Saturday, March 22, 2014
While wandering the banks of the Torrens River we came across these beautiful birds. They were quite timid, for this photo I was probably 5 - 8 metres away, using a borrowed 80 - 200 2.8, and this bird was ready to bail. It was looking right at me checking me out, making sure I didn't get any closer. It is perched in a Eucalyptus Camaldulensis, or commonyl known as a "river red gum", which is my favourite tree. The species is so beautiful and bold. Almost like a wise old grandpa, they impose a aura of wisdom and thoughtfulness. Photos such as this one are the reason why I love to get out in the beautiful Australian outdoors.
Posted by Tim Forbes at 10:00 PM