Zebra Finch (male)
May 5th, 2018
Emily Gap, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II
Canon EF 600mm f4L IS II USM lens
Canon EF 1.4x III Extender
Canon 600EX II-RT flash with extender
By far the most common bird in Alice Springs were these wonderful little Zebra Finches. Anywhere there was a reliable water source we found dozens of these beauties. The tricky thing about photographing them is they are so quick & would come down for a drink in waves! So we donned our camo throws & got pretty close at this location so we could try for some separation. Which also had the added bonus of really showing their amazing plumage detail!