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Chestnut-breasted Mannikin

Chestnut-breasted Mannikin (Image ID 40247)
Photographed byPeter Hudson on Mon 13th Nov, 2017 and uploaded on Mon 27th Apr, 2020 .
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ID40247
CommentWalking through open bushland (Wynnum wetlands reserve, Brisbane), this gorgeous Mannekin finch alighted on a dead branch only briefly- I managed just 5 shots with only one in focus, before he flew off. I was impressed- the finch sadly did not return. The birds were fairly jumpy because several ravens had gone to war with a Channel-billed Cuckoo nearby and the noisy action scared the little guys.
EquipmentCanon 7D Mark II with white Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 L IS USM lens. Photos are not edited other than a simple crop (JPG loss-less crop) using IrfanView to expand the bird(s).
Handheld at 300mm f/5.6 iso640 1/400sec with my usual +0.7 overexposure
LocationWynnum Wetlands reserve, Brisbane, Queensland
Keywordsmale, adult
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