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Old Nov 8, 2010, 5:54 AM   #1
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This female was tucked away amongst the leaves & branches quietly enjoying her feed.

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http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/10/g...ng-cockatoo-9/




This close up capture of a male Gang-gang illustrates the delicate filamentous crest of this species, as well as the amazing scarlet coloured head feathers.


http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/10/g...ng-cockatoo-8/




A juvenile male transitioning into his adult plumage

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/10/g...g-cockatoo-21/




I think this photo of a male Gang-gang is my favourite of the gigs of images I captured during the session. The slightly raised crest, the way he is grasping the bunch of berries with his claw & the feeding action with his tongue make this the standout image for me. If I was to ever print and mount my images, this would be the first cab off the rank!

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/10/g...g-cockatoo-17/




If you'd like to see more, check out my website in my sig (I've prolly posted enough of these birds on these forums!)

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Old Nov 8, 2010, 7:00 AM   #2
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They are all great and very detailed, but you're right that that last one is the best.
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Old Nov 8, 2010, 8:24 AM   #3
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Great shots; you may be right about #4, but #2 would be a close second place.
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Old Nov 9, 2010, 6:25 AM   #4
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Thank you guys.

The reds look a little washed out on #4, but that is easily fixed.
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Great series Adam.

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