Sulphur Crested Cockatoos. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. by Ralph de Zilva

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Shot in the early hours of the morning (5.24am)

Nikon D700 & Nikkor 80-400mm lens
@ 400mm

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I have always had a love of capturing images and in my early teens took many photographs on my little Kodak camera. I loved the wild open spaces and bird life in particular and longed to be able to be an accomplished photographer. It took ill health and a forced early retirement to re-kindle this love of photography. I am a self-taught amateur photographer who has had no formal training. I take great pride and joy in my work and these days have the time to pursue this wonderful hobby.

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  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenover 4 years ago

    Lovely shot Ralph. I used to get these big fellas into our back yard too. Trouble is they can be quite destructive, especially in large numbers. Beautiful though.:)

  • Thank you Ann and yes they sure are destructive. Last season we did not get a single passion fruit because of them. At times there were 25-30 of them on the creeper. My wife wasn’t too pleased.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Ann  Van Breemen
    Ann Van Breemenover 4 years ago

    We had them on the roof chewing on the satellite dish for the Internet. I had to stop feeding the birds for a while till they had gone away.:)

  • Ann, the cockatoos may be destructive but they are still my favourite bird.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 4 years ago

    wonderful shot

  • Thank you Martina.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • John44
    John44over 4 years ago
    gorgeous color, beautiful image!
  • Thank you so much John. I seemed to have missed thanking you for your comments. So sorry about that.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Audrey Clarke
    Audrey Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Pleasure and thank you.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellover 4 years ago

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  • What an honour. Thank you so much Irene.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Barb Miller
    Barb Millerover 4 years ago

    Congrats Ralph, lovely image. Barb

  • Many thanks Barbara for your kind lovely comments.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    June 13, 2010

  • I am soooo excited. Thank you so much Teresa.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 4 years ago

    You are so very welcome Ralph. What a gorgeous capture!!

  • Tainia Finlay
    Tainia Finlayabout 4 years ago

  • Wow, what an honour. Thank you very much Tainia.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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