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Weekly Photo Challenge: Ephemeral

One of the things that I love about wildlife photography is that you are always trying to catch that one moment that captures the beauty or the essence of your subject.  These moments tend to happen very quickly and you have to be ready for them – sometimes after long waiting times or disappointments.   While we were in Australia, I had caught glimpses of large, mostly white parrots of some kind flying around but in every case, we were either in a car or otherwise unable to capture a good shot of them.  As we found out later, the bird was a Sulpher Crested Cockatoo which are fairly common in some parts of Australia – including the botanical gardens in Sydney.  I went out one morning and spent a few hours trying to catch a shot like the one below.  I think it qualifies as  “Ephemeral” because a fraction of a second earlier or later would not have done this incredible bird justice….

...a fleeting, flying moment

…a fleeting, flying moment

11 responses

  1. Beautiful and a great choice for this challenge!

    March 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

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  3. Woow. Just…wow.

    March 28, 2015 at 11:38 am

  4. What a great shot. These white cockys are quite a destructive bird and you don’t cross them as you’ll find they’ll eat your verandah or the like. They are beautiful though especially when you capture it as you have done.

    March 28, 2015 at 5:28 pm

    • Thanks Irene! I’ve heard that they are considered pests but for those of us who don’t have them around, they are exotic and gorgeous. I was really happy to have the opportunity to get a good shot at one….

      April 3, 2015 at 9:40 am

  5. Love this one, beautifully captured!

    March 28, 2015 at 7:17 pm

    • Thanks Tina! They are great looking birds flying in the wild.

      April 3, 2015 at 9:41 am

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