Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Aug 28, 2010, 5:06 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
piXelatedEmpire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 197
Default [pics] Rainbow Lorikeet part 1

Another lovely February evening, another stroll to Billanook College with my camera. On this particular evening I was in for a real treat: a flock of cheeky Rainbow Lorikeets were pilfering grapes from the vineyard vines!

Olympus E620
Zuiko 70-300mm lens
focal length: 300mm
ISO: 800
shutter speed: 1/250sec
aperture: f5.6

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/08/rainbow-lorikeet-5/



Part of the flock of Rainbow Lorikeets at the Billanook College vineyards weren’t satisfied with waiting their turn for a feed at the holes in the netting – they had made their way inside the netting & were gorging themselves on grapes! There were only a few holes large enough for the lorikeets to enter & exit so I thought this would be an excellent opportunity to get up close with these beautiful birds. I crawled under the netting & just sat quietly & observed the lorikeets for a while, which gave the birds some time to get used to my presence.

This juvenile lorikeet was happy to pose for me as long as I kept a little distance while it ate its share of grapes.

Olympus E620
Zuiko 70-300mm lens
focal length: 300mm
ISO: 800
shutter speed: 1/125sec
aperture: f5.6

http://pixelatedempire.com/2010/08/rainbow-lorikeet-6/



Cheers
__________________
Adam
piXelatedEmpire.com | Bird & Wildlife Photography
flickr
Facebook

Olympus E30 | Zuiko 50-200mm SWD | EC-14 | EC-20| EX-25 | FL-50R
piXelatedEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Aug 28, 2010, 6:07 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
zig-123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Posts: 5,157
Default

Hi Adam,

Great images of a very colorful bird! That 2nd image is very well exposed, framed with very fine detail.

Thnx for sharing.

Zig
__________________
http://scortoncreekgallery.smugmug.com/

So you want to be a better photographer? Open your eyes and take a look at what is all around you.
zig-123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2010, 9:05 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,910
Default

Hi Adam: Your #2 is excellent, as zig said, well framed. At last, a bird that I recognize and have photographed often!

Steven R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 28, 2010, 11:34 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Scouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Camano Island, WA.
Posts: 2,328
Default

Excellent photos, nicely done.

Lots of hard work in PS to get all those colours. You thought you could fool us, looks like something a kid dreamed up..
__________________
Ken.
"You are who you pretend to be."
Kurt Vonnegut Jnr.
Scouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Aug 29, 2010, 3:12 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
piXelatedEmpire's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Yarra Ranges, Victoria, Australia
Posts: 197
Default

Thanks very much guys.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scouse View Post
Lots of hard work in PS to get all those colours. You thought you could fool us, looks like something a kid dreamed up..
__________________
Adam
piXelatedEmpire.com | Bird & Wildlife Photography
flickr
Facebook

Olympus E30 | Zuiko 50-200mm SWD | EC-14 | EC-20| EX-25 | FL-50R
piXelatedEmpire is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 2:39 AM.