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Old Jan 28, 2006, 4:14 PM   #1
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Although wild birds in their native habitat Cockatoos are anything but timid.
Using some bird seed as bait, I can get these guys to eat out of my hand.

FZ30 12x zoom from about 8ft.
f3.7 @ 1/200s
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 5:24 PM   #2
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NiceCockatoo. Did it react to your flash in any way?
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Old Jan 28, 2006, 6:27 PM   #3
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No reaction at all to flash. Same with other birds I have tried it with.

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Old Jan 28, 2006, 9:06 PM   #4
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That picture is on par with your last one and I am jealous

Awhile back, I was in NSW, we stopped at a roadside rest area for a break andI had half a dozen Rainbow Lorikeets land on my shoulders and head. I quietly asked my wife to get the camera and she took a few shots before the birds got bored......This was in my 35mm day and THERE WAS NO FILM IN THE CAMERA!...Fred
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Old Jan 29, 2006, 5:37 AM   #5
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Thanks Fred.

The FZ30 is my first real digicam so the Cockatoos have been ideal subjects on which to get to know the camera.

The experience has whetted my appetite for bird photography, ( I am too old to coax the two legged ones into posing for me )

I will try to capture some in flight and also go after some rosellas.

Lorikeets as you know present a challenge too although the incredible colours make them worth pursuing.

You and I are lucky to have these fantastic parrots to photograph locally.

cheers,

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That's a neat shot ! Great detail. Jim
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Puddock wrote:
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Thanks Fred.

The FZ30 is my first real digicam so the Cockatoos have been ideal subjects on which to get to know the camera.

The experience has whetted my appetite for bird photography, ( I am too old to coax the two legged ones into posing for me )

I will try to capture some in flight and also go after some rosellas.

Lorikeets as you know present a challenge too although the incredible colours make them worth pursuing.

You and I are lucky to have these fantastic parrots to photograph locally.

cheers,

Max
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