

At first I grew the cherry tree for us but now it is for the birds. Also have plum trees  and a loquat  tree.
The cherries are  White Heart cherries, the best cherries on the planet.


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Post  Nightjar on Thu Nov 24, 2016 9:46 am

Our greatest joy was in 2015 when a rarely seen pair of Chip Chip birds (Striated Pardalote) burrowed a hole into one of our Stag Horns and raised two chicks. We were hoping they would return in 2016 but to date no movement. We observed these birds over many cups of coffee, working together they returned with usually a scrap of scale or tiny insects every 10 minutes through the daylight hours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_pardalote

Not the best quality but here is a video I managed to record feeding time. Both the male and female share this duty.
https://youtu.be/KT2kHBnBGOY

A photo on our rainy day clothes line showing just how small these birds are.

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Post  adrian ss on Thu Nov 24, 2016 12:38 pm

Nice clip.
The still pic is a ripper mate.
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Re: Off Topic Nikon P900

Post  adrian ss on Sun Nov 27, 2016 7:01 pm

This son of a gun is enjoying my bottle Brush





Sure can stretch his neck.

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Post  Guest on Sun Nov 27, 2016 8:18 pm

Sure is a clear, picture of a wattle bird..  nice!!

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Post  adrian ss on Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:56 pm

Nightjar wrote:What about this "spookie" event?




I guess this is what happens when you go on those new fad weight loss diets.


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Re: Off Topic Nikon P900

Post  adrian ss on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:49 pm

What is this?










This is the type of water dragon that used to sit on the rocks watching me panning at majors creek.




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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:59 pm

scratch cicada insect

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Post  adrian ss on Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:04 pm

Nup.
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Post  piston broke on Mon Jan 02, 2017 7:34 pm

Is it a Dragonfly nymph? cheers Pete.
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Post  adrian ss on Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:28 pm

Nope not a dragonfly.
It is a predatory insect  that takes its prey in flight.
Is wearing a nice pair of Ray-Ban sunnies.  Laughing

I recall several years ago when out in the bush one evening taking a leak and heard  a low buzzing  sound followed by something attaching itself  on to the end of the ole fella. I looked down and saw one of these buggers clamped onto the end of me donga. affraid pale Well I can tell you that I invented some new dance steps that evening. Q24
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Post  Guest on Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:42 pm

adrian ss wrote:Nope not a dragonfly.
It is a predatory insect  that takes its prey in flight.
Is wearing a nice pair of Ray-Ban sunnies.  Laughing

I recall several years ago when out in the bush one evening taking a leak and heard  a low buzzing  sound followed by something attaching itself  on to the end of the ole fella. I looked down and saw one of these buggers clamped onto the end of me donga. affraid pale Well I can tell you that I invented some new dance steps that evening. Q24

T05   Bloody hell Adrian..
I read this post before.. you have now added a "little" extra!

It is a funny read but! Q25
Would have love to see that new dance T18
Q29  Maybe not Very Happy

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Post  adrian ss on Tue Jan 03, 2017 7:58 am

You would have needed a high speed cam to stop the action I reckon. Smile

Me ole fella was a bit lucky that evening coz I didn't give the critter time to go in for the kill. pale  Q10

Anyway.The critter is commonly referred to as a "Robber Fly"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asilidae


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Post  Nightjar on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:19 am

First look I was with you Jen, a cicada development.
Once again great photography Adrian, happy to hear the "robber" didn't get your "knobber." Very Happy









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Post  adrian ss on Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:56 pm

So we all have a good sense of humour aye!

Jen.
 I must be slowing down a bit coz I only just noticed your "Little Extra" in you last reply.
      Very funny Jen.  Laughing
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Post  Guest on Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:28 pm

adrian ss wrote:So we all have a good sense of humour aye!

Jen.
 I must be slowing down a bit coz I only just noticed your "Little Extra" in you last reply.
      Very funny Jen.  Laughing

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Post  adrian ss on Sun Jan 08, 2017 6:32 pm

A near miss between a jumbo and a lighty. Some Air Traffic control required here I  reckon.
    The aerobatic ability of the pink galah is something to behold.
I saw one of these little fellas do a 360 degree in flight  on the spot turn in my back yard.
    The Sulphur Crested cockies with their more than one metre wingspan thread their way between the trees in my not big back yard and can land in a crowd of twenty galahs  with only approx 1 sq metre of clear space. I can feel the draught from their wings from twenty feet away as they set down. 

I think the cockies are getting better at STOL. If they take off from the centre of my yard they will only just clear the fence. One tried to go over the house roof on one occasion but only made it to pergola hight and had to do a cct under the pergola and out between the posts and then over the fence. Now they all go over the fence.

I call the cockatoos Jo Anns because if you listen to them screeching at each other you will hear them call out JO AAANN JO AAAANN

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Re: Off Topic Nikon P900

Post  Alan WA on Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:19 pm

Followed most of this thread.
Take a photo of a nugget and post it here.
Been looking into this camera.
Was on o e of those shopping channels last night. (but wait there's more).
Usually after that it's on Red Dot of reject shop.
Think I will get one.
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Post  adrian ss on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:30 am

HI Alan.
The P900 is a good camera although when using the zoom the resolution deteriorates making very small objects appear not pin sharp.
This is a 0.9 g nugg at high zoom and trimmed in the camera.
16M

These are hand held shots.



0.12 g at high zoom and cropped in the cam.
You can see that sharpness has deteriorated
16M

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If you are planning on taking crisp close ups of small nuggs then I think a higher resolution lens system would be required.


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Post  Alan WA on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:37 am



Thanks Adrian.
Like I said, think I'll get one. Smile
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Post  adrian ss on Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:53 am

If you are happy with the resolution then you will not be needing another camera after the P900.  Very Happy
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