blp shabash 430x45
Inspiring and Supporting Photographers of Australian Birds

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike

Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike (Image ID 44883)
Photographed byJim Schultz on Sun 19th Oct, 2008 and uploaded on Sat 20th Feb, 2021 .
Resolution1800x1300
Viewed160
ID44883
CommentSpecific notes (Black-faced Cuckoo-shrike 02.20.21BiL~ BOZ_5609H 1800X1300):
Having completely misplaced my RAW/NEF file, I created a Tif file from my preserved original in-camera backup Jpg file in ‘landscape format’, which best shows the environment in which this Black-faced Cuckoo-Shrike was hunting. The colours of the day in the saltbush habitat were spectacular, and because the habitat is so low, it offered me the unusual opportunity to observe and photograph this species at eye level, something I have not often come across. Normally, these birds like to hunt much higher up, be that on the wing or perched. Time of capture 08:08.
EquipmentNikon D3 camera body, Nikkor AF-S ED 500mm f4 D IF lens, Camera rig Support: Manfrotto Article 055B tripod, Manfrotto Video Pro Article 136 (modified) tripod head Aperture Priority f7.1, shutter speed 1/1250 sec EV -0.7 step & ISO-250. Metering Mode: Spot; Focus Mode: AF-C Nikon ViewNX-i for viewing and selecting files; Adobe Photoshop Camera Raw/CC 2020 for cropping and converting original in-camera 'portrait' Jpg file to Tif, then selective sharpening and general post-processing. ‘Australian Bird Guide 2019’ for distribution confirmation and colour checks.
LocationTroy Park at Alfred Cove Nature Reserve, Attadale, Western Australia
Keywordsfeeding/with prey, adult
You already have an outstanding request to download this image for non-commercial purposes. You may cancel this request by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
You may request download of this image for non-commercial purposes. A request that meets the usage rights of this image will be automatically approved; a request that does not meet the usage rights will be refused, but may (at the Download Manager's discretion) be referred to the photographer. The usage rights of this image are: Any non-commercial educational or conservation use by any requestor, excluding personal use. For further details of image usage rights, see here. Request the image by clicking on the button below and waiting for confirmation that your request has been noted. When you have selected all the images that you require, go to 'My Download Requests' (under Photo Gallery) and submit your request by clicking 'Edit/Submit' and filling out the details. You will be advised of the result by email. Note that cookies MUST be enabled for this to work.
Previous19649/19896 in Main LibraryNext
Previous167/193 by Jim SchultzNext
Previous55/57 of Black-faced Cuckoo-shrikeNext
Previous146/151 of Cuckoo-shrikes and TrillersNext
Previous27261/27961 OverallNext
Use the arrows at the left and Right hand side of this page to display the Next/Previous photographs in that group, or click on one of the blue links above to start a slide show in that group (group slide shows are only allowed if there are less than 1000 images in the group).

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.