Glossy Black Cockatoo

Posted by Jan Wegener on Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:41 am

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Due to the bushfires earlier this year, some of these birds have been showing up way outside their normal range. Three of them right at a local park! Normally these birds are very hard to photograph, but the park had only low trees and so I could position myself well at a tree with exposed branches and a male actually landed right in front of me :) It's not often that they show their tail feathers off like that.

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by E.J. Peiker on Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:19 am
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Absolutely phenomenal shot!

by Jakejacoby on Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:30 am
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Wonderful photo and bird Jan. Thanks for sharing.

by Mark Boranyak on Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:04 am
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Outstanding photo. Perfect pose and BG.

You deserve all the accolades coming your way on this one.

by Debapratim Saha on Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:46 am
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Wonderful shot! Congrats Jan!
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by david fletcher on Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:36 pm
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Stunning image Jan! Brilliant!
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by Karl Egressy on Mon Aug 03, 2020 12:41 pm
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Great opportunity and an amazing shot, Jan.

by peter makuch on Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:44 pm
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lucky you, with a well capture cockatoo, like the bg as-well.

by Carol Clarke on Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:58 pm
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Jan, this is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous image!

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by Gene Gwin on Tue Aug 04, 2020 9:55 am
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Jan, This is my favorite of your posts. A top notch, top drawer, outstanding image!

by Mike Danzenbaker on Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:03 pm
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Eye candy ! And great species appeal too.

If this was in Melbourne, that's an amazing wander for the species.
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by Isaac Grant on Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:46 pm
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A true work of art. Perfect back pose with look back, perfect background and perch. Excellent image quality. Easily the best shot posted here in quite some time.

by Jan Wegener on Tue Aug 04, 2020 5:21 pm
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Mike Danzenbaker wrote:
Eye candy !  And great species appeal too.  

If this was in Melbourne, that's an amazing wander for the species.

It was Mike, so way out of the normal range due to the fires.

by Tusar Bhowmik on Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:20 am
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Delightful image...!!!

by David Salem on Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:02 pm
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Wow!! This is awesome Jan!!
Great pose diplaying the red tail too.
I saw a pair just outside of Adelaide but when I hit the emergency brake and turned around, they were gone :(
Well done

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