17 June 2013

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Location: Bonnells Bay, Lake Macquarie, just before 7.30 a.m. this morning.



f3.7; ISO-100; 1/1000 sec. exposure, lens focal length 734 mm, hand-held.  Link to camera details stays permanently on right-hand side of blog now.



I think there were three of them, or were there four?  Aiming my camera at the cockatoo in best viewing range, top branches, the big old angophora tree


no way would I'd gotten these pics if I'd carried a tripod along with me; I had just a couple minutes if that, to pick up these shots.  Then they were gone.......I followed to their next location a little further down the bush corridor, but they decided they were out of there too.  Maybe this afternoon they'll be back?

23 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

such cool birds! great shots, too!

Brian King said...

What a handsome bird! This is another one I've never seen until now.

Κωστής Τζαγκαράκης said...

You Have some unique birds in Australia Carole.
Great shots again.
Costas

Laura said...

Amazing shots! Love these photos, Carole!! Thanks!
hugs,
Laura

Phil said...

Brilliant shots again Carole.Such an unusual looking bird.

Jan Castle said...

Never saw o e of these birds before...and such a clear picture - good shooting Carole!!!!

Digi-Irma said...

Great photos of this beautiful bird.
Well photographed, Carole, my compliments.
Regards, Irma

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful bird! Great shots, Carole!

Linley S said...

Beautiful shots of a beautiful bird Carole, We only have the red tails and white tails over here in WA. I would love to see a yellow tailed one.

Isidro Ortiz said...

Buena serie.Un abrazo

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Wonderful photos of this special bird. I´ve never seen them before.
best regards, Synnöve

Jeanne said...

Carole this is an amazing bird, and how lucky you are to just see these! Great shots!

Pam =) said...

Carole, your world has such amazing birds that are new to me- fantastic shots ~:)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

You must have really steady hands. Should have been a brain surgeon.

Judy said...

The second image is my favourite - something about the angle of his head!!!

Lisa Gordon said...

Carole, he is beautiful, and I've never seen a cockatoo with this coloring. Gorgeous browns. I have a pet Umbrella Cockatoo, named Riley. He is pure white, with a bit of yellow at the base of his crest. A real character he is!!

Have a wonderful day!

Karen said...

He's a beauty!

Montanagirl said...

Cool looking birds! You did a great job on your "hand-held" shots. I rarely use a tripod. I'm always "shooting from the hip" so to speak.

Gert Jan Hermus said...

Simply beautiful!

Kind regards from the Netherlands,
Gert Jan

Deanna said...

Wow, pretty handsome bird there...and terrific capture, hand-held and all!!

Irene said...

Cool birds ... and great shots!

Irene

Helma said...

What a beautiful cockatoo is Carole. We do not fly around in the wild. Those beautiful colored cockatoos Very nice to see :-)

Stewart M said...

Wonderful birds - we get Yellow Tails around the house sometimes in the winter - not yet this year though.

Great shots!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne