Category Archives: Bird Photographs

Photos of both exotic and local bird species.

Gray eagle with hanging head

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Bird of prey with bloody beak

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Bird of Prey

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Photo of colorful Gouldian Finch (Erythrura gouldiae)

The Gouldian Finch, also known as Rainbow Finch, Gould’s Finch, Lady Gouldian Finch and among scientists as Erythrura gouldiae or Chloebia gouldiae is a very colorful bird from Australia. They develop their colorful feathering in their adult stage, while the juveniles have mostly gray and olive green feathers. The Finch shown in this photo is a male, for the females have a lighter mauve chest color.
This photo was taken in the zoo of Wuppertal (ger.: Zoo Wuppertal).

colorful Gouldian/Rainbow Finch (erythrura/chloebia gouldiae)

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Profile shot of Lesser Whistling Duck (Dendrocygna javanica)

This photo of a gray/brownish Lesser Whistling Duck, also known as Indian Whistling Duck , Tree Duck, Lesser Whistling Teal or Dendrocygna javanica, was taken in the zoo of Cologne (ger.: Zoo Köln).
The macro lens used in this shot gives rise to a very sharp focus and a small depth of field and also the picture’s nice bokeh.

Profile of Lesser Whistling Duck (dendrocygna javanica)

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Portrait shot of a Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

The Bald Eagle (a Sea Eagle) is an impressive bird of prey native to large parts of North America. It can be found in the wild in the United States of America, Alaska, Canada and northern Mexico and is a national symbol of the USA.
This photo was taken in portrait style in the game reserve/ornithological field station of Hellenthal (ger.: Greifvogelstation Hellenthal), where this predator lives together with many other birds of prey.

Portrait of Bald Eagle (haliaeetus leucocephalus)

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Photo of Yellow Canary (Serinus canari)

This photo was taken in the Bird and Monkey Park Eckenhagen (ger.: Affen- und Vogelpark Eckenhagen). It shows an adult male Yellow Canary (a passerine bird in the family of Finches native to vast areas of southern Africa) sitting on a stone brick.
The Canon 70-200mm f/4L lens gives a nice bokeh even with an aperture of f/8 at a focal distance of 200mm. I increased the blur of the background further and lowered it’s color saturation during digital post processing to make the small yellow bird stand out.

Yellow Canary (serinus canari, finch)

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