Found this Emu wandering around a farm paddock yesterday while on my drive to Kow Swamp. Emus are Australia's tallest native bird, reaching 1.6 - 1.9m when standing erect and can weigh up to 45kg. EXIF: Canon EOS 300D : 1/320 : f6.3 : 400mm : ISO 100
1.9 m ? wow, really big bird...but where do you find this birds ?
Marius Muscalu on 25th May 2006 @ 10:23am
they produce really big drumsticks too.
Tuan on 25th May 2006 @ 2:38pm
Very impossing bird! I don't know if I wish to cross it's path! ;-)
Sidney on 25th May 2006 @ 3:39pm
Gee, gracious. you are just great!
Lansy on 25th May 2006 @ 4:03pm
A good sharp shot where you have acheived fine background blur to emphasise the bird. Nice.
peter on 25th May 2006 @ 5:40pm
WOW! We donÂ´t have such big birds in our surrounding. If you wanna see an Emu youÂ´ve to go to the zoo and spent a mint of money for the entrance fee.
Karl Baumann on 25th May 2006 @ 7:16pm
Lovely pose here. Great work as usual David.
Jide Alakija on 25th May 2006 @ 7:33pm
hehe. funny birdy, you must have very fun when you take those shots! its so much humor in your photos i think! :))
Bruno on 25th May 2006 @ 8:33pm
As always with your nature pictures. Lovely.
Suby on 25th May 2006 @ 8:52pm
Lovely light on this one. Might have to take a drive to the emu farm up the road from work tomorrow ;)
Heath on 25th May 2006 @ 9:47pm
My jaw just fell off let me pick it up :D
GREAT GREAT GREAT SHOT!
Azhar on 25th May 2006 @ 10:01pm
nice sharp shot. what a big bird, 1.9m.
shaped on 25th May 2006 @ 10:12pm
You must have so many stories to tell about the way you locate these animals and about funny incidents and difficulties while shooting. Nice job again! To me this Emu looks as determined as Darth Vader.
Ella on 25th May 2006 @ 10:12pm
Very nice control of that harsh light. Lots of detail, a fine shot.
Paul on 26th May 2006 @ 12:22am
what a huge body and what a little head :)
armeen on 26th May 2006 @ 5:27am
Hi David and thanks for comment
I am not a specialist of animal photography, but your gallery is really a pleasure to watch
isogood on 26th May 2006 @ 5:42am
I love how you can just go for a drive and spot an emu somewhere. I gotta visit Australia and see it for myself someday.
Alicia on 31st May 2006 @ 10:02am