Black Bird at the Pinnacles

by Kristi Hines · Australia


There were several large black birds scattered throughout the hike from Cape Woolamai beach to the Pinnacles where my husband did some shots at sunset. While he was finding his best landscape shot angles, I went a little further down the trail to spot some wallabies and other wildlife.

Black Bird at the Pinnacles Cape Woolamai Australia

Camera: Nikon D3000 with 28-300mm Nikkor Lens
Details: Shot at 180mm, 1/500s – F/5.6, ISO 800
Processing: Adobe Lightroom 3


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A.Barlow

Awesome shot. Love that bird, it’s so… raggedy (sp?) looking. You can tell he is checking you out. Awesome!

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Kristi Hines

He did seem like he was stalking me a bit while I was up there, watching me following wallabies around. 🙂

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Frank

Typical corvid pose. Nice compostion Kristi.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Frank!

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andrew fulton

A lovely image……haunting landscape.
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Kristi Hines

It was almost sunset at the time, which probably explains the eerie feeling.

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joo

It’s such a beautiful photo!

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Kristi Hines

Thanks Joo!

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Mick

A great photo. I like the typical dried and twisted tree that the bird is sitting on.
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Kristi Hines

It really stood out in the scene. I was going to take a picture of the tree alone, and then the bird landed there and made it perfect!

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MaineBirder

Excellent photo, love the composition!
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Kristi Hines

Thanks MaineBirder! 🙂

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springman

The depth and composition of this picture is excellent. The light is beautiful and the grainyness of the 800 ISO is inspired. Truly a haunting shot!
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Springman!

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Bill S.

It looks like it got roughed up in a fight over a girl. Almost looks like a cross between a crow and the Brewer’s Blackbird.
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Kristi Hines

Maybe it did. That or it was preparing for battling the incoming mutton birds.

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Pat

What a wonderful shot! I love the composition and exposure.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Pat! 🙂

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Boom & Gary

Really well posed shot especially with the wind in his feathers. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.
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Kristi Hines

Thanks Boom & Gary! He did pose nicely for me!

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Sondra

Wonderful photo! The bird has a neat scruffy look I guess he just got out of the bath–
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Fotokarusellen

A great shot. Beautiful!
Have a nice easter.
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