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Old Aug 24, 2004, 1:17 AM   #1
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Just some shots of some birds taken yesterday. With the exception of the Magpie lark, they were all a long way off.



this is a local parrot, beautiful colors.









Magpie Lark, bug hunting in my yard.





Another Aussie parrot of some sort.








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Old Aug 24, 2004, 2:08 AM   #2
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The parrots sure have pretty colors but it looks like you need a longer lens - Xmas present?

The magpie lark is a nice shot. It's a little soft but it looks like you may be able to sharpen it up a bit more in Photoshop.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 4:14 AM   #3
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thanks, I think a larger lens it a way off yet.:-)
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 10:49 AM   #4
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I like the colorful parrots. Wish we had them over here in california.
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 1:53 PM   #5
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What a great spash of color on a dull branch. I don't get many truly "Flashy" birds where I am, so I find it kinda funny to see so much color just sitting there.

Nicely done.

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Old Aug 24, 2004, 8:34 PM   #6
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Yes they are very colorful and also VERY loud:lol:
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Old Aug 24, 2004, 11:34 PM   #7
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Good grief, what colors! If I ever saw a bird with colors like that in a tree here I'd never be able to post the photo because I'd have passed out and dropped my camera.

Must be nice, thanks for sharing that neat looking bird (and the others). I've heard that the Aussie Magpie doesn't have a gnarled sound but it's nice to hear. Our mags here sound like they've swallowed rocks.
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In North America we can get close to seeing a bird with those colors, the Painted Bunting. Unfortunately, it's range is limited mostly to the southeastern portion of the US...
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Good grief, what colors! If I ever saw a bird with colors like that in a tree here I'd never be able to post the photo because I'd have passed out and dropped my camera.

Must be nice, thanks for sharing that neat looking bird (and the others). I've heard that the Aussie Magpie doesn't have a gnarled sound but it's nice to hear. Our mags here sound like they've swallowed rocks.

I would have thought the colored birds would be all over the world:shock:The magpie lark is not like our magpie, our magpie sounds awful when it is in full screech:-)
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Love the first two pics especially, aladyforty

Great DOF on the shots!
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