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Couldn't Resist

By Davesumner    
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.


Tags: Austrailia Wildlife and nature Fan Talied Cuckoo

Voters: KBan, morpheus1955, Eastlands and 23 more


29 Sep 2012 2:02PM
Beautiful image.

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Davesumner 13 28 300 Australia
29 Sep 2012 2:07PM
Many thanks, I've uploaded another shot as a variant with the caterpillar this time.

jdinne 16 16 England
29 Sep 2012 2:12PM
great set, V2 wonderful.

TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 2:16PM
Two superb shots, Dave.
NaturesHaven 8 283 6 England
29 Sep 2012 2:32PM
Super looking bird and great capture..........I love both versions............who wouldn't..........GrinGrinGrinGrin
Karen_Summers 10 8 1 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2012 2:44PM
Brilliant shot
two lovely shots.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Davesumner 13 28 300 Australia
30 Sep 2012 2:47AM
Thank you all for your votes and brilliant comments and to Keith for the user award.

30 Sep 2012 11:53AM
WOW A trio of absolute beauties Dave, V1 hands down for me, but all 3 deserved an airing SmileWink Excellent work.
30 Sep 2012 4:49PM
Beautiful bird,superbly taken image.

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