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Major Mitchell's Cockatoo


Posted by Jan Wegener on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:10 am

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One of the prettiest birds in Australia. They live in the drier areas and while not rare, it's always tricky to get images of them. 

They only have their crests up for a few seconds after landing or when they're scared or excited. If you miss the moment, the bird basically loses all its amazing colours and just looks white with a bit of pink.

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by himadri roy on Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:28 am
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Classic image.
 

by peter makuch on Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:12 am
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good job on the perfect one, nice image JAN.
 

by E.J. Peiker on Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 am
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The best shot I have ever seen of this species.
 

by Gene Gwin on Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:44 am
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Jan, Beautiful bird and great perch and background. On my monitor, it looks like it is just a tad bright?
 

by david fletcher on Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:05 pm
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Just so, so cool Jan!
Make your life spectacular!
 

by Dan Kearl on Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:30 pm
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Wow this is nice...
What a great looking bird.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:26 pm
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The Cockatoo, with raised crest, is striking, and the background is gorgeous, as always. Great work, Jan.
 

by Karl Egressy on Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:53 pm
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Amazing shot of this regal looking bird. the perch and background match the beauty of the bird, Jan.
 

by Carol Clarke on Tue Nov 26, 2019 12:21 pm
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You have some wonderful images of this beauty, Jan, and this has to be my favourite so far! What a treat.

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by WILDSUDIPTA on Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:57 am
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Excellent frame and compo ....
 

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