Ribbon-tailed Astrapia (Papua New Guinea)

I’m just home from a lengthy trip to Papua New Guinea and Australia. I thought I’d start by sharing this amazing Bird of Paradise the Ribbon-tailed Astrapia. What a bird!

If you want to see more images from this trip my latest newsletter has just gone out chronicling my the trip…

I hope you’ll enjoy these amazing birds - https://tinyurl.com/yn4wtwuz


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Technical Details

Camera Model: Canon EOS R5
Shutter speed: 1/1250 sec
Aperture: 5.6
Exposure compensation: -1
ISO: 3200
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM

Hi Glenn
Thank you for my first look at a Ribbon-tailed Astrapia. Vary nice work.

Cool species, Glenn. I like the subtle bokeh here. Nice to see you sharing your excellent work with this community too!

That seems like an incredible bird to see and shoot. Wonderful colours. Just wonder, are the tail feathers blown? That wondered, I like the image a lot ! Cheers, Hans

A very neat bird, Glenn. Difficult colors to work with, but this image looks good.