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Copyright: Alan Kolnik (Alan_Kolnik) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 236 W: 38 N: 343] (2616)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-04-16
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D610, Nikkor 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G ED AF-S VR
Photo Version: Original Version
Travelogue: Perth 2016
Date Submitted: 2016-05-29 4:24
Viewed: 3153
Points: 10
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The last of my photographs of birds from a recent trip to Perth. It is worth mentioning that all these with the obvious exception of the black swan were taken in the yard of the home where I was staying or the street nearby - the bird variety even in a suburb of this city is quite amazing.

These birds descend in a nearby park by the dozen - this one was outside my window one morning.


The Word Galah
Galah is an English word (Australian) pronounced ga-lah.
It originates from the Yuwaalaraay (Aboriginal language of southeast Australia) word gilaa.

Galahs Scientific Name
This is highly disputed between…

Eolophus roseicapillus

Cacatua roseicapillus

The Cacatua genus includes the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos.

Bird Group : Psittaciformes - Cockatoos, Parrots
Bird Family : Cacatuidae - Cockatoos, Cockatiel
Bird Name : Cacatua roseicapilla - Galah

Galahs Appearance

Galahs are 35 – 38 centimetres in length and weight between 300 – 435 grams.
Galahs flight feathers and back are grey;
The Galahs crown is pale pink (almost white);
The neck and underparts of the Galah are rose-red.

Males: Dark brown iris (area of the eye that surrounds the pupil)
Females: Pink iris and their body is generally smaller in size.

galahs have greyish plumage and a grey periophthalmic ring (naked area around their eyes) fades as the galah approach the immature stage.

galahs will have a pale brown iris. The periophthalmic will develop more wrinkles as the galah ages.

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To ramthakur: OverexposureAlan_Kolnik 1 05-29 13:04
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Hint of slight over-exposure, Alan, but all in all, it is a wonderful presentation of this bird native to your continent.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-05-29 11:54]

Hi Alan,the pic is a bit over exposed and the sharpness too is good but not the best,but it wasn't easy to do better in this difficult light....and the bird that you show us is absolutely beautiful,what a plumage design and what a colors,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 122 W: 0 N: 439] (3410)
  • [2016-05-29 12:40]

Hi Alan,

Excellent portrait of the bird, splendid light and great détails.
The sharpness is perfect; I like the texture of the plumage.
Very nice vivvid colors, tfs.
My best regards, take care.
John vantighem

Hello Alan,
Thanks for visiting my gallery. This is a lovely colorful bird. Excellent details and focus.

Hello Alan

Beautiful photography of this exotic bird, with fine POV
and framing obtaining an beautiful eye-contact, TFS


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