blp shabash 430x45

Western Spinebill

Western Spinebill (Image ID 41973)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sat 15th Aug, 2020 and uploaded on Wed 19th Aug, 2020 .
Resolution1800x1400
Viewed59
ID41973
CommentAlways busy seeking out flowers, the Western Spinebill is rarely at rest and though locally common, these small honeyeaters are often noted only upon arriving with a whir of buzzing wing flapping. In the Darling Ranges during spring, in areas of woodlands and low shrub, the birds will come down quite low to forage.
EquipmentNikon D850
Nikkor AF-S 500mm f4G ED VR+TC-14E MkIII Teleconverter
Technigue: Camera rig support: Gitzo GT3543XLS Tripod, Dietmar Nill gimbal tripod head, sitting on fallen log using personal camouflage net
Exposure Mode: MANUAL 1/1250 sec at f6.3; +EV 0.3 & ISO-400. Metering Mode: Center-Weighted; Focus Mode: AF-C & AF Area Mode: Single. VR: Off
Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for resizing canvas, cropping to 141%, selective sharpening and general post-processing; Topaz Pro plug-in Sharpen AI2‘focus’ for blanket sharpening and noise control. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for supplementary data and colour checks
LocationLion's Lookout, Darling Range; Lesmurdie, Western Australia
Keywordsmale, adult
You already have an outstanding request to download this image for non-commercial purposes. You may cancel this request by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
You may request download of this image for non-commercial purposes. A request that meets the usage rights of this image will be automatically approved; a request that does not meet the usage rights will be refused, but may (at the Download Manager's discretion) be referred to the photographer. The usage rights of this image are: Any non-commercial educational or conservation use by any requestor, excluding personal use. For further details of image usage rights, see here. Request the image by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
Previous18194/18253 in Main LibraryNext
Previous108/117 by Jim SchultzNext
Previous35/36 of Western SpinebillNext
Previous2545/2605 of Honeyeaters and ChatsNext
Previous25362/25894 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.