A few of my favourite things..



Ibis are not my favourite birds.  In the city, they are inclined to be bold and rummage through your bags if you leave them unattended for a moment.  I found their country cousins to be a deal more retiring, and set this one to flight by my approach to the dam.

4 responses

  1. You beauty! Haven’t seen a better picture of a flying bird in any other blogs yet! Love it! Did you chase him for this shot? 😉
    shutter speed? iso? f?


    August 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm

  2. I agree! Best flying bird picture I’ve seen!
    Love the shape of the wing.


    August 9, 2009 at 8:12 pm

  3. Nivin, thanks, I was actually after a cormorant, but just never can get close enough and the ibis was a victim of my attempt!

    I can tell you the shutter speed (1/500) and the iso (200) and the f (8.0) but have to confess I was back to using the green button. Birds don’t wait for me to experiment!

    Tonight I have been tormenting a most glorious moth, and have tried all sorts of things to combat the glare on his coat and he was so patient that I found myself apologizing repeatedly. If there were a medal for patient, longsuffering moths, he surely earned it while I worked out the whole f stop business. (well, tried to: no promises of remarkable results!)

    Thanks for your visit 🙂

    Michaela, thank you – that’s a very generous comment! 🙂


    August 10, 2009 at 10:22 pm

  4. What an amazing photo Mrs BB! The best flying bird shot for me also…

    We have heaps of these birds up her also, and they are rather distinctive and annoying, lol. But the ibis have served a very useful purpose in this case 😀


    August 10, 2009 at 10:48 pm

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