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Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Image ID 41554)
Photographed byBob Durant on Sat 16th May, 2020 and uploaded on Thu 30th Jul, 2020 .
Resolution1391x1800
Viewed219
ID41554
CommentThis bird was one of about 6 that silently visited my 7th floor apartment balcony early in the cool autumn morning just after sun-up. I only noticed them due to a shadow on the bedroom window. I went outside to find them feeding on my succulents and a few flowers and they were not scared off by my presence. So, I hastily got my camera and took a few shots whilst the opportunity presented itself. They didn't stay very long and I appreciated their good behaviour; they can be very destructive and quite raucous. This photo in the early light shows the details of the head, eye, beak, tongue feathers and succulent very well, fulfilling the brief as required. The quiet interaction of them silently tasting the succulents only a few meters away was a delight. They haven't been back, so I was lucky to see them when I did.
EquipmentCanon 5D - Mk 4 camera plus Canon EF 100 400mm 4.5-5.6 L IS II USM lens
plus extender EF 1.4x III.
Settings were: 1/500 @ f7.1, 318mm, ISO 640
LocationSinnamon Park, my backyard, Queensland
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
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