Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (2) by Ralph de Zilva


Small (23.2" x 15.5")

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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo. Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. (2) by 

Sold A Greeting Card on 27.10.2011

Nikon D700 & Nikkor 80-400mm lens
@ 310mm



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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  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Hahhaha! How bout that Ralph, I recognised the fence post and knew it was my old friends! :)

    Just another gorgeous bird shot Ralph! :) You have so many beautiful birds visiting! :)

    Gabe :)

  • Geez, this is not fair is it, you being able to recognise a fence post. LOL. Thanks Gabe for your lovely comment and ongoing support.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • waxyfrog
    waxyfrogover 3 years ago

    He is a cute one. Nice one

  • Thanks so much Barb.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Pretty boy for sure! Lovely capture Ralph! We finally had some rain!!!:)

  • Thanks Mary for your kind words.
    Did you do the rain dance or something?

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Anna Ryan
    Anna Ryanover 3 years ago

    This is a fantastic shot. Cool work! :)

  • Thank you so much Anna for your lovely comment.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Gabrielle  Lees
    Gabrielle Leesover 3 years ago

    Hehhehe! Don’t worry about me Ralph, my father was a fencing contractor and for some reason I just love fences! Don’t know why but I love picket fences, ranch and a good looking fence post! Maybe I just appreciate the craftmanship! LOL!

  • Oh, so that’s how you recognised the fence post. I love those rugged looking fences. The trouble is to find a good fencing contractor. We had our front fence replaced recently and the bloke did a shocking job. I would have done it myself but it is impossible for me to take on a job that big anymore.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Di-Trying
    Di-Tryingover 3 years ago

    Love the lighting on this Ralph!! FAB image :))

  • Thanks so very much Di.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • 1keithsart
    1keithsartover 3 years ago

    Brilliant natural picture.

  • Thanks very much Keith.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • BrettStevenson
    BrettStevensonover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Brett.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • Ell-on-Wheels
    Ell-on-Wheelsover 3 years ago

    What Di said :o))) … my little sister beat me to it ;o))

  • Thanks for that. Is Di your sister? Like your frame around the cockatoo. Excellent.

    – Ralph de Zilva

  • gingermegs
    gingermegsover 3 years ago

    Yes!! Tried to…::)) Not enough though!!:)

  • It will come and then you will be complaning of too much of rain like we did Mary.

    – Ralph de Zilva

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