Up there, an open window, minus fly-screen, it's the vantage point when I hear various parrots or other birds, out in the angophora tree. It's especially good too, when the birds come in closer to the garden bird-baths. This is where I take many of my photos from. It's where I recorded those eery night-noises recently, the suspected vixens, and got some special shots of the young Koel being reared by a weary Little Wattle bird out in the bush corridor.
that's the big tree out there
We're all interested in each others 'camera gear'. This is my 'big camera' as I call it. It's a discontinued model nowadays and it was only this year that I found out there was a teleconverter lens available for it. I bought a second-hand t.c. lens online from the U.S., showing in the two bottom pics. When it's bird photographs I'm after, this camera is mostly now ready to go with that lens fitted and I'll carry the 'little-camera' (my point-and-shoot), for the quick-pics.
I've found with the inbuilt image stabilizer in this camera that I've rarely used the tripod for the t.c. and gotten good enough pics for my needs.
In this photo the conversion lens is set to 'Tele', and while I'm showing you my camera gear, well I should show you my point-and-shoot too. It's what I took the 'big-camera' pics with.
and for a moment they thought no-body was watching?