1. Something of a brat
    After being fed for around a minute by one of the pair before this shot begins, the second bird came in and continued feeding the chick. You can see the first bird moves off when it's had enough of the chick carrying on. When the second bird stops feeding the chick, it gets desperate and does some rather rough wing flapping and, after a rather desperate jump, it falls to the ground. I didn't catch the tumble, but it was fine and flew back up to the parents to resume its pestering. There were more than 20 birds in the immediate area, all moving about in groups of three.
    Handheld shot, the original clip being taken at 4k, with a plus two stop adjustment, at maximum zoom (18 times for 4K). Stabilized both in the camera and during processing, it was a very windy day.
    Hand held shot at max zoom, with the birds being blown by the wind.

    All I can say is that chick must be VERY hungry...

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  2. The male half of the pair, looking for a morning snack. Unfortunately the light was getting rather hard..

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  3. A pair of Dusky Woodswallow feature in this clip. The female feeds one chick. The male arrives later, only to have the female take the food from him, leave and return to feed the second chick. The clip was taken with a Camranger, and a D800E on a tripod with a hide cover on it. Video conversion was by Adobe Media Encoder set to Vimeo at 720.

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  4. A few shots of Regent Honey eaters in captivity at Cleland Conservation Park taken in HD. I get the impression the birds are courting.
    This is my first test of using a Ninja 2 with my Nikon D800E. In future I'll resist the urge to adjust the exposure during shot, which is why you see the brightness "stepping' in some of the clips. Sorry about that. The clips were shot using manual focus and exposure and from that point of view was harder than I expected.. You've got to start getting the skills somewhere. :-)

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  5. A group of wild Red-browed Finches are gathered in a correa, waiting for the rain to stop. It didn't. :-)
    They are unusually watchful of the sky to their right because a Collared Sparrowhawk took one of them two days ago. The temperature was 7 degrees, making them look even more appealing.

    Taken using a Nikon D800E, with 300mm F2.8 VR1 and TC17EI, feeding into Ninja 2. ISO 800, shutter 1/200 second. A very dull rainy day..

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