Friday, June 6, 2014

Creating the “Fibonacci Cockatoo” Portrait

The Fort Worth Zoo has an Australian section, and just outside of the building containing some aquatic animals is a small area containing a few trees where the keepers place various types of Australian birds. One is the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo. This bird normally looks blackish with some red markings on the tail. On the day that I shot 15 photos of this bird, the lighting brought out the blue in the feathers.

Original Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Photo
Original Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo Photo

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens
200 mm, f/4, 1/125 sec, ISO 400

I chose to work with this particular image because I really liked the way the feathers were spread out around the curve of the neck with the head turned back over the body.