This set consists of 2 x A4 prints featuring Opal the Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo and her feathers.


Background Story:

Opal was found on the ground as a chick with no sign of her parents.

She was very sick & skinny and for the first 3 weeks we did not think she would survive. 

An infection in her foot joints meant that also for the first month she was unable to perch.

2 years on, she was finally given a clean bill of health, however she was too tame to be released back into the wild. 

Lucky for Opal she was invited to live at Kaarakin Black Cockatoo sanctuary in Perth, to be an ambassador for her species. 


This shoot was her last day in Sydney before she  flew to Western Australia.



These tail feathers were naturally moulted out by Opal.


Each feather has been individually photographed using a macro lens to pick up every single delicate detail. Angela then composited the 3 feathers together in an arrangement likened to if the feathers had naturally fallen.


This art piece was created especially for the Foundation and Friends of the Royal Botanical Gardens Wild Thing Exhibition.  It was also part of "Parrots" exhibition, for BirdLife Australia Bird Week.


Framing not included (pictured for illustration purposes only)


Print Care


This print has been professionally printed with pigment archival inks on smooth silk photo paper.
This paper has high archival qualities, is resistant to yellowing & moisture.

To preserve your photograph we recommend that you frame behind glass so the print does not touch the glass.

Print Set: Opal and Her Feathers

  • A4: Approx 28 x 20cm, Open Edition.

    Printed on silk photographic paper.

    Framing is not included in price, but custom framing available, please request a quote.

  • Centurian Photo silk paper:

    The 100% virgin fibre media is sourced from sustainable forests and has received the Nordic Swan Award; the most demanding ecological mark in international paper. The manufacturing mill maintains ISO14001 Environmental Management System Certification, recycles water, uses waste products as an energy source with waste and effluent treatment systems in place. There are no detectable dioxin discharges in the manufacture of this product.