Crested Pigeon

Ocyphaps lophotes

in the late afternoon light at Brisbane Airport's spotters area (off Dryandra Drv)

View all photos taken: Sunday, 15th March 2009, This photo: 5:26pm

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  • accesser said:
    Ohh cool about 5 or 10 min away from my work,
  • teejaybee said:
    Nice :) Love the light & shadows
  • David de Groot said:
    TNT ?
    I waited patiently until he turned his head so the eye would be in the light. Only got one shot before it flew away.
  • accesser said:
    David de Groot
    Cellnet On a good day I can get up there in about 10 min on my break takes a while to get back
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah yeah not far - this was taken at the end of Acacia St, in the little compound that's open only during the day.
  • accesser said:
    I really should go there more than I do, Its just a pain to take my camera to work , Its a pain to explain it to the guard its yours and not from the warehouse stock ,,Rather not leave it in my hot car,,,
  • [ Kane ] said:
    OK, do classic shot Dave, great focus and nice and SHARP!
  • David de Groot said:
    and almost a 1:1 crop (he wouldn't let me get closer)
  • looby88 said:
    That is a very pretty bird
  • David de Groot said:
    And very common around here :) They make an interesting noise when they take off too. If I can sneak up on one, I'll try to record it for you.
  • Peter Hegarty said:
    Nice Dave - you 5DII owner you :)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep that's me :)
  • ßlϋeωãvε said:
    Cool pigeon. Was there a chain-link fence behind?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep - that's the fence you're not allowed to get too close to, unless you want undue attention from the security guys that drive past every couple of minutes.