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Yellow-tailed Black

Yellow-tailed Black
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Copyright: Fatih Sam (fthsm) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 172 W: 56 N: 512] (3689)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-08
Categories: Birds
Camera: Canon 30D, Canon 400 5.6L
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/4000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Fauna of NOTOGEA (Australian) Region [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-08-17 3:52
Viewed: 3939
Points: 16
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Yellow-tailed Black CockatooCalyptorhynchus funereus

The Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo, is native to the south-east of Australia and is the largest of the cockatoos and of Australian parrots. It is found from Eyre Peninsula to south and central eastern Queensland. In some places at least, they appear to have adapted to humans and can be often seen in many parts of urban Sydney and Melbourne.

Although not particularly common, they are one of the most well-loved and characteristic birds of southern Australia. They are usually seen flying at only moderate height. They have particularly large wings and flap deeply, very slowly, and with a peculiar heavy, fluid motion. Their loud, eerie wailing calls carry for long distances, and the combination of sound and silhouette is unmistakable.


1600ASA 1/4000 f5,6

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great pic, I qould try to change the background into something brighter and uniform, TFS Ori

Hi Faith,
Nice sharp clear image unfortunate about the loss of detail in the wings.Good blurred unobstructive background.Not an easy shot to captured but you have done really well.Nice POV. Well done.

Hello Fatih,
Just visited online New South Wales through Sandpiper's(Chris) link.
The birdlife is quite amazing south of Sydney apparently.
You photographed this Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo very well.
An in flight one; probably the first one posted here.
very good sharpness. The shutter speed metadata is not displayed, I see.
I don't whether you overexposed a bit to get details in these wing shadows?

Nice sharp clear image unfortunate about the loss of detail in the wings.

Hi, Fatih,

a great capture with excellent details, colours and gesture! thanks for sharing.

Man Yee

Hi Fatih,
Very good capture of this Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo landing. Good POV and composition, sharp details and bright natural colours.

Hi Fatih,
Very good shot,congratulation.
Best regards,

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  • efsus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 415 W: 11 N: 843] (3947)
  • [2008-08-17 23:00]

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