Making of #13 – Close approach on the Playground

December 13, 2013

Today another Gang Gang Cockatoo making of.

This time a few Gang Gang Cockatoos allowed a really close approach. They didn’t even notice  when I was standing right in front of them, maybe 50cm away.

They are such awesome birds, but I wonder if these Hawthorn berries have some kind of narcotic effect on them, cause this super tame behavior of birds that usually live in tree tops, is quite odd. When they feed on those berries they don’t care about anything else! You can even see the playground in the background. The bush they sat in was just 2m tall and right on the edge of the playground with screaming kids.

 

 

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1D Mark IV
70-200 L IS @ 70mm
1/125
ISO 800
F 8
580EX II @ -2

 

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And here’s cover shot of the current WP magazine, featuring my Gang Gang Cockatoo. There’s also an article written by me inside 🙂

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