A bit too close... I was following the Yellow-faced Honeyeater below when I heard the distinctive prwwwt prwwwwt wing flaps of a Spinebill behind me. Spun around to find one had landed about 3m away. No time, snap. This is a zero crop.
I had the camera set to 1600 iso as I was in a sheltered sandstone gully. f6.3 @ 500mm doesn't give you much option to compensate with a handheld camera. I zoomed out to a wider angle for this photo.
I've had these birds wizz past really close quite a few times. A great buzz.
Scientific name: Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris
Location: Heathcote National Park, Sydney, Australia.