Pied-Imperial Pigeon

In north east Queensland,Australia, pied-imperial pigeons migrate daily as flocks from the islands to the mainland rainforests to eat fruit. They return to islands upon dusk
Large, chunky, heavy birds with strong flight capability.

Pertinent technical details or techniques to help others learn:

2018:09:09 16:49:23
Nikon D850
Nikon 250-550mm @ 310mm
1/320 sec, f/5.6
Mode: Av
Metering: Multi-segment
Exp comp: +1/3
ISO: 2000
AF mode: AF-C
White balance: NATURAL AUTO
Flash: Off

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A lovely composition, Sandy. I like all the lines from the fronds.

Nice look at the bird, but for me the foliage makes the shot.

Really interesting plumage, Sandy. Makes the bird look “regal” as if being dressed out in formal attire. You got good eye contact and very interesting foliage.