I was shooting some musk lorikeets in a suburban street when an elderly woman approached me and threatened me. Abused me for taking photos of people without permission and demanded to see my authority to take image . I pointed out that my 500 lens was pointed into a tree with birds feeding and that in Australia it is legal to take pictures in public, and nobody needs a photo licence. She went off to call the police. I promised to wait right on that spot to talk to them, but after another hour or so they hadn’t come. I figured they thought bank robbers and muggers were more important . Nobody else has ever threatened me before or since.