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2 Comments | Report
RuwanFonseka PRO
 
RuwanFonseka September 24, 2015
Excellent detail and composition.
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Paulacook144 August 20, 2017
Beautiful image with nice textures and a great catch light in the eye.
Walter_Phelps PRO
Walter_Phelps August 20, 2017
Thanks Chris.

Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken at Taronga Zoo in Sydney during a free flight bird show.
Time
Taken in early afternoon.
Lighting
Natural lighting on a partly cloudy day.
Equipment
Hand held Canon EOS 10D. 1/160th sec @ f9 and ISO 800
Inspiration
Seeing this bird in free flight and then coming back to its keeper to get a "reward" and looking so regal was just impossible not to try and get a photograph.
Editing
No post processing at all apart from a small amount of cropping.
In my camera bag
Two Canon cameras, a variety of lenses, but I mainly use a Sigma 18-200mm. Of course there are always an array of ND filters, a Flash unit. I rarely go anywhere without a tripod.
Feedback
Be patient, but also be ready because birds move very quickly and there is always a certain amount of luck involved.

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