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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.... Wink

Thanks for looking, I hope you like the shot.

Dave

Brand:Canon
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
Focal Length:400mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:As Shot
Title:Couldn't Resist
Username:Davesumner Davesumner
Uploaded:29 Sep 2012 - 1:38 PM
Tags:Austrailia, Fan Talied Cuckoo, Wildlife / nature
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M_squared
M_squared e2 Member 3M_squared vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 2:02 PM

Beautiful image.

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Davesumner
29 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PM

Many thanks, I've uploaded another shot as a variant with the caterpillar this time.

Dave

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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
29 Sep 2012 - 2:12 PM

great set, V2 wonderful.

John

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TonyDy
TonyDy e2 Member 5TonyDy vcard United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 - 2:16 PM

Two superb shots, Dave.
Tony

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NaturesHaven
NaturesHaven e2 Member 3253 forum postsNaturesHaven vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 2:32 PM

Super looking bird and great capture..........I love both versions............who wouldn't..........GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Karen_Summers
Karen_Summers e2 Member 5Karen_Summers vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
29 Sep 2012 - 2:44 PM

Brilliant shot

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christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 2christinecilia vcard England
29 Sep 2012 - 3:18 PM

two lovely shots.GrinGrinGrinGrin

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Davesumner
30 Sep 2012 - 2:47 AM

Thank you all for your votes and brilliant comments and to Keith for the user award.

Dave

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Sep 2012 - 11:53 AM

WOW A trio of absolute beauties Dave, V1 hands down for me, but all 3 deserved an airing SmileWink Excellent work.

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Shedboy
Shedboy e2 Member 2Shedboy vcard United Kingdom
30 Sep 2012 - 4:49 PM

Beautiful bird,superbly taken image.

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