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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Close-ups

Long time ago Mick of Sandy Straits and Beyond had pointed out in a comment how amazingly different and varied the colors of birds' eyes are. Then I thought I'd put together a post showing better this beautiful variety, but haven't actually done it. This post isn't exactly what my intention was, but some nice irises are visible on these photos and the level of detail is quite good. Each of these images deserved its own post. I'm just too lazy in this heat to press the 'publish' button more than once. Most of the pics are worth clicking too. They are quite sharp.
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top to bottom: Silver Gull (Chroicocephalus novaehollandiae), Pied Currawong (Strepera graculina), Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita), Juv. Pacific Gull (Larus pacificus), Australian Pelican (Pelecanus conspicillatus), Black-faced Cormorant (Phalacrocorax fuscescens), Noisy Miner (Manorina melanocephala)