We have a small break in the weather, and decided that a coffee at Werribee Mansion would be a good start, and a then a stroll around the gardens. Actually we were both secretly hoping that that the Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoos might still be there. But no such luck.
At the slowly draining lake in the gardens, the usual Great Egret and Little-pied Cormorant were in residence. Along with a young Australasian Darter, that seems to have taken up domicile in the tallest of the peppercorn trees by the lake.
Plenty of Superb Fairywrens and a lone Australasian Grebe, and we had a fine day to just relax and to put some practice in with the Nikon 1 gear and the superb 70-300mm zoom.
Must write a review on said lens.
The Werribee Mansion in sunlight Nikon V1 10-100mm PD Zoom and a Polarising Filter ISO 140, f/5, 1/250, @22mm
Great Egret. Nice to get some inflight practice with the 300mm lens Nikon 1 V3 CX70-300mm Zoom, ISO160, f/5.6, 1/1600, @300mm
Darter among the peppercorn leaves. Nikon1 V3, CX 70-300mm zoom, ISO 160, f/5.6, 1/1600, @300mm
Australasian Grebe. This is just the millisecond before it sprang into the water. The head is actually going down. Nikon 1 V3, CX 70-300mm ISO 400, f/5.6 1/1000, @ 300mm
This little dude came down out of the heights to see what I was doing. Seemed most interested by the ‘click’ of the camera shutter and kept coming out the branch to get a better look. Nikon1 V3, CX 70-300mm Zoom, ISO640, f/5.6, 1/500, @230mm. Define 2
Superb Fairywren. I think this is the matriarch of Timmy the -former- tailess, clan. Nikon 1 V3, CX 70-300mm Zoom, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500, @300mm
Male Red-rumped Parrot. When I was a little bloke we called them “Grass Parrots”, and I think this why. Just managed to get him to turn into the sunshine. Nikon 1 V3 CX 70-300mm Zoom, ISO 450, f/5.6, 1/250, @275mm