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Long-billed Corella

Long-billed Corella
Photo Information
Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-08-01
Categories: Birds
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 70-300 DG Macro, Digital ISO-400
Exposure: f/8, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Birds of Australia 2 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-09-04 16:01
Viewed: 4397
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A Long-billed Corella (Cacatua tenuirostris) in flight. The Long-billed Corella is normally found only in the extreme south-east of Australia from south-eastern South Australia through western Victoria to southern New South Wales. However, since the 1980s it has established populations in other coastal parts of eastern Australia.
It is a medium sized cockatoo (40cm) that feeds almost exclusively on the ground, digging out grass roots and bulbs with its long beak. They inhabit grassy woodlands, open grasslands and playing fields. They are a gregarious species, often forming flocks exceeding 100 birds and sometimes thousands in areas of abundant food.

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hello Chris
nice to see your posts again.
this is very beautiful Cacatua tenuirostris white plumage, blue mask and red front. you greatly captured it in flight. sharp details, white balance and exposure superb as like coloration. nicely composed. TFS. well done

Hallo Chris
The expression on this birds face is priceless. It looks as if it could be very upset or is determined to get to where ever it is flying to. The colours in the face are very noticeable and seen beautifully. Some of its features remind me of that of a parrot. The white against the green is striking. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Ciao Chris, beautiful Cacatua in splendid fly, wonderful natural colors, excellent sharpness and perfect focus, very well done my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio

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  • Argus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5038 W: 260 N: 15594] (50626)
  • [2010-09-04 23:11]

Hello Chris,
A fine in-flight of the Long-billed Corella. The timing, sharpness, exposure and composition against the OOF green BG are excellent.
I have photographed the Little Corella in Sydney but not this species.
Thanks and have a good week,

Good Morning Chris,

What a cute bird my friend! You've done a good job to capture the this beauty in-flight! Love her facial expression:)
TFS and have a nice day/week!


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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-09-06 5:55]

Hello Chris,
Great photo of this corella in flight. Excellent sharpness and composition. Good contrasting colours against the dark BG.

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  • Luis52 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1175 W: 8 N: 4240] (15809)
  • [2010-09-07 14:58]

Hola Chris.
Por la dificultad de lograr esta hermosa foto merece mas de 2 puntos. Hermosos los colores del plumaje de esta Cacatua en pleno vuelo. El fondo difuso le da mas realce a la imagen.
Saludos Chris.

Ciao Chris. I like the contrast and the exciting playing of light on the bird. Very good flying capture. Excelelnte compo.


Hi Chris,
I don't think I ever saw a pic made with 1/3000 seconds. Incredible! The bird's like frozen on to the photo. Eye-catching image, and the simple, not busy background helps to isolate the main subject very well. Bombastic in-flight shot. Bravo MF.
Friendly regards, László

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