Black Currawong

Cradle Mtn - Lake St Clair National Park, Tasmania


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I don't really shoot much wildlife, and bird photography in particular is extremely difficult. So this image really is beginner's luck. This fellow rather co-operatively turned to stare down the barrel of the lens long enough for me to get one or two images, and thank heavens I managed to land the focus on those mesmerising eyes. A gaze as piercing as that rather formidable looking beak ...

Shot on a Nikon D700 and an AF 300mm f4 lens.