|Copyright: Ian Fegent (ifegent)
|Date Taken: 2018-07-11|
|Camera: Pentax K1, Pentax DFA 2.8 70-200|
|Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds|
|More Photo Info: [view]|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2018-09-12 22:27|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|The brolga (Antigone rubicunda) is a bird in the crane family.|
The brolga is a common, gregarious wetland bird species of tropical and north-eastern Australia and New Guinea. It is a tall, upright bird with a small head, long beak, slender neck and long legs. The plumage is mainly grey, with black wing tips, and it has an orange-red band of colour on its head. It is well known for its intricate mating dance. The nest is built of sticks on an island in marshland and usually two eggs are laid. Incubation takes 32 days. The adult diet is mostly plant matter, but invertebrates and small vertebrates are also eaten.
Although the bird is not considered endangered over the majority of its range, populations are showing decline in some areas and local action plans are being undertaken in some areas. It is the official bird emblem of the state of Queensland. (Thank you Wikipedia)
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The bird is well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details of the Brolga. The eye contact is great. The light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice dya.
- [2018-09-13 14:26]
Hi Ian,a bit distant,so the sharpness isn't the best,but still a good capture of this interesting species not often seen on TN,useful post and note too. Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano