No, we don’t have Brolgas in the Dandenong Ranges but this was so special, I wanted to share it with you all.
I regularly go visit the Western Treatment Plant at Point Wilson, going once a month. It’s a good 200km round trip from where I live to there and back and I usually stay for 5-6 hours, so it’s a full on day. I go with fellow photographers – there’s always someone keen to come with me and I appreciate the company, rather than driving that distance on my own.
Last Friday we got the best treat! Driving around the T-Section we saw two Brolgas and watched them from a distance. If you’ve read my post about the Nikon P950 you’ll know that I can stand well back and not disturb nature while photographing or videoing it. And I’m so glad I could, as I know my companions were using long lenses and the birds were at a distance, as they were with my 200-500mm lens on my D7100 which I also had with me. In fact, the featured image for this post was taken with the D7100 which has been cropped to get a closer view of the birds. In the background are Shelducks, a Black Swan and a Magpie Lark.
I took two short videos but wishing, now, I’d taken a much longer one. Hopefully I’ll get to see this again. Turn up your sound – I added some dance music. Enjoy!
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