A Zebra – In the Australian Outback

 

Birds

 

If there is something other than the gorgeous colours that draws me deep into the Australian Outback, it is our unique and diverse birdlife.

I never tire of sitting in the bush observing the many varieties of birds of all shapes and sizes and colour.

Recently, I was contacted by a researcher from Germany who is doing a thesis on a bird that I grew up with in Northern Australia and one that will be familiar too many, the Zebra Finch, and they were keen to use this photograph in their paper.

It is a favourite photograph of mine that showcases this wonderful bird in all its splendour…!

Photo: Baz – The Landy, Outback Australia

ps: I had about one-second to get this shot away before they flittered away – the wonders of continuous shooting…!

 

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16 thoughts on “A Zebra – In the Australian Outback

  1. Lavinia Ross October 29, 2017 / 2:33 am

    A beautiful and artistic photo of the Zebra finches, Baz!

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  2. Gwyn D Morgan October 28, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Great shot.

    Let me know when you are around to catch-up.

    Cheers

    Gwyn

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  3. Linda Visman - wangiwriter October 27, 2017 / 2:48 pm

    Well done, Baz! Such a thrill to have your photo recognised. The zebras are a beautiful bird. Unfortunately, I have never seen one in the wild – only in cages. 😦

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    • Baz - The Landy October 29, 2017 / 9:58 am

      I love them, although hard to photograph as are all small “flighty” birds…Cheers, Baz

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  4. ksbeth October 27, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    they are so cute –

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  5. Barbara Grandberg October 27, 2017 / 1:01 pm

    wonderful photo :]

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  6. mistynites October 27, 2017 / 10:51 am

    These birds are gorgeous but so flighty. I was in the Northern Territory last month and saw them often when hiking. I miss the red desert. The NT is a special place for me.

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    • Baz - The Landy October 29, 2017 / 9:59 am

      Glad you are enjoying it…there are some lovely birds in the NT, ou never know, perhaps you will see a Gouldian Finch…! Cheers, Baz

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    • Baz - The Landy October 29, 2017 / 10:00 am

      It is one of the special things about being “Out & About”…seeing our wonderful birdlife…Cheers, Baz

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  7. Miriam October 27, 2017 / 10:25 am

    Wonderful shot. Looks like they al lined up and posed for you.

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    • Baz - The Landy October 29, 2017 / 10:01 am

      Um, yeah, for all of a couple of seconds (haha). I think I shot around 200 images that day to get one or two great pictures. Mind you, the real beauty of it was just being there to enjoy it…Cheers, Baz

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      • Miriam October 29, 2017 / 7:50 pm

        Of course, I totally understand that.

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