victoria’s riflebird

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Topic: victoria’s riflebird Read 51 Times
  • Jeremy Roussak
    Jeremy Roussak
    Gold Member
    Posts: 1035
    Landscape & Nature Photography
    on: June 5, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Female, I’m told.

    pxl

    Jeremy

    Paul Sokal
    Paul Sokal
    Silver Member
    Posts: 629
    Re: victoria’s riflebird
    Reply #1 on: June 5, 2024 at 2:19 pm

    Well done, Jeremy. Wonder why it’s called a riflebird.

    Russ Lewis
    Russ Lewis
    Silver Member
    Posts: 2682
    Re: victoria’s riflebird
    Reply #2 on: June 5, 2024 at 2:47 pm

    Beautiful, Jeremy.

    Frank Worley
    Frank Worley
    Participant
    Posts: 30
    Re: victoria’s riflebird
    Reply #3 on: June 5, 2024 at 6:29 pm

    riflebird.

    according to wikipedia

    Victoria’s riflebird (Ptiloris victoriae), also known as the lesser riflebird, Queen Victoria riflebird, Queen Victoria’s riflebird, or Victoria riflebird,[2] is a bird-of-paradise endemic to the Atherton Tableland region of northeastern Queensland, Australia where it resides year-round.

    Taxonomy and systematics

    The Victoria’s riflebird was discovered by John Macgillivray for John Gould in 1848 and is named after Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.[3]  The common name “riflebird” comes from the likeness of their black velvety plumage to the uniform of the British Army Rifle Brigade. [4]

     

     

    Jeremy Roussak
    Jeremy Roussak
    Gold Member
    Posts: 1035
    Re: victoria’s riflebird
    Reply #4 on: June 7, 2024 at 3:39 am

    Interesting, Frank – to my shame, I’d not bothered to look.

    The male is very beautiful: black with iridescent green patches on the throat and the top of the head. Very tricky to photograph, and I didn’t get a good one.

    I was shooting in very poorly-lit conditions. The clarity of this shot is a testament to Lightroom’s denoising: it was taken at ISO 40,000.

    Jeremy

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.