This is a Fan Tailed Cuckoo, I've shot these birds before at another location but I just couldn't resist, they are so pretty. This one was gorging itself on Caterpillars and I was able to get this shot using a throw over hide supplied by Wildlife Watching Supplies. For any budding wildlife photographers out there, get at least a throw over cammo net for your head, either of these will allow you to get in amongst the wildlife.
I've added a third variant and thank goodness for DoF as the background here is a huge electrial pylon....
Thanks for looking, I hope you like the shot.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 5D MkIII |
|Lens:||EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM |
|Recording media:||RAW (digital)|
|Date Taken:||29 Sep 2012 - 4:31 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/5.7|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|
|White Balance:||As Shot|