Pied Currawong

Strepera graculina.

Castle Rock campground.

Girraween National Park, Qld, Australia.

SB-600 Fill flash on camera, SB-26 fired by optical, held by voice activated light stand behind subject and to camera left. Yes people, strobism in the wild ;-)

View all photos taken: Saturday, 18th October 2008, This photo: 4:30pm

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  • HPVD Photos said:
    Fantastic shot David, the flashes turned out great, got a Strepera versicolor shot here but not as good as this, as far as the light goes.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks - I've had issues with black birds before and figured blasting them with a flash or two might help, sure enough, it seems to have done the trick.
    We don't get the Grey Currawongs this far north.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Nice Pied Currawong :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Touché ;-)
    I did actually consider posting a kookaburra shot, but figured I might leave it until later.
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Very nice balance between flash and ambient, and another bird we don't get in Perth!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Yeah I was gonna post a Pied Currawong but couldnt make the image of a pigeon that I have quite look like one! (stupid photoshop! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Ah but you get Grey Currawongs, which we don't.
    heheehe That shouldn't be too hard, bit of Liquify tool, and some painting... ;-)