Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Shot from my car window this evening in attrociously low light (iso 1600, 1/40sec, f/5.6).

There was a rather large flock of cockatoos in this tree this evening so I had to stop and take a few photos. Not many keepers shooting as slow as 1/25th sec in an idling diesel ute though.

View all photos taken: Wednesday, 15th October 2008, This photo: 5:25pm

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  • Wes Cooper said:
    I really like this David. The soft light really brings out the detail in the feathers. We don't get these in Perth, but there is one which is an escaped pet I presume that lives near my parents that I see occasionally.
  • David de Groot said:
    There's something I didn't realise Wes. They're such ubiquitous birds here that one doesn't realise they're not Australia-wide.
    This one is part of a flock of about 25-40 birds which tend to be very very noisy when they get alarmed.
  • looby88 said:
    lovely jubbley, wish we had these living wild in the UK, though as they can be so destructive I guess not many folks would agree, second the soft light, feathers bit of previous comment
  • David de Groot said:
    Hmmm, you know, Austin Powers lead me to believe jubblies were always lovely... ;-)
    Anyway.... yeah they can be destructive but only if you feed them and then stop feeding them. In the wild they seem ok (I'm sure farmers would disagree with me here).