Monday, 15 March 2010

Autumn in the upland rainforest ...


... is cool and wet. This Macleay's honeyeater braves the weather in the shelter of a Melicope tree.

12 comments:

Dave Coulter said...

Nice shot :)

Susan said...

Gorgeous shot...the Honeyeater looks like it could use a little honey right now!

Neil said...

Beautiful looking honeyeater,lucky to get the green ringtail did not realize it was that wet up there that the possums go green.

mick said...

Love the bird all fluffed up like that! It's been raining down here and I'm trying to work out a way to juggle an umbrella over my camera!

NanaJude said...

:)
good to see YOU here too.

Denis Wilson said...

Hi Snail
Loved that Honeyeater shot.
Is it a juvenile, or just sheltering from the rain, and feeling sorry for itself?
PS - I have sent you an email question about an insect. Hope you don't mind.
Cheers
Denis

Snail said...

Dave, thanks!

Susan, it certainly looks sorry for itself.

Neil, everything goes green here in the Wet!

Mick, I've got a dirty great big lens hood on my camera, which helps with the rain. Can recommend it. Mind you, I took this pic from indoors, so didn't have to worry about the weather.

NanaJude, :)

Denis, I think it's an adult that's bunging it on for the camera. One of the Macleay's honeyeaters landed on my head yesterday, but thankfully didn't leave a souvenir of the visit!

desertnutmeg said...

Great photo! I feel that way about rain too.
You had a bird land on your head?
I'm jealous. I'd like to get them to not fly away when i get within 30 feet!
Hope you are having a good week so far. Lucky you.

Snail said...

The birds are relatively tame here, but the Macleay's honeyeaters are very tolerant of people. That's not to say that they are also obliging when it comes to photos. Birds here will often allow a close approach with the camera but insist on ducking behind a leaf as the shutter clicks.

sarala said...

That is an absolutely lovely shot.

Lynette Weir said...

A gorgeous photo! Love the way you have capture the moment and all those lovely feathers.

Snail said...

Lynette, I think if I ever returned to wildlife art, my first subject would be a Macleay's honeyeater. (The second would be a darter with those fantastic chequerboard pattern in the feathers.)