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Black Cockatoos take flight

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It is not often you get to see black cockatoos (especially around where I live). We have a lot of the white sulphur crested cockatoos around but it is a real treat to see black cockatoos and to see three of them is special.

So when I saw these beautiful black cockatoos putting on an aerial display I just had to stop what I was doing and watch them. It was late afternoon and I was photographing some little puppies at the dog show, so I didn't have my longer lens on and had to make do with what I had.

The sunlight was just hitting the trees and the cockatoos and it was magic to watch.

I'm not sure if the upload will do them justice. v1 and v2 are just crops of the main photo.

Thank you for stopping by to look at my image.
Carol

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Lens:EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Sep 2013 - 4:35 PM
Focal Length:80mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/1250sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:500
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Manual
Title:Black Cockatoos take flight
Username:cazozphil cazozphil
Uploaded:1 Oct 2013 - 8:03 AM
Tags:Australia, Birds, Black Cockatoo, Cockatoo, Wildlife / nature
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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
1 Oct 2013 - 9:47 AM

A Lovely capture Carol. I am sure they must be lovely birds !

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1 Oct 2013 - 11:20 AM


Quote: A Lovely capture Carol. I am sure they must be lovely birds !

thank you for that. I have just now added cropped versions of the birds just for a little bit of fun.

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Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
1 Oct 2013 - 2:29 PM

Lucky you Carol, I have never seen black cockatoos in real life, such beautiful birds...Grin

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1 Oct 2013 - 2:38 PM


Quote: Lucky you Carol, I have never seen black cockatoos in real life, such beautiful birds...Grin

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I know, how amazing is that Lynnie. They are hard to find in the wild aren't they Smile I couldn't believe there were three of them putting on a flight show. I was so wishing I had the big lens or the extender with me. But of course I wasn't there looking for them. First time I've seen three in the one spot and I only saw them on the Saturday and not the other two days I was there Sad

Such a treat.

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
3 Oct 2013 - 5:33 AM

How beautiful!
I like the view point and the beautiful gold lighting on the birds... Lovely images my friend! IB

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9 Oct 2013 - 4:27 PM

wonderful sight to see and great set of shots too

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