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sulphur crested cockatoo

sulphur crested cockatoo
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Copyright: Mark smallman (waminda2020) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 91 W: 4 N: 15] (320)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-05-23
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D 80, Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D AF ED
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-05-26 15:17
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Points: 12
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A Sulphur Crested Cockatoo in flight - this is the uncropped shot. It was taken in Wollongong Botanical gardens.
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To foozi: thankyou for you critique :)waminda2020 1 05-31 19:18
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I like the color combination - the white bird, green trees and blue sky work very well here. Your in-flight shows the bird very nicely but I think a crop would help this picture a bit. By cropping this shot, you could bring more attention to the main subject. Other than that, this is a tough bird to shoot on a bright sunny day. It is very easy to end up with a 'blown out' shot due to its pure white plumage.
I've had a long day but maybe I'll throw this picture into a workshop sometime this week and see how a cropped version would look like. BTW, what programs do you use to post-process your images ? Computer work plays a major role in digital photography and can greatly influence your results. Of course, shooting in RAW format is probably the best way to go if you intend to do any post-processing. (all my images are shot in RAW) Hope this helps.

Best Regards,


its a good capture of this bird in flght. If you like taking birds in flight I would suggest at least a 400mm lens. TFS!

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2008-05-31 8:34]

Hola Mark.
First of all, Thanks for Your critique in my last post, i really appreciate it.
Nice colors and beautiful moment You catch here. I have been looking at You galery, and You have done a very good work. Lovely imagens

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2008-05-31 16:15]
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Hello Mark,
such a great precision in shooting this. A manifestation of experience, I tried but lost the capture. Great clarity, though flying...very hard to me . I know.
Thanks for all the tips you gave...very useful indeed. Those are the secret that manual book never tell.


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  • arfer Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2731 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2008-05-31 19:20]

Hello Mark

A very natural appearing shot.
The colours are vivid and rich.
I like the way the cockatoo is gliding into the scene,it evokes freedom and open space.
Lovely clarity with good focus and sharpness.
Wonderful contrast.
Great job.

Hi Mark, a very good shot.
I think you 've a right thing to uncropped the photo.
Is very nice so.

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