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Australian Bustard


Posted by gregc on Tue Jul 26, 2022 8:17 pm

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Normally see the Australian Bustard (Ardeotis australis) in long grass, but this one was out on a farm airstrip (mowed paddock strip with a windsock). Looks to be a young male. The white splotches in the BG are a couple of other Bustards.

ISO1000, 840mm, f6.3, 1/4000, by Canon.

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by david fletcher on Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:50 am
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Fabulous light Greg. The oof bustards help tell a story! Super shot!
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by mun1shk on Wed Jul 27, 2022 3:21 am
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Lovely light there and a terrific shot
 

by clement on Wed Jul 27, 2022 7:12 am
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Wow picture
 

by peter makuch on Wed Jul 27, 2022 8:42 am
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you got the wright light just on the bustards and details as-well.
 

by Karl Egressy on Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:12 pm
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The bird nicely lit, excellent detail and the OOF birds in the background add to it.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:06 pm
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Beautiful light on this excellent capture, Greg! Such imposing birds with a real presence.

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Thu Jul 28, 2022 12:22 pm
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I like the alert pose and BG colors in this one.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:40 pm
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Terrific shot- an elegant, alert head tilt in great light.
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by Sandeep Chakraborty on Fri Jul 29, 2022 8:54 am
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What a beautiful light here. Congrats !!
 

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