These birds were quite common at one time in Australia but are now on the endangered list. They usually live in the drier regions, so astute readers will wonder what this one was doing in Kuranda. I found it in the large aviary; one of the tourist attractions in the rainforest town.
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Miguel82 (22417) 2012-04-24 10:58
A superb wildlife shot
Good colors and sharpness
ChrisJ (95826) 2012-04-30 3:48
A good exposure on the blacks with excellent shadow detail. I had to look up a map of the range and found this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Red-tailed_Black_Cockatoo.JPG
Effective tight framing yet still with good breathing space all around. Tfs!
daddo (23633) 2012-05-04 22:09
Hi Steve. These are shy birds so I am even more impressed at this excellent capture. Looks like it has an itchy toe. Great light on the dark plumage accentuates all the details. Best wishes. Klaudio.P.S. I should read your note before visualizing you in the wild.
delpeoples (52905) 2012-06-05 4:57
What a magnificent bird, and I don't think I've ever seen a black cockatoo before. I like how he has his back to you, showing off his flashy red tail like that. The details are amazing, as is the depth of field. Thanks for sharing, have a great evening.
Hope you;re not being washed away in the storms
vjmite (3772) 2012-08-02 4:14
A nice sharp photo of the cockatoo flashing its red feathers, with a good view of its huge beak. I used to see these birds in Townsville when I lived there, so they do get to the coastal areas.
- Copyright: Stephen Harnett (SteveH) (6211)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Sony Alpha 700, Sony 70-300 F4.5-5.6 G SSM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Australian Native Birds [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-20 21:46