Bird Photography Challenge #26: Yellow-Bellied Sunbird

One of the delights we had while walking on Great Keppel Island in Queensland during our recent winter cruise was to discover the Yellow-Bellied Sunbird (Cinnyris jugularis), also known as Olive-Backed Sunbird. This bright little bird with a distinctively down-curved bill and striking colours was a first sighting for us and it takes pride of…

Out with the beast!

Butterfly Bay on Great Keppel Island has more treasures to reveal.  A morning walk towards the Western side of the island, to Svendsen Beach, promises to be a rich photo opportunity for birds.  So this time, we take “the beast” with us: the Canon 100-400 lens.  It is a big heavy lens, but it is…