Saturday, March 14, 2009

Sulphur Crested Cockatoos, Canberra, Australia



Canberra, Australia, January, 1999.

I've been scanning negatives from my 3-month long Australia trip back in 1999 with Hiram College.

Here's a shot of sulphur crested cockatoos, which were as common as crows in some areas of Australia. The sky was a bit grainy, so I blurred it and used a layer mask to exclude to the blur from the birds themselves.

Shot on Fuji 200, using my first real camera, a Samsung Maxima Zoom.

I thought this would be nice another mid-day addition to Misty-Dawn's camera critters meme.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, the light shining through their wings is amazing! Just gorgeous!

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  2. Great shot. The background certainly looks much more seamless with the birds now than I imagine it would with grain.

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  3. That is a beautiful photo! I can't imagine seeing that kind of bird flying in the wild.

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  4. They look expecially relaxed in their flight. Beautiful.

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  5. Oh, these are wonderful...love them.

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  6. I really like the way the light is shining through their wings.

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  7. What is your scanning workflow?

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  8. G'Day from Down Under ;)

    I see these everyday where I live. There are also black ones... which aren't as common.

    Nice job with the image.

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  9. Tom: Really neat shot of the flying birds.
    I posted a few more Brandywine Falls photos.

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  10. Hey the editing is really nice, makes them look like white pigeons, lol. Excellent shot. Anna :)

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