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I tried my hand at burning…I’m pretty happy with the result

A cockatoo taken in the Blue Mtns, NSW, Aus.

Taken with: Canon 40D
Lens used: 4.0 70-200mm
Shutter speed: 1/800
F number: 4.0
ISO: 1600

22 year old nature photographer with a chronic illness and a passion for beautiful photos.

“If your pictures aren’t good, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa

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  • laurav
    lauravover 5 years ago

    Really like the black background!

  • Cheers! I do too :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    I like it – quite dramatic!

  • Thanks, I do too!

    – Josie Eldred

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 5 years ago


  • Thanks :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • nannajul
    nannajulover 5 years ago

    This is superb use of the burn tool – love how it has created space, which is very attractive within the image. A beautiful piece of work, and a beautiful bird.

  • Thanks so much Julie :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Tamara  Kenneally
    Tamara Kenneallyover 5 years ago

    Lovely image!

  • Thanks Tamara!

    – Josie Eldred

  • Johnny P
    Johnny Pover 5 years ago

    Oh wow Josie this is fantastic, well done…we would love this (and any other parrot shots of yours) in our new group

  • Thanks so much Johnny, I really appreciate it :)

    I’ll be sure to add it! I didn’t realise cockies were parrots.

    – Josie Eldred

  • Kevin Skinner
    Kevin Skinnerover 5 years ago

    Oh this is lovely! Wonderful use of B&W, negative space and composition. Just wonderful.

  • Aww, thanks so much Kevin! Yes I have to admit I’m very pleased with it now :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Badjournals
    Badjournalsover 5 years ago


  • Thanks Jono :)

    – Josie Eldred

  • Brendan Schoon
    Brendan Schoonover 5 years ago


  • Ta!

    – Josie Eldred

  • gemynd
    gemyndover 5 years ago

    wonderful study perfectly framed

  • Thanks so much! Yes I’m quite keen on the composition of it :)

    – Josie Eldred

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