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Black Cocky


http://www.purfylle.com/2015/01/my-sunday-shot-11.html

ISO 200 | f 5.6 | 1/2000
lens 50-250mm | focal length 240mm

36 comments:

  1. what a wonderful shot! a red-tailed black cockatoo? gorgeous; so lovely to see it in fllight.

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    1. They woke me up this morning. I thought I had missed every shot and was so thrilled to find I had a usable one. I think this is a female.

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  2. That's an absolutely stunning photo. I'm impressed that Sherry knew what it was!

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    1. Thanks :o) Sherry seems to know her parrots! However if you live down under (and I think she does) you're probably familiar with these lovelies.

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  3. WOW!! What a fantastic shot! So glad you got one :-)

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    1. Thank you so much Steph. They only visit our area for a short while each year, and I always try and get a shot of them. They are loosing habitat hand over fist and being such a big bird it makes it hard for them to adapt to urban areas as their food sources just aren't available. I guess what I'm getting at is that I am enjoying them now because they may not be here in the near future.

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  4. Thats a fabulous shot - is it a parrot?

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    1. It sure is Kara, the red-tail black cockatoo are one of the larger parrot species and they are native to Australia.

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  5. Amazing, what I want to know is how do you have time to set that up in manual and take the photo before he has flown away?

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    1. I don't use manual. For this shot I had it set to TV (time value) which gives shutter speed priority. Everything else is automatic and I retrieve the rest of the information from the photo on the computer. To get the shot I just click like crazy and hope the focus is about right when they fly in front of the lens - I have no idea how else you can get a bif (bird in flight) shot. So it's mostly luck.
      I used a tree to set the focal distance at about the right distance.

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  6. Incredible shot! I am in awe of how you've captured the moment perfectly

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  7. Wow this is so perfect! Amazing shot! #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I wish it were perfect, something to strive for.

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  8. Woweeee great shot! #MySundayPhoto

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  9. wow! what an incredible shot :)

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    1. Hahaha, 'incredible' is what I said when one of them worked out. I was so sure all of them were just blury smudges against the sky.

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  10. What a brilliant photo and a funny looking bird!

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    1. They are funny looking aren't they? I'm so used to them now but the first time I saw them I was mesmerised.

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  11. Incredible photo, crystal clear while flying

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. Thanks Darren, but I must admit to needing to apply a little bit of sharpen on this shot.

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  12. Great shot. What kind of bird is it?

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    1. Hi Gemma, It's a female red tail black cockatoo (although it could be a juvenile male, it's hard to tell) The boys have bright red panes in their tales.

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  13. My favourite so far this week - so well captured and different

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    1. Your favourite? Thanks so much! (and I love that I am not the only person to spell favourite with a 'u').

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  14. Amazing image! I wish I knew what all the techy stuff meant. I really must do a photography course

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    1. Thanks. A lot of people have found post really helpful for understanding the techy stuff.

      http://purfylle.blogspot.com.au/2014/12/where-to-start-with-dslr-camera.html

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  15. What am amazing capture and a beautiful bird #MySundayPhoto

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