Hello! I recently read this post on 500px on the-best-ways-to-invest-in-your-money-for-photography
The author recommended amongst other things investing in your own knowledge, hanging out with photo buddies, getting honest critique of your work and buying a prime lens. As it happens, I am already doing a lot of that but I got out my 100mm lens which has gone neglected for a while and took it out for some experimental shooting throughout the morning.
I took these shots of cockatoos feeding near my home. They let me get fairly close and kept a wary eye on me as they continued eating and drinking. They do love to eat and will eat just about anything with seeds or wood. I know this because they ate my friend's wooden verandah railings. She lives in a bushland setting in the Blue Mountains and had a lot of cockatoos eating the birdseeds she left out, but then they proceeded to eat the verandah. She had to get it replaced and no longer leaves bird seed out. In her words 'the little $#!%$' can fend for themselves!
I love how they use their claws as hands. They are raucous and noisy and I'm quite fond of them but I have metal railings on my balcony ;)
Have a good weekend,