Cockatoo in Flight

Almost a good shot...

View all photos taken: Saturday, 25th April 2009, This photo: 2:36pm

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  • SkattyKat said:
    lol David - I think it's a great action shot
  • chooks! said:
    David that is wonderful! good work :)
  • looby88 said:
    I can just see the string, very lifelike model.......
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said: shot..
  • James Lagden said:
    That reminds me that I took a couple of these shots... must post them.
    Good wing spread with the light coming through.
  • ozepixels said:
    This would be a keeper for me David. Excellent work. Even the feathers are symetrical and the light through them looks awesome.
  • David de Groot said:
    Well the head isn't sharp, and it's a little blown out from the sun, however the rest of the bird is a lot better than my previous effort at panning these guys.
    Thanks Tim :)
    Bah! :P You weren't meant to notice them!
    Well almost...
    Just a shame about the head - should have stopped down more.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Keith - don't look too closely at the head then ;-)
  • ozepixels said:
    The rest of it out weighs that mate IMHO.
  • James Lagden said:
    I think you captured the bird in a better pose than I did...
  • yinyang said:
    i think there needs to be more bokeh in the shot, and maybe a flower and/or baby. maybe even a cat or dog to add balance. then you can HDR the whole thing!
  • David de Groot said:
    But you avoided the blown head... (umm, you know what I meant!)
    Cheeky bugger! Where are you based at the moment ?
  • yinyang said:
    still in KL - back in august. hopefully there will be work in Bris!!
  • David de Groot said:
    Who knows ? Should be though.
  • apurdam (Andrew) said:
  • ankewill said:
    Beautiful!!! Like your capture a lot! Great quality as usual!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Andrew :)
    Danke Anke :)
  • Cyron said:
    Doh, I just took a photo of a cockatoo in flight on my holiday and couldn't wait to get home and upload it. You've beat me to it (and with a better shot)
  • David de Groot said:
    Holy flying carp! It's Cyron ;-)
    Well post it anyway!
  • Cyron said:
    Posted! :)
  • Xenedis said:
    I don't know how I missed this.
    Despite the self-criticism, it's quite a nice image; love the lighting. You've positioned that strobe very well. ;-)
    By strange coincidence, one of the images at my photography club's competition presentation last week featured a BIF with similar lighting.
  • David de Groot said:
    hehehe Yeah, you wouldn't believe home much the V.A.L. complained holding that one there :P