Forest Visit

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo photo by Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo

Just so you understand. In the park where the pic of me covered in Rosella’s was taken I could just as easily been covered in Sulphur-crested cockatoos.  Except for one thing, fear!!! Like the black cockatoo in the image above they can cut through timber – fingers, ears, ….. with ease. I have history of being bitten by creatures that has made me a little cautious. The black in this photo can find a grub and chew through to it in the center of a 15 cm Black wood in a few minutes. A task I would struggle to achieve with an axe in a similar time as this timber is very hard. The sideways look in the photo below is about trying to avoid being nipped, in this case inadvertently by these cute birds.

I see people with Sulphur-crested cockatoos perched all over them and their children and am not keen to do the same. Every day blood is lost by people tempting fate with these pretty birds. NOT ME!!!!!!

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo photo by Stephen Powell

Sulphur-crested Cockatoo photo by Stephen Powell

Stephen Powell Wildlife Artist and Crimson rosellas

Some times they don’t make getting shots easy! Photo by Steve Morvell

I must remember to not pull my chin in for photos!!  Apart from ruining my ‘youthful’ image I could trap a poor little birdie under that fold!!!!

About Stephen Powell

Stephen has been an active environmentalist working in, field work, public speaking and lobbying at all levels of government. He has spoken at school and community gatherings as well as on radio. His comments on environmental issues have appeared in newspapers and newsletters. His work has attracted a number awards, which include Wildlife Art Society of Australasia & Best Flora or Fauna-Moomba Art Show. His passion shows in his works which are in demand for galleries and as private commissions. Training: Watercolour: ‘The Botanical Art School of Melbourne’ under the internationally acclaimed Jenny Crompton (Phillips) Oil: with the gifted wildlife artist Krystii Melaine. Drawing and field sketching: with Steve Morvell He takes classes and travelled to Mitchell School of Arts to take wildlife art workshops. And the Murrumbidgee School of Creative Arts in Wagga Wagga. McGregor School Uni Southern Queensland Toowoomba. Grafton to be added in 2011.
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2 Responses to Forest Visit

  1. Super writing. You have gained a new fan. Please maintain the fabulous posts and I look forward to more of your newsworthy updates.

  2. Reuben Mabins says:

    You certainly deserve a round of applause for your post and more specifically, your blog in general. Very high quality material.

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