February 2, 2006 - added 2 shots of a wattle bird taken with an S-1 and a 400mm mirror lens. The bird was calling for a mate, and was patrolling his territory against raiders. One of the perches he used a number of times was the crown of a tree in a neighbour's back yard, which I could just get an unobstructed (mostly) view of. The second of the 2 frames, taken only seconds after the first frame, shows him in flight shortly after take-off; I was waiting for him to take off, having observed his explosive launch several times over the preceding couple of days, and even when prepared still thought I'd been too slow on the shutter. I was ecstatic when I got the prints back.
|Adult (left) feeding offspring|
|Sulphur crested cockatoo|
Taken from my kitchen door, or the verandah just outside the kitchen door.
The sulphur crested cockatoo taking wing was snapped with a Minolta X20 digital.
The frames of the wattle bird calling and in flight were taken with a Minolta S-1 with 400mm mirror lens on Kodak 400 film, and scanned with a Canon FS-4000US film scanner; post processed with Photoshop LE and The Gimp.
The other frames were taken with a Minolta Vectis S-1 with 80-240mm lens, Kodak HD 200 film. Film scanned when processed on a Fuji Frontier 350/370 processing system, and postprocessed with Dadaware's Embellish for OS/2.
All images © Andrew I MacIntyre 2005.
Last updated: February 2, 2006