A distant compact

Challenge #4 in the Phil's series series. Hosted by Phil Askey.
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This challenge is for compact cameras only, and specifically those with a long zoom. We're looking for those long distance shots you could only have captured with a big telephoto, the catch being it's got to be a compact camera's built in big zoom. We're looking for shots with lots of 'X', 20X, 24X, whatever you've got, give it your best.
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Yellow-tailed black cockatoo1
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150th place (joint)
Taken hand-held in daylight, no flash, with Panasonic FZ18 at maximum zoom. The parrot was eating a pinecone very delicately with one foot (hand?) while holding onto the tree with the other. The lighting was difficult - pointing up into the tree against the light - as often happens with shots of birds, but the cam seemed to cope OK with just a bit of colour fringing at the edges.
Submitted: Monday, 6th April, 2009 02:59 (GMT)
Taken: Thursday, 17th January, 2008
Focal length: 82.8 mm
Shutter speed: 1/250 sec
Aperture: F5
ISO: 100
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