Morning visitor - sulphur-crested cockatoo by Celeste Mookherjee

Morning visitor - sulphur-crested cockatoo by 

This sulphur-crested cockatoo is one of the fabulous wild birds who visit my sister’s place near Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. It is so wonderful to see a beautiful bird like this flying free and not in a cage! (Olympus E-300 & Zuiko 40-150mm zoom at 150mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec., ISO 100, early morning sun, handheld)

Featured in RedBubble Explore, 7 Day Popular Art, Design & Photography (September 2012)

Featured in THE GROUP (16 September 2012)

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  • Celeste Mookherjee
    Celeste Mookhe...over 2 years ago

  • Joy Watson
    Joy Watsonover 2 years ago

    Great lighting. Beautiful work

  • Thanks very much, Joy! The birds were such a treat every morning.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 2 years ago

    Natures Paintbrush

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Thank you, Ann!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Asoka
    Asokaover 2 years ago


  • Thanks very much for the great comment and fave, Asoka!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago


  • Thank you, Cindy!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Bette Devine
    Bette Devineover 2 years ago

    Good shot, Celeste – the lighting was just right!

  • Many thanks, Bette! Yes, the light was definitely working for me that morning.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Margaret Stanton
    Margaret Stantonover 2 years ago

    He’s adorable! Instant fave.

  • Thanks very much, Margaret! You have some truly wonderful birds in Queensland.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchover 2 years ago

    Oh wow, how gorgeous this is, Celeste!!! Not often you see this kind of bird just flying free!! And what a beauty he is!!

  • Thanks very much, Laurie! These birds are native to Queensland, Australia (along with some other beautiful birds), so they are a fairly common sight there.

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Lisa Williams
    Lisa Williamsover 2 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Thank you, Lisa, for a wonderful comment!

    – Celeste Mookherjee

  • Ralph de Zilva
    Ralph de Zilvaover 2 years ago

    Great shot and such beautiful light. Love the pose too. The cocky must have been fairly tame for you to shoot it at 150 focal length.

  • Thanks for the great comment, Ralph! The bird was not as close as he appears, as I cropped this shot for better composition than I could manage with that lens (the longest I had at the time).

    – Celeste Mookherjee

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