Major Mitchel's Cockatoo

Posted by Jan Wegener on Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:42 am

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Have been after shot of these birds for a while. This guy had landed on a pole, so I went straight for a head shot :)

I couldn't use flash and the image was a little backlit, so the editing was a little tricky, but I think it turned out well in the end.

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by Karl Egressy on Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:55 am
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Amazing looking bird, excellent head shot, Jan. Perfect exposure, detail and sweet background.

by Debapratim Saha on Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:15 am
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Such a beautiful bird and and a killer head shot Jan!! 

by Eia on Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:30 am
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That is absolutely beautiful. A standout!

by E.J. Peiker on Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:13 am
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Killer portrait!!!

by Paul Fusco on Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:06 am
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by david fletcher on Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:41 pm
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Outstanding portrait Jan! Beautiful!
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by Jeff Pearl on Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:51 pm
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Cool looking bird - excellent photo!

by Mike Danzenbaker on Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:17 pm
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Hey Jan,

Whatever you did, it worked!

I'm sure I'm not the only one who'd be interested in seeing the unedited version of this photo - an opportunity to learn.
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by Cindy Marple on Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:21 pm
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by Dan Kearl on Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:04 pm
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Wild close-up..
Processing is superb, does not look backlit at all.
Looks like a Studio portrait.

by joem on Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:35 am
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Fantastic portrait Jan.

by peter makuch on Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:45 am
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the perfect portrait image and the superb detailing and color balance, way to go JAN.

by Carol Clarke on Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:46 pm
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What a character! Such a candyfloss/cotton candy feel to this vision in pink, Jan!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:56 pm
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Beautiful bird and pose, Jan!
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E.J. Peiker wrote:
Killer portrait!!!

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