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Old Jul 23, 2008, 7:58 AM   #1
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Hi all....

I've been away from these forums for quite a while. We've been having quite a "cold winter" here in Adelaide (South Australia) the last few weeks. Well... "cold" in Australian terms.. like some days around 12 or 13 degrees!

But Saturday wasn't too bad (18 degrees Celcius) and I was out near the botanic gardens and saw a flock of sulphur crested cockatoos feeding on the grass (clover, etc) - which is also near a major road of Adelaide. I took some photos of these birds.

They were quite patient with me and let me get quite close. Which was good, because I did not have my longest zoom lens with me... but thankfully the lens I did have (28-135mm) allowed me to still get close enough shots. This is one of my favourite shots of that session.

Hope you like this capture. I would appreciate your feedback.

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Old Jul 23, 2008, 9:17 AM   #2
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Lovely photo, pj! It made me recall KIKI the cockatoo, from the Adventure's novels by Enid Blyton, with its phrase "God Save the Queen"!

Nice memories from many, many years back. And a very good shot.
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Good shot and exposure........................musket.
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Hi all....

I've been away from these forums for quite a while...
Hey, happy to see you're back Black Knight; )

As for the picture, I quite liked the crispness, colours and exposure! Looks likeyour 28-135 is a keeper..Ah, who cares about investment onsome moreexpensive body and marketing hypes seeing yourplaying wonders with the 350D with a decent piece of glass
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Hi guys... thanks for your comments:

Art.... yes now that you mention it I actually recall seeing an episode or two with a cockatoo saying "God save the queen"... but a dim distant memory for me.

Musket... thank you for commenting and complimenting on the exposure. It was quite tricky to get right (with the bird's white plumage)... but I'm thankful with the result

Bahadir... also I appreciate your kind words. Yes I am thankful with my 28-135mm lens. It has served me well the past two and a half years, and is still my lens of choice when I go out with just "one lens". I know I can still learn a lot more ... so I'll keep trying.

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